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Source: Anatomical Sciences Education - Category: Anatomy Authors: Tags: Research Report Source Type: research
Conclusion: The rate of successful organ donation may be increased by analyzing the major causes of failure in the brain-dead organ donation management process and engaging in various efforts to prevent such failures. PMID: 30534034 [PubMed - in process]
Source: J Korean Med Sci - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
Abstract Background: Organ transplantation is considered the best treatment for end-stage organ failure. However, the lack of available organs for transplantation and the increasing number of patients waiting for transplants are primary issues facing the transplant community. Thus, developing strategies to increase the number of donors, especially for liver transplantation, has become a priority. The use of organs acquired from donors who suffered cardiac related deaths has increased the pool of potential liver donors. However, donation after cardiac death (DCD) livers increases the risk of primary graft dysfuncti...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Abstract Heart transplantation remains the definitive management for end-stage heart failure refractory to medical therapy. While heart transplantation cases are increasing annually worldwide, there remains a deficiency in organ availability with significant patient mortality while on the waiting list. Attempts have therefore been made to expand the donor pool and improve access to available organs by recruiting donors who may not satisfy the standard criteria for organ donation because of donor pathology, anticipated organ ischemic time, or donation after circulatory death. "Ex vivo" heart perfusion (EV...
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
Clinical trials of pig organs in humans could begin in as little as three years, say researchersThe transplantation of pig organs into humans is a step closer to becoming a reality after researchers showed the organs can function long-term in baboons.The transplanting of organs from one species to another, known as xenotransplantation, has been the subject of research for many years. Proponents say it could help get around a shortage of human organs.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medical research Organ donation Health Society Science Germany World news Europe Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS Management by dedicated intensivists will improve not only the number of actual organ donors, but also the number of harvested organs. PMID: 30510153 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Transplant Source Type: research
This article, however, is more of a commentary on high level strategy and the effects of regulation, coupled with a desire to forge ahead rather than hold back in the matter of treating aging, thus I concur with much more of what is said than is usually the case. For decades, one of the most debated questions in gerontology was whether aging is a disease or the norm. At present, excellent reasoning suggests aging should be defined as a disease - indeed, aging has been referred to as "normal disease." Aging is the sum of all age-related diseases and this sum is the best biomarker of aging. Aging and its d...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Abstract Pediatric liver and kidney transplantation have become the standard and accepted treatment for children with end-stage renal and liver disease. Since the first successful kidney transplant in 1954 by Dr Joseph Murray and the first liver transplant by Dr Thomas Starzl, the scope of indications for visceral organ transplantation as well as the range of recipient and donor ages has expanded. The first pediatric liver and kidney transplants, simultaneous multivisceral transplants, living-donor and donation-after-cardiac-death organs have evolved rapidly into the standard of care for end-stage renal and liver ...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research
India had recently set a world record of over 20,000 online pledges for organ donation in a single day surpassing the US.
Source: The Economic Times - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusions Retransplantation of previously transplanted kidneys can be performed successfully and should be considered in the face of the current organ shortage.
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—General Source Type: research
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