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: April 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 112Author(s): Negin Amini, Alireza Sarkaki, Mahin Dianat, Seyyed Ali Mard, Akram Ahangarpour, Mohammad BadaviAbstractRenal Ischemia-Reperfusion (IR) injury occurs due to circulatory shock and renal transplantation, leading to mortality and morbidity worldwide. The primary purpose of the current study was to evaluate the renoprotective effects of the naringin (NAR) and trimetazidine (TMZ) on IR injury, renal hemodynamics, antioxidant capacity, microRNA-10a, and expression of apoptosis factors. Forty rats were divided into five groups randomly: Sham...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: recipients developed few FAH that did not increase in number or size, nor did they progress to PHDT and had normal plasma biochemical features and liver morphology up to 60 days post-transplant. Additional studies are needed to determine whether FAH development constitutes a risk for recipients while waiting for whole organ transplant. PMID: 30767553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Emily Haesler, Nabil Melhem, Manish D. SinhaAbstractRenal disease in women of childbearing age is estimated to be around 3%, consequently renal disease is not an uncommon co-morbidity in pregnancy. There has been considerable evidence published over the last 20 years to suggest that renal disease in pregnancy is associated with higher maternal, fetal and offspring morbidity. Studies published are largely heterogeneous, include unmatched cohort studies and focus on early neonatal outcomes suc...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract The burden of chronic kidney disease is dramatically rising, making it a major public health concern worldwide. Kidney transplantation is now the best treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease. Although kidney transplantation may improve survival and quality of life, its long-term results are hampered by immune- and/or non-immune-mediated complications. Thus, the identification of transplanted patients with a higher risk of posttransplant complications has become a big challenge for public health. However, current biomarkers of posttransplant complications have a poor predictive value, rising th...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Obesity is now common among children and adults who are kidney transplant candidates and recipients. It is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and kidney failure. This also pertains to potential living kidney donors with obesity. Obese patients with end-stage renal disease benefit from transplantation as do nonobese patients, but obesity is also associated with more risk. A complicating factor is that obesity is also associated with increased survival on maintenance dialysis in adults, but not in children. The assessment of obesity and body habitus should be individualized. Body mass index is a comm...
Source: Cardiology in Review - Category: Cardiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
This study evaluated the calibration and discrimination of APACHE IV in the postoperative period of elective liver transplantation in the southern Brazil.MethodsThis was a clinical prospective and unicentric cohort study included 371 adult patients in the immediate postoperative period of elective liver transplantation from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016.ResultsIn this study, liver transplant patients who evolved to hospital death had a significantly higher APACHE IV score (82.7 ± 5.1 vs. 51.0 ± 15.8; p 
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Moving past the ‘ick' factor, researchers are studying the use of fecal transplants to treat a range of diseases from depression to obesity to cancer. It’s part of an emerging revolution in microbiome medicine.
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Publication date: Available online 15 February 2019Source: Interdisciplinary NeurosurgeryAuthor(s): Kathleen P. McKenzie, Winnifred M. Wong, Shane B. Patterson, Joseph H. McDermott, Narayana K. Swamy, Claire L. HilesAbstractA 72-year-old female status post renal transplant presenting with right hemiparesis, expressive aphasia, and weight loss was found to have a left frontal ring-enhancing lesion with associated vasogenic edema. Imaging was most concerning for high-grade glioma, gliomatosis cerebri with anaplastic transformation, vs solitary metastasis and less concerning for evolving intraparenchymal hemorrhage, abscess, ...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Authors: Burak C, Baysal E, Süleymanońülu M, Yayla Ç, Cay S, Kervan Ü Abstract Background/aim: The number of patients with heart transplantation has dramatically increased in the last decade. Considerable studies have suggested that the interval from the peak to the end of the electrocardiographic T wave (Tp-e) may correspond to the transmural dispersion of repolarization and increased Tp-e interval and Tp-e/QT ratio are associated with malignant ventricular arrhythmias. We analyzed the dispersion of myocardial repolarization using electrocardiographic Tp-e interval and Tp-e/QTc ratio in patients w...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
Conclusions: Strongyloidiasis can be a lifelong chronic infection if not treated. In patients who are going to receive immunosuppressive therapy, it should be tested before treatment, as it can become a disseminated and life-threatening infectious disease. PMID: 30761833 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
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