UCLA performed most heart and lung transplants in the United States in 2016
Amanda GriswoldUCLA heart and lung transplants teams. UCLA performed the highest combined number of heart and lung transplants among all U.S. medical centers in 2016, according to United Network for Organ Sharing data, a nonprofit that manages the nation ’s organ transplant system.UCLA ’s thoracic transplant program performed 170 transplants during the 12-month period: 103 adult lung transplants, 58 adult heart transplants and nine pediatric heart transplants, according to UNOS.“This accomplishment is a tribute to our dedicated surgeons, physicians, nurses and allied health care professionals who are open to new challenges,” said Dr. Abbas Ardehali, the program’s surgical director. “We take pride in the innovative nature of our program and look forward to setting n ew standards in the years to come.”The UCLA program ranks among the country ’s best in terms of patient survival rates and outcomes of the transplanted organ, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. UCLA began performing heart transplants in 1985 and lung transplants in 1988. Thetransplant program has become a world leader and has pioneered numerous advances in transplant research, surgical technique, organ procurement and patient care.
The week of April 23-27 has been designated as National Pediatric Transplant Week. This week is to bring attention to the great need for organ donations and to honor donors and their families whose incredibly selfless gift has given someone the gift of life.While most of us will never experience the need for a transplant, there are many of us who know someone who has a debilitating condition such as kidney dialysis that are in need of a transplant.Right now there are almost 2,000 children on the national transplant list. Those needing hearts, lungs, eyes, tissue, liver, kidney, or some other body part are...
650,000 renal, hepatic, and cardiothoracic (heart and/or lung) transplants have been performed in the U.S. since 1988, with UNOS reporting a 20% increase in transplants between 2012 through 2016. The immunosuppression vital to maintaining graft survival comes with a 65-200X greater frequency of SCC compared to the non-transplant population. These SCC exhibit more aggressive behavior, withincreased morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of rejection on the incidence and presentation of SCC.
Organs donated from people infected with hepatitis C can be safely transplanted, and any transmission of the virus can be treated with antiretrovirals, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
In his book, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, Atul Gawande describes the origins of the checklist that involved the airline industry beginnings of the B-17 airplane.1 The test plane ’s flight ended in a deadly crash deemed due to pilot error. The B-17 was felt to be too much plane for one pilot and was abandoned as the next generation long-range bomber for the U.S. military. A persistent group of pilots developed a checklist of tasks to be performed for each phase of flight t ake-off, inflight, and landing.
ConclusionsTranscatheter LA decompression is an age-independent, effective palliation treating patients with HFpEF.
This study demonstrates that small peptide domains derived from native protein amelogenin can be utilized to construct a mineral layer on damaged human enamel in vitro. Six groups were prepared to carry out remineralization on artificially created lesions on enamel: (1) no treatment, (2) Ca2+ and PO43- only, (3) 1100 ppm fluoride (F), (4) 20 000 ppm F, (5) 1100 ppm F and peptide, and (6) peptide alone. While the 1100 ppm F sample (indicative of common F content of toothpaste for homecare) did not deliver F to the thinly deposited mineral layer, high F test sample (indicative of clinical varnish treatment) formed mainly C...
Pulmonary artery anastomosis stenosis is a rare cause of right ventricular failure after orthotopic heart transplantation. In this case report, direct ultrasound of the pulmonary artery helped diagnose stenosis at a location not visible on transesophageal echocardiography or even with standard epicardial ultrasound views. It is important to evaluate all vascular anastomoses after heart or lung transplantation because surgical revision of these lesions is facile, but if left undiagnosed, significant morbidity or mortality is likely.