Franklin Square Medical Center wants to start doing liver, kidney transplants

The programs would not require any new building or renovation at the hospital, and comes with an equipment price tag of about $75,800.
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AbstractBackgroundAcute kidney injury in the setting of alcoholic liver disease portends a poor prognosis without liver transplant.AimsUsing a tertiary care population, we aimed to evaluate the outcomes of renal replacement therapy in patients with alcoholic liver disease and acute kidney injury with  
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
I read with great interest the review article published recently by Mindikoglu et  al1 and would like to congratulate the authors on their eloquent update on hepatorenal syndrome (HRS). As pointed out distinctly, HRS continues to be a significant problem faced by clinicians who are actively involved in managing patients with advanced liver disease with ascites. HRS type 1 is a t ype of rapidly progressive acute kidney injury and is associated with a median survival of only approximately 4 weeks. It thus becomes extremely crucial to predict the subset of patients who are likely to be nonresponsive to vasoconstrictor th...
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Abstract Incidences of brain death due to nicotine overdose by e-cigarettes have been increasing. In such cases, liver donation has been not reported because of the secondary damage to the liver due to metabolism of large amounts of nicotine. However, kidneys have been considered acceptable for transplant. Here, we present a successful case of liver transplant from a brain-dead donor due to intentional nicotine ingestion who did not have extensive steatosis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of such a case. PMID: 29911961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research
Authors: Herrero JI, Cuervas-Mons V, Gómez-Bravo MÁ, Fabregat J, Otero A, Bilbao I, Salcedo MM, González-Diéguez ML, Fernández JR, Serrano MT, Jiménez M, Rodrigo JM, Narváez I, Sánchez G Abstract INTRODUCTION: chronic kidney disease is a frequent complication after liver transplantation. The use of calcineurin inhibitors is one of the causes of this complication. Current immunsuppression regimens that reduce the use of calcineurin inhibitors may be associated with an improved preservation of renal function. OBJECTIVE: the study aimed to assess the evolutio...
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The underlying mechanism is neither caused by infection nor fully explained by liver cell death alone and remains to be determined. PMID: 29893707 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
Conclusions Our analysis does not confirm previously reported associations between traffic-related air pollution exposure and the risk of transplant failure.
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Life expectancy is continuously growing but how far could it be stretched? Could you imagine that the average person lived beyond 130 years of age? How would longevity transform societies and our ways of life? Based on the book, My Health: Upgraded. The quest for immortality Humanity has been yearning for the secret of immortality since the first temple for the ever-living Gods was built, which might have been 12,000 years ago in Gobekli Tepe, according to the current state of archeology. The ancient legends and myths are full of tales about how men on Earth wanted to join the community of immortals. However, sometim...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine aging digital innovation Healthcare immortality longevity Personalized medicine society technology Source Type: blogs
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Sympathetic blockade associated with epidural analgesia was reported to be a risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI) following liver resection. The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of AKI after living-donor hepatectomies according to the type of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA).
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Milestones in Transplantation Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A DCD program was feasible and increased procurement of splancnic organs (kidney and liver). Starting a DCD program in a traditionally oriented to DBD poses some organizational and cultural problems. A skilled, experienced ECMO team is necessary to to guarantee organ ex vivo perfusion. Another important aspect for the implementation of a DCD program is the collaboration with the emergency system which allows a therapeutic approach of patients with cardiac arrest . PMID: 29808973 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
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