Listing at Non-Local Transplant Centers Increases Access Listing at Non-Local Transplant Centers Increases Access
Allowing waitlisted kidney transplant candidates to travel beyond their assigned transplant center can help increase access to transplantation.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Bacteria 'scissors' to boost hopes of patients in dire need of transplant
UK scientists announced that for the first time they have successfully changed the blood types of three donor human kidneys from rarer B-types to O-type. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Pig Heart Transplant Surgeon on What He Learned The Pig Heart Transplant Surgeon on What He Learned
Ileana Pi ña speaks with Bart Griffith about the first porcine-to-human cardiac xenotransplantation and where the field is going.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Researchers change blood type of kidney in transplant breakthrough
University of Cambridge team ’s work could significantly increase supply of organs for people with rarer blood typesResearchers have successfully altered the blood type of three donor kidneys in a gamechanging discovery that could significantly improve the chances of patients waiting for a transplant finding a match.The development could increase the supply of kidneys available for transplant, particularly within minority ethnic groups who are less likely to find a match, scientists say.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 15, 2022 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Organ donation Medical research University of Cambridge Science Health Society Education Source Type: news

How One Physician Managed to Retire at Age 43 How One Physician Managed to Retire at Age 43
An anesthesiologist lived modestly, invested, and managed to retire very early. Now he advises other physicians on how to do the same. Would his strategies work for you?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 12, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Immunity after COVID19 vaccination in people with higher risk of compromised immune status: a scoping review, Cochrane Library
Up to 6 December 2021, the majority of studies examined data on mRNA vaccines administered as standard vaccination schemes (two doses approximately four to eight weeks apart) that report on immunogenicity parameters or adverse events. Clinical outcomes were less commonly reported, and if so, were often reported as a secondary outcome observed in seroconversion or immunoglobulin titre studies. As informed by this scoping review, two effectiveness reviews (on haematological malignancies and kidney transplant recipients) are currently being conducted. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease Soared With COVID-19 Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease Soared With COVID-19
COVID-19 accelerated a trend toward higher alcohol abuse, sending many more people to the hospital with liver disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 11, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Physicians React: Burnout Rates Are Alarming Physicians React: Burnout Rates Are Alarming
Physicians express opinions and reactions about the extent of burnout in the medical profession, how it arises, and what combination of employer and community factors minimizes burnout.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 5, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Infographic: Salary and Bonus Trends for Medical Residents Infographic: Salary and Bonus Trends for Medical Residents
Salaries are stagnating for residents, who reveal what they need to cover their living expenses and medical school loans.Medscape (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 5, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Teen who collapsed during football game heroically wins gold medal after heart transplant
A TEENAGER who was fighting for life after collapsing while playing football has won a gold medal in the sport - just three years after having her heart transplant. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organ Decay Halted, Cell Function Restored in Pigs After Death Organ Decay Halted, Cell Function Restored in Pigs After Death
Researchers have found that decay of tissues after death can be halted and cell functions restored based on early experiments in pigs.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 4, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

News at a glance: AI reveals protein structures, racism ’s impact on memory, and rising tiger numbers
INFECTIOUS DISEASE Progress toward ending AIDS has stalled The world’s response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic is faltering badly in the face of declines in spending and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an annual update from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released last week. In a campaign announced in 2015 to “end AIDS as a public health threat” by 2030, UNAIDS set targets for 2025 that the new report finds are far from being met. Last year, 1.5 million people became infected with HIV, 1 million more than the 2025 target. Of the 38.4 million people living with the virus in...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 4, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

70 deaths, many wasted organs are blamed on transplant system errors
The errors included failures to identify disease in donor kidneys, hearts and livers, as well as mix-ups in matching blood types and delays in blood and urine tests that were not completed before transplant surgeries occurred. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Low MELD Score No Barrier to Long Survival After Living-Donor Transplant
(MedPage Today) -- End-stage liver disease patients at lower risk for death in the short term still reaped the substantial benefits of a living-donor liver transplant (LDLT), a case-control study revealed. Compared with individuals who remained... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 3, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

DNA From 3 Parents to Create an Embryo: A Slippery Slope? DNA From 3 Parents to Create an Embryo: A Slippery Slope?
Professor Art Caplan discusses the UK and Australia process allowing mitochondrial transfer into an embryo, which allows for genetic material from three parents.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 3, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news