Organ transplants, but only for the financially healthy

Nearly all U.S. transplant centers require patients to prove they can pay.
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Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Elizabeta Zaplatic, Muhammed Bule, Syed Zahid Ali Shah, Md. Sahab Uddin, Kamal NiazAbstractQuercetin belongs to the flavonoids family, which is present in most of the plants including fruits, vegetables, green tea and even in red wine having antioxidant activities. It is available as a food supplement in the market and has physiological health effects. Quercetin has anti-inflammatory, anticancer and anti-prostate activities along with its beneficial effects on high cholesterol, kidney transplantation, asthma, diabetes, viral infections, pulmona...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
We report a case of systemic oxalosis involving the eyes and joints due to long-term use of high-dose vitamin C in a patient receiving maintenance peritoneal dialysis (PD). This 76-year-old woman with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease underwent living unrelated kidney transplantation 10 years earlier. The transplant failed 6 months before presentation, and she initiated hemodialysis therapy before transitioning to PD therapy 4 months later. During the month before presentation, the patient noted worsening arthralgias and decreased vision. Ophthalmologic examination revealed proliferative retinopathy and calcium ...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
The 2018 Edition of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DoI) provides an updated set of principles and definitions to guide policymakers and health professionals working in organ donation and transplantation. A draft of...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: This study may throw light on the treatment of NPC and may help improve the prognosis of patients with NPC. PMID: 30899390 [PubMed]
Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
In conclusion, SIRT1-modified DPSCs in DO was more effective to promote new bone formation during DO, which provides evidence for further investigation about the role of of SIRT1 in the DO. PMID: 30899383 [PubMed]
Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
Authors: Higazi HMKI, He L, Fang J, Sun F, Zhou Q, Huang T, He X, Wang Y, Xiong F, Yang P, Yu Q, Li J, Wagner KU, Adam BL, Zhang S, Wang CY Abstract Chronic rejection acts as the most formidable obstacle for organ transplantation in clinical settings. Herein we demonstrated in a cardiac transplantation model that blockade of Janus kinase 2 (Jak2) provides protection for cardiac allografts against chronic rejection. Specifically, loss of Jak2 almost completely abolished the production of IFN-γ+ Th1 cells, while the percentage of Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) was significantly increased. As a result, loss o...
Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
This study compared ESWT, Wharton's jelly mesenchymal stem cells (WJMSCs) and combination of ESWT and WJMSCs therapies for early OA of the rat knee. The results showed ESWT, WJMSCs and combination of therapies significantly improved early OA knee based on analysis of pathological findings, micro-CT and immunohistochemistry (IHC) stain. The combined therapy group increased the bone volume (61.755 ± 1.537), and trabecular thickness (0.215 ± 0.014; P
Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
This study defines a new clinically relevant concept of T-cell senescence-mediated inflammatory responses in the pathophysiology of abnormal glucose homeostasis. We also found that T-cell senescence is associated with systemic inflammation and alters hepatic glucose homeostasis. The rational modulation of T-cell senescence would be a promising avenue for the treatment or prevention of diabetes. Intron Retention via Alternative Splicing as a Signature of Aging https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/03/intron-retention-via-alternative-splicing-as-a-signature-of-aging/ In recent years researchers have inv...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Rebecca Flyckt, Ruth M. Farrell, Tommaso Falcone
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results of our study demonstrated that DJ stent removal within 14 days did not reduce the risk of UTI when compared to stent removal after 14 days. Similar effects on complication rates for ureteral stenting for these 2 removal periods were observed. PMID: 30899293 [PubMed]
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
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