Healthcare professionals' perceptions of Islamic beliefs and traditions as barriers to organ donation and transplantation in Algeria.

CONCLUSION: There is confusion among the Algerian population on the position of Islam around organ donation and transplantation, mainly to the detriment of the rate of cadaveric donation. Collaboration between the health sector and religious leaders to raise public awareness could improve the willingness of the population to donate organs after death. PMID: 28043698 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

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AbstractOrgan donation has gained much attention as the need for transplant exceeds the supply of organs. Various proposals have been put forward to address the organ shortage challenge, ranging from offering incentives to donors, addressing family refusals to donations and instituting presumed consent laws. Presumed consent as the favoured approach has not been universally effective in increasing actual transplants despite its appeal. Few considerations have been given to the broader ethical climate influencing the organ donation debate. This paper examines the ethical climate surrounding organ donation and identifies the...
Source: Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research
2017 ended as a banner year for my family, but things didn’t look great at the start. A death sentence met us in a boxing ring, and we had to school ourselves on fighting to live. I never thought much about the 37 million American adults who suffer from kidney disease until my husband Neil became one of them. Celebrating our first year of marriage in 2001, we learned by accident through an unrelated medical exam that my husband has polycystic kidney disease, an illness which causes the kidneys to fill with cysts over time, rendering the organs unable to function properly. There is no cure. There was nothing to do but...
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe inception of liver transplantation although controversial continues to save daily lives of patients in need. Its successful practice is owed to the various medical advancements to cross the complex immunological and surgical barriers. Herein, we discuss the several ethical dilemmas in organ donation and transplantation with application of ethical principles and reflections from the literatureRecent FindingsThere are several ethical and moral complexities when evaluating living donors and matching deceased donor livers to recipients. The lack of “one size fits all” turns these comple...
Source: Current Transplantation Reports - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionOpt-out consent increases DDR and DTR and may be useful in decreasing deaths on the waiting list in the USA and other countries.Registration numberPROSPERO CRD42019098759.
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
You can read this editorial and other articles in this month’s issue of The American Journal of Bioethics. by José R. Maldonado, MD, FAPM  “Because donated organs are a severely limited resource, the best potential recipients should be identified. The probability of a good outcome must be highly emphasized to achieve the maximum benefit for all transplants.”  (From: OPTN/UNOS Ethics Committee General Considerations in Assessment for Transplant Candidacy White Paper–2010) The number of transplant surgeries has risen steadily in the last 30 years in the United States (US),...
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Conclusions. Mild hypothermia in the donor safely reduced the rate of delayed graft function in kidney transplant recipients without adversely affecting donor physiology or extrarenal graft survival. Kidneys from standard criteria donors who received targeted mild hypothermia had improved 1-year graft survival.
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science–General Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The results of this study indicate that not only whole body donation, but also organ donation continue being a problem in Turkey. PMID: 31676348 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Anatomy - Category: Anatomy Authors: Tags: Ann Anat Source Type: research
BOSTON (CNN) — Robert Chelsea just got a new face, and with it, he is the latest milestone in the burgeoning world of facial transplant surgery. He is the first African American to receive a full facial transplant, with a successful surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. A black patient in Paris received a partial face transplant in 2007. At 68 years old, he’s the oldest person to undergo the surgery as well. “It’s a great wonder,” Chelsea told CNN in a phone interview on Friday. “This whole process gave me a whole new dimension on seeing myself.” After the standa...
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Robert Chelsea turned down the first face he was offered. It was a fine face, one that could have taken him off the transplant waiting list after just a couple months. But Chelsea—severely disfigured after a catastrophic car accident five years earlier—was in no hurry. He’d gotten used to tilting his head back so food and water wouldn’t fall out of his nearly lipless mouth. He knew how to respond compassionately to children who stared in shock and fear. The face, offered in May 2018, had belonged to a man with skin that was much fairer than what remained of Chelsea’s—so light that Chelse...
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Conclusions: Assessment of flavin, a marker of mitochondrial complex I injury, in the perfusate provides a fast prediction of liver graft function and loss during ex situ MP before implantation. This finding may have high clinical relevance, as liver grafts from extended DBD or DCD donors carry considerable risks for recipients. On-line estimation of outcome before implantation would therefore substantially increase safe utilization of liver grafts.
Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: ESA PAPERS Source Type: research
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