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More patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis receiving liver transplants
(Digestive Disease Week) Increasingly, liver transplant centers are changing a long-standing practice of delaying potentially life-saving liver transplantation for patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis until after they stopped drinking alcohol for six months, according to a new study scheduled for presentation at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Team Up to Manage IBS: Gastro Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, deciding who gets liver transplant takes emotional toll (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sarcopenia Predicts Tumor Recurrence Post Liver Transplantation?
Recurrence risk was greater in sarcopenic patients, and greater alpha-fetoprotein and microvascular invasion were independent risk factors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Liver, Gallbladder, and Biliary Tract Cancers News Source Type: news

Decreasing Incidence of Cancer After Liver Transplantation Decreasing Incidence of Cancer After Liver Transplantation
A decades-long study found a decrease in cancer risk after liver transplantation. What factors may have contributed to the decline?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Personalities of Pittsburgh: Dr. Amit Tevar, transplant surgeon
In this week's Personalities of Pittsburgh, Dr. Amit Tevar, a nationally recognized transplant surgeon, talks about liver and kidney transplants, and how he balances his time. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Personalities of Pittsburgh: Dr. Amit Tevar, transplant surgeon
In this week's Personalities of Pittsburgh, Dr. Amit Tevar, a nationally recognized transplant surgeon, talks about liver and kidney transplants, and how he balances his time. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Desperate man offers unusual exchange for liver transplant
California man desperate to get a liver for his ailing wife made an unusual offer in exchange for a donation (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will AI cause radiologists to go the way of horses?
Will radiologists meet the same fate from the advent of artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New framework facilitates radiology AI algorithms Radiology and AI: From bête noire to nuts and bolts 4 reasons why AI won't replace radiologists AIUM: Radiologists must get out of their comfort zone AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US?Comments: 5/14/2018 12:53:52 PMBalint From the JACR paper: "We need to figure how to deal with this coming change. And we need to do it in a hurry."   Publishing fewer articles in academic journals like this, that hav...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dying Erika Zak pens letter to insurer that denied her a liver
Surgery to remove tumors on her liver from stage 4 colon cancer left Erika Zak of Oregon with a hole in the organ which is now failing the young mother, but her insurance refused to cover a transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long will I survive after a liver transplant?
Liver transplant surgery is the second most common transplant surgery in the U.S. Livers typically come from deceased donors, but transplants using parts of livers from live donors are becoming more frequent. Figures show that more than 50 percent of people who have a liver transplant survive for at least 20 years. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Ultrasound 'helmet' supports brain imaging
Researchers from Vanderbilt University are developing an ultrasound helmet...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Will ultrasound and AI become the tricorder of the future? Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS Socionext, SOINN report ultrasound AI developments (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Addenbrooke's to pioneer liver transplant technology
Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge will use a technique which can keep a liver "alive" outside the body. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver transplant: Hospital becomes first in UK to bring in pioneering technology
A HOSPITAL has become the first in the UK to bring state-of-the-art liver transplant technology into routine practice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol Use and Outcomes in Patients Transplanted for Non-ALD Alcohol Use and Outcomes in Patients Transplanted for Non-ALD
What are the potential consequences of alcohol use after liver transplantation in patients who received transplants for non-alcoholic liver disease?Alcohol and Alcoholism (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Human Trafficking for Organs: Ending abuse of the Poorest
By Maged SrourROME, Apr 30 2018 (IPS)Organ transplantation is one of the most incredible medical achievements of the past century. Since the first successful transplants, which took place in the 1950s, organ transplantation has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Dr. Francis Delmonico, is a transplant surgeon with a long career, serving also as an Adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO). Credit: Harvard Health Policy ReviewGlobally about 125,000 people undergo organ transplantation each year. This number is small in the face of demand for organs widely outstripping supply and consequently c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Liver - Kidney Recipients Have Donor - Specific Hypo - Responses
Unique characteristics ID'd in peripheral blood cells of simultaneous liver - kidney transplant recipients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Liver-Kidney Recipients Have Donor-Specific Hypo-Responses
MONDAY, April 30, 2018 -- Simultaneous liver-kidney transplant recipients'peripheral blood cells have unique phenotypic and functional characteristics that are associated with donor-specific hypo-alloresponsiveness, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Transplanted Livers Guard Against Organ Rejection
This study shows that the liver transplant itself regulates the host's immune responses. Compared to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Boy, 7, is one of the youngest patients in Britain to have five organ transplants
Jay Crouch, seven, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, received two new kidneys, a liver, a small intestine and a pancreas from a single donor. He spent four weeks in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy is one of the youngest patients to have five organ transplants
Jay Crouch, seven, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, received two new kidneys, a liver, a small intestine and a pancreas from a single donor. He spent four weeks in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBCT-guided radiotherapy shows promise for HCC
A novel radiotherapy technique using conebeam CT (CBCT) shows promise as a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Adding blood test to US improves liver cancer diagnosis Contrast US clears up indeterminate HCC cases on MRI US surveillance of HCC subject to image quality issues HCC screening boosts survival rate in cirrhosis patients Dual-tracer PET/CT helps pick patients for liver transplant (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Boy recovering well after five-organ transplant
Jay Crouch has two new kidneys, a liver, pancreas and small bowel and is learning how to eat. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin A derivative selectively kills liver cancer stem cells
(RIKEN) Acyclic retinoid, an artificial compound derived from vitamin A, has been found to prevent the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer. Now, in research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists have discovered that the compound targets one class of cancer stem cells, preventing them from giving rise to new tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

You never know the life you save....become an organ donor!
The week of April 23-27 has been designated as National Pediatric Transplant Week.  This week is to bring attention to the great need for organ donations and to honor  donors and their families whose incredibly selfless gift has given someone the gift of life.While most of us will never experience the need for a transplant, there are many of us who know someone who has a debilitating condition such as kidney dialysis that are in need of a transplant.Right now there are almost 2,000 children on the national transplant list.  Those needing hearts, lungs, eyes, tissue, liver, kidney, or some other body part are...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

Unlocking the Potential of AI For Fatty Liver Treatments
ReviveMed, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) spinout, is using artificial intelligence (AI) to unlock the power of metabolomics to discover new therapies to treat diseases. Metabolomics is the large-scale study of small molecules like glucose or cholesterol produced by cellular activity. ReviveMed’s platform could help pharmaceutical companies redesign existing drugs or develop new drugs to help patients suffering from disease. The Cambridge, MA-based company recently raised funding to help further develop its AI solution, closing an oversubscribed seed round of $1.5 million. Rivas Capital led the round, ...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Software Source Type: news

Normothermic Machine Perfusion Preserves Organs for Transplantation Normothermic Machine Perfusion Preserves Organs for Transplantation
Normothermic machine perfusion may be superior to conventional static cold storage for preserving livers and other organs for transplantation, two new randomized trials suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Have you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant?
There are more than 114,000 people in the United States on a waiting list to receive an organ transplant, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. Some patients can wait years while their health deteriorates. Sometimes they die waiting. For example, “there are far too few livers available for the people who need them,” […]Related:British man who deliberately infected five partners with HIV is sentenced to life in prisonA 4-year-old had been growling at preschool — so this naturopath says she gave him rabid dog salivaThe world’s first recipient of a second face transplant? A 43-year-...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will ultrasound and AI become the tricorder of the future?
Artificial intelligence (AI) will soon bring many benefits to point-of-care...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology POCUS helps handle out-of-hospital cardiac arrest AIUM: VA lags behind in use of point-of-care ultrasound AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US? Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Liver transplants are better all around when you hold the ice
To preserve more livers for transplant patients who desperately need them, surgeons should take newly harvested organs out of their ice baths and immerse them instead in a warm, nutrient-rich soup, new research suggests.In a head-to-head comparison of the two methods, preserving donor livers in... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Thousands of donated livers could be saved by warming them
The new technology from the University of Oxford that acts as life support for the liver could increase the number of transplants for the more than 115,00 people in the US on the waiting list. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplant news: Machine could keep liver 'alive' outside the body for 24 hours
A MACHINE which keeps a liver "alive" outside the body for up to 24 hours before a transplant could have a "transformative effect" on organ waiting lists, scientists have said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve transplants
Study suggests warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve organ transplants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Keeping livers 'alive' boosts transplant success, trial finds
The alternative to ice involves pumping livers with blood, nutrients and medicines while in a machine. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplanted livers help body defend against organ rejection, Mayo Clinic study finds
(Mayo Clinic) When patients undergo a dual kidney-liver transplant, the liver has a protective effect on the kidney, the study found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Transplanted livers help body defend against organ rejection, Mayo Clinic study finds
ROCHESTER, Minn. ??Transplanted livers change the profile of blood cells in the recipients, reducing the potential for organ rejection, Mayo Clinic research shows. The findings are published in Kidney International. For decades, transplant experts have observed that liver transplant recipients often need less anti-rejection medication, known as immunosuppressive drugs, than recipients of other solid organs. [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - April 18, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Latest Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Combination Looks Promising
Scientists at the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center (VIC) at Massachusetts General Hospital have uncovered a novel, two-agent immunotherapy combination that worked surprisingly well in animal models with malignant mesothelioma. The discovery has sparked new optimism for immunotherapy, which has struggled to provide consistently positive results with aggressive cancers such as mesothelioma. “This is the beginning of a new story of hope, a new combination of immunotherapy,” Dr. Mark Poznansky, director of the VIC and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, told Asbestos.com. “It worked quite well in a...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 17, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Liver Transplant in Patients With Alcoholic Liver Disease Liver Transplant in Patients With Alcoholic Liver Disease
Some transplant centers are reluctant to perform liver transplants in patients with alcoholic liver disease. Do these patients have worse outcomes than those transplanted for viral cirrhosis?Alcohol and Alcoholism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Treatments Reduce Transplants
(MedPage Today) -- Therapies also appear to reduce liver-related mortality (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fecal microbiota transplantation produces sustained improvements in cognitive and clinical outcomes
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) Long-term results of a randomized study demonstrate sustained improvements in hepatic encephalopathy episodes, hospitalizations, and cognitive performance compared with standard-of-care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Difficult-to-Treat Sclerosing Cholangitis Eased With Statins Difficult-to-Treat Sclerosing Cholangitis Eased With Statins
Primary sclerosing cholangitis is progressive, and there is no known therapy to prevent cirrhosis, liver transplant, or progression to cancer, but a new investigation suggests statins might help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

HCV-related liver transplantation and post-transplant survival rates in Europe have improved rapidly in the era of direct-acting antiviral drugs
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) HCV-related liver transplantation and post-transplant survival rates in Europe have improved rapidly in the era of direct-acting antiviral drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

US study reports dramatic reduction in likelihood of liver transplantation in patients with hepatoce
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) ILC 2018: Although hepatocellular carcinoma is now the leading indication for liver transplantation in the USA, the probability of patients receiving a transplant has declined significantly in recent years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liver-transplant Donors Have Few Complications, Good Outcomes Liver-transplant Donors Have Few Complications, Good Outcomes
People who donate part of their liver for transplantation have few complications, whether in the short or long term, and can lead normal healthy lives, a new single-center study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

TransMedics, Inc. Receives FDA Pre-Market Approval (PMA) for its OCS(TM) Lung System for Near-Physiologic Preservation and Assessment of Lungs for Transplantation
ANDOVER, Mass., April 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- TransMedics, Inc., a medical technology company that is transforming the important therapy of solid organ transplantation for patients with end-stage lung, heart and liver failure... Devices, Surgery, FDA TransMedics, Organ Care System, lung transplant, organ transplant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TransMedics wins FDA approval for OCS Lung transplant system
TransMedics said today that it won pre-market approval from the FDA for its OCD Lung transplant system, which is designed to keep donated human lungs in near-living condition until transplantation. The March 22 approval covers standard double-lung transplantation procedures, Andover, Mass.-based TransMedics said. The federal safety watchdog granted the PMA based on data from the 316-patient Inspire trial, the results from which were published this week in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, comparing OCS lung with the standard of care – cold flush and storage. Inspire met its primary outcome – a composite of ...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Transplants Wall Street Beat transmedics Source Type: news

Statins associated with reduced morbidity and mortality in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitischolangi
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) An award-winning register-based study reports a reduced risk of all-cause mortality, liver transplantation, liver cancer, and variceal bleeding in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis exposed to statins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Personalized T cell therapy shows signs of clinical effectiveness against HBV-related HCC
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) ILC 2018: HBV DNA integration profile of tumour cells used to guide T cell adoptive immunotherapy in a liver transplant patient with HBsAg-negative HCC metastases in the lungs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Radiology and AI: From bête noire to nuts and bolts
SAN JOSE, CA - Radiologists appear to have overcome their fears of artificial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 4 reasons why AI won't replace radiologists AIUM: Radiologists must get out of their comfort zone AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US? Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare? AI will bring doctors and machines together in radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AIUM: Double dose of US contrast helps find gastric lesions
NEW YORK CITY - Giving a double dose of ultrasound contrast in the form of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer? Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS Contrast ultrasound clears up picture for renal lesions Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response Contrast image processing boosts ultrasound performance (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

4 reasons why AI won't replace radiologists
Are you worried about artificial intelligence (AI) eliminating your job? Don't...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Radiologists must get out of their comfort zone AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US? AI method lowers radiation dose, speeds scanning times Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare? Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news