Gruesome story of the use of Black manโ€™s heart for transplant, history of medical mistreatment of minorities
“The Organ Thieves” explains how a Va. hospital removed the heart of a Black factory worker without his family’s consent. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Survival After Kidney Transplantation Lags in Diabetes Patients Survival After Kidney Transplantation Lags in Diabetes Patients
Patients with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes had a significant higher mortality rate following kidney transplant compared with patients without diabetes, a large new analysis of US patients shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Severe Donor Obesity Does Not Worsen Heart-Transplant Outcomes Severe Donor Obesity Does Not Worsen Heart-Transplant Outcomes
Transplantation of hearts from severely obese donors is not associated with worse post-transplant outcomes than when hearts from slimmer people are used, according to a study of United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study finds lung transplant patients not given antifungal preventive drugs have higher risk of death
(Mayo Clinic) Antifungal preventive medications reduce mortality risk by half in the first year following lung transplantation, according to Mayo Clinic research involving 667 patients who received lung transplants from 2005 to 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds lung transplant patients not given antifungal preventive drugs have higher risk of death
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Antifungal preventive medications reduce mortality risk by half in the first year following lung transplantation, according to Mayo Clinic research involving 667 patients who received lung transplants from 2005 to 2018. The retrospective study, published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, is the largest ever to evaluate the effectiveness of [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - September 23, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Expanding donor list shortens heart transplant wait times, study finds
Accepting hearts from older donors and those with some chronic health conditions allowed surgeons at Yale New Haven Hospital to perform more transplants and reduce the time recipients spent on the waiting list. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Young Physician Hopes to Buck the Status Quo in Congress A Young Physician Hopes to Buck the Status Quo in Congress
In November, Dr Cameron Webb could become the first Black physician ever elected to Congress, where he hopes to bridge the gap between health and politics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

John Najarian, Pioneering Transplant Surgeon, Dies at 92
He was known for taking on difficult cases, many involving children. An anti-rejection drug he developed led to a scandal, but he was vindicated. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Neil Genzlinger Tags: Transplants Surgery and Surgeons Deaths (Obituaries) Food and Drug Administration University of Minnesota Najarian, John S. Source Type: news

COVID-19 Has Taken a Toll on Organ Donation
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Transplants of organs from dead donors haven't slowed during the coronavirus pandemic, but living donor transplants remain suspended in many places, an expert says. Dr. Fauzia Butt, a transplant surgeon at Penn State... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Severely Obese Heart Donors Not Tied to Adverse Transplant Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- Severe obesity in organ donors is not associated with adverse heart transplant outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Circulation: Heart Failure. Elizabeth D. Krebs, M.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Liver Transplantation for Critically Ill Cirrhotic Patients Liver Transplantation for Critically Ill Cirrhotic Patients
When stratifying mortality risk after liver transplantation, what pretransplant factors should be considered?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Telangana doctors perform India's first ever double lung transplant on COVID-19 patient
The team of doctors led by Dr Sandeep Attawar performed the complex procedure on the man from Chandigarh, a release from Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Readers Predict Biggest Medical Breakthroughs by 2045 Readers Predict Biggest Medical Breakthroughs by 2045
As part of Medscape's 25th anniversary, readers were asked what they predict will change medicine in the next 25 years. Gene therapy advances and cancer cures topped the list.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

HCV-Infected Kidneys Safe to Transplant With Antiviral Treatment HCV-Infected Kidneys Safe to Transplant With Antiviral Treatment
HCV-infected donor kidneys are safe to transplant provided recipients are treated immediately with antiviral agents for 8 weeks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Deaths Sky High in Hospitalized COVID Patients With Kidney Injury Deaths Sky High in Hospitalized COVID Patients With Kidney Injury
Also, a significant proportion of patients with COVID who develop acute kidney injury in hospital do not recover kidney function at time of discharge.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Approach Allows Safe Transplant of Kidneys Tainted by Hepatitis C
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- New hepatitis C medications are allowing people to receive a kidney transplant from a deceased donor who had the liver disease -- a strategy aimed at getting more lifesaving organs to patients languishing on waitlists. Two... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Approach Allows Safe Transplant of Kidneys Tainted by Hepatitis C
Title: New Approach Allows Safe Transplant of Kidneys Tainted by Hepatitis CCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 8, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA clearance for BK virus quantitative test on cobas 6800/8800 Systems to support better care for transplant patients
Basel, 8 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510k clearance for the cobas ® BKV Test on the cobas® 6800 and 8800 Systems. The test was previously granted FDA Breakthrough Device designation demonstrating the improved treatment or diagnosis of life-threatening diseases or conditions for transplant patients. The test provides standardised, high-quality results that can he lp healthcare professionals better assess the risk of complications caused by the BK virus in transplant patients and identify effective treatment options. BK virus (BKV) is a m...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA clearance for BK virus quantitative test on cobas 6800/8800 Systems to support better care for transplant patients
Basel, 8 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510k clearance for the cobas ® BKV Test on the cobas® 6800 and 8800 Systems. The test was previously granted FDA Breakthrough Device designation demonstrating the improved treatment or diagnosis of life-threatening diseases or conditions for transplant patients. The test provides standardised, high-quality results that can he lp healthcare professionals better assess the risk of complications caused by the BK virus in transplant patients and identify effective treatment options. BK virus (BKV) is a m...
Source: Roche Media News - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Revoking Authorization of Ulipristal for Fibroids EMA Panel Backs Revoking Authorization of Ulipristal for Fibroids
A PRAC review confirms that ulipristal acetate for uterine fibroids can cause liver injury, including the need for a liver transplant.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 5, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Selective recertification of pilots who have undergone a cardiac transplant - Norris A, Skaggs V, Kaye D, De Voll J, McGiffin D.
The objective of this study was to evaluate certificatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Key priorities for transplant and living donor advocacy during COVID-1
(Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation) Researchers describe ways to achieve optimal patient advocacy for kidney recipients and donors during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sex-Disparities Exist in Liver Transplant Allocation
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2020 -- Women are more likely than men to die waiting for a liver transplant, according to a study recently published in JAMA Surgery. Jayme E. Locke, M.D., from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teacher donates a kidney to her student's mother. Now both women are hoping to find a kidney for a neighbor
When Missouri art teacher Misty Byrd learned that the mother of one of her students needed a new kidney, she said she didn't even think about it -- she picked up the phone and offered hers. After a successful transplant and developing a close friendship, both women are now working to find a kidney for a local father who is waiting on the transplant list. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Age Alone Should Not Limit Use of Systemic Psoriasis Therapy Age Alone Should Not Limit Use of Systemic Psoriasis Therapy
Patients over age 65 may benefit from systemic psoriasis therapy if clinicians remain aware of comorbidities and concomitant medications, according to a systematic review of data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Calcineurin inhibition impairs the dendritic cell transcriptional response to aspergillus fumigatus infection in lung transplant recipients
CALCINEURIN INHIBITION IMPAIRS THE DENDRITIC CELL TRANSCRIPTIONAL RESPONSE TO ASPERGILLUS FUMIGATUS INFECTION IN LUNG TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTSConference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

South Africa: Professor Elmi Muller Wins the 2019 Alan Pifer Award
[UCT] In 2008 Professor Elmi Muller, then a young transplant surgeon based at Groote Schuur hospital, completed the world's first kidney transplant between an HIV-positive patient and donor. Now, 12 years later, Muller is recognised as a global authority on kidney and liver transplantation and a trailblazer in the field of organ transplantation in HIV-positive patients. It is this dedication to making organ transplantation available to vulnerable people that has led to Muller being recognised with the 2019 Unive (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Changes in gut microbiota can greatly impact alcohol-related liver disease and cancer risk
(Spink Health) Digital ILC 2020: Studies evaluating fecal microbial transplant and inflammatory signalling highlight the significance of gut microflora in alcohol-related liver disease and hepatocarcinogenesis (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

US Seniors Underrepresented in Drug Trials for Atopic Dermatitis US Seniors Underrepresented in Drug Trials for Atopic Dermatitis
Most randomized trials testing treatments for atopic dermatitis exclude seniors, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 22, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

COVID 19 rapid guideline: renal transplantation [NG178], NICE (updated 19th August 2020)
This guideline covers children, young people and adults who need or who have had a kidney transplant, and people who are donating a kidney (live donors). It also advises transplant and referring centres on how to run their services, while keeping them safe for patients, donors and staff during the COVID โ€‘19 pandemic. Kidney transplants improve life expectancy and quality of life, and cost less than dialysis in the long term, so providing effective and safe services will benefit patients and make the best use of resources. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ratio of two proteins may add kidneys to the transplant donor pool
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) An investigation by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, in collaboration with researchers at 13 other medical institutions in the United States, has shown that two proteins found in deceased donor urine can be measured to define which donor organs -- including those with AKI -- are the best candidates for saving the lives of patients with kidney failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Return - to - School Recommendations Issued for Organ Transplant Recipients
Shared decision - making recommended for solid organ transplant recipient families, professionals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 14, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Nephrology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Does Metformin Reduce Risk for Death in COVID-19? Does Metformin Reduce Risk for Death in COVID-19?
Observational study data suggest that metformin reduces the risk for death from severe COVID-19, but questions remain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Resoundant expands its clinical research services
Medical technology company Resoundant is expanding its clinical research services...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI scoring system could predict liver transplant need New MRI contrast material promises earlier liver diagnosis 2D shear-wave elastography diagnoses cirrhosis New AI platform, CT scanner pace GE launches at RSNA 2018 Elastography helps diagnose pediatric liver fibrosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Two-thirds of people on heart transplant lists survive at least a year, study finds
More than two-thirds of people on waiting lists for heart transplants survive for at least one year until a donor organ becomes available, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Cardiology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients COVID-19 in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
What have we learned about the impact of COVID-19 on solid organ transplant recipients and their outcomes?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Preparticipation CV Screening: Who Gets the Red Card? Preparticipation CV Screening: Who Gets the Red Card?
Which cardiac conditions are disqualifying for kids who play sports? From hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to heart transplant, Mayo Clinic's Jonathan Johnson and Bernard Gersh have answers that may surprise you.Mayo Clinic (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

A breath of fresh air for organ transplantation
Better outcomes, even with older and less-promising donor organs: new methods trialled by an EU-funded project have generated compelling results, widening the scope to transplant kidneys and livers that might otherwise not have been considered. Patients and healthcare systems both stand to benefit. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - August 11, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

The Kidney and COVID-19: What We Know so Far The Kidney and COVID-19: What We Know so Far
Nephrologists Matthew Sparks and Samira Farouk, of the Freely Filtered podcast, discuss the kidney effects of COVID-19 -- what is and isn't clear in patients with and without preexisting kidney disease.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology Commentary Source Type: news

Woman Is First in US to Get Second Face Transplant Woman Is First in US to Get Second Face Transplant
Carmen Blandin Tarleton was burned and blinded in a 2007 attack by her husband. A face transplant in 2014 was effective for 5 years but began to fail last year."It's a new chapter in my life," she said.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Heart regeneration using stem cells: Why irregular heartbeats occur after transplantation
(Shinshu University) Increased predominance of the matured ventricular subtype in embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes in vivo elucidated why arrhythmia occurs post-transplant of hESC-CMs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

1st U.S. Face Transplant Recipient Dies
Title: 1st U.S. Face Transplant Recipient DiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/4/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - August 4, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

First U.S. Face Transplant Recipient Dies
Her surgery was performed at the Cleveland Clinic, where she died Wednesday from complications from an infection not related to the transplant, the AP. said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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After being placed on a ventilator for six weeks due to Covid-19, Mayra Ramirez was so sick she needed a double-lung transplant. Ramirez and the surgeon who performed the operation, Dr. Ankit Bharat, share their experience. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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In 2009, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta profiled Connie Culp, a woman who received the first near-total face transplant in the US in 2008. She was injured by a bullet in 2004 when her husband shot her. According to the Cleveland Clinic, Culp has died at the age of 57. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

๐Ÿ‘‰ Connie Culp, first face-transplant recipient in U.S. dies at 57 - NBC News via Hvper.com
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Connie Culp, First Face Transplant Recipient in U.S., Dies at 57
Her near-total face transplant in 2008 was the most complex at the time. She was the fourth patient in the world to undergo such a procedure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bryan Pietsch Tags: Transplants Face Surgery and Surgeons Plastic Surgery Cleveland Clinic Deaths (Obituaries) Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Culp, Connie (1963-2020) Face transplant Source Type: news

This ER doctor and heart transplant survivor wants you to wear a mask
Dr. Alin Gragossian gets it. Wearing a mask, social distancing, frequently washing your hands, using a sanitizing gel or wipe on everything you touch -- all that gets old, fast. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Covid Patient Goes Home After a Rare Double Lung Transplant
Mayra Ramirez was the first of a small but growing number of people whose only hope of surviving the coronavirus was to replace their lungs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Transplants Lungs Ventilators (Medical) Surgery and Surgeons Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, Ill) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Kidney Transplants Between HIV-Positive Individuals Yield Excellent Outcomes Kidney Transplants Between HIV-Positive Individuals Yield Excellent Outcomes
Kidney transplants from HIV-positive deceased donors to HIV-positive recipients yield excellent transplant and HIV outcomes, according to results from a multicenter pilot study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news