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Source: Transplantation Reviews - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research

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After having more than 20 surgeries over four years, Katie Stubblefield finally has a new face. In May of last year, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic helped the then 21-year-old become the world’s 40th face transplant recipient, and the youngest in U.S. history. Today, Stubblefield, whose story was first told in National Geographic’s September cover story, is recovering well — and adjusting to the novel life, identity and reality that come with her new appearance. “I’m starting over in a lot of ways,” Stubblefield says through her parents, Robb and Alesia. (Her speech is still recovering ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news
Kaden Koebcke, 12, from Powder Springs, Georgia, was in desperate need of a kidney transplant after being on a dialysis for many years when he received a match from an unlikely donor: his teacher.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Scottish scientists say they've found new clues to why some kidney transplants fail. It has to do with the amount of " wear and tear " a transplanted kidney has and how that affects its work in the recipient, the new study...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Conditions:   Kidney Transplantation;   Cytomegalovirus Infections;   Pharmacokinetics;   Therapeutic Equivalency Interventions:   Drug: Generic Valganciclovir;   Drug: Innovative Valganciclovir Sponsor:   Luis Eduardo Morales Buenrostro Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
It would be a nightmare for anyone to go into surgery for an organ transplant, and after, realize they ’ve been given the wrong one. Though events like this are very rare—making up only .03 percent of all operations every year in the U.S. — Richard Vazquez, who practiced general surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for 38 years, said they should never happen. That’s why in 2015 he foun ded Chicago-based software startup SafeStart Medical, which uses smart mobile devices and a cloud-based…
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Conclusions: SUA level may be positively associated with the progression of IgAN. It was noticeable that the association of hyperuricemia with IgAN progression was less significant in patients with elder age, lower eGFR, or tubular atrophy/interstitial fibrosis, which may be due to some more confounders in association with the IgA progression in these patients. Future prospective studies are warranted to confirm these findings and to investigate the underlying mechanisms.Am J Nephrol 2018;48:127 –136
Source: American Journal of Nephrology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The terminal complement-inhibitor eculizumab has dramatically changed the management of patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), and has also shown promise for treating certain forms of secondary HUS (sHUS), including that caused by drugs and solid-organ/hematopoietic stem cell transplant. While effective, eculizumab is costly and inconvenient. In this review, we evaluate the literature on eculizumab cessation in these diseases to better inform clinicians who consider stopping therapy. Reported relapse rates in aHUS after stopping eculizumab are as high as 30%, suggesting indefinite therapy is reasonable an...
Source: American Journal of Nephrology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Background: With passage of the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, people living with HIV (PLWH) can donate organs to PLWH awaiting transplant. Understanding knowledge and attitudes regarding organ donation among PLWH in the United States is critical to implementing the HOPE Act. Methods: PLWH were surveyed regarding their knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about organ donation and transplantation at an urban academic HIV clinic in Baltimore, MD, between August 2016 and October 2016. Responses were compared using Fisher exact and χ2 tests. Results: Among 114 survey respondents, median age was 55 years, 47.8% we...
Source: JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
We describe the first case of histologically-confirmed NEC caused by S. maltophilia accompanied by bacteremia and pneumonia after salvage chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia relapse following a second hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. S. maltophilia should be included as a pathogenic organism of NEC in severely immunocompromised patients to prevent a delayed diagnosis, which carries a high risk of inappropriate antimicrobial selection and fatal outcome. PMID: 30101922 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Publication date: 14 August 2018Source: Cell Reports, Volume 24, Issue 7Author(s): Helena M. Izquierdo, Paola Brandi, Manuel-José Gómez, Ruth Conde-Garrosa, Elena Priego, Michel Enamorado, Sarai Martínez-Cano, Iria Sánchez, Laura Conejero, Daniel Jimenez-Carretero, Silvia Martín-Puig, Martin Guilliams, David SanchoSummaryThe rapid transit from hypoxia to normoxia in the lung that follows the first breath in newborn mice coincides with alveolar macrophage (AM) differentiation. However, whether sensing of oxygen affects AM maturation and function has not been previously explored. We have ge...
Source: Cell Reports - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
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