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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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Authors: Huang S, Tang Y, Zhu Z, Yang J, Zhang Z, Wang L, Sun C, Zhang Y, Zhao Q, Chen M, Wu L, Wang D, Ju W, Guo Z, He X Abstract BACKGROUND The inherent challenges of selecting an acceptable donor for the increasing number and acuity of recipients has forced programs to take increased risks, including accepting donors with a cancer history (DWCH). Outcomes of organ transplantation using organs from DWCH must be clarified. We assessed transplant outcomes of recipients of organs from DWCH. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients data from January 1, 2000 to De...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Short-term outcomes of solid organ transplantation have improved dramatically over the past several decades; however, long-term survival has remained static over the same period, and chronic rejection remains a major cause of graft failure. The importance of donor, or “passenger,” lymphocytes to the induction of tolerance to allografts was recognized in the 1990s, but their precise contribution to graft acceptance or rejection has not been elucidated. Recently, specialized populations of tissue-resident lymphocytes in nonlymphoid organs have been described. These lymphocytes include tissue-resident memory T cel...
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
Conclusion HCV infection is associated with decreased long-term recipient and graft survival. Future studies are needed to examine whether recently available, safe, and effective antiviral therapy improves the long-term clinical outcome in these patients.
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—Liver Source Type: research
Background Recent changes in deceased donor organ allocation for livers (Share-35) and kidneys (kidney allocation system) have resulted in broader sharing of organs and increased cold ischemia time (CIT). Broader organ sharing however is not the only cause of increased CIT. Methods This was a retrospective registry study of CIT in same-hospital liver transplants (SHLT, n = 4347) and same-hospital kidney transplants (SHKT, n = 9707) between 2004 and 2014. Results In SHLT, median (interquartile range) CIT was 5.0 (3.5-6.5) hours versus 6.6 (5.1-8.4) hours in other-hospital LT. donation after circulatory death donors,...
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—General Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeCerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are small rounded lesions representing cerebral hemosiderin deposits surrounded by macrophages that results from previous microhemorrhages. The aim of this study was to review the distribution of cerebral microbleeds in patients with end-stage organ failure and their association with specific end-stage organ failure risk factors.Materials and methodsBetween August 2015 and June 2017, we evaluated 15 patients, 9 males, and 6 females, (mean age 65.5  years). Patients population was subdivided into three groups according to the organ failure: (a) chronic kidney failure (n =...
Source: La Radiologia Medica - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We report a case of successful combined heart liver transplant in a patient with a congenital solitary kidney. The patient had normal renal function before combined heart-liver transplantation and developed acute kidney injury requiring slow continuous dialysis and subsequent intermittent dialysis for almost 8 weeks post transplantation. Her renal function recovered and she remains off dialysis now 7 months post transplantation. She only currently has mild chronic renal insufficiency. We believe this is the first reported case of successful heart liver transplant in a patient with a congenital solitary kidney.
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions Previous history of abdominal transplant is associated with an increased 30-day incidence of stroke after cardiac surgery. Abdominal transplant does not affect 30-day mortality after cardiac surgery, whereas long-term survival is significantly reduced. Regular patient follow-up and prevention and early treatment of postoperative complications are key to patient survival.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Making human tissue in a lab has always been more sci-fi than sci-fact, but powerful genetic technologies may change that soon. For the most part, the only way to replace diseased or failing hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers is with donor organs. Even then, many people struggle to find a good biological match with a donor, and 8,000 die each year in the U.S. while waiting for an organ. In one promising solution to the shortage, researchers have been putting a new DNA editing tool called CRISPR through rigorous tests in organ regeneration. Last August, a group of scientists led by George Church, professor of genetics at Har...
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Source: American Journal of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Minireview Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Personal Viewpoint Source Type: research
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