Heart transplants from donors with hepatitis C may be safe and could help decrease organ shortage
(American Heart Association) One-year survival was 90% for adults with severe heart failure who received a heart transplant from a donor with hepatitis C, which was nearly identical to those who received a heart from donors who did not have hepatitis C (91%). Rates of organ rejection, stroke and kidney dialysis were similar between the two groups. More research is needed to assess longer-term results, however, increased use of hearts from donors with hepatitis C could help overcome the national shortage of donor organs.
We present a rare case of hemichorea associated with a hemorrhagic stroke in the contralateral striatum.
Heart failure (HF) is a leading cause of mortality and hospital readmissions in the United States. A large proportion of these patients are readmitted from skilled nursing facilities (SNF). The implementation of quality initiatives, such as staff education, to recognize early measures of clinical instability could improve HF management at these facilities.
The geriatric population is at high risk of severe low blood glucose (LBG) events due to diminished homeostatic mechanisms, especially on hypoglycemic medications. Moderate to severe LBG events in these patients can contribute to behavior changes such as agitation, change in level of consciousness, disruption of sleep, instability and increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and falls. Rapid recognition and appropriate treatment and prevention of LBG and recurrences can reduce risk for hospitalization in the geriatric population.
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2020Source: Arthroscopy TechniquesAuthor(s): Matthew J. Craig, Travis G. Maak
Conclusion: The prevalence of HDV-Ag among asymptomatic treatment naïve chronic hepatitis B patients in Abeokuta was 11% and there was no significant difference in the levels of HBV DNA and HBsAg among those with or without hepatitis D. PMID: 32096684 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
A woman insisted she needed a liver transplant. But doctors wouldn't allow it, removing her from waiting lists and recommending treatment for alcohol addiction instead.