Social Support May Unduly Influence Transplant Candidacy Social Support May Unduly Influence Transplant Candidacy

Social support is"highly influential" in transplant listing decisions and may exacerbate disparities, leading many providers to support revised criteria and guidelines, according to two recent studies.Reuters Health Information
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Abstract OBJECTIVES: To describe the impact of advance care planning (ACP) education on nurses' confidence in ACP knowledge and practice and to identify barriers to facilitate ACP conversation in a bone marrow transplantation unit. SAMPLE & SETTING: 60 nurses working in the bone marrow transplant unit at Oregon Health and Science University, an academic medical center. METHODS & VARIABLES: The aim of this quality improvement project was to increase ACP conversations by nurses. The authors used a single-group pre-/post-test design to assess the effectiveness of a 30-minute educational intervention...
Source: Oncology Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Oncol Nurs Forum Source Type: research
This study aimed to induce spermatogenesis in azoospermic testis through induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived spermatogonial stem cell-like cells (SSCLCs) after iPSCs in vivo and in vitro transplantation and three-dimensional organ culture. DiI-labelled mouse iPSCs were transplanted to azoospermic testis mouse model (pretreated by busulfan 40 mg/kg). This study was designed based on two experimental groups. In experimental group 1(in vivo) labelled iPSCs were transplanted to azoospermic host testis. In experimental group 2 (in vitro) after cell transplantation, fragments of host testes were set as 3D organ...
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: These new recommendations, close to French practices, help clinicians to find the right time for referral of patients to transplantation centers. This is crucial for the prognosis of lung transplantation. PMID: 31006579 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
Hospitals and patients are suing to block a new nationwide liver transplant policy that they say will waste viable livers, lead to fewer transplants and likely cause deaths
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Conclusion In conclusion, this study wants to stress the importance of early diagnosis. As in the majority of primary immunodeficiency diseases, the prognosis of LAD3 is extremely dependent on early age diagnosis, with timely management of bacterial infections and consideration for HSCT. In addition, this autosomal recessive disorder has high incidence in areas with high rate of consanguineous marriages. Therefore, broadening the spectrum of known mutations underlying the phenotype of such a life-threatening disease can help offering and performing better genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis. Ethics Statement This ...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe interaction between post-transplant anemia (PTA) and allograft function in kidney transplantation has not been evaluated directly. PTA, defined by WHO/AST criteria, was investigated in 1307 adult kidney transplant recipients between 2000 and 2015 (median follow-up, 7  years).MethodsWe investigated the impact of hemoglobin (Hb) on graft failure (non-censored for death) and their interactions, time-dependent Cox model, and subgroup analysis were used.ResultsPTA prevalence was 43.6% at 7  years and varied according to allograft function, recipient sex, and follow-up period. Decreased Hb conside...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Geng-Hong Xia1†, Chao You1,2†, Xu-Xuan Gao1, Xiu-Li Zeng1, Jia-Jia Zhu1, Kai-Yu Xu3, Chu-Hong Tan1, Ruo-Ting Xu1, Qi-Heng Wu1, Hong-Wei Zhou3, Yan He4*‡ and Jia Yin1*‡ 1Department of Neurology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 2Department of Neurology, The First People's Hospital of Zunyi, Zunyi, China 3State Key Laboratory of Organ Failure Research, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 4Microbiome Medicine Center, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical Univ...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our results show worldwide efficacy of BM-MSCs in improving functional outcomes in pre-clinical animal models of stroke and support testing these cells in clinical trials in various ranges of time windows using different delivery routes. The continued growing number of publications showing functional benefit of BM-MSCs are now adding limited value to an oversaturated literature spanning 18 years. Researchers should focus on identifying definitive mechanisms on how BM-MSCs lead to benefit in stroke models. Introduction Ischemic stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and the leading cause of long term di...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Speaking at the first Time 100 Summit in New York City on Tuesday, prominent geneticist George Church admitted that for about 10 years, he knew biological weapons could be specifically targeted to individual people. But he kept it to himself. Church, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, participated in a panel discussing how to introduce breakthroughs in medicine, which can become life-saving miracles, in ethical and responsible ways. He discussed his decision not to share his knowledge widely as an example of a line he consciously decided not to cross for ethical reasons. “I kept that a secret and didn...
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Patients with severe and refractory autoimmune disease such as multiple sclerosis can have marked improvements with hematopoietic stem cell transplant, as long as they are well selected, say experts.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
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