Brain death: optimizing support of the traumatic brain injury patient awaiting organ procurement - Souter MJ, Kirschen M.

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Increasing numbers of deaths on the transplant waiting list is associated with an expanding supply-demand deficit in transplantable organs. There is consequent interest in reviewing both donor eligibility after death from traumatic brain...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

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Reported outcomes after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implant include mortality, hospital readmission and severe adverse events. We have less information about patients ’ perceptions of their quality of life (QOL) after hospital discharge. We conducted a prospective two-center international pilot study to assess anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following LVAD implant as bridge to transplant (BTT) or destination therapy (DT).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (1105) Source Type: research
We studied the efficiency of transplantation of neural stem/progenitor cells from human olfactory mucosa in chronic spinal cord injury. Neural stem/progenitor cells were obtained by a protocol modified by us and transplanted to rats with spinal post-traumatic cysts. It was shown that transplantation of neural stem/progenitor cells from human olfactory lining improved motor activity of hind limbs in the recipient rat with spinal post-traumatic cysts (according to BBB scale).
Source: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Objectives: The discrepancy between organ donation rate and the number of patients waiting transplantation has been a common problem in Turkey. Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), traumatic brain injury (TBI), anoxic encephalopathy, stroke, and brain tu...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Wrapping up this year and looking back on the particularly interesting developments in medical technology, we at Medgadget are impressed and very excited about the future. We’re lucky to cover one of the most innovative fields of research and o...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs
AbstractPosttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs at double the rate in individuals undergoing lung transplantation, compared to the normal population. The psychological sequela of PTSD makes recovery more challenging and may result in poor medical and psychological outcomes. A series of three cases illustrate this presentation. In all cases, PTSD history and symptomatology was undisclosed prior to lung transplantation, despite robust psychological evaluation. All patients experienced traumatic delirium during the acute recovery phase from transplantation. Re-emergence and exacerbation of PTSD symptoms related to remote ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Complications following organ transplant – such as complex medical regimens involving adherence to lifelong immunosuppressant medications, adverse effects, infection, and rejection of the transplanted organ – may increase the risk of stress and ment...
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ConclusionFacial CTA may therefore be a more cost-effective long-term reconstructive option for patients with severe facial defects.Level of evidence: Level V, risk/prognostic study.
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
In 2018, 81% of the 36, 529 solid organs transplanted in the United States came from deceased donors. These organs were recovered through widespread use of aeromedical and emergency ground transportation systems. Urgently scheduled travel to remote hospita...
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We present the case of a 31-year-old male with debilitating post-traumatic arthritis of the ankle secondary to osteonecrosis of the tibial plafond. He was treated with a custom-cut tibial osteochondral allograft transplantation. At 1-year follow-up, radiographs confirmed incorporation of the graft. He had demonstrated significant improvement in terms of both subjective pain and functionality of the ankle and was ready to return to work. Our observation in this case suggests that osteochondral allograft implantation may be a viable alternative treatment in cases of ankle arthritis in the younger patient.
Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: One of the main activities connected with transplantation is the rapid and timely transportation of patients, medical teams, and human organs from donation to transplantation centers under the compliance of national guidelines and principles of...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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