BBC documentary inspires hundreds of viewers to sign up to be organ donors

Last night's episode of Hospital on BBC Two followed patients and staff at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Liverpool Women's Hospital as they prepared for organ transplants.
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CareDx said it has filed a patent infringement suit against Natera in the U.S. District Court for Delaware. The Brisbane, CA-based company said it is asserting U.S. Patent Nos. 9,845,497 and 8,703,652, were exclusively licensed to it from Stanford University. Stanford is joined in the suit as a necessary party because it is the registered owner of these patents. These patents cover non-invasive monitoring of organ transplant rejection through cell-free DNA analysis, the intellectual property behind AlloSure. CareDx  is seeking all available remedies, including damages and injunctive relief. The suit...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: IVD Source Type: news
Abstract Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common hereditary hemoglobinopathies worldwide, affecting almost 400,000 newborns globally each year. It is characterized by chronic hemolytic anemia and endothelial dysfunction, resulting in a constant state of disruption of the vascular system and leading to recurrent episodes of ischemia-reperfusion injury (I/RI) to multiple organ systems. I/RI is a fundamental vascular pathobiological paradigm and contributes to morbidity and mortality in a wide range of conditions, including myocardial infarction, stroke, acute kidney injury, and transplantation. I/RI is c...
Source: The American Journal of Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Am J Pathol Source Type: research
Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of prioritizing infants, children, adolescents, and the sickest adults (Status 1) for deceased donor livers. We compared outcomes under two “SharePeds” allocation schema, which prioritize children and Status 1 adults for national sharing and enhanced access to pediatric donors or all donors younger than 35 years, to outcomes under the allocation plan approved by the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network in December 2017 (Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network [OPTN] 12-2017). Methods: The 2017 Liver Simulated Allocation Model and Scien...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rapid Communication: Hepatology Source Type: research
Conclusions: In addition to a strong impact of disease burden around transplantation, executive functioning appears to deteriorate over time. Although there is no clear-cut advantage of any CNI, once-daily Tac appears to be advantageous compared to twice-daily Tac.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
New Hampshire diabetes advocate Kim Hislop opens up about her kidney transplant in 2013, and how she now needs another -- during National Kidney Month.
Source: Diabetes Mine - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 25 March 2019Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and LeukemiaAuthor(s): Hongbo Wu, Ting Huang, Zhifeng Ye, Xiaoqing Fu, Keke Hu, Xuefei YangAbstractObjectiveTo explore correlation of MIR17HG polymorphism with susceptibility and prognosis of multiple myemola (MM).MethodsA total of 217 MM patients treated with high-dose melphalan combined with autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) in our hospital were enrolled as case group, and 220 healthy people were included as control group. The Sequenom MassARRAY® iPLEX™ Gold SNP genotyping was used to detect polymorphis...
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant should be counseled that they have an ever-increasing risk for further malignancies, although their survival may not be affected, say experts.Medscape Medical News
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Clinicians should continue to rely on matched donor stem cell transplants to treat childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, while more data on novel CAR T-cell therapies is gathered, says German expert.Medscape Medical News
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Patients with advanced heart failure now have an option other than heart transplantation: a more forgiving heart pump that has now been studied out to 2 years in a large population.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
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