South Africa:What You Need to Know About SA's Historic Liver Transplant From an HIV-Positive Donor
[Bhekisisa] How could a baby get an organ from a person living with HIV and not automatically contract the virus? The experts weigh in. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Liver Transplant From HIV+ Living Donor to Negative Recipient - Key Ethical Issues
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has a dire shortage of organ donors. This means that doctors struggle to find suitable donor organs for critically ill patients who would die without receiving a transplant. Sometimes they have to make tough calls such as using a blood group incompatible organ to save a patient's life - even if this comes with additional risk. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:World's First Intentional HIV+ Liver Transplant
[Wits University] Wits doctors transplanted the liver from a mother living with HIV to her critically ill HIV negative child, who had end-stage liver disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:First Liver Transplant From HIV+ Living Donor to Negative Recipient
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has a dire shortage of organ donors. This means that doctors struggle to find suitable donor organs for critically ill patients who would die without receiving a transplant. Sometimes they have to make tough calls such as using a blood group incompatible organ to save a patient's life -- even if this comes with additional risk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Littler girl saved by her mother's HIV-infected liver in world first transplant
Doctors at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre successfully transplanted the liver of an HIV-positive mother in South Africa to her dying daughter. The girl seemed to contract HIV, but may beat it yet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would you rather die of liver failure or live with HIV?
(University of the Witwatersrand) In 2017, doctors from the Transplant Unit at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre performed what is believed to be the world's first intentional liver transplant from a mother living with HIV to her critically ill HIV negative child, who had end-stage liver disease. Now, more than a year later, the mother and child have fully recovered, however, doctors are unsure the HIV-status of the child. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chronic Allograft Injury Common Among Pediatric Liver-transplant Recipients Chronic Allograft Injury Common Among Pediatric Liver-transplant Recipients
A substantial proportion of pediatric liver-transplant patients with normal liver tests have varying degrees of subclinical chronic allograft injury, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Liver transplant, weight-loss surgery combination benefits obese patients in long term
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Obese patients who underwent a life-saving liver transplant and weight-loss surgery at the same time were better able to keep the weight off long term and had fewer metabolic complications than those who lost weight on their own before undergoing a liver transplant, Mayo Clinic research shows. The findings were recently published [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - October 2, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Primary Liver Transplant May Best Drainage in Infants With Biliary Atresia Primary Liver Transplant May Best Drainage in Infants With Biliary Atresia
Primary liver transplantation is associated with better long-term survival than is biliary-enteric drainage (BED) in infants with biliary atresia, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score Underestimates Mortality
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- The Pediatric End-stage Liver Disease (PELD) score underestimates the actual probability of 90-day pretransplant mortality for children undergoing a primary liver transplant, according to a study published online Sept. 17... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Enhancing Cancer Immunotherapy with Artificial Intelligence
Physicians may soon use artificial intelligence (AI) and medical images to study tumors without a biopsy. The techniques developed to study tumors in this new way are described in the September 1 issue of The Lancet Oncology. Along with helping physicians learn more about tumors without surgery, the new approach should help identify which cancer patients will respond best to cutting-edge immunotherapy treatments. The AI techniques could be useful for “predicting clinical outcomes of patients treated with immunotherapy when validated by further prospective randomized trials,” the authors wrote. Immunotherapy tre...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Children disadvantaged by liver transplant wait list scores
The scoring system used to determine who has priority for receiving a liver transplant disadvantages children compared to adults, a new study indicates. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living Healthy After Liver and Kidney Transplant at Duke
Treatment TermsLiver transplantKidney transplant Overview Kenn Wiggins, 40, doesn ’t take his good health lightly. For years, he lived with autoimmune hepatitis that eventually led to a liver transplant. Then his disease returned, causing him to develop both liver and kidney failure. When the center that had performed his first transplant judged his condition too complex, he tu rned to Duke’s transplant team as his last hope. Today, after successful kidney and liver transplants, Wiggins feels great. “Duke saved my life,” he said. Hero Image2018_liver_ken.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA He...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Research to address the shortage of donor livers: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Right now, just in the United States, between 10 and 15 thousand people are waiting for a liver transplant. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,?Dr. Scott Nyberg,?director of the liver program at the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine,?discusses research efforts that could make more transplants possible. To listen, click the link below. Research [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation
People who receive a kidney ​ or part of a liver transplant from a living donor cut years off their time on the wait list and those organs tend to survive longer (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation
Terra Goudge's liver cancer was too advanced for the transplant list. Few hospitals allow living donors. She and her friend had to travel from LA to Pennsylvania to find doctors who would do it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation
and increasing kidney, liver transplants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation
Doctors are exploring ways to lift some of the barriers to living organ donation and boost kidney, liver transplants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Contrast ultrasound is effective for liver, kidney lesions
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound offers an effective, low-cost way to further evaluate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast ultrasound identifies early cervical cancer AIUM: Double dose of US contrast helps find gastric lesions 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 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

More With Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis Receiving Liver Transplants More With Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis Receiving Liver Transplants
More patients with severe acute alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) are receiving early liver transplants (LTs), new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Preemptive DAAs for HCV+ Donor Livers Found Cost Effective
(MedPage Today) -- Direct-acting antiviral therapy in seronegative liver recipients could shorten transplant waiting lists (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 24, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Parents close GoFundMe for son's liver transplant after discovering it will cost $1.1 MILLION  
Charlie Proctor, five, from Church, Lancashire, in the UK was diagnosed in February 2016 with hepatoblastoma, a rare tumor that begins in the liver usually during early childhood (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-cancer drug offers potential alternative to transplant for patients with liver failure, study finds
Patients suffering sudden liver failure could in the future benefit from a new treatment that could reduce the need for transplants, research published today shows. The study by scientists at University of Edinburgh MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, and the University of Bristol, is published in Science Translational Medicine. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Liver transplants 'may be unnecessary thanks to new drug treatment'
A cancer drug can unlock the liver's ability to regenerate, early stage research suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Timing of HCV Therapy in Liver Transplant-Eligible Patients Timing of HCV Therapy in Liver Transplant-Eligible Patients
The authors developed a decision tree model to compare the cost-effectiveness of three strategies for timing of DAA treatment for HCV in liver transplant candidates.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pediatric LT and Transition to Adult Healthcare Service Pediatric LT and Transition to Adult Healthcare Service
This study examined the outcome of liver transplant recipients after their transition from pediatric to adult healthcare services. How common was non-adherence, and what were the contributing factors?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Organ Transplant in the Direct-acting Antiviral Era
Can DAA therapy remove patients from transplant waiting lists? Are HCV-infected livers--and hearts--safe for uninfected organ recipients? Three new studies explain. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Hep C Expert Interview: Gregory T. Everson, MD
Renowned transplant expert Gregory T. Everson, MD, talked with Patient Care about sensitive issues surrounding liver transplant in the era of direct-acting antiviral therapy. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Long-term Outcome of Liver Transplantation in Childhood Long-term Outcome of Liver Transplantation in Childhood
The results of a long-term study regarding the survival and outcomes following childhood liver transplantation are presented here.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Young Adults Are Drinking Themselves To Death, Study Finds
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (CBS Local) – A disturbing new study declares that a growing number of young Americans are drinking themselves to death. The findings point to a skyrocketing increase in cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths over the last decade. According to the report published in the journal BMJ, deaths due to cirrhosis increased by 65 percent from 2009 to 2016. Deaths from liver cancer doubled (from more than 5,100 to nearly 11,100) during the same time period. Americans between 25-34 were found to be the largest group affected. Cirrhosis is a disease commonly caused by excessive drinking or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alcohol Drinking liver disease Local TV talkers Source Type: news

TGen-led study shows DNA methylation related to liver disease among obese patients
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) A TGen-led team has identified how DNA methylation is associated with a condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can lead to liver cirrhosis and death, and is one of the leading indicators for liver transplants. In one of the most exacting studies of its kind, TGen scientists found evidence that DNA methylation has a role in the initiation of NAFLD-related fibrosis, according to a study published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liver Cancer Death Rate In US Surged 43% In 16 Years
(CNN) — Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined. Liver cancer death rates increased for both men and women 25 and older, as well as white, black and Hispanic people. Only Asians and Pacific Islanders saw a decrease in mortality from liver cancer. The rise in mortality doesn’t mean that liver cancer is deadlier than before, according to Dr. Jiaquan Xu, the aut...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer Liver Cancer Source Type: news

World-renowned husband and wife team join local transplant org
In less than a month, the UT/Methodist Transplant Institute has added two highly regarded professionals in the transplant field. The Transplant Institute named Dr. Daniel Maluf as surgical director of liver transplantation. He will also be a professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and director of live donor transplantation for the institute. “He is internationally known for hi s work in live donor liver transplantation, as well as his research in genomics,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

UCLA led the nation in organ transplants in 2017
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center led the nation in the number of solid organ transplants performed in 2017, with 641 procedures that included kidney, pancreas, lung, heart and intestine transplants, according to statistics from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.UCLA recorded 363 kidney transplants in 2017, making it the year ’s top kidney transplant center.Other medical centers with a high number of solid organ transplants in 2017 were UC San Francisco; Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri; and the University of Wisconsin ’s University Hospital in Ma...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Contrast ultrasound identifies early cervical cancer
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound appears to be an effective alternative to MRI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Double dose of US contrast helps find gastric lesions 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 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Which Patient Should Get the Liver Transplant?
(MedPage Today) -- Michael Kirsch, MD, ponders our organ allocation system (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Could this system make more kidneys, livers usable for transplant?
An Italian startup has teamed with critical-care immunotherapy company CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO) on an integrated ex-vivo system to perfuse, cleanse, recondition and preserve harvested kidneys and livers — including those that are usually discarded. Aferetica srl (Mirandola, Italy) designed its PerLife system is to improve organ function and viability while reducing the risk of primary graft failure and organ rejection. PerLife incorporates CytoSorbents’ PerSorb sorbent cartridge, which uses adsorptive porous polymer technology to reduce a broad range of toxins that c...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Transplants Aferetica srl CytoSorbents Corp. Source Type: news

Impact of HCV Antiviral Treatment on Liver Transplant Need Impact of HCV Antiviral Treatment on Liver Transplant Need
How has the epidemiology of liver transplantation changed as a result of the introduction of new direct-acting antiviral therapies for HCV?Liver International (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Denver hospital suspends organ-transplant program
One of just four transplant programs in the Rocky Mountain region is putting a temporary stop to all transplant procedures in order to upgrade and rebuild the program. Porter Adventist Hospital officials did not give a time-frame for re-starting their 30-year-old program in announcing Tuesday that all kidney, pancreas and liver transplants will halt during a reassessment of the initiative. But CEO Todd Folkenberg said the Denver facility, which is part of the Ce ntura Health system, will partner… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Denver hospital suspends organ-transplant program
One of just four transplant programs in the Rocky Mountain region is putting a temporary stop to all transplant procedures in order to upgrade and rebuild the program. Porter Adventist Hospital officials did not give a time-frame for re-starting their 30-year-old program in announcing Tuesday that all kidney, pancreas and liver transplants will halt during a reassessment of the initiative. But CEO Todd Folkenberg said the Denver facility, which is part of the Ce ntura Health system, will partner… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Adherence to Immunosuppressive Medication Leads to Better Outcomes in Young Liver Transplant Recipients
A study of children who received liver transplants found that adherence to taking immunosuppressive medication can predict organ rejection later. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Donor Outcomes in the Years After Living Donor Liver Transplantation
Studies provide a more complete picture of how living donor liver transplantation affects donors in a myriad of ways. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Man recovering from SIXTH liver transplant in lifelong battle
Steven Featley, 23, from Stoke Ash in Suffolk, had his sixth liver transplant last year as part of a lifelong battle with rare condition biliary atresia, which he has had since he was six weeks old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man, 23, recovering from SIXTH liver transplant in lifelong battle against rare condition
Steven Featley, 23, from Stoke Ash in Suffolk, had his sixth liver transplant last year as part of a lifelong battle with rare condition biliary atresia, which he has had since he was six weeks old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infographic: Liver transplant saves lives
Learn more about transplants. Other health tip infographics:?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The last gift: what it ’ s like to work with organ donors
If a heart, liver, or other vital organ becomes available to someone on a transfer list in the North East, it’s likely that Michelle Pearson and Rachel Pritchard will take care of it. Death is often a taboo subject, and there aren’t many people with a keener understanding of it than specialist nurses in organ donation. UNISON members Michelle and Rachel work for Northern Organ Donation Services. If an organ becomes available for transfer in the North East, it’s their job to respond. There are two specialist nurses in organ donation (SN-ODs) like them on call in the region at any time, with embedded roles ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: Magazine blood and transplant health healthcare nurses Source Type: news

Racial Gaps Persist in ALD Patients Eligible for Transplant
(MedPage Today) -- Disparities found regarding liver transplant, mortality (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Alcohol Abstinence Before Liver Transplant Shorter Now for Some Patients Alcohol Abstinence Before Liver Transplant Shorter Now for Some Patients
Increasingly, liver transplant centers are doing away with the long-standing practice of delaying liver transplant in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) until they abstain from alcohol for six months, according to a new survey of U.S. transplant centers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Teenager 19 survived liver transplant and meningitis got diagnosed with CANCER and is recovering
Sophie Houghton-Hinks, 19, from Poole was fortunate to receive a life-saving liver transplant only to then contract meningitis that left her brain scarred, following by cancer which spread all over her body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Imatinib-induced Fulminant Liver Failure in CML Imatinib-induced Fulminant Liver Failure in CML
Acute liver failure can be a fatal adverse effect of chronic myeloid leukemia treatment with imatinib. Is liver transplant a viable option for these patients?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news