Her body is rejecting a transplanted face — and one solution is unthinkable

“We all know we are in uncharted waters,” Carmen Blandin Tarleton said. “I would rather not have to go through a catastrophic failure.’’
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Could this novel intervention help improve immunosuppressive medication adherence among adult kidney transplant recipients?American Journal of Transplantation
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Publication date: Available online 18 January 2020Source: The American Journal of SurgeryAuthor(s): Asishana A. Osho, Muath M. Bishawi, Elbert E. Heng, Ejiro Orubu, Aaron Amardey-Wellington, Mauricio A. Villavicencio, Masaki FunamotoAbstractBackgroundFailure to Rescue (FTR) is a valuable surgical quality improvement metric. The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between center volume and FTR following lung transplantation.MethodsUsing the database of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) all adult, primary, isolated lung recipients in the United States between May 2005 and March 2016 were identified. FTR...
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This study provides strong evidence that following a healthy lifestyle can substantially extend the years a person lives disease-free." Commentary on Recent Evidence for Cognitive Decline to Precede Amyloid Aggregation in Alzheimer's Disease https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/01/commentary-on-recent-evidence-for-cognitive-decline-to-precede-amyloid-aggregation-in-alzheimers-disease/ I can't say that I think the data presented in the research noted here merits quite the degree of the attention that it has been given in the popular science press. It is interesting, but not compelling if its role...
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Conclusions: The data show the microbial metabolome could have an impact on patients with GVHD vs. no GVHD. A better understanding of the role of the oral and gut microbiome in GVHD can give directions to move towards the development of innovative approaches for preventing GVHD following allo-HCT, reducing also antibiotic therapy. PMID: 31951695 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusions: Salvage chemotherapy (often with rituximab and radiotherapy), followed by HDT and stem cell transplantation, appears to be the standard real-world treatment for rrPMBCL. However, large prospective and retrospective studies are warranted to improve our knowledge of real-world treatment patterns. PMID: 31951774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: FMT seems to be a promising and safe therapy in the management of UC. Further research, with larger cohorts, will be needed to confirm this and to determine the optimal FMT procedure. PMID: 31950808 [PubMed - in process]
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Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: Veterinary ParasitologyAuthor(s): Pengfei Zhao, Yuncan Li, Yanqin Zhou, Junlong Zhao, Rui FangAbstractEimeria tenella, belonging to protozoon, is the causative agent of cecal coccidiosis in chicken and causes enormous impacts for poultry industry. The surface antigens of apicomplexan parasites function as attachment and invasion in host-parasite interaction. Meanwhile, host immune response is triggered as a result of parasitic invasion. Immunogenicity and potency as a vaccinal candidate antigen of E. tenella surface antigen 4 (EtSAG4) have been unknown. Therefore, a...
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Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: The Lancet HaematologyAuthor(s): Irwin Walker, Tony Panzarella, Stephen Couban, Felix Couture, Gerald Devins, Mohamed Elemary, Geneviève Gallagher, Holly Kerr, John Kuruvilla, Stephanie J Lee, John Moore, Thomas Nevill, Gizelle Popradi, Jean Roy, Kirk R Schultz, David Szwajcer, Cynthia Toze, Ronan Foley, Cell Therapy Transplant CanadaSummaryBackgroundPrevious trials testing prevention strategies for chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD) have measured its cumulative incidence. In this trial of anti-thymocyte globulin, we measured treatment-independence at a...
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In conclusion, our study provides evidence that BBR regulates fecal metabolites to ameliorate 5-Fu induced intestinal mucositis by modifying gut microbiota.Graphical abstract
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This study adds to the body of evidence in describing incidence and type of cardiac events experienced by an allogeneic and autologous HSCT population at one institution from 2012-2017. Sixty-five patients (9.8%) experienced cardiac events, including atrial arrhythmia (N = 39), acute heart failure (N = 9), acute coronary syndrome (N = 7), new onset hypertension (N = 9), with a few instances of bradycardia, ventricular arrhythmia, pericardial effusion, and pericarditis. Our multivariable regression analysis identified age (older), creatinine (higher) and history of coronary artery disease to significantly correlate with ris...
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