3D-printed craniofacial models support family consults
Researchers from Saudi Arabia have created 3D-printed models based on the CT...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing reduces liver transplant costs, surgery time 3D printing yields custom-fit glasses for kids 3D printing helps separate rare case of conjoined twins 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost 3D-printed lungs improve patient understanding of surgery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

3D-bioprinted model mimics real human heart properties
Researchers from Israel have created a 3D-printed model that captures the immunological,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing reduces liver transplant costs, surgery time 3D printing helps separate rare case of conjoined twins 3D printing technique improves heart valve sizing 3D-printed aortas could work well for TAVR Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Protective Effects of Coffee Post- Liver Transplant for HCC Protective Effects of Coffee Post- Liver Transplant for HCC
Does coffee consumption reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver transplantation?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Five-month-old boy dies days after hopes of a life-saving liver transplant fell through
Marcus Albers, five months, from Waukesha, Wisconsin, was born with an extremely rare genetic disease known as Immunodeficiency 47. He passed away on April 10 in need of a liver transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Red Wine Help You Live Longer? Here ’s What the Science Says
In the 1990s, some researchers observed that French people—despite eating lots of saturated fat—tended to have low rates of heart disease. Dubbing this phenomenon the “French paradox,” the researchers speculated that regular wine consumption may be protecting their hearts from disease. A little later, in the early-2000s, evidence began to pile up tying Mediterranean-style eating and drinking patterns with longer lifespans. One component of these diets that got a lot of attention was the consumption of wine—red wine, in particular. Even among people who ate healthy Mediterranean diets, those w...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Longevity Source Type: news

'You want to scream': Cost of organ transplant a worry for some B.C. patients
When Peggy Mahoney discovered she had a rare liver condition and required a transplant, it came as a shock. But Mahoney was shocked again to learn how much money she would need to follow through on her treatment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Organ transplant: finding more ways to save lives
By using organs once thought to be unsuitable, tapping the liver ’s power to regenerate, and more, Yale Medicine experts are making the most of organ donations. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Improved Liver Transplant Waitlist Mortality With DAAs Improved Liver Transplant Waitlist Mortality With DAAs
Did introduction of sofosbuvir increase the survival of patients awaiting liver transplant?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Significant fall in Hepatitis C deaths
And new treatments mean fewer people now require liver transplants Related items fromOnMedica Range of new and costly drugs added to WHO ‘essentials’ list UK joins fight against Ebola GPs should administer Hep C therapy, says WHO UK falls behind other nations in preventing avoidable death Common anti-parasitic could be new tool for malaria control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

TransMedics registers for $86m IPO
TransMedics last week registered for an initial public offering worth more than $86 million for the organ transplant transportation system it developed. The Organ Care System is designed to keep donated hearts, lungs and livers in near-living condition until transplantation; the company touts it as the only such system designed for more than one organ. In Europe, the OCS Heart and OCS Lung devices are already on the market. A year ago the Andover, Mass.-based company won pre-market approval from the FDA for its OCS Lung transplant device for standard double-lung transplantation procedures. In an April 5 regulatory filing T...
Source: Mass Device - April 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Transplants Wall Street Beat transmedics Source Type: news

Safety of MMR Vaccination After Pediatric Liver Transplant Safety of MMR Vaccination After Pediatric Liver Transplant
Is it safe for pediatric liver transplant recipients to receive the MMR vaccine?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

What Does the Liver Do?
Discussion The liver is one of the largest organs in the body, weighing just over 3 pounds in an adult. It is found in the upper right abdomen, under the right dome of the diaphragm. Grossly, it has asymmetric lobes with the right being larger than the left. The lobes are separated by a fibrous connective tissue band that also anchors the liver in the abdominal cavity. The gallbladder is located on the inferior surface of the liver and stores bile, which is then released into the duodenum. Microscopically, the liver cells are arranged in lobules with canals carrying blood vessels and bile ducts. At any moment about 10-13% ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Doctors Perform First Organ Transplant Between Living HIV-Positive Donor and Recipient
(WASHINGTON) — Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what’s thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ. If other donors with HIV come forward, it could free up space on the transplant waiting list for everyone. Nina Martinez of Atlanta traveled to Johns Hopkins University to donate a kidney to an HIV-positive stranger, saying she “wanted to make a difference in somebody else’s life” and counter the stigma that too often still surrounds HIV infection. Many people think “somebody wit...
Source: TIME: Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP Tags: Uncategorized Medical Procedures onetime Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Cures Rare HEHE Liver Tumor
Treatment TermsLiver transplant Overview Teresa Cumbie ’s liver cancer was so rare that her Myrtle Beach, SC oncologist had never seen anything like it. After her biopsy samples were sent for medical opinions around the country, she was diagnosed with hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEHE). Armed with that knowledge, Teresa started looking fo r doctors experienced with her condition. She found them at Duke University Hospital in Durham. Today, thanks to a successful liver transplant, she’s cancer-free. Hero Image2019_teresacumbie_1932x862.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA Header Learn More C...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Blood holds key to liver regeneration
(Michigan State University) The liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate. But some patients who undergo a liver resection, a surgery that removes a diseased portion of the organ, end up needing a transplant because the renewal process doesn't work. A new Michigan State University study, published in the journal Blood, shows that the blood-clotting protein fibrinogen may hold the key as to why this happens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Listing for HCV-associated Cirrhosis and HCC Liver Transplant Listing for HCV-associated Cirrhosis and HCC
How has the availability of direct-acting antiviral therapy impacted liver transplantation indications and waiting list outcomes in patients with chronic hepatitis C?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Infographic: Living liver donation
Learn more about living liver donation and transplants. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 6, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

First genetic clue for elusive pediatric liver disease
(Emory Health Sciences) A nationwide consortium of researchers has identified the first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia, a mysterious liver disease that is the leading cause for liver transplantation in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify potential mechanism to control nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
FINDINGSIn a comprehensive, nine-year-long study in mice, researchers profiled more than 300 liver and plasma lipid species and more than 5,000 liver proteins. The combined data helped researchers to identify new mechanisms that control the metabolism of lipids (molecules that include fat) and to discover a protein that regulates lipids. They found that silencing one particular protein, called PSMD9, is a potential therapeutic strategy to reduce nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.BACKGROUNDNonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the buildup of excess fat in liver cells not caused by alcohol. The disease affects about 25 percent ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Saves Critically Ill Patient
Treatment TermsAutoimmune HepatitisLiver transplant Overview Ray Thompson was a teenager when doctors first suspected something was wrong with his liver. He was an adult when he learned his condition was autoimmune hepatitis, a chronic disease in which the body ’s immune system attacks the liver. He kept it under control, but his luck ran out two years ago -- when he became so ill that he needed a liver transplant. While researching liver transplant programs, his wife discovered Duke was one of the best. Thompson was evaluated for the transplant and plac ed on the waitlist within one week of his first appointment. ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

3D printing reduces liver transplant costs, surgery time
Presurgical planning on 3D-printed models allowed researchers from China to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing unites radiology, otolaryngology 3D printing helps separate rare case of conjoined twins 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost 3D-printed lungs improve patient understanding of surgery 3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Researchers discover a genetic defect linked to pediatric liver disease
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in collaboration with several other institutions, have discovered a genetic defect linked to biliary atresia (BA), the most common pediatric cause of end-stage liver disease, and the leading indication for liver transplantation in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trial launched to study HIV-to-HIV liver transplant outcomes
The country's first large-scale clinical trial to study the safety of liver transplants between people with HIV was launched on Thursday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH clinical trial to track outcomes of liver transplantation from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients
Study follows passage of HOPE Act of 2013, allowing people with HIV to become organ donors. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH trial to track outcomes of liver transplantation from HIV+ donors to HIV+ recipients
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The first large-scale clinical trial studying liver transplantation between people with HIV has begun at clinical centers across the US. The HOPE in Action Multicenter Liver Study will determine the safety of this practice by evaluating liver recipients for potential transplant-related and HIV-related complications following surgery. The study is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and follows the 2018 launch of a similar study evaluating kidney transplantation between people with HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nurse, 27, gets life-saving liver transplant after waiting FOUR YEARS
Olivia Price, from Wolverhampton, was diagnosed with liver disease aged 10-weeks. Initial surgery was successful, but she needed a full transplant in March 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UC Health reports surge in transplant surgeries
UC Health, which runs the region ’s only comprehensive organ transplant program for adults, reported a large increase in such surgeries in 2018. Nearly 300 kidney, liver and heart transplants were performed at the flagship University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 2018, a 25 percent increase over the previous year. The rise in volume was attributed to a concerted outreach program to referring physicians as well as operational improvements and an increased awareness of organ donation. “More… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Former NHL star nearly died and needed liver and kidney transplants after being pricked by a CACTUS
Former NHL star Lyle Odelein, 50, was pricked by a cactus in March 2018 while playing golf in Arizona. It developed into a life-threatening infection that caused his organs to fail. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frailty Tied to Liver Transplant Wait-List Mortality in Cirrhosis
MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 -- In patients with cirrhosis, frailty is more frequently observed in those with ascites or hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and is independently associated with liver transplant wait-list mortality, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NHS green light for 'game-changing' donor liver surgery
Thousands more NHS patients could have lifesaving liver transplants in the coming years thanks to ground-breaking technology that increases the number of organs available by up to a third. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Wait List May Not Prioritize High-Risk Patients
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- The current method for ranking patients on the liver transplantation wait list may not prioritize some of the sickest candidates, according to a study recently published online in Gastroenterology. Vinay Sundaram, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alcohol-Linked Disease Now Top Reason for Liver Transplant Alcohol-Linked Disease Now Top Reason for Liver Transplant
New research suggests that attitudes toward liver transplant candidates who have a history of alcohol abuse are softening.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Alcohol overtakes hepatitis C as the top reason for liver transplants
One reason for the shift, researchers said, is that hepatitis C, which used to be the leading cause of liver transplants, has become easier to treat with drugs. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Liver Transplants Tied to Alcohol Use Doubled
Since 2002, alcohol-associated liver disease has replaced hepatitis C as the most common reason for U.S. liver transplants. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver Transplants for Alcohol-Linked Disease Increased From 2002 to 2016
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 -- The proportion of liver transplants for alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) increased from 2002 to 2016, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Brian P. Lee, M.D., from the University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Liver Transplants Tied to Alcohol Use Doubled Since 2002
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 -- The percentage of U.S. liver transplant recipients with alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) doubled over 15 years, but significant regional variations remain, a new study finds. ALD has replaced hepatitis C as the most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Liver Transplants Tied to Alcohol Use Doubled Since 2002
Title: Liver Transplants Tied to Alcohol Use Doubled Since 2002Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/23/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 23, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Alcohol destroyed their livers. Now, they're getting new ones
The number of liver transplants for Americans with alcohol-associated liver disease has steadily grown in recent years, prompting researchers to explore why this is and what the long-term prospects are for recipients. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol destroyed their livers. Now, they're increasingly getting new ones
The number of liver transplants for Americans with alcohol-associated liver disease has steadily grown in recent years, prompting researchers to explore why this is and what the long-term prospects are for recipients. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplants increase 50% for alcohol-related liver disease, study finds
The proportion of people who get liver transplants due to alcohol-related disease has risen by 50% in the last 15 years, after a required sobriety period was dropped, A UCSF study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ALD Leading Cause of U.S. Liver Transplants
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers report less HCV infection and looser stance on pre-transplant sobriety (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Scientists Are Teaching the Body to Accept New Organs
Patients receiving new kidneys and livers must take damaging anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. Now researchers hope to train the immune system instead of just tamping it down. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Transplants Kidneys Organ Donation Liver Immune System Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Massachusetts General Hospital University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh (Pa) Source Type: news

Diagnosis of Idiosyncratic Drug-induced Liver Injury Diagnosis of Idiosyncratic Drug-induced Liver Injury
Determining the culprit agent in idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury can be challenging. Review currently available and proposed laboratory markers for DILI in this article.Liver International (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 21, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Survival May Improve With Race Matching
Race - matched donor organ tied to improved survival for African - Americans with HCC undergoing transplant (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Survival May Improve With Race Matching
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 -- For African-American patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing liver transplantation, donor-recipient race matching is associated with improved survival, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success
Title: Race May Matter for Liver Transplant SuccessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved
It's hoped perfusion machines that "warm livers" will increase the number of viable donated organs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS approves 'game-changing' machine that can keep donor livers alive for triple the time
Sue Bennett, 45, had 'written goodbye letters' to her children before she received a liver transplant using the new machines after death of Sharron Jones' 24-year-old daughter Amy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nice approves ‘game-changer’ machine for donated livers
Sue Bennett, 45, a mother of three from Ranton in Staffordshire, had a liver transplant using the new technique as part of a trial. Now, she said, her life was 'unbelievably wonderful'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news