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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Publication date: January 2019Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 52Author(s): Meimei Wang, Hang Ma, Zhaoxing Li, Yang Yu, Liangyu Liu, Xuegang Li, Xiaoli YeAbstractThe aim of this study was to explore the inhibitory effects of SPG-56 and intestinal microbes on the progression of colorectal cancer (CRC). An in-vivo model of CRC was generated by transplanting BALB/c nude mice with HCT-116 cells and tumor progression was monitored after treatment with SPG-56 (150 mg/kg), Lactobacillus fermentum (2 × 108 cfu/0.2 ml) + SPG-56 (150 mg/kg) and short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs, 20 mM/0.2 ml). All thr...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Alcohol-associated cirrhosis (AC) contributes up to 50% of the overall cirrhosis burden in the United States. AC is typically a comorbid condition in association with alcohol-use disorder. AC is often coexistent with other conditions. Several noninvasive methods are available to assist in recognizing the presence of AC. The natural history of AC is governed by the patients continued drinking or abstinence. All treatment starts with abstinence. After decompensation, the progression to acute-on-chronic liver failure heralds death. When patients who have deteriorated are declined liver transplant, palliative care should be considered.
Source: Clinics in Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Alcoholic liver disease is a serious and increasing contributor to the global liver disease burden. Extensive selection criteria, including a minimum abstinence period, has previously been used to secure good outcomes but new research questions the effectiveness of abstinence periods and has recommended changes in integrated alcohol use treatment to effectively prevent relapse. Patients have unique health concerns, including posttransplantation risks of malignancy and metabolic complications, but overall very good long-term outcomes. Severe alcoholic hepatitis has been increasingly treated with early transplantation withou...
Source: Clinics in Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
POO transplants could help to boost the health of the gut, and to avoid symptoms of bacterial infections, including C.difficile ’s nausea, dehydration, diarrhoea and weight loss. When would you need a faecal microbiota transplantation, and how could it boost your immune system?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Kidney transplantation is the preferred treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in children and confers improved survival, skeletal growth, heath-related quality of life, and neuropsychological development compared with dialysis. Kidney transplantation in children with ESRD results in 10-year patient survival exceeding 90%. Therefore, the long-term management of these patients is focused on maintaining quality of life and minimizing long-term side effects of immunosuppression. Optimal management of pediatric kidney transplant recipients includes preventing rejection and infection, identifying and reducing the cardiova...
Source: Pediatric Clinics of North America - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
Nephrotic syndrome is characterized by edema, proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and hyperlipidemia. Minimal change disease, the most common cause in childhood, generally responds to corticosteroids, although most patients experience disease relapses. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is usually resistant to corticosteroids and carries a significant risk of kidney failure, necessitating renal transplantation. Nephrotic syndrome may also be secondary to gene mutations and systemic diseases such as lupus. Clinical evaluation involves distinguishing primary and secondary causes and monitoring for disease complications, including ...
Source: Pediatric Clinics of North America - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: mEHT treatment alone was sufficient to inhibit cancer growth, while a combined treatment with mEHT and an autophagy inhibitor amplified this inhibition effect. PMID: 30428738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
Conclusions: Introducing mTORi to the immunosuppressive regimen resulted in an increase in the number of regulatory cells without increasing the incidence of secondary skin cancer in the investigated group of patients. PMID: 30429704 [PubMed]
Source: Advances in Dermatology and Allergology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Postepy Dermatol Alergol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: Cancer GeneticsAuthor(s): Jennelle C. Hodge, David Bosler, Lauren Rubinstein, Navid Sadri, Shashirekha ShettyAbstractThe inv(3)(q21q26.2) altering a single chromosome 3 homolog is an established myeloid malignancy-associated entity. Comparatively, double inv(3) cases involving both homologs are exceedingly rare with 13 reports across AML, CML and MDS. This scarcity was confirmed by finding only 2 new cases out of 34,898 bone marrows collected during a 55 year period at a large medical center (0.0005%). The double inv(3) was detected by karyotype and confirmed by FI...
Source: Cancer Genetics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Cam Underwood tried to take his own life in 2016. This year, he got a face transplant from a donor, Will, 23. Footage of the moment Cam met Will's mom Sally for the first time will be screened tonight.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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