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Arterys Receives First FDA Clearance for Broad Oncology Imaging Suite with Deep Learning
FDA clearance covers all solid tumors. Initial launch will include Liver AI and Lung AI oncology software to empower clinicians to quickly measure and track lesions and nodules in MRI and CT scans SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Mark... Devices, Radiology, Oncology, FDA Arterys, imaging, artificial intelligence (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Pig Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants
Making human tissue in a lab has always been more sci-fi than sci-fact, but powerful genetic technologies may change that soon. For the most part, the only way to replace diseased or failing hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers is with donor organs. Even then, many people struggle to find a good biological match with a donor, and 8,000 die each year in the U.S. while waiting for an organ. In one promising solution to the shortage, researchers have been putting a new DNA editing tool called CRISPR through rigorous tests in organ regeneration. Last August, a group of scientists led by George Church, professor of genetics at Har...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity organ transplants Source Type: news

Scientists create most sophisticated human liver model yet
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Scientists have developed the most sophisticated mini-livers to date. These organoids can potentially help scientists better understand certain congenital liver diseases as well as speed up efforts to create liver tissue in the lab for transplantation into patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can we improve prognostic indications in acetaminophen-induced hepatic failure?
The objective was to compare the markers of hypoglycemia (glucose
Source: The Poison Review - February 9, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical acetaminophen poisoning hepatic failure king's college criteria liver transplantation Source Type: news

People on Liver Transplant Waitlist May Be No Worse Off if They Have Used Marijuana People on Liver Transplant Waitlist May Be No Worse Off if They Have Used Marijuana
Candidates on the liver transplant (LT) waitlist who have used marijuana have no worse outcomes than their counterparts on the list who have not used it, a single-center study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Cincinnati Children ’s advances effort to grow organs for transplant
Scientists at Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital recently advanced efforts to grow human organs in a lab, which could lead to life-saving transplants for people who are seriously ill.  Researchers at the Avondale-based hospital’s Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine have developed a new way to bioengineer human gut tissue a nd liver tissue, according to Cincinnati Children’s. The scientists devised a way to ensure genetic stability so organs are free from the risk of tumor growth as well… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

OHSU ditches 'archaic' transplant policy
Oregon Health& Science University reversed course and announced Wednesday that it had ditched its “archaic" transplant policy that had prevented an undocumented woman from getting evaluated for a liver transplant. “Upon learning of the policy, OHSU leaders acted immediately and terminated the policy,” the university said in a written statement posted on its website. “We deeply regret th e pain this has caused the family.” The transplant team informed the family of the change, and OHSU’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHSU ditches 'archaic' transplant policy
Oregon Health& Science University reversed course and announced Wednesday that it had ditched its “archaic" transplant policy that had prevented an undocumented woman from getting evaluated for a liver transplant. “Upon learning of the policy, OHSU leaders acted immediately and terminated the policy,” the university said in a written statement posted on its website. “We deeply regret th e pain this has caused the family.” The transplant team informed the family of the change, and OHSU’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Living-donor Liver Transplantation May Benefit Children Living-donor Liver Transplantation May Benefit Children
Living-donor liver transplantation appears to have significant benefits in pediatric transplant patients, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Undocumented Woman Cleared For Liver Transplant After Oregon Hospital Rolls Back ‘Archaic’ Policy
An Oregon hospital has eliminated an “archaic” policy that would have barred an undocumented Portland resident from getting a lifesaving liver transplant. Silvia Lesama-Santos, a mother of four who is covered by her husband’s insurance and has lived in Portland for 30 years, was originally denied care at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) hospital because of her immigration status, the Oregonian reports. The Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took up Lesama-Santos’ case, putting out a statement on Tuesday calling for the hospital to roll back any policy that limit...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime oregon Source Type: news

A hospital refused a new kidney to a woman because she was undocumented. Then it found its heart.
Hospital officials in Oregon have ended a policy that prevented an undocumented woman from getting a liver transplant because of her immigration status after outcry, according to local news reports. Silvia Lesama-Santos, 46, a mother of four who has lived in the country for at least 30 years, was denied the transplant in a letter Tuesday from […]Related:Robin Williams’s suicide was followed by a sharp rise in ‘copycat’ deathsBillionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, who just purchased the Los Angeles Times, is a controversial figure in medicineFDA ramps up warnings about kratom, calling unregulate...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A hospital refused a new liver to a woman because she was undocumented. Then it found its heart.
Hospital officials in Oregon have ended a policy that prevented an undocumented woman from getting a liver transplant because of her immigration status after outcry, according to local news reports. Silvia Lesama-Santos, 46, a mother of four who has lived in the country for at least 30 years, was denied the transplant in a letter Tuesday from […]Related:Robin Williams’s suicide was followed by a sharp rise in ‘copycat’ deathsBillionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, who just purchased the Los Angeles Times, is a controversial figure in medicineFDA ramps up warnings about kratom, calling unregulate...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'It's a ticking timebomb': NHS set for liver disease crisis
LIVER disease caused by obesity and poor lifestyle is a “ticking timebomb” for the NHS, experts say. Around three million Britons are believed to have dangerous levels of fat building up around their livers which could lead to organ breakdown and the need for transplants. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal Supplements May Be Dangerous When You Take Certain Prescription Drugs
A number of common herbal supplements, including green tea and Ginkgo biloba, can interact with prescription medications, according to a new research review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. These interactions can make drugs less effective—and may even be dangerous or deadly. Doctors know that herbs can affect medication regimens, wrote the researchers, from the South African Medical Research Council, in their new paper. But because people often don’t disclose to their healthcare providers what over-the-counter drugs and supplements they’re taking, it’s difficult for scienti...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized are herbal supplements safe are supplements safe drug interactions drug side effects green tea healthytime herbal drugs medicine onetime supplement safety warfarin Source Type: news

Powerful food-derived antioxidant can halt, prevent fatty liver disease in mice
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) As obesity continues to rise in the US, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a major public health issue, increasingly leading to cancer and liver transplants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liver transplant saves life of Sydney girl Erika Vidaic
A mother has spoken of the terrifying moment her baby daughter's condition deteriorated when she suffered a rare liver disease. Here, she reveals how a transplant saved her daughter's life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiac, Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Liver Transplantation Cardiac, Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Liver Transplantation
This article provides recommendations for the diagnosis and management of cardiac and pulmonary vascular disease in liver transplant candidates.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

British surgeon fined, avoids jail after burning initials onto livers of patients
A British surgeon who burned his initials onto patients' livers during transplant operations has been fined the equivalent of $17,100 Cdn and ordered to perform community service. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

'Arrogant' UK surgeon burned initials onto patients' livers
A British surgeon who burned his initials into patients' livers during transplant operations has been fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) and ordered to perform community service (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'UK should follow Wales' lead on organ donation'
Liver transplant patient Ellie Lacey urges other UK nations to move to presumed consent organ donation. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Implantable robot helps spur tissue regeneration
An implantable, programmable robot induced cell growth and lengthened part of the esophagus in an animal model by more than 75%, according to researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital. The team reported in Science Robotics today that the robot triggered tissue growth without interfering with organ function. The system could help regrow parts of the esophagus that are missing in people with long-gap esophageal atresia, the researchers noted. “This project demonstrates proof-of-concept that miniature robots can induce organ growth inside a living being for repair or replacement, while avoiding the sedation...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Implants Regenerative Medicine Research & Development Robotics Boston Children's Hospital Source Type: news

Children With Liver Transplants Often Don ’ t Stick to Their Meds Children With Liver Transplants Often Don ’ t Stick to Their Meds
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Delilah Saunders back in hospital after being discharged amid transplant controversy
An Inuk activist from Labrador is back in hospital with pancreatitis after doctors told her she would not need a liver transplant amid questions about her eligibility under an Ontario transplant program's alcohol-use policy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Indigenous Source Type: news

Mother of 3 receives liver transplant from complete stranger after Facebook plea
Jeff Bramstedt from California had never met Melinda Ray but he flew to Colorado to save her life. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Texas baby with rare liver disease makes surprise recovery
Leia Garcia, one, was born with a rare liver disease and had a transplant last month. She stunned doctors with her recovery and is expected to go home to celebrate Christmas in Texas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby with rare liver disease stuns doctors with recovery
Leia Garcia, one, was born with a rare liver disease and had a transplant last month. She stunned doctors with her recovery and is expected to go home to celebrate Christmas in Texas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greater Access to Donated Livers Promised to Transplant Patients
Under revised guidelines, the sickest patients may qualify to receive organs from regions outside their own. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TED ALCORN Tags: Transplants Liver Organ Donation United Network for Organ Sharing Source Type: news

Many transplant patients adhering to 6-month sobriety rule improve to point operation not needed: doctor
The six-month sobriety rule is just one of many conditions that patients needing liver transplants must meet to be considered for a transplant, according to guidelines set by Trillium Gift of Life Network, the agency that co-ordinates organ donations in Ontario. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Four moving forward, following living donation
Many children wait months — and sometimes years — for a transplant, but thanks to the generosity of living donors, some kids don’t have to wait. Read about the lives and futures of four children saved by living donation. Helping Sloan live up to her name Without Lt. Steve Tenney, 7-month-old Sloan wouldn’t be nursing, beginning to roll over on her own or meeting other milestones. “I did what anyone would have done,” says Tenney, who donated a piece of his liver when Sloan was only 5 months old. “Sloan means ‘warrior,’” her mom, Sarah says. “We didn&rsqu...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories kidney transplant Kidney Transplant Program Liver transplant Liver Transplant Program living donation living donor pediatric transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Delilah Saunders 'grateful and outraged' by struggle to get liver transplant
From her hospital bed in Toronto transplant unit, Indigenous rights advocate Delilah Saunders says she's both 'grateful and outraged' by her experiences since being denied a liver transplant for having a history of alcohol use. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Indigenous Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Seizures & Progressive Dystonia Case / Liver Transplant Indications Changing / New Mexico IM Opportunity
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 20-year-old woman was evaluated for seizures and... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Should uninfected patients accept hepatitis C-infected livers to reduce waiting time?
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A modeling study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators finds that the availability of directly-acting antiviral drugs to treat hepatitis C virus infection could allow the transplantation of livers from HCV-positive donors into HCV-negative recipients without posing undue risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is DIOS?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are l...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Amnesty International joins call for Delilah Saunders to be put on liver transplant list
Supporters of a Labrador Inuk woman denied access to a liver transplant waitlist because of alcohol abuse rallied at Confederation Building in St. John's Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL Source Type: news

Isaac ’s story: A ‘new normal’ with short bowel syndrome
It was the morning after their baby son Isaac had come home from the hospital, and Jennifer and Brian Campbell were performing the same sweet act of bonding as many new parents: giving him a bath in the sink. But as they maneuvered around the room, they suddenly realized something was very wrong. “I fell to the floor and started screaming and crying as formula shot out of his stomach,” remembers Jennifer. “I thought we’d broken him.” The reality, of course, was that the Campbells were simply adjusting to their new “normal” — something any parent of a medically complex child c...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation cerebral palsy Dr. Christopher Duggan Dr. Mark Puder Dr. Tom Jaksic necrotizing enterocolitis short bowel syndrome (SBS). Source Type: news

Woman in critical condition from liver failure can't get transplant due to protocols
The family of an Indigenous rights advocate from Newfoundland is considering legal action against an Ontario organ transplant agency after she was denied access to a liver transplant wait list based on a history of alcohol use disorder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Indigenous Source Type: news

UK surgeon admits signing initials on patients' livers
A British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Liver surgeon Simon Bramhall marked initials on patients
Simon Bramhall admits marking his initials on the livers of two transplant patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Prehab' for Improved Liver Transplantation Outcomes'Prehab' for Improved Liver Transplantation Outcomes
Dr William Balistreri on new data suggesting the value of addressing frailty and malnutrition in patients awaiting liver transplantation.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Dec. 5, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New Policy For Distribution of Livers for Transplant in U.S. Changes in how livers for transplant are distributed across the United States will... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 5, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Innovations Are Brightening Liver Transplantation Outcomes Innovations Are Brightening Liver Transplantation Outcomes
Dr William Balistreri recaps the breakthroughs that are increasing options for patients on the liver transplant waitlist.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

EU Regulators to Review Fibroid Drug for Possible Liver Risk EU Regulators to Review Fibroid Drug for Possible Liver Risk
Reports of liver damage and transplants have surfaced regarding ulipristal acetate (Esmya), now before the FDA for approval to treat uterine fibroids.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Press invitation to Europe's largest congress on hepatology
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) The International Liver Congress ™ (ILC) is the annual EASL meeting, and the flagship event in EASL's educational calendar. Every year in April, scientific and medical experts from a broad range of fields including hepatology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, cell biology, transplant surgery, infectious diseases, microbiology and virology, pharmacology, pathology and radiology and imaging come together from around the world to learn about the latest in liver research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers develop new technique to model transplantation of the human liver
(World Scientific) A novel technology developed by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital enables the model-ing of human liver transplantation in an experimental setting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lauren ’s life after transplant: Proving the impossible possible
I was born on January 29, 1992 with a birth defect called gastroschisis, which meant that my intestines extended outside my body through a small hole in my abdominal wall. I received a liver, small and large bowel transplant in December of 1992, just before my first birthday. Though I was transplanted in Pennsylvania, I have been cared for by the brilliant team at Boston Children’s Hospital ever since. When I was first recovering in Pennsylvania, my parents were told that I would never be able to swim in the ocean because I would have to have a central line in for the rest of my life. Well, to that person I would lik...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lauren Ainsworth Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories gastroschisis multivisceral transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer?
Is contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) effective for differentiating between...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 What role should contrast US have for kidney lesions? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Developing a New Score: How Machine Learning Improves Risk Prediction
Composite risk scores have been used for decades to identify disease risk and health status in the general population. However, current approaches often fail to identify people who would benefit from intervention or recommend unnecessary intervention. Machine learning promises to improve accuracy, ensuring targeted treatment for patients that need it and reducing unnecessary intervention. Framingham Risk Score, the gold standard for predicting the likelihood of heart disease, predicts hospitalizations with about 56% accuracy. It uses factors such as age, gender, smoking, cholesterol levels, and systolic blood pre...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Saving lives with a new liver dialysis device
New technology could soon revolutionise the treatment of liver failure: an innovative dialysis device is currently being trialled. It aims to greatly improve the outlook for patients, helping them to recover or supporting them while they wait for a transplant, say the EU-funded researchers taking this innovation forward. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 14, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Deep learning differentiates liver masses on CT
A deep-learning approach using a convolutional neural network can accurately...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT ACR updates guidelines for incidental liver lesions on CT Contrast ultrasound is safe, effective for pediatric patients Contrast US clears up indeterminate HCC cases on MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS
Can a computer-aided diagnosis system based on machine learning characterize...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast ultrasound clears up picture for renal lesions Ultrasound loses one of its greats in David Cosgrove Contrast image processing boosts ultrasound performance Contrast ultrasound is safe, effective for pediatric patients ARRS: Contrast ultrasound works well for liver lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news