First Living Donor Transplant of Lung Tissue to COVID - 19 Patient Announced
Female recipient received lung tissue donated by her husband and son (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 10, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Surgery, Institutional, Source Type: news

First Living Donor Transplant of Lung Tissue to COVID-19 Patient Announced
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- The world's first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a COVID-19 patient with severe lung damage was announced Thursday by doctors in Japan. In the 11-hour operation at Kyoto University on Wednesday, the female... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Transplant Saves Selected Patients With Irreversible COVID-19 Lung Disease Transplant Saves Selected Patients With Irreversible COVID-19 Lung Disease
Double lung transplants are the only known way to save the lives of people with acute respiratory distress syndrome and irreversible lung damage from COVID-19, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Patient Receives Lung Transplant From Living Donors
TOKYO — Doctors in Japan announced Thursday they have successfully performed the world’s first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a patient with severe lung damage from COVID-19. The recipient, identified only as a woman from Japan’s western region of Kansai, is recovering after the nearly 11-hour operation on Wednesday, Kyoto University Hospital said in a statement. It said her husband and son, who donated parts of their lungs, are also in stable condition. The university said it was the world’s first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a person with COVID-19 lung damage. T...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARI YAMAGUCHI / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Moderna vaccine antibodies last at least 6 months; lung transplant can save some COVID-19 survivors
​​Earlier this month, Pfizer Inc and partner BioNTech SE said their vaccine using similar messenger RNA (mRNA) technology remained highly effective for at least six months. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diabetes Diagnosis Varies Among People of African Descent Diabetes Diagnosis Varies Among People of African Descent
The relationship between A1c and glycemia appears to differ across African, African American, and Afro-Caribbean populations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 patient receives lung transplant from living donors
Doctors in Japan say they have successfully performed the world’s first transplant of lung tissue from living donors to a patient with severe lung damage from COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

First U.S. Trachea Transplant Patient Breathing Freely
So far, patient has not had any complications or signs of rejection (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 7, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Surgery, Institutional, Source Type: news

The Water Was Bad Before COVID, Now Trust Is Hard to Win Back The Water Was Bad Before COVID, Now Trust Is Hard to Win Back
A $28.5 million settlement to clean the water in a rural county of Alabama came through right before the pandemic hit, but can the still-recovering community trust health workers to help?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Woman Recovering After Rare Windpipe Transplant From Donor Woman Recovering After Rare Windpipe Transplant From Donor
Doctors say the drastic operation could potentially help other people left with serious windpipe damage from ventilators, including patients with COVID-19.Associated Press (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

‘There Was Nothing Anybody Could Do for These Patients.’ Now There Is.
The first successful direct transplant of a trachea is a medical milestone that could help thousands of people with airways damaged by ventilators and other causes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: Trachea Medical Devices Surgery and Surgeons Transplants Organ Donation Mount Sinai Medical Center Macchiarini, Paolo Genden, Eric M Sr your-feed-science Neck Source Type: news

Woman Gets New Windpipe In Groundbreaking Transplant Surgery
A medical team in New York City says it has performed the first complete surgical transplant of a trachea. These kinds of transplants are one of the last big transplant challenges.(Image credit: Claudia Paul/Mount Sinai Health System) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Is COVID-19 More Severe in Kidney Transplant Recipients? Is COVID-19 More Severe in Kidney Transplant Recipients?
A new study examines the question of whether kidney transplant recipients may realize worse COVID-19 outcomes compared with nontransplant patients.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

First Successful Trachea Transplant a Medical Milestone
The first successful direct transplant of a trachea is a medical milestone that could help thousands of people with airways damaged by ventilators and other causes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: Trachea Medical Devices Surgery and Surgeons Transplants Organ Donation Mount Sinai Medical Center Macchiarini, Paolo Genden, Eric M Sr your-feed-science Neck Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Emerges for Hepatic Mets in Colorectal Cancer Liver Transplant Emerges for Hepatic Mets in Colorectal Cancer
A new indication for a scarce resource?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Daughter quits smoking to donate liver to her mom
When she learned that a liver transplant could save her mom's life, April Wilson didn't hesitate to stop smoking and say yes to being a living donor. April Wilson smoked for 25 years and tried many times to quit, but nothing seemed to work. "I tried everything," April says. "I used every replacement therapy, Chantix, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 4, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Andrea Kondracke, M.D., Named Director of New Division of Psychiatry and Medicine
April 1, 2021—(BRONX, NY)—Andrea Martinez Kondracke, M.D., a specialist in medical care for people with severe mental illness, has been named director of the new division of psychiatry and medicine in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Kondracke, will oversee and integrate psychiatric consultation services for people admitted to medical and surgical services at Montefiore’s Moses campus, as well as oversee Montefiore’s specialized psychiatric consultation services for transplant surgery and for addiction medic...
Source: Einstein News - April 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SCM21: Pandemic Forces Another Virtual Kidney Meeting SCM21: Pandemic Forces Another Virtual Kidney Meeting
In 2020, the National Kidney Foundation had to quickly pivot to a virtual conference for its Spring Clinical Meetings. The 2021 edition involved much more planning to create a more varied remote experience.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Little boy who spent 260 days in the hospital finally goes home
The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted many lived, and kept millions of people home for months... but what if you couldn't go home at all? PJ Carr was born with a rare genetic disorder that affected his heart. He stayed at Atrium Health Levine Children's Hospital for 260 days, waiting for a heart transplant. While staying at LCH, PJ learned to crawl, walk, eat and play. Then, the moment that PJ's care team and family had been waiting for ... PJ was going to get his new heart and went home for the first … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Reverse-order heart-liver transplant helps prevent rejection for certain patients
(Mayo Clinic) All too often, patients with high levels of antibodies face major challenges getting a transplant. These highly sensitized patients have a much higher risk of death while waiting for suitable organs they are less likely to reject. But there is new hope for highly sensitized patients in need of a combined heart and liver transplant, thanks to an innovative surgical approach at Mayo Clinic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reverse-order heart-liver transplant helps prevent rejection for highly sensitized patients
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- All too often, patients with high levels of antibodies face major challenges getting a transplant. These highly sensitized patients have a much higher risk of death while waiting for suitable organs they are less likely to reject. But there is new hope for highly sensitized patients in need of a combined heart [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - April 1, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

UC group launches clinical trial using CRISPR to correct sickle cell disease gene defect
Scientists at UCLA, UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to jointly launch an early phase, first-in-human clinical trial of a CRISPR gene correction therapy in patients with sickle cell disease using the patients ’ own blood-forming stem cells.The trial will combine CRISPR technology developed at the Innovative Genomics Institute — a UC Berkeley–UCSF initiative founded by Berkeley’s Nobel Prize–winning scientist Jennifer Doudna — with UCLA’s expertise in genetic analysis and cell manufacturing, and the decades-long expertise at U...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

CMS New Rules for Organ Donation Won't Fix Transplantation CMS New Rules for Organ Donation Won't Fix Transplantation
Proposed rules to change compensation to organ procurement organizations in the United States are deeply flawed and will lead to worse transplant outcomes, experts predict.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Gives Less Protection for Some Cancer Patients
Millions of people across the United States have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccines, and restrictions are lifting in many public spaces such as restaurants and bars. Mesothelioma patients may be looking forward to returning to life as it was before the pandemic. However, a new study reports that the COVID-19 vaccine may not sufficiently protect patients with compromised or weakened immune systems. The study results suggest that people with cancer or who are undergoing cancer treatment may still be highly vulnerable to COVID-19 even after their vaccination. Researchers published their findings earlier this m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 30, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Cardiac and Kidney Benefits of Empagliflozin in Heart Failure Cardiac and Kidney Benefits of Empagliflozin in Heart Failure
This study examined the effect of empagliflozin on cardiovascular and kidney outcomes in heart failure patients with or without chronic kidney disease.Circulation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Black Inpatients at Higher Risk for Poor Safety Outcomes Black Inpatients at Higher Risk for Poor Safety Outcomes
Compared with their White counterparts, Black patients are at particularly higher risk for poorer safety outcomes regarding surgery and are less likely to be in high-quality hospitals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Liesbeth Stoeffler, 61, Runner Kept Going by Rare Lung Treatment, Dies
A machine that acted as an artificial lung kept her eligible for a transplant as she dealt with cystic fibrosis. She went on to compete again in marathons. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Sandomir Tags: Cystic Fibrosis Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ventilators (Medical) Lungs Running AllianceBernstein Holding LP Austria Manhattan (NYC) Stoeffler, Liesbeth (1959-2021) Transplants Source Type: news

Allo-HSCT Plus MAb Can Boost Survival in Patients With r/r B-ALL Allo-HSCT Plus MAb Can Boost Survival in Patients With r/r B-ALL
Researchers did a landmark analysis of 110 patients who achieved minimal residual disease-negative status after monoclonal antibody treatment, and looked at results at 2, 4, and 6 months.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Liver failure and transplant in children
A liver transplant is a surgical procedure that removes a liver that no longer functions properly and replaces it with a healthy liver from a deceased donor or a portion of a healthy liver from a living donor. The process for liver transplant in children is similar to the process for adults. But because children with liver [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 26, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Patient With Post-COVID-19 Cholangiopathy Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant Patient With Post-COVID-19 Cholangiopathy Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant
A 47-year-old man who recovered from acute respiratory distress syndrome related to COVID-19 and then went on to develop end-stage liver disease is doing well after liver transplantation, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Pediatric heart transplant method developed by U of A doctors allows for more surgeries, better outcomes: Study
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A pediatric heart transplant procedure pioneered by Canadian doctors--once deemed impossible--has been shown to be at least as effective as the traditional approach, according to new research out of the University of Alberta. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

' Wicked Happy': Med Students Receive Year of Free Tuition'Wicked Happy': Med Students Receive Year of Free Tuition
Anonymous donors agreed to pay next year's tuition for 60 Texas medical students.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Antibody Response to SARS - CoV - 2 mRNA Vaccine Poor in Transplant Recipients
Anti - S1 or anti - receptor - binding domain antibody detectable in 17 percent of solid organ transplant recipients after first dose (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 24, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

AHA News: Stroke, Blindness, a Heart Transplant – And a Can-Do Spirit
Title: AHA News: Stroke, Blindness, a Heart Transplant – And a Can-Do SpiritCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/23/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/24/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA News: Stroke, Blindness, a Heart Transplant – And a Can-Do Spirit
TUESDAY, March 23, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Hana Hooper went to college with dreams of becoming a veterinarian. She aspired to boost her knowledge of biology and intended to amplify her interest in art. She was 18, and her future... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Be Bold, Be Proud, Speak Up: Raising Asian American Daughters Now
A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive it every Sunday. Well hello! I’m so happy you’re here. This week we have a special guest columnist: Ellen Oh is an arts program director and mother of two young girls in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes about what keeps her hopeful and what it means to raise her two young girls in an age of activism and heightened fears in the Asian community. We also have the Coping Kit below as usual, plus some evidence of human kindness. (Send thoughts to me at Susanna@Time.com.) On Raising Asian American Daughte...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Organ Allocation Rule Change Has Liver Recovery Teams Traveling Twice as Far Organ Allocation Rule Change Has Liver Recovery Teams Traveling Twice as Far
A change in how organs are allocated for transplant has resulted in recovery teams traveling twice as far to collect livers, a US study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 20, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

2021 Match Sets Records: Who Matched and Who Didn't? 2021 Match Sets Records: Who Matched and Who Didn't?
Despite COVID upending the process, the NRMP reports record numbers, with total and first-year positions both up from 2020. Fill rates increased across the board, even as some candidates missed out.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Med Students News Alert Source Type: news

Researchers Make Engineered Heart-Tissue Patches Large Enough for Clinical Use Researchers Make Engineered Heart-Tissue Patches Large Enough for Clinical Use
Human engineered heart tissue patches to help remuscularize an injured heart can now be made large enough for clinical use, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Survivor: Woman With COVID-19 Gives Birth, Gets New Lungs Survivor: Woman With COVID-19 Gives Birth, Gets New Lungs
A suburban Detroit woman infected with COVID-19 gave birth then underwent a double lung transplant just weeks later to save her life, doctors said Wednesday.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

World's First Face Transplant in a Black Patient a Success
First successful face transplant in a Black patient proves successful and highlights the need to expand organ donation efforts. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Match Nightmares: Med Students Share Stories, Fight Stigma Match Nightmares: Med Students Share Stories, Fight Stigma
They're normalizing the fact that'this is not a personal failure, it's a systemic failure,'one program director says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Patients With Decompensated Cirrhosis Often Lack Advance Care Plans Patients With Decompensated Cirrhosis Often Lack Advance Care Plans
Many patients with decompensated cirrhosis do not have advance care plans in place to cover their trajectory of illness through end-of-life care, according to a new study that concludes this may be one reason they receive overly aggressive treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

World's First Face Transplant in a Black Patient Brought Special Challenges
WEDNESDAY, March 17, 2021 -- Robert Chelsea needed a new face, having lost most of his in a horrific Los Angeles traffic accident years ago. But Chelsea is Black, and the process to give him the first-ever face transplant wound up posing novel... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

GVHD Prophylaxis: Similar Outcomes With PTCy and ATG GVHD Prophylaxis: Similar Outcomes With PTCy and ATG
Outcomes were similar for anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) and post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PTCy) when used for graft versus host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A new, vital player in graft-versus-host disease and organ transplant rejection
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A long noncoding RNA whose function was previously unknown turns out to play a vital role in mobilizing the immune response following a bone marrow transplant or solid organ transplantation.The research, which included samples from more than 50 patients who underwent a bone marrow or heart transplant, suggests inhibiting the RNA therapeutically might improve outcomes for transplant recipients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 17, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

First Pill for COVID-19 Could Be Ready by Year's End First Pill for COVID-19 Could Be Ready by Year's End
New medications are in clinical trials and, if successful, will be ready to treat patients with COVID-19 by the end of the year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Minorities Underrepresented on Liver Transplant Waiting Lists Minorities Underrepresented on Liver Transplant Waiting Lists
While racial disparities'greatly diminished'after placement on a waiting list, prewait-listing disparities may be more challenging to overcome, reported lead author Curtis Warren.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Blood Test Predicts Organ Rejection Risk After Kidney Transplant Blood Test Predicts Organ Rejection Risk After Kidney Transplant
An assay can predict which patients are at high risk for organ rejection with enough lead time to allow physicians to intervene and possibly prevent rejection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant Tied to Reduced Mortality in Sickle Cell Patients Kidney Transplant Tied to Reduced Mortality in Sickle Cell Patients
Although the benefits of kidney transplant are similar for sickle cell patients, a new study suggests that sickle cell patients are much less likely to receive organs.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news