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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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Publication date: Available online 13 February 2018 Source:The Lancet Author(s): Jessica K Dyson, Ulrich Beuers, David E J Jones, Ansgar W Lohse, Mark Hudson Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a rare, chronic cholestatic liver disease characterised by intrahepatic or extrahepatic stricturing, or both, with bile duct fibrosis. Inflammation and fibrosis of bile ducts and the liver are followed by impaired bile formation or flow and progressive liver dysfunction. Patients might be asymptomatic at presentation or might have pruritus, fatigue, right upper quadrant pain, recurrent cholangitis, or sequelae of portal hypertension....
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Authors: Moore N, Scheiman JM Abstract Over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics are routinely used worldwide for self-management of various painful conditions. Despite this, there has been little in-depth review of the safety of non-aspirin analgesics at OTC doses. This paper reviews the available literature on the gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatic safety of non-aspirin OTC analgesics, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; ibuprofen, ketoprofen, diclofenac, and naproxen) and acetaminophen; safety in overdose is also reviewed. Each non-aspirin OTC analgesic has a distinct adverse event (AE) profile, with ...
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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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An Oregon hospital has eliminated an “archaic” policy that would have barred an undocumented Portland resident from getting a lifesaving liver transplant. Silvia Lesama-Santos, a mother of four who is covered by her husband’s insurance and has lived in Portland for 30 years, was originally denied care at Oregon Health &Science University (OHSU) hospital because of her immigration status, the Oregonian reports. The Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took up Lesama-Santos’ case, putting out a statement on Tuesday calling for the hospital to roll back any policy that limits...
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Superman, Spiderman, the Flash, the Avengers, Green Arrow, Catwoman. Idolized superheroes are able to fly, jump from one roof to another beating up the bad guys. Although they all have their unique characteristics and superpowers, one thing is common. They all use their abilities to the fullest. Digital health offers you the same. You can become a real superhero if you proactively harness the power of technology for your health. Technology has the potential to transform how we think about our health The current medical system in most countries works as a reactive setting. The patient goes to the doctor with existing sympt...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Cyborgization Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers artificial intelligence comics digital digital health Healthcare Innovation marvel marvel universe superhero superpower technology Source Type: blogs
Of the 400,000 patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) in the United States, only about 2% are transplanted; the remainder will die from the disease. However, despite high symptom burden and advanced care planning needs, only 10% of ESLD patients deactivated from the transplant list are referred to palliative care. There is a paucity of high quality data and standardization in use of palliative care in ESLD compared to other forms of end-stage organ dysfunction (e.g., heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
A number of common herbal supplements, including green tea and Ginkgo biloba, can interact with prescription medications, according to a new research review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. These interactions can make drugs less effective—and may even be dangerous or deadly. Doctors know that herbs can affect medication regimens, wrote the researchers, from the South African Medical Research Council, in their new paper. But because people often don’t disclose to their healthcare providers what over-the-counter drugs and supplements they’re taking, it’s difficult for scienti...
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In January, 2018, Academic Press published my bookPrecision Medicine and the Reinvention of Human Disease. This book has an excellent " look inside " at itsGoogle book site, which includes the Table of Contents. In addition, I thought it might be helpful to see the topics listed in the Book's index. Note that page numbers followed by f indicate figures, t indicate tables, and ge indicate glossary terms.AAbandonware, 270, 310geAb initio, 34, 48ge, 108geABL (abelson leukemia) gene, 28, 58ge, 95 –97Absidia corymbifera, 218Acanthameoba, 213Acanthosis nigricans, 144geAchondroplasia, 74, 143ge, 354geAcne, 54ge, 1...
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ConclusionHAV infection is usually asymptomatic in children, although extra‐hepatic manifestations can appear requiring early detection and management.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Transplant Infectious Disease - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Up to 77% of liver transplantation candidates experience pain, and the majority are prescribed opioids. Previous studies have shown increased readmissions and mortality in liver transplant recipients who were prescribed opioids before transplantation. Our aim was to identify specific populations that are at the highest risk for deleterious outcomes with opioid use before transplantation.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Southern surgical association article Source Type: research
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