New Yorker, 19, prepares for his first EVER Thanksgiving meal after bowel transplant

Michael Dotto was diagnosed with intestinal failure as a baby when he vomited after his first feed. In June, the Syracuse teen had a transplant and is now ready to tuck into his mom's turkey.
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Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: ERRATUM Source Type: research
The rare operation has implications for wounded soldiers, accident victims, cancer patients and those undergoing sex reassignment.
Source: NYT - Category: American Health Authors: Tags: Transplants Testicles Dr. Dicken Ko Surgery and Surgeons Twins Tufts University Testosterone Infertility your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news
Today's open access research on tryptophan and its role in age-related immune dysfunction is particularly interesting in the context of ongoing research into the changes that take place in gut microbiota with age. Other recent work has examined the way in which tryptophan production by gut microbes declines precipitously with age, as this is one of a number of compounds produced by bacteria, such as butyrate, indole, and proprionate, that are influential on long term health. It is a slow process, but researchers are uncovering the specific mechanisms linking age-related changes in gut microbe populations with declining hea...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: There is substantial interest in learning to perform DMEK among the surgical community. Barriers identified in this survey may be addressed to help surgeons increase DMEK adoption.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results indicate no difference in graft survival between PK and EK for ICE syndrome. Graft survival in ICE syndrome is intermediate between that of FED and PBK.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
Conclusions: The use of alternate topical corticosteroids may be considered in cases of steroid-induced ocular hypertension after PKP because they offer good antiinflammatory prophylaxis with reduced hypertensive response.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
Conclusions: DM suturing can reattach DM, especially in moderate to severe, recurrent DMD with fewer postoperative complications and thereby reduce the need for corneal transplantation.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
Conclusions: Tear lipids are more ordered than meibum lipids, which could have functional consequences. The human meibum peak height ratio of the CH3/CH2 bands is not a factor related to tear film stability with age or sex. The amount of CH3 moieties relative to CH2 moieties and saturation could contribute to a higher meibum lipid order associated with a younger age, meibomian gland dysfunction, and dry eye from hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Therefore, the hydrocarbon order may be a marker of or contribute to an unstable tear film layer.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Basic Investigation Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 December 2019Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental HepatologyAuthor(s): Waseem Amjad, Sandy Kotiah, Ankur Gupta, Michael Morris, Li Liu, Paul J. ThuluvathAbstractThe use of immunotherapy in transplant recipients is considered a contraindication because of very high risks for graft loss. The graft loss is to be expected since cytotoxic T-lymphocyte associated protein-4 (CTLA-4) and PD-1 pathways are implicated in graft tolerance. In this case report, we describe a woman with recurrent, disseminated hepatocellular carcinoma who was successfully treated with nivolumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2019Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Volume 35, Issue 12Author(s): Marie-A. Chaix, Michael A. Gatzoulis, Gerhard-Paul Diller, Paul Khairy, Erwin N. OechslinAbstractEisenmenger syndrome is the most severe and extreme phenotype of pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease. A large nonrestrictive systemic left-to-right shunt triggers the development of pulmonary vascular disease, progressive pulmonary arterial hypertension, and increasing pulmonary vascular resistance at the systemic level, which ultimately results in shunt reversal. Herein, we review the changi...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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