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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Publication date: Available online 25 May 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Katelyn E. Uithoven, Joshua R. Smith, Jose R. Medina-Inojosa, Ray W. Squires, Erik H. Van Iterson, Thomas P. OlsonABSTRACTBackgroundPrevious work has shown sex-related differences in cardiopulmonary responses in heart failure (HF) patients; however, sex differences following heart transplant (HTx) have not been examined. Thus, we hypothesized women would demonstrate lower peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak), but similar ventilatory efficiency (VE/VCO2 slope) compared to men prior to HTx. Furthermore, we hypothesized that following HTx, ...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2019Source: CytotherapyAuthor(s): WEICHAO Zhai, DERRICK YONG, JEHAN JOMAA EL-JAWHARI, RICHARD CUTHBERT, DENNIS MCGONAGLE, MAY WIN NAING, ELENA JONESAbstractRegardless of their tissue of origin, multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are commonly expanded in vitro for several population doublings to achieve a sufficient number of cells for therapy. Prolonged MSC expansion has been shown to result in phenotypical, morphological and gene expression changes in MSCs, which ultimately lead to the state of senescence. The presence of senescent cells in therapeutic MSC batches is und...
Source: Cytotherapy - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Advances in Space ResearchAuthor(s): Tamara Bandikova, Christopher McCullough, Gerhard L. Kruizinga, Himanshu Save, Bruno ChristopheAbstractIn the last few months of GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) mission operation, the accelerometer (ACC) aboard GRACE-B was turned off due to battery problems. In order to compute a gravity field model for these months, a data processing strategy was developed to retrieve the missing information, the so called Accelerometer data transplant. The ACC data transplant uses linear accelerations as measured by the GRACE-A acce...
Source: Advances in Space Research - Category: Science Source Type: research
ConclusionPatients within Milan criteria have acceptable RFS even in the presence of poor prognostic factors. However, the presence of two or more poor prognostic variables significantly impacts RFS of patients outside Milan criteria.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: Canadian Journal of DiabetesAuthor(s): Calvin Ke, S. Joseph Kim, Baiju R. Shah, Arlene S. Bierman, Lorraine L. Lipscombe, Denice S. Feig, Gillian L. BoothAbstractObjectivesTo determine whether low socioeconomic status (SES), with or without universal drug coverage, predicts end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and survival after dialysis in patients with diabetes.MethodsWe conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study in Ontario, Canada. We used ≥65 years of age as a surrogate for universal drug coverage. Adults with diabetes were followed from March 31, 1...
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious DiseasesAuthor(s): Priscila Dallé Rosa, Karla Sheid, Claudete Locatelli, Diane Marinho, Luciano GoldaniAbstractA case report of fungal keratitis caused by a multiresistant Fusarium solani in a tertiary care hospital located in southern Brazil. A 55-year-old man with a history of ocular trauma presented with keratitis in left eye. The patient has a complicated clinical course and failed to respond to local and systemic antifungal treatment, and required eye enucleation. Despite multiple topical, intraocular and systemic antifung...
Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) offers curative treatment for malignant and nonmalignant diseases.1 Recent data from the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) show that conditioning regimens for HCT frequently incorporate busulfan: 58% of allogeneic myeloablative regimens and 32% of allogeneic reduced-intensity conditioning.2 For these regimens, busulfan plasma exposure has been associated with important post-transplant outcomes.3 –5 While low busulfan plasma exposure (under treatment) is associated with higher rates of graft rejection6–8 or relapse,9 the converse is as...
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
In the 1960s and 70s, eradication of host bacteria was thought to be achievable and beneficial to avoiding infection in the immunocompromised host. At that time, patients were fed autoclaved, sterile foods and kept in totally protected environments1. Over time, there became an obvious need to liberalize dietary options in these patients as the sterile foods were not palatable, nor did they provide enough variety [1]. The neutropenic diet was invented to meet this need and essentially eliminates certain food groups, most commonly raw fruits and vegetables, which contain bacteria, in an effort to decrease bacterial content a...
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Transplantation of a whole eye, achieving restoration of vision following visual loss due to ocular trauma, may seem a far-fetched endeavor, but the personal, societal and economic impacts of traumatic visual loss are dramatic.1,2 This dichotomy was recognized by a US National Eye Institute research priority setting panel in 1978, which reported that “No successful eye transplant ever has been done in a mammal, nor is there any near-term prospect for success. However, the subject is of such overriding clinical importance that it merits research attention.”3
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Invited Commentary Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe prevalence of heart failure (HF) continues to grow in the USA, and approximately 50% of these patients are women. Despite this, there has been an underrepresentation of women in HF clinical trials, which has led to limitations in understanding of sex-related differences in HF pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment. The purpose of this review is to highlight the differences between men and women in various heart failure trials conducted in the last century and emphasize new findings from recent trials in the management of, and outcomes in, women with HF.Recent FindingsHF trials have shown tha...
Source: Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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