Man who needs lung transplant travels globe rather than ‘waiting to die'
AS A former fitness fanatic it is typical of Ron Flewett to approach illness with the same energy and vigour with which he has always embraced life. It is all the more impressive for the fact that Ron suffers from a debilitating and incurable lung condition called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Transplant Listing Decisions in the Modern Era Heart Transplant Listing Decisions in the Modern Era
Gaming the system or doing what's best for your patient? The author examines the difficult ethical balance faced by physicians during the heart transplant allocation process.Circulation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Heart transplant list could be slashed after hope of keeping donated organ alive for 24 hours
But by pumping fluid through its blood vessels, and using pulses of oxygen which mimic a heartbeat, scientists have been able to keep five pigs' hearts for 24 hours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual Crossmatching Allows Faster Kidney Transplantation Virtual Crossmatching Allows Faster Kidney Transplantation
Kidney transplantation can be safely performed with virtual crossmatching of donor and recipient without the need for a prospective physical crossmatch, according to a retrospective review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Tackling the Weight List Problem Tackling the Weight List Problem
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy may help improve kidney transplant candidacy among morbidly obese patients, but important questions remain.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

AHA News: Baby Born With 'One-of-a-Kind' Heart Receives Transplant
Title: AHA News: Baby Born With 'One-of-a-Kind' Heart Receives TransplantCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Functional Reserve Improves After Kidney Transplant Cardiovascular Functional Reserve Improves After Kidney Transplant
Improved cardiovascular reserve was seen 1 year after kidney transplantation in the absence of significant alterations in left ventricular muscle mass in the CAPER study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Virtual Cross-Matching May Speed Kidney Transplant Process
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 -- Virtual cross-matching may reduce cold ischemia time (CIT) for donor organs in kidney transplants, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Vinayak S. Rohan, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Lifesaving Organs for Transplant Go Missing in Transit How Lifesaving Organs for Transplant Go Missing in Transit
Scores of organs -- mostly kidneys -- are trashed each year, and many more become critically delayed while being shipped on commercial airliners, a new investigation finds.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

AHA News: Baby Born With'One-of-a-Kind' Heart Receives Transplant
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- When a test showed a dangerous drop in the heart rate of Courtney Agnoli's unborn daughter, the doctor who urgently admitted her to the hospital said, " You aren't leaving here without a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Effect of kidney transplant on balance and fall risk - Tekkarismaz N, Doruk Analan P, Ozelsancak R, Torun D, Caliskan K, Haberal M.
This study aimed to compare balance and fall risk between kidney transplant recipients and healthy adults and to determine th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Economic Burden of Kidney Transplant Graft Failure Quantified
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 -- Kidney transplant graft failure is associated with additional medical costs of $78,079 for the average patient and a loss of 1.66 quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The economic burden of kidney transplant failure in the United States
(Wiley) A recent analysis published in the American Journal of Transplantation estimates that for the average US patient who has undergone kidney transplantation, failure of the transplanted organ (graft failure) will impose additional medical costs of $78,079 and a loss of 1.66 quality-adjusted life years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Some hospitals wary as new liver transplant rules begin
A rule that will more broadly share donated livers goes into effect Tuesday. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Biopsy Kidneys From Live Donors to Predict Transplant Success Biopsy Kidneys From Live Donors to Predict Transplant Success
Features in kidneys from living donors not detectable by standard evaluation modestly contribute to predicting later graft failure in transplant recipients, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Liver Transplant for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the U.S. Liver Transplant for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the U.S.
How have the patterns and outcomes for HCC-related liver transplants evolved over the last thirty years? A new study examines the trends.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Hepatitis C no longer an obstacle for transplant recipients
Sharon Price had come to grips with the notion that dialysis would soon be part of his life. Facing a long wait for a new kidney, he was 73 years old and his condition had grown progressively over two years. He was ready to begin the treatment, but first had a request for his doctors at Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center. “I was going to do it [dialysis], no ifs and or buts,” Price says. “But I wanted to put it off for two months because it was summer, and I wanted to do spend time… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis C no longer an obstacle for transplant recipients
Sharon Price had come to grips with the notion that dialysis would soon be part of his life. Facing a long wait for a new kidney, he was 73 years old and his condition had grown progressively over two years. He was ready to begin the treatment, but first had a request for his doctors at Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center. “I was going to do it [dialysis], no ifs and or buts,” Price says. “But I wanted to put it off for two months because it was summer, and I wanted to do spend time… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Teen who received double lung transplant shares warning
A Michigan teenager who received what ’s believed to be the first double lung transplant shares a warning for people addicted to vaping, including his own brother. 17-year-old Daniel Ament tells Dean Reynolds why he feels lucky to be alive. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen warns about vaping after double-lung transplant
Daniel Ament remembers vaping last September — and then waking up more than a month later after the emergency surgery. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Teenager Who Needed a Double Lung Transplant Because He Vaped Has Something to Say
Daniel Ament went to sleep one day and woke up months later with a new set of lungs. Ament, 17 and a high school junior in Grosse Pointe, Mich., (anonymously) made headlines this past fall after becoming the first person to receive a double lung transplant due to what doctors attribute to vaping-related damage. But Ament—who spent more than a month critically ill and hospitalized before his surgery—doesn’t remember any of it. “I was trying to think of the last thing I could remember, and it was summer,” says Ament, talking on the record for the first time. [When I woke up,] it was almost snowi...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes public health Source Type: news

Teen warns about vaping after after double-lung transplant
Daniel Ament remembers vaping last September — and then waking up more than a month later after the emergency surgery. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen warns others about vaping after double-lung transplant
The first person to receive a double-lung transplant after his lungs were damaged by vaping is now warning others. The teen remembers vaping last September, and then waking up more than a month later. Dean Reynolds reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outcomes Positive With National Kidney Paired Donation Program
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 -- A nationalized kidney paired donation program results in equivalent outcomes compared with control living kidney donor transplant, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in the Clinical Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

LVAD Outcomes Similar With Bridging Vs Destination Therapy LVAD Outcomes Similar With Bridging Vs Destination Therapy
The clinical outcomes of treatment with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) are similar whether or not patients are heart transplant candidates, according to findings from the MOMENTUM 3 randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Magdi Habib Yacoub receives Bakken Scientific Achievement Award
(The Society of Thoracic Surgeons) Legendary heart-lung transplant surgeon, researcher, and professor Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub, MD, today was honored with the 2020 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Six patients with rare blood disease are doing well after gene therapy clinical trial
UCLA researchers are part of an international team that reported the use of a stem cell gene therapy to treat nine people with the rare, inherited blood disease known as X-linked chronic granulomatous disease, or X-CGD. Six of those patients are now in remission and have stopped other treatments. Before now, people with X-CGD – which causes recurrent infections, prolonged hospitalizations for treatment, and a shortened lifespan – had to rely on bone marrow donations for a chance at remission.“With this gene therapy, you can use a patient’s own stem cells instead of donor cells for a transplant,&rdqu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Elastography shows high reproducibility in breast lesions
Two different ultrasound elastography techniques -- strain elastography and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mindray releases new ultrasound system Elastography helps liver transplant patients avoid biopsy Radiofrequency ultrasound, AI predict thyroid cancer Shear-wave elastography tracks effects of knee surgery Elastography methods reduce unnecessary breast biopsies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lower Hepatoma Risk With Earlier ALT Normalization During HBV Treatment Lower Hepatoma Risk With Earlier ALT Normalization During HBV Treatment
Earlier normalization of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels during treatment of chronic hepatitis B is independently associated with a reduced risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), researchers from South Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Dad loses 40 pounds so he can donate part of liver to son who needed life-saving transplant
Sean Kelley, from Rochester, New York, lost 40 pounds to donate part of his liver to his one-year-old son, Sawyer, who suffers from Alagille syndrome, which scars and damages the liver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Protects Against Kidney Disease Moderate Alcohol Consumption Protects Against Kidney Disease
Those who consume up to 20 drinks per week are less likely to develop chronic kidney disease than never drinkers, but authors warn"potential benefits" of alcohol must be weighed against"harms."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Improving Medication Adherence in Kidney Transplant Patients Improving Medication Adherence in Kidney Transplant Patients
Could this novel intervention help improve immunosuppressive medication adherence among adult kidney transplant recipients?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Federal judge allows new liver transplant policy to take effect
The nationwide plan will shift scarce organs from rural regions, where they are more plentiful, to cities where demand is highest. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Are Doctors Discarding 'Injured' Kidneys That Might Be Used for Transplant?
Title: Are Doctors Discarding 'Injured' Kidneys That Might Be Used for Transplant?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 17, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Dr. Danny Jacobs on taking the helm at OHSU with its transplant program in crisis
Jacobs took over just as the heart transplant program was imploding. The program is now on the mend. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Dr. Danny Jacobs on taking the helm at OHSU with its transplant program in crisis
Jacobs took over just as the heart transplant program was imploding. The program is now on the mend. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Are Doctors Discarding'Injured' Kidneys That Might Be Used for Transplant?
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- Many of the donor kidneys that are discarded each year in the United States could instead be effectively transplanted, a large new study suggests. At issue are kidneys from deceased donors that are acutely injured. Right... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Outcomes Superior for HM3 LVAD Regardless of Preimplant Strategy
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- For patients with advanced heart failure, the HeartMate 3 (HM3) left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is superior to the HeartMate II (HMII), regardless of whether the device is a bridge to transplant (BTT) or a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Online Patient Portal Use May Up Likelihood of Kidney Transplant
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- For hemodialysis patients, use of an online portal is associated with an increased likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant at four or five years, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kidneys From Donors With AKI Safe for Transplant, But Often Unused Kidneys From Donors With AKI Safe for Transplant, But Often Unused
Findings from a new large study add to evidence of the safety of kidneys from donors who have had acute kidney injury, yet a review of allocation shows many such organs are unused, despite growing need.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

InDepth Pharmaceuticals moves ahead with diagnostic to predict kidney transplant success
(Medical University of South Carolina) Charleston-based InDepth Pharmaceuticals has executed an option agreement with the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation for Research Development to evaluate and potentially commercialize a diagnostic tool to predict kidney transplant success in patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The tool will identify those with recurrent FSGS, in whom transplanted kidneys are almost certain to fail, and possibly spare these patients the burden of a kidney transplant while preventing loss of valuable kidneys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Medical breakthrough' machine can keep a donated human liver alive for a WEEK
A group of scientists in Zurich, Switzerland, spent four years developing the Liver 4 Life machine which pumps blood in and out of a removed liver and keeps it warm and moving to preserve it for transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby boy has a heart transplant from a COW in a six-hour operation to save his life
Bradley Harrison, 10 months old, of South Shields, has a complex set of heart defects. Doctors revealed his lungs were starved of oxygen which was causing him to turn blue when he cried. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Transplants From Donors With Hepatitis C May Be Safe: Study
MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 -- One-year survival rates are similar for transplant patients who receive a heart from a donor with hepatitis C or one without the infectious virus, a new study finds. The researchers suggest that using hearts from donors with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pancreas-Kidney Transplant Tied to Better Survival Than Kidney Transplant Alone in Type 1 Diabetes Pancreas-Kidney Transplant Tied to Better Survival Than Kidney Transplant Alone in Type 1 Diabetes
Compared with kidney transplantation alone, simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation was associated with an almost twofold lower 10-year mortality among type 1 diabetics, in a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' Excellent' Long-Term Outcomes for Recent Pediatric Liver-Transplant Recipients'Excellent' Long-Term Outcomes for Recent Pediatric Liver-Transplant Recipients
Liver transplant (LT) outcomes in children have improved substantially in the past three decades rendering earlier observed long-term outcomes irrelevant, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Massachusetts General Hospital performs first-of-its-kind heart transplant in New England
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Mass General Hospital recently performed the largest number of adult heart transplants in the country using what are known as Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) donor hearts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dr. Danny Jacobs on his first 18 months at OHSU's helm
Jacobs took over just as the heart transplant program was imploding. The program is now on the mend. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 9, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Fears of a Windrush scandal in the NHS for EU citizens
Doctors of the World is extremely concerned about the impact that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill will have on the health of vulnerable EU citizens and public health as a whole. MPs are currently debating the Bill in Parliament. If passed, it will entrench the EU Settlement Application route into UK law. EU nationals and their families will become subjected to the Hostile Environment. This could create a new, larger, Windrush scandal. And the most vulnerable will be facing the higher risks, such as elderly people and people experiencing homelessness. EU nationals who have not been able to apply for pre-settled or settle...
Source: Doctors of the World News - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news