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Experts Bust Myths About Working With NPs and PAs Experts Bust Myths About Working With NPs and PAs
Medicare recognized the services of advanced practice providers 20 years ago, but their roles are still not fully understood, and some hospital bylaws haven't caught up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Islet Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Improved Quality of Life Islet Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Improved Quality of Life
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Stem-cell-based Implant Feasible in Macular Degeneration Stem-cell-based Implant Feasible in Macular Degeneration
A bioengineered implant of human embryonic stem-cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) may be of benefit in advanced dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to preliminary research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

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

Trump's Travel Ban Imperils U.S. Citizen With Cancer Trump's Travel Ban Imperils U.S. Citizen With Cancer
Maziar Hashemi, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives in Massachusetts, has been told by doctors that his best hope for surviving a rare form of blood cancer is a bone marrow transplant.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Rebranding HF: Who Would Be Branded With Failure? Rebranding HF: Who Would Be Branded With Failure?
In this commentary, the author wonders if the"heart failure" label, which connotes defeat and stigma, is hindering effective care.Circulation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 26, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Online Resources About Kidney Transplant Too Complex Online Resources About Kidney Transplant Too Complex
Online health education materials about transplant options are far too complex for chronic kidney disease patients to make sense of, U.S. researchers say, and that may prevent this group from deciding on the best treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Molecular Pathways to Kidney Graft Chimerism Identified Molecular Pathways to Kidney Graft Chimerism Identified
Several molecular pathways in renal grafts are associated with induction of tolerance after kidney transplantation, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

In 2014, a Woman ’ s Severed Head Was Found. Who Is She? In 2014, a Woman ’ s Severed Head Was Found. Who Is She?
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

In Warehouse of Horrors, Body Broker Stacked Human Heads In Warehouse of Horrors, Body Broker Stacked Human Heads
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New Pediatric Guidelines for Cord Blood Banking New Pediatric Guidelines for Cord Blood Banking
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) favors public cord blood banks and emphasizes the importance of parental education in its new policy statement on cord blood banking for potential future transplantation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Reuters Buys Human Remains, and Learns a Donor's Tragic Story Reuters Buys Human Remains, and Learns a Donor's Tragic Story
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News 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

Eyebank Prep Processes Promote Fungal Growth in Endothelial Keratoplasty Tissue Eyebank Prep Processes Promote Fungal Growth in Endothelial Keratoplasty Tissue
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Could Fecal Transplant Improve Insulin Sensitivity? Could Fecal Transplant Improve Insulin Sensitivity?
Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) from a lean donor transiently improves insulin sensitivity in some obese patients with metabolic syndrome, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Training, Assessment and Accreditation in Surgery Training, Assessment and Accreditation in Surgery
How have educational and technological developments helped the field of surgical training evolve?Postgraduate Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Serum Phosphorus Levels and Fracture After Renal Transplant Serum Phosphorus Levels and Fracture After Renal Transplant
Are low serum phosphorus levels associated with increased fracture risk among renal transplant recipients?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 28, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ontario's Policy on DCD Boosts Transplants Ontario's Policy on DCD Boosts Transplants
Implementing a'donation after circulatory determination of death'(DCD) policy in Ontario led to more transplants of solid organs, except the heart, researchers in Canada say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News 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

Hansa Medical Shares Gain on Good Kidney Transplant Drug News Hansa Medical Shares Gain on Good Kidney Transplant Drug News
Shares in Sweden's Hansa Medical jumped 12 percent on Thursday after research showed its experimental drug allowed doctors to perform successful kidney transplants in 24 out of 25 patients with a particularly high risk of organ rejection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant Rules May Curb Disparities Kidney Transplant Rules May Curb Disparities
A shift in how donor kidneys are allocated in the U.S. has been linked with higher transplant rates for black and Hispanic patients, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Plasma Proteins Predict Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Outcome Plasma Proteins Predict Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Outcome
A panel of nine plasma proteins can identify patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) who have a higher risk of mortality, according to results from an observational cohort study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 27, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Israel's Gamida Cell Raises $40 Mln for Bone Marrow Trial Israel's Gamida Cell Raises $40 Mln for Bone Marrow Trial
Israel's Gamida Cell, which is developing cellular therapies to treat cancer and rare genetic diseases, said on Monday it raised $40 million to finance the advanced trial of its product NiCord to facilitate bone marrow transplants.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

HBIG Plus Antivirals May Prevent HBV Reinfection After Transplant HBIG Plus Antivirals May Prevent HBV Reinfection After Transplant
A very short course of hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) after liver transplantation, along with long-term antiviral therapy, may prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) reinfection, a retrospective study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Poststroke Human Brain Tissue Contains Multipotent Stem Cells Poststroke Human Brain Tissue Contains Multipotent Stem Cells
Brain tissue from elderly stroke patients contains multipotent stem cells that might contribute to neural repair, researchers from Japan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cancer Rates Higher in Kids With Kidney Transplant Cancer Rates Higher in Kids With Kidney Transplant
Cancer rates after pediatric kidney transplantation are six times higher than those in the general population, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Poor Care Contributed to Migrant Deaths in US Jails - Report Poor Care Contributed to Migrant Deaths in US Jails - Report
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Integrating APOL1 Gene Variants Into Renal Transplantation Integrating APOL1 Gene Variants Into Renal Transplantation
What do we currently know about kidney transplantation and apolipoprotein 1 -- and how should this knowledge be integrated into clinical practice?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Long-term Risk of Kidney Failure in Living Kidney Donors Low Long-term Risk of Kidney Failure in Living Kidney Donors Low
A team of U.S. researchers has developed a prediction model to help gauge the risk of kidney failure in living kidney donors.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Cure May Open Door to More Kidney Transplants Hepatitis C Cure May Open Door to More Kidney Transplants
Kidneys infected with hepatitis C have been successfully transplanted into 10 patients and then cleansed of the virus.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Pediatric Organ Transplant Ups Risk of NHL and Other Cancers Pediatric Organ Transplant Ups Risk of NHL and Other Cancers
possibly due to Epstein-Barr viral (EBV) transmission in the donor organ.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Multiclass HCV Resistance to DAA Failure Multiclass HCV Resistance to DAA Failure
This study aimed to define the pattern of clinically relevant resistance-associated substitutions associated with real-life DAA virological failures.Liver International (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Organ Trafficking'Booming' in Lebanon as Syrians Sell Kidneys Organ Trafficking'Booming' in Lebanon as Syrians Sell Kidneys
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

NASH: The Next Untapped Pharma Market Gives Investors Many Options NASH: The Next Untapped Pharma Market Gives Investors Many Options
Large drugmakers with piles of cash are on the hunt for promising medicines being developed by small companies to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a progressive fatty liver disease poised to become the leading cause of liver transplants by 2020.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

No Consistent Pattern of HBV Reactivation With Direct-acting Antivirals for HCV No Consistent Pattern of HBV Reactivation With Direct-acting Antivirals for HCV
The largest case review to date of hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation associated with direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection found no consistent pattern in terms of which patients are likely to develop this adverse event.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hyperglycemia in Cystic Fibrosis: Is It Diabetes, or Isn't It? Hyperglycemia in Cystic Fibrosis: Is It Diabetes, or Isn't It?
Reporting on the Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Medscape explores the conundrum of hyperglycemia in patients with cystic fibrosis.Medscape Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Article Source Type: news

California First to Address Dialysis Staffing Problems California First to Address Dialysis Staffing Problems
If passed, a controversial bill in the California State Senate would be the first US law to set minimum staffing levels in dialysis clinics. Will it improve patient care and outcomes?Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology Article Source Type: news

Can LVAD'Bridge to Recovery' Be the Norm in Advanced HF? Can LVAD'Bridge to Recovery' Be the Norm in Advanced HF?
Two-thirds achieved normal-range functional capacity after continuous-flow pump explantation in a small cohort of patients with advanced heart failure who followed a bridge-to-recovery protocol.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Survival Trend Seen With LVAD in Advanced Heart Failure Survival Trend Seen With LVAD in Advanced Heart Failure
Some patients with advanced heart failure not on the transplantation wait list might benefit from an LVAD, but robust evidence is lacking on the optimal management of patients in this'grey zone. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Less Bleeding, Clotting With HeartMate 3 LVAD Less Bleeding, Clotting With HeartMate 3 LVAD
A 6-month secondary analysis shows fewer hemocompatibility-related problems with the newer device. A patient-focused scoring system for these outcomes was proposed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

HVAD Leads to Fewer Hemorrhagic Strokes Than HeartMate II HVAD Leads to Fewer Hemorrhagic Strokes Than HeartMate II
This study'will hammer home the importance of managing blood pressure,'said one expert, but'a 15% stroke rate is probably still unacceptable in our patient population,'said another.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Financial Incompatibility and Paired Kidney Exchange Financial Incompatibility and Paired Kidney Exchange
A paired kidney exchange program to increase living donor kidney transplantation raises ethical questions.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Precision Medicine in Children Precision Medicine in Children
Get up-to-date on what there is to currently know regarding the application of precision medicine in the field of pediatrics.Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Lymphocytes a Factor in Anti-thymocyte Globulin Dosing After HCT Lymphocytes a Factor in Anti-thymocyte Globulin Dosing After HCT
Lymphocyte counts, not body weight, should be used to optimize dosing of anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), researchers in the Netherlands suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Is Fibrinogen Useful in High-Risk Cardiac Surgery? Is Fibrinogen Useful in High-Risk Cardiac Surgery?
Dr Macario comments on a study examining the effect of using fibrinogen to control intraoperative blood loss in patients during high-risk cardiac surgery, published in JAMA.Medscape Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Liver Transplantation for Patients With Alcoholic Hepatitis Liver Transplantation for Patients With Alcoholic Hepatitis
Liver transplantation for patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis remains a controversial issue. What medical and ethical questions should be considered?Liver International (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

GI Manifestations of Autosomal-Dominant PKD GI Manifestations of Autosomal-Dominant PKD
Gastrointestinal manifestations play a significant role in autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease, particularly in older patients. Review the effects on the digestive system in this article.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Score Predicts Adult Heart Transplant Waitlist Mortality New Score Predicts Adult Heart Transplant Waitlist Mortality
A new four-variable score accurately predicts one-year mortality for adults awaiting heart transplant, researchers from France report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Racial Differences in Post-transplant Skin Diseases Identified Racial Differences in Post-transplant Skin Diseases Identified
Optimal post-transplant skin care for organ recipients differs by race, with blacks more prone to inflammatory and infectious conditions, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Patient Mortality Lower During Surprise Accreditation Visits Patient Mortality Lower During Surprise Accreditation Visits
A study found a nearly 6% mortality drop in teaching hospitals during intensive Joint Commission unannounced inspections. Pinpointing how behavior changes could enhance overall quality of care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news