OHSU ditches 'archaic' transplant policy

Oregon Health&Science University reversed course and announced Wednesday that it had ditched its “archaic" transplant policy that had prevented an undocumented woman from getting evaluated for a liver transplant. “Upon learning of the policy, OHSU leaders acted immediately and terminated the policy,” the university said in a written statement posted on its website. “We deeply regret th e pain this has caused the family.” The transplant team informed the family of the change, and OHSU’s…
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractPancreatectomy and autologous islet transplantation (AIT) are performed in highly specialized centers to alleviate abdominal pain and preserve endocrine function in patients with chronic pancreatitis. We aimed at initiating AIT studies in India for the first time in patients undergoing distal pancreatectomy (DP) to prevent development of diabetes. Four out of 14 chronic pancreatitis patients screened underwent DP with AIT. Pancreatectomy specimen preserved in Wisconsin solution was subjected to islet isolation employing standard protocol using collagenase V. Isolated islets were infused into the liver through porta...
Source: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Authors: Woimant F, Djebrani-Oussedik N, Collet C, Girardot N, Poujois A Abstract In brief, the classic form of Wilson's disease (WD) is an autosomal-recessive condition with hepatic, neurologic, psychiatric and systemic manifestations. However, the diagnosis should not be excluded because of a family history consistent with autosomal-dominant transmission. The latest next-generation sequencing (NGS) studies have demonstrated a gap between phenotype and genetic prevalences, and also suggest that WD may still be underdiagnosed. In a majority of WD patients, early recognition and appropriate treatment can result in r...
Source: Revue Neurologique - Category: Neurology Tags: Rev Neurol (Paris) Source Type: research
We present a case study of a patient with treated chronic hepatitis C infection (HCV) who safely received an autologous islet transplant following total pancreatectomy with excellent clinical outcomes. The patient was a 60-year-old woman diagnosed with debilitating abdominal pain secondary to chronic pancreatitis and with preserved islet function. She had previously been treated>10 years prior to surgical evaluation with interferon monotherapy for 1 year that led to sustained virologic response, including at the time of surgical evaluation for total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation (TPIAT). She underwent com...
Source: Cell Transplantation - Category: Cytology Authors: Tags: Cell Transplant Source Type: research
Authors: Cao G, Mendez J, Navacchia D Abstract Pancreatoblastoma is a rare paediatric malignant neoplasm. The treatment of choice is complete surgical resection. However, it is often unresectable due to its large size, local infiltration or distant metastasis. Since the condition is rare, there is currently no standard treatment regimen. We outline the case of a 4-year-old child who presented with abdominal pain and distention, together with an enlarged liver and elevated serum α-fetoprotein levels. Imaging studies showed the presence of an abnormal pancreatic tumour and multiple nodular lesions in the liver,...
Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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Publication date: Available online 23 August 2018Source: Journal of Visceral SurgeryAuthor(s): B. Aussilhou, S. Dokmak, F. Dondero, D. Joly, F. Durand, O. Soubrane, J. BelghitiSummaryPolycystic liver disease (PLD) may consist of autosomal dominant PLD or isolated PLD without renal impairment. The natural history of liver cysts is to increase in size and number, causing progressive disease that can lead to very large and incapacitating hepatomegaly. Only symptomatic hepatomegaly (pain, inability to eat, weight loss, dyspnea) or cystic complications such as infection or intracystic hemorrhage should be treated. The treatment...
Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: ADPKD may not be so rare in Nigeria. Awareness campaign to change attitude of family members to screening and further studies using newer criteria for diagnosis of ADPKD should be conducted.Keywords: Clinical presentation, autosomal dominant polycystic, kidney disease, Nigeria.
Source: African Health Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
ConclusionATTR amyloidosis was associated with high levels of impairment in many domains, including physical health, quality of life, and reduced productivity. Providing care for ATTR amyloidosis patients is associated with a negative impact on the mental health of caregivers. These results highlight the substantial burden of ATTR amyloidosis for patients and caregivers.Trial RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01604122.FundingPfizer.
Source: Neurology and Therapy - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
We presently forget 98% of everything we experience. That will go away in favor of perfect, controllable, configurable memory. Skills and knowledge will become commodities that can be purchased and installed. We will be able to feel exactly as we wish to feel at any given time. How we perceive the world will be mutable and subject to choice. How we think, the very fundamental basis of the mind, will also be mutable and subject to choice. We will merge with our machines, as Kurzweil puts it. The boundary between mind and computing device, between the individual and his or her tools, will blur. Over the course of the ...
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