Veteran Who Received Penis Transplant Doing Well
In March 2018, the soldier -- who was severely wounded after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan -- underwent the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant.
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Abstract Animal models provide an essential tool to study the efficacy of CAR-T cell treatments. Most of the current works test human CAR-T cells in immunodeficient animals, typically NOD Scid Gamma (NSG) mice transplanted with human tumors. Despite the limitations of this model, including the difficulty to study the interaction between CAR-T cells and the human innate system and to assess the toxicity of this therapy, NSG are extensively used for adoptive T cell transfer studies. In this chapter, we will describe the protocols to test CAR-T cells in NSG animals with solid tumors. We first describe the implantatio...
Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping
Conclusion: Survivors of hepatoblastoma are at risk for long-term complications. They require long-term monitoring for late effects.
This article provides current clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations relevant to the hospitalist for both acute and chronic mucocutaneous GVHD. Optimal inpatient management of these diseases requires an interdisciplinary team.
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewAlthough lung transplantation can be used to treat lung failure, limited donor organ availability creates a pressing need for improved artificial lung technology. This review discusses recent developments and future research pathways for respiratory assist devices and regenerative therapies intended to treat advanced lung disease.Recent FindingsHollow fiber membrane gas exchangers can be used to bridge lung failure patients to transplantation. Engineering improvements to such devices are on the verge of enabling longer term wearable systems that simplify and improve support. Progress with microchan...
AbstractPBC is a chronic progressive autoimmune disorder involving the destruction of intrahepatic small bile ducts, cholestasis, fibrosis, and ultimately cirrhosis if left untreated. It is largely driven by the autoimmune response, but bile acids and the intestinal microbiota are implicated in disease progression as well. The only drugs licensed for PBC are UDCA and OCA. UDCA as a first-line and OCA as a second-line therapy are safe and effective, but the lack of response in a significant portion of patients and inadequate control of symptoms such as fatigue and pruritus remain as concerns. Liver transplantation is an end...
ConclusionIn immunosuppressed patients, FB and BAL should be evaluated early for clarifying the causative agents. Then, appropriate treatments can be utilized and the side effects and high cost of unnecessary treatment may be mitigated.
ConclusionsBased upon currently available evidence in observational studies, 30% lower risk of BPAR was observed in ER-Tac group compared with IR-Tac group at 12 months post-KT, while there was no significant difference in BPAR risk at any other studied time points. No differences in graft- and patient-survival rates and kidney function were found. Given the limitations of observational studies to make causal inference, as well as quality limitations among the included studies, caution should be exercised in interpreting these findings.