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

Yale Study Revives Cellular Activity in Pig Brains Hours After Death Yale Study Revives Cellular Activity in Pig Brains Hours After Death
Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs'brains hours after their deaths in a finding that may one day lead to advances in treating human stroke and brain injuries, researchers reported on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Multiple Listing in Lung Transplant Candidates Multiple Listing in Lung Transplant Candidates
Might the practice of multiple listing improve the likelihood of a candidate receiving a lung transplant?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Kidney transplant patients need even better aftercare!
(ERA-EDTA) Kidney transplantation is the best renal replacement therapy available. Although survival and quality of life are significantly better compared to dialysis patients, transplant recipients nevertheless have a significantly higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than healthy people. One recently published study [1] shows current data and derives important conclusions for further long-term improvements in outcomes after kidney transplantation - a highly topical issue, especially for cost reasons and in the event of organ or donor scarcity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus from her donor 
Rima Manomaitis, 29, from Pepperell, Massachusetts, received a double lung transplant in May 2017 to treat her cystic fibrosis, only to learn her donor had a dormant virus that had become active. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Hepatitis C Patients Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Hepatitis C Patients
How do neuropsychiatric symptoms differ among those with hepatitis C versus other manifestations of hepatitis, and what insights might these differences provide regarding their etiology?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Smartphone App Helps Predict Abdominal Incisional Hernia Smartphone App Helps Predict Abdominal Incisional Hernia
One out of every eight patients who undergo abdominal surgery will develop an incisional hernia and a new smartphone app developed by a team from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine can accurately predict a patient's risk for IH at the bedside.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

' This is Our Lane': Doctors Work to Close Firearm Loopholes'This is Our Lane': Doctors Work to Close Firearm Loopholes
Bills that strengthen background checks and fund gun-violence-prevention research are supported by the American College of Physicians, as are'red flag'laws being passed by some states.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News 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

How a muscle transplant from my leg helped me move my arm again
Simon Harbinson, a buyer for a Yorkshire drinks company, tells CAROL DAVIS the story of his surgery after he landed in the road in a motorcycle incident. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How we became part of a kidney swap chain
Mandy Murray's husband Graham gave his kidney to someone in Belfast so his wife got a transplant in return. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News 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

A Diabetes Drug Called Invokana May Prevent or Slow Kidney Disease, a New Study Says
A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive. Doctors say it’s hard to overstate the importance of this study, and what it means for curbing this problem, which is growing because of the obesity epidemic. The study tested Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ drug Invokana. Results were discussed Sunday at a medical meeting in Australia and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. About 30 million Americans and...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARILYNN MARCHIONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized medicine onetime overnight Source Type: news

Home-Dialysis Patients Fare Better Home-Dialysis Patients Fare Better
Patients with kidney failure do better with home dialysis, new research shows, but uptake is generally low and requires motivation and education, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 13, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News 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

Hallway Talks with Tim: Kidney Transplant Program and BeADonor Month
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - April 12, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital 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

AHA News: She Wrote Goodbye Letters to Her Kids. A Transplant Kept Them From Being Read
Title: AHA News: She Wrote Goodbye Letters to Her Kids. A Transplant Kept Them From Being ReadCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Patients Hang on Your Every Word, Says Doc With New Heart Patients Hang on Your Every Word, Says Doc With New Heart
Bioethicist Art Caplan talked to transplant surgeon Robert Montgomery about what he learned as a patient when he underwent heart transplant surgery.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

AHA News: She Wrote Goodbye Letters to Her Kids. A Transplant Kept Them From Being Read
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The first time Cherron Gilmore was denied a heart transplant, it was because her support system was too small. The second time, it was because she had a compromised immune system. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Rory, 4, escaped a life on dialysis thanks to a transplant from his own father 
When little Rory Blair, now four, lay in hospital needing a transplant, father Stuart, 40, stepped forward to donate his own kidney to save his son. Rory is now enjoying life at home in Derbyshire. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Excellent' Transplant Outcomes With Hearts Donated After Circulatory Death'Excellent' Transplant Outcomes With Hearts Donated After Circulatory Death
Heart transplantation with organs donated after circulatory death (DCD) can yield"excellent" outcomes, researchers from Australia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Medtronic touts economic data for HeartWare HVAD
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today touted more data on the HeartWare left-ventricular assist device it acquired in 2016, saying economic analyses of prior trials showed its cost effectiveness. The Fridley, Minn.-based medical device giant said one analysis, of data from the Lateral thoracotomy study showed that patients implanted with its HVAD pump incurred lower hospitalization and medical supply costs than patients implanted via sternotomy. The average total cost per thoracotomy patient was $204,107, compared with $260,492 for traditional median sternotomy. Lateral also showed an 87% survival rate at two years and a 30% in ...
Source: Mass Device - April 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Clinical Trials Featured Medtronic Source Type: news

Renowned heart surgeon Dr. Wilbert Keon dies
The man who performed Ottawa's first heart transplant and Canada's first artificial heart transplant has died. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa 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

Pembrokeshire girl, 10, dies waiting for lung transplant
Belle Curran won numerous bravery awards as she battled with rare Interstitial Lung Disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common virus linked to faster disease progression in cystic fibrosis
(European Lung Foundation) A new study has found that cystic fibrosis patients who have a common virus may experience faster disease progression than patients who do not have the virus. Signs of faster cystic fibrosis disease progression included earlier times to lung transplant referral and reaching the final stages of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rochester River Run 5K Raises Much-Needed Funds for Transplant Patients at Strong
The Rochester River Run/Walk 5K —scheduled for Sunday, April 7 at Genesee Valley Park—is raising funds in support of patients who are awaiting or recovering from organ transplant surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Medtronic touts stroke data for HeartWare LVAD
A retrospective analysis of two studies involved the HeartWare left-ventricular assist device Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) acquired in 2016 showed that managing blood pressure reduced the severity of strokes in patients implanted with the HVAD pump. The analysis, of “destination therapy” patients who are not candidates for a heart transplant, took data from the Endurance and Endurance Supplemental studies. Results were presented this week at the annual meeting of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation in London, Medtronic said. The 465-patient Endurance Supplemental study compared 308 patients i...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Clinical Trials Featured Abbott HeartWare International Inc. Medtronic stjudemedical Thoratec Corp. Source Type: news

‘I had nothing to lose’: St. Michael’s patient reflects on 42 years with kidney transplant
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - April 5, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why being a living organ donor is easier than you think
More than 95,000 Americans are waiting for a kidney transplant right now, and most will wait an average of five to 10 years for a viable kidney from a deceased donor. Since you only need one good kidney to be healthy, Dr. Mikel Prieto, a Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon, says becoming a living organ donor [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries 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

FDA Chief Wants Release of Medical Device Data Tracking Problems FDA Chief Wants Release of Medical Device Data Tracking Problems
Scott Gottlieb stated that it's"imperative that all safety information be available to the public." The FDA will release thousands of previously unpublished injury reports tied to medical devices.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

HCV-Infected Hearts, Lungs Safe With Preemptive Antivirals HCV-Infected Hearts, Lungs Safe With Preemptive Antivirals
Excellent survival and graft function was seen in uninfected organ recipients after a short course of antiviral treatment in a pilot trial. The findings could potentially expand the organ donor pool.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lungs, Hearts Infected With Hepatitis C Still OK for Transplant
WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 -- Patients in dire need of an organ transplant can safely receive a new heart or lung from donors who have hepatitis C, a new clinical trial has shown. By swiftly administering powerful antiviral drugs, doctors can prevent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dying father wrongly told he had been put on the waiting list for a heart transplant
Paddy Brolly suffered a heart attack last September and was allegedly told he had been placed on the list then. He is now receiving palliative care at his daughter's home in North Ayrshire. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Racial Disparities Seen in Kidney Transplant for Highly Sensitized
WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 -- After implementation of the Kidney Allocation System, there was less access to kidney transplant in the black population among patients who are highly sensitized, according to a study published online April 3 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mother in desperate need of a kidney transplant claims FRUIT-only diet helps her live a normal life
Polina Petruk, 33, from London, was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in 2007. She has five per cent kidney function, but claims her energy levels astound doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do animals hold the key to the global organ shortage?
Gene-editing technology has accelerated progress on animal organ transplant to the point where scientists will soon begin the first human trialsScientist Wenning Qin holds up a Petri dish, carefully sloshes around the pink liquid inside, and slides it under a microscope. Some identical tiny slashes come into focus. These cells, she explains, are derived from the ear of a pig. And they may contain the future of animal to human organ transplantation.Researchers in South Korea are expected to transplant pig corneasinto humans within a year. A handful of groups across the US are also working toward pig organ clinical trials in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Karen Weintraub in Cambridge, Massachusetts Tags: Medical research Gene editing Science Health Organ donation Society Source Type: news

Using animal organs in humans: 'It's just a question of when'
Gene-editing technology has accelerated progress on animal organ transplant to the point where scientists will soon begin the first human trialsScientist Wenning Qin holds up a Petri dish, carefully sloshes around the pink liquid inside, and slides it under a microscope. Some identical tiny slashes come into focus. These cells, she explains, are derived from the ear of a pig. And they may contain the future of animal to human organ transplantation.Researchers in South Korea are expected to transplant pig corneasinto humans within a year. A handful of groups across the US are also working toward pig organ clinical trials in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Karen Weintraub in Cambridge, Massachusetts Tags: Medical research Gene editing Science Health Organ donation Society Source Type: news

He Married His Kidney Donor. But Now, He Needs Another Kidney
Kyle Froelich’s first search for a donor kidney ended in a fairy tale romance. In 2010, Chelsea Clair decided to give her kidney to Froelich—a man she’d never met—after hearing through a mutual friend that both of his were failing. The pair began seeing each other every day as Clair went through the donor testing process and eventually started dating after the transplant was complete. Kyle’s health returned, and they got married three years later, making headlines across the country. Now, however, the Indiana couple is back in the news for a less celebratory reason: the kidney Chelsea donated ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Couple Kept the Faith as Baby Neared Death -- and Then a Transplant Saved Him
TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Rikki and Greg Myers were excited to hear whether their first child would be a boy or a girl. They were hosting Thanksgiving and wanted to reveal the gender then. Yet when the doctor... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine 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

Surgeons Perform First HIV-Positive Kidney Transplant From Living Donor
Title: Surgeons Perform First HIV-Positive Kidney Transplant From Living DonorCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/29/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - March 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Surgeons perform first organ transplant from an HIV-positive donor
Doctors in Baltimore have performed what's believed to be the first ever kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV. The breakthrough expands the potential organ donor pool for HIV-positive patients. Errol Barnett reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organ transplants from living donors who have HIV begin in U.S.
Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what's thought to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

2-Party HIV Positive Kidney Transplant Reported
A 35-year-old Atlanta woman who contracted HIV as a newborn offered one of her kidneys to an HIV-positive stranger, and doctors at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine performed the procedure on Monday. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news