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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

Police save lives every day, just not this way — a liver for Sloan
Sloane and Lt. Tenney A police officer’s job is all about action and reaction. “We see something, react to it and, typically, it’s over quickly,” says Lt. Steve Tenney of the Keene, New Hampshire, Police Department. But on the morning of Sept. 8, while Steve lay in a hospital bed at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, action/reaction wasn’t part of the equation. This time, there was time to think. Even so, the decision to donate a piece of his liver to save Sloan — a baby he’d never even met — was made without hesitation. “I did what anyone...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories biliary atresia Dr. Christine Lee Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Dr. Khashavar Vakili Liver transplant Liver Transplant Program living donor Source Type: news

What Causes White Nails?
Discussion The nail matrix covers the area of the nail plate, and extends proximally in a crescent moon shape with the edges of the crescent extending proximally and inferiorly toward the underlying bone. The nail matrix is a multilayered epithelium that physiologically produces keratinization and gives rise to the nail plate. The distal matrix forms the lower 2/3s of the nail plate and the proximal matrix forms the upper 1/3 of the nail plate. the thickness of the nail plate is proportion to the matrix’s thickness. The nail plate’s free edge contour follows the shape of the nail’s lunula. Melanocytes occ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Living with NASH: An Unexpected Diagnosis
As our waistlines thicken and our activity levels decrease, another chronic illness threatens to disturb our comfortable lifestyles. And, because it ’s relatively unknown, diagnosis comes as a shock to patients, who usually associate liver disease with heavy consumption of alcohol.Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is an advanced form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), where fat accumulates in the liver. It is most commonly associated with obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and/or genetic polymorphisms, and is aggravated by inflammation and fibrosis.  First identified in the 1980s, its ...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mariel Metcalfe Source Type: news

Trends in Chronic HBV and Liver Transplantation Outcomes Trends in Chronic HBV and Liver Transplantation Outcomes
This study examined trends in liver transplantation waitlist survival and likelihood of receiving a transplant among chronic HBV patients. Have new antiviral therapies improved overall outcomes?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The importance of addressing poor nutrition in patients with liver failure
(Wiley) Poor nutrition is common in patients with liver failure, or cirrhosis, and it can lead to muscle wasting, weakness, fatigue, and worse outcomes before and after patients undergo liver transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DAA Era Linked with Better Liver Transplant Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- HCV treatment improvements reflected in graft, patient survival (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 23, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

' Split Livers:' Life-Saving Options for Kids Who Need Transplant?
(MedPage Today) -- Divided-organ approach works in U.K., but may be a tough sell in U.S. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 23, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Liver Ca Transplant Rates Vary by Ethnicity
(MedPage Today) -- Blacks have lower rates despite same degree of illness, study finds (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 21, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Novel First-in-class Agent Shows Promise in Wilson's Disease Novel First-in-class Agent Shows Promise in Wilson's Disease
In patients with Wilson ’ s disease, once-daily oral treatment with bis-choline tetrathiomolybdate rapidly lowered free copper levels, which correlated with reduced disability, improved neurological status, and stable liver function in an open-label phase 2 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fatty Liver Disease Fastest-growing Reason for Transplants in Young U.S. Adults Fatty Liver Disease Fastest-growing Reason for Transplants in Young U.S. Adults
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and its more aggressive form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, have become the fastest-growing reasons for liver transplants in young Americans, according to a recent study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Visceral Adipose Tissue Index IDs Risk of HCC in Cirrhosis
High VATI is also linked to risk of HCC recurrence in males with HCC who underwent liver transplant (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease fastest-growing reason for transplants in young U.S. adults
(Reuters Health) - Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and its more aggressive form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, have become the fastest-growing reasons for liver transplants in young Americans, according to a recent study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New method creates liver bioscaffolds with intact ECM for reseeding and transplantation
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers have reported a method for successfully removing the cellular material from whole human livers while retaining the organ's three-dimensional structure and extracellular matrix (ECM) components. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Worse than liquor for your liver
Most people think liver disease only happens to alcoholics. But the truth is that being overweight or obese actually puts you at a much higher risk for liver damage than alcohol. In fact, alcohol contributes to only 6% of liver damage. But obesity contributes to 52% of liver disease. And if you’re obese, you’re 400% more likely to develop liver damage than a normal-weight individual.1 That’s why about 30% of people in America have some form of chronic fatty liver disease. It’s called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD causes painful swelling and scarring of the liver.  And I blame...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Weight Loss Source Type: news

Complicated Recovery Awaits Victims Injured in Vegas Attack
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Their concert turned into a siege, and now their lives may become a battle. The staggering count of people injured in the shooting at a Las Vegas music festival means their recoveries are likely to be as varied as the victims themselves. Some injuries are as simple as broken bones, others gunshot wounds involving multiple surgeries and potential transplants, and all come with the added emotional scars of enduring the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, with 59 killed. At least 130 people remained hospitalized Tuesday, with 48 listed in critical condition. Hospitals said 185 others had already ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda Lee Myers and Mat Sedensky, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Patient Care Source Type: news

Complicated Recovery Awaits Victims Injured in Vegas Attack
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Their concert turned into a siege, and now their lives may become a battle. The staggering count of people injured in the shooting at a Las Vegas music festival means their recoveries are likely to be as varied as the victims themselves. Some injuries are as simple as broken bones, others gunshot wounds involving multiple surgeries and potential transplants, and all come with the added emotional scars of enduring the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, with 59 killed. At least 130 people remained hospitalized Tuesday, with 48 listed in critical condition. Hospitals said 185 others had already ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda Lee Myers and Mat Sedensky, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Patient Care Source Type: news

Catch 22
Time is running out for Cary Gallant, who is going to court to get a liver transplant. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Collision Of 2 Crises ’ : Organ Donations Up Due To Opioid Overdose Deaths
BURLINGTON (CBS) – Doctors at Lahey Hospital told Matt Higgins a new liver was his only option for survival as chronic liver disease ravaged the Seabrook, New Hampshire man’s body. “My energy levels, I was down to nothing. I could barely walk a 100 yards without having to stop. I was jaundiced, completely yellow,” Higgins told WBZ-TV. When the call came that a liver transplant was available from a 24-year-old donor who had died from an opioid overdose, Higgins said, he did not hesitate. He immediately accepted it. “Being as sick as I was, of course I said yes. I’ll take anything that&rsq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Confronting The Crisis Louisa Moller opioid crisis Organ Donation Source Type: news

8 Transplants in 10 days for Solid Organ Transplant
The cases consisted of five kidney transplants, one pancreas transplant, and two liver transplants. Patients hail from Monroe County, Buffalo, Utica and Elmira. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Pilot project to halt six-months sober requirement for liver transplants
The agency that runs Ontario’s organ transplant system will launch a three-year pilot program that could eventually overturn its policy requiring alcoholics to be sober for six months before they can be eligible for a new liver. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Exertional heat illness resulting in acute liver failure and liver transplantation - Boni B, Amann CA.
We report the case o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Boy, 12, now thriving after undergoing 3 liver transplants
Theo Bowens, from Guiseley, Yorkshire, was struck by a mysterious virus which caused acute liver failure when he was just 13 months old. He had three liver transplants before turning three. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents worry their four-year-old needs a transplant
Laura and Liam Keenan, both 29, from Leeds, watched their 14-month-old son Harry battle through a liver transplant operation in late August after being diagnosed with a rare disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatocellular carcinoma: Resection vs. transplantation
(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Liver transplantation is the gold standard for treating early hepatocellular cancers. Because of the lack of donors, this option is, however, available to a limited degree only. Curative liver resection is an alternative in this setting. Markus B. Schoenberg, Julian N. Bucher, and coauthors investigated whether liver resection can yield results that are comparable to those of liver transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UCLA receives $8.4 million NIH grant to help liver transplant recipients stay healthier
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) UCLA has received an $8.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research ways to help donated livers last longer and improve outcomes for transplant recipients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA receives $8.4 million NIH grant to help liver transplant recipients stay healthier longer
UCLA has received an $8.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research ways to help donated livers last longer and improve outcomes for transplant recipients.The five-year grant is the fourth in a series from the NIH to the Dumont –UCLA Transplant Center to develop medications to prevent the body from rejecting a transplanted liver and help patients live longer, healthier lives. The grants have totaled more than $13 million.The initiative is headed by Dr. Jerzy Kupiec-Weglinski, the Paul I. Terasaki Chair in Surgery and vice chair of research at the Department of Surgery at the David Gef...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Epidemic Increasing Greatly Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Epidemic Increasing Greatly
The burden of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing greatly, and the need for liver transplants is likely to outstrip the supply of donors, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Franklin Square Medical Center wants to start doing liver, kidney transplants
The programs would not require any new building or renovation at the hospital, and comes with an equipment price tag of about $75,800. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

New use of blood cleaning device saves high-risk patients with liver failure
(University of Maryland Medical Center) University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers report that a device that removes toxins from the blood can also effectively provide a bridge to liver transplantation or buy time for a traumatically injured liver to heal, suggesting broader uses for the device than previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Use of Blood Cleaning Device Saves High-Risk Patients With Liver Failure
Severe acute liver failure (ALF), a rare but life-threatening illness, is associated with high death rates if patients don’t receive timely treatment or a liver transplant. Unlike the heart or the kidneys, there is no established mechanical device to replace the liver’s function. Now, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) researchers report that a device that removes toxins from the blood can also effectively provide a bridge to liver transplantation or buy time for a traumatically injured liver to heal, suggesting broader uses for the device than previously thought. (Source: University of Maryland...
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Chris Martin surprises 17-year-old fan with fatal disease
Coldplay singer Chris Martin surprised a fan, Heidi Hernandez - who is in desperate need of a liver transplant - on Saturday. Hernandez said Coldplay's music kept her from being depressed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘An easy decision’: Finding care for short bowel syndrome
Allie DeRienzo loves to dance, sing and play with her big brother, switching from the pink-and-purple cartoon world of Shimmer and Shine to the action-packed fantasy of Star Wars with the blink of an eye. It’s a flexibility that has served her well: In just a few years, she’s endured more ups and downs than most 3-year-olds. Although her pregnancy was normal, it became clear as soon as Allie was born that something wasn’t right. “She was incredibly distended and was transferred almost immediately to a high-level neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in New York,” remembers her mother, Nanci. Co...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation Danielle Stamm Dr. Bram Raphael Dr. Mark Puder G-tube short bowel syndrome (SBS). total parenteral nutrition Source Type: news

A biventricular repair for Jayce ’s one-of-a-kind heart
Amanda Mattioli was working in Afghanistan as a government contractor and had just completed a whirlwind round of travel to three separate continents when she learned she was pregnant. The helicopter unit that took her back to the main base so she could return home for her pregnancy gave her a unit sticker to commemorate her baby’s first helicopter ride. Little did she know it would also mark the beginning of a much longer journey for her and her son, William “Jayce” James. Amanda got her first hint the ride would be bumpy at her 20-week ultrasound, when she learned Jayce’s heart was on the right si...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories atrioventricular canal Biventricular Repair Biventricular Repair Program Dr. Gerald Marx Dr. Pedro del Nido Heterotaxy syndrome Pulmonary atresia transposition of the great arteries Source Type: news

The tube, the team and the family that give life
As 2-year-old Naema Alshehhi turns the pages of her favorite book, her eyes glimmer with curiosity. Sitting with her father, Àbdulla and big sister, Dana, in their temporary Boston apartment, the inquisitive toddler points to a number of shapes and is fascinated by the rainbow of color. During this quiet moment, you see the gentle outline of Naema’s central line through her tiny shirt. The lifesaving tube — surgically inserted into her chest — provides the nourishment needed to manage the rare intestinal disorder she was born with, called microvillus inclusion dis...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Alexandra Carey Dr. Bram Raphael Dr. Rima Fawaz home parenteral nutrition micorvillus inclusion disease multivisceral transplant Source Type: news

Researchers Grow Functioning Liver Tissue in Mice
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Researchers say they were able to coax tiny " seeds " of liver tissue into fully functioning livers in mice. If this approach works in people, it could help reduce long wait lists for liver transplants. It might also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Engineered liver tissue expands after transplant
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers have developed a way to engineer liver tissue by organizing tiny subunits that contain cells embedded into a biodegradable tissue scaffold. In a study of mice with damaged livers, the researchers from MIT, Rockefeller University, and Boston University found that after implantation in the abdomen, the structures expanded 50-fold and performed normal liver tissue functions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Toddler with liver cancer has triple organ transplant
Evie Mueller, from Iowa, was two when she was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2015. She got the all-clear in 2016 after chemo and surgery. But it came back and last week she had a triple transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predicting heart events after liver transplant
(Northwestern University) The first app and score to determine the one-year risk of a liver transplant patient dying or being hospitalized for a heart attack or other cardiovascular complication has been developed. The new risk score app may guide preventive treatment and who gets a donor organ. One-third of transplant patients will have serious cardiac complication within first year of transplant. The current method of risk scoring is no better than flipping a coin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suburban Hospital officials: Let us compete with MedStar Georgetown for transplant business
Officials at Johns Hopkins-owned Suburban Hospital say there are too few liver transplants available in the Washington region and they want to get into the business. In a recently submitted application seeking approval from Maryland regulators, Suburban officials said MedStar Georgetown University Hospital — the only liver transplant program in the donation service area that includes the District and both Montgomery and Prince George's counties — is fallin g short. They say competition from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Suburban Hospital officials: Let us compete with MedStar Georgetown for transplant business
Officials at Johns Hopkins-owned Suburban Hospital say there are too few liver transplants available in the Washington region and they want to get into the business. In a recently submitted application seeking approval from Maryland regulators, Suburban officials said MedStar Georgetown University Hospital — the only liver transplant program in the donation service area that includes the District and both Montgomery and Prince George's counties — is fallin g short. They say competition from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 10, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Artificial bile ducts grown in lab & transplanted into mice could help treat liver disease
(University of Cambridge) Cambridge scientists have developed a new method for growing and transplanting artificial bile ducts that could in future be used to help treat liver disease in children, reducing the need for liver transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two life-threatening conditions.One remarkable wish.
When Lucas St. Onge blew out the five candles on his birthday cake, he made just one wish. He didn’t ask for ninja turtles, a T-ball set or an Xbox — the only thing he wished was to be just like any other kid. “It was a gift I couldn’t give,” says his mom, Heather. On that same day, last May, he got his wish. “He got a liver, stomach, pancreas, intestine and spleen — the five organs he needed to help him become healthy and happy,” Heather says. Heather was 18 weeks pregnant when she and her husband, Anthony, learned they were about to face a myriad of medical challe...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Our Patients’ Stories bone marrow transplant Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Dr. Khashavar Vakili Dr. Rima Fawaz Intestine and Multivisceral Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center ( Source Type: news

Clinical Trial Saves Baby ’s Lungs
Treatment TermsChildren's health CategoriesClinical trialsFamily health TagsPatient story Sub-Title Baby Collier Proves He ’s a Survivor Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Collier Hart sat smiling in his crib repeatedly saying, “Wa wa.” Given a sippy cup of water, he threw back his head and drained it. He put his hands together, fingertips touching, and made the sign for “more.” None of this is unusual for a 2-year-old, but it is for Collier. He spent the first 15 months of his life at Duke Children’s Hospital af ter being born with severely underdeveloped lungs. Hero Imageco...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - June 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: klh85 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Study Finds Survival Rates Higher at Teaching Hospitals
Author Debbe Geiger Overview If you ’re hospitalized for a common medical condition or surgical procedure, your chance of surviving is better if your care is provided at a major teaching hospital. That’s according to an analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Content Blocks CTA HeaderMore information CTA LinkRead the JAMA article Section Features Call To Action Header Survival Rates for Common Conditions, Procedures Analyzed ContentThe study ’s authors looked at Medicare data for 21 million hospitalizations at more than 4,000 hospitals, including teaching ho...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news