OHSU heart transplant review set to begin
About three months after Oregon Health& Science University suspended its Heart Transplant Program indefinitely, an outside peer review is scheduled to begin on Monday. The peer review and assessment of the transplant program and Knight Cardiovascular Institute are “privileged, confidential and exempt from public disclosure,” although OHSU will share updates with the public, said spokeswoman Tamara Hargens-Bradley. The health care profession often uses indep endent peer review to allow team… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHSU heart transplant review set to begin
About three months after Oregon Health& Science University suspended its Heart Transplant Program indefinitely, an outside peer review is scheduled to begin on Monday. The peer review and assessment of the transplant program and Knight Cardiovascular Institute are “privileged, confidential and exempt from public disclosure,” although OHSU will share updates with the public, said spokeswoman Tamara Hargens-Bradley. The health care profession often uses indep endent peer review to allow team… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Cannabis Use Not Harmful for Living Kidney Donors, Recipients Cannabis Use Not Harmful for Living Kidney Donors, Recipients
Allowing marijuana users to be living kidney donors could safely expand the pool of available organs, according to the first-ever study comparing outcomes with marijuana-using and non-using donors.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Survival With Second Cancer After Stem Cell Transplant Tied to Cancer Type Survival With Second Cancer After Stem Cell Transplant Tied to Cancer Type
The outcome of second solid cancers following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is strongly related to cancer type, with pancreatic and lung cancer being among those with the poorest outcome, according to European researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Kidneys from deceased donors with acute kidney injury suitable for transplant
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Organ procurement teams are sometimes leery of accepting kidneys from deceased donors with acute kidney injury (AKI), fearing they will harm the recipients. However, a national study chaired by a Johns Hopkins kidney specialist suggests these fears may be unfounded. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pig hearts can function for months in baboons, study shows, bringing us closer to their use in humans
A new paper details how genetically modified pig hearts transplanted into baboons could support life and function for up to 195 days. The finding, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, takes scientists a small step closer to the possibility of using donor animal organs for human patients in need of a heart transplant. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baboon survives for six months after receiving pig heart transplant
Clinical trials of pig organs in humans could begin in as little as three years, say researchersThe transplantation of pig organs into humans is a step closer to becoming a reality after researchers showed the organs can function long-term in baboons.The transplanting of organs from one species to another, known as xenotransplantation, has been the subject of research for many years. Proponents say it could help get around a shortage of human organs.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Organ donation Health Society Science Germany World news Europe Source Type: news

First baby born after uterus transplant from deceased donor
The first baby gestated in a uterus transplanted from a cadaver has been born in Brazil, according to a case reported in the medical journal The Lancet. The 32-year-old mother, who was born without a uterus, underwent a 10-hour transplant surgery in 2016 then underwent fertility treatment, the BBC reported. The donor was a woman in her 40s who died from a stroke. The mother’s eggs were removed from her ovaries, fertilized with the father’s sperm, then implanted in the donor urerus after the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

First baby born after deceased womb transplant
A woman in Brazil gives birth after surgeons implant a womb in her body from a dead donor. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The First Baby Has Been Born After a Uterus Transplant From a Deceased Donor
The world’s first baby born by a uterus transplant from a deceased donor is healthy and nearing her first birthday, according to a new case study published Tuesday in the Lancet. Uterus transplants have become more common in recent years, resulting in 11 live births around the world. But all of the other successful deliveries so far have been made possible by living donors — often women who opt to donate their uterus to a close friend or family member without one. The birth resulting from the case detailed in the Lancet, which took place at Brazil’s Hospital das Clínicas last December, is both the first...
Source: TIME: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized fertility healthytime Source Type: news

No Cash, No Heart. Transplant Centers Need to Know You Can Pay.
When a Michigan woman was told to raise $10,000 for a heart transplant, outrage spread on social media. But experts say “ wallet biopsies ” are common. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JONEL ALECCIA | KAISER HEALTH NEWS Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Transplants Source Type: news

AHA: Hearts From Unusual Donors Could Help Meet Growing Transplant Demand
TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Researchers say the ever-growing waiting list of hopeful heart transplant recipients could be trimmed down if only more patients were given the option to open their hearts to unlikely... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Surgeons successfully perform full face transplant
With the help of innovative techniques, surgeons at New York University Langone Health have successfully conducted a full face transplant. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Does She Have SCID?
Discussion Severe-combined immunodefiency (SCID) is actually a group of inherited disorders with an absence or dysfunction of T, B and NK cells that results in severe dysfunction of the immune system. SCID is a primary immunodeficiency. SCID was thought to be a rare disorder but with the advent of neonatal screening the incidence in the US general population is estimated at ~1 in 58,000 live births, but with numbers higher or lower depending on the specific population. Patients often have failure to thrive, oral candidiasis, and diarrhea as infants as well as a variety of infectious diseases. They can also have interstit...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 12/1/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 12/1/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Mollie Luhman, a living kidney donor, and Dr. Mark Stegall,?a surgeon at Mayo Clinic who helped perform the transplant,?share their story.?Also on the podcast, Dr. Michael Zaccariello, a psychologist at Mayo Clinic, explains why attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?is on the rise.?And Dr. Donald [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A Face Transplant Gave This 26-Year-Old a ‘Second Chance at Life’ — And Points to a Promising Future for Patients
Cameron Underwood is back to golfing, restoring cars and even sky-diving, less than three years after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound that severely damaged his face and nearly claimed his life. Underwood, now 26, was left without the majority of his lower jaw, teeth and nose, and with significantly impaired eyesight, speech and mouth function, after his June 2016 injury. But just 18 months later, the California resident became NYU Langone Health’s second-ever face transplant recipient and one of about 40 worldwide — a remarkably brief journey that he says gave him “a second chance at life.&rdquo...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Latest Face Transplant at NYU Advances the Field Latest Face Transplant at NYU Advances the Field
Second successful face transplant at NYU Langone sets several important milestones for the field and is the most sophisticated and technologically advanced procedure of its kind, surgeons say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

26-year-old face transplant patient reveals new face
Cameron Underwood, of California, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face in June 2016. Eighteen months later, after 25 hours of surgery, he received a face transplant at NYU. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Liver Transplant From HIV+ Living Donor to Negative Recipient - the Unanswered Questions
[The Conversation Africa] A lifesaving partial liver transplant from an HIV-infected mother to her uninfected child - the first of its kind - was conducted last year at the University of the Witwatersrand's Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg. More than a year later, both mother and child are doing well. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Natera Receives Unique Z-Code for Its Kidney Transplant Rejection Monitoring Test
Represents a Key Milestone Towards Achieving Medicare Reimbursement SAN CARLOS, Calif., Nov. 28, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA), a global leader in cell-free DNA testing, today announced the assignment of ... Diagnostics, Reimbursement Natera, cell-free DNA, Kidney Transplant, Transplant Rejection (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Woman denied heart transplant told to try 'fundraising $10,000' instead
Hedda Martin's heart is failing. Blood pressure medication may keep her alive, for now, but what she really needs is a new heart. Spectrum Health in Michigan denied her - based on her finances. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplant patient develops cancer from donated kidney
Pauline Hunt, from Ayrshire, feels she is "fighting someone else's cancer" after receiving a "death sentence". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Donated Kidneys From Pot Users Seem Safe: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 -- Marijuana use by live donors has no effect on kidney transplant outcomes for donors or recipients, a new study finds. National Kidney Registry recommendations exclude substance abusers from donating kidneys, and transplant... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AKI Shouldn't Preclude Kidney Donation, Study Shows AKI Shouldn't Preclude Kidney Donation, Study Shows
Use of kidneys from deceased donors with acute kidney injury appears safe in multiyear follow-up and could make many more organs available for transplant, a multicenter study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Mother donated a kidney to her two-year-old son after heart transplant caused his organs to fail
Jace Josephson, two, from Minnesota, was born with a heart condition. His kidneys failed after a heart transplant. Mother, Akasha Josephson, 23, was able to give her kidney before Thanksgiving. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using AI to Enhance Kidney Disease Detection
RenalytixAI is developing two approaches to help diagnose potential illnesses or complications with a patient’s kidneys. The company is working on an artificial intelligence-infused test for the early detection of kidney disease and will help in the accurate management of kidney transplant rejection. The firm recently reported raising $29 million in funding to support the development and commercialization of the two products. Following the successful completion of its fundraising on Nov. 6, 2018, RenalytixAI started trading publicly on AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange. "RenalytixAI now has...
Source: MDDI - November 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

In the Loop: These folks are all heart when it comes to toys for kids
Mayo Clinic ?heart families? who support the toy drive include the Waletzkos (left) and Rippys (center), as well as Kari and Rob Ulrich (right) and their daughter, Sydney, who participate in memory of their son and brother, Cameron, who passed away following a heart transplant. Young Teagan Waletzko was spending a lot of time in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Delayed Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis in a 62 Year Old Female Leading to Bilateral Lung Transplant
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Early Liver Transplantation in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis Early Liver Transplantation in Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis
Liver transplantation for severe alcoholic hepatitis remains controversial in the USA in patients without 6 months of sobriety. Can earlier transplantation provide good outcomes in these patients?Alcohol and Alcoholism (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Impact of Technology on Surgery: The Future Is Unwritten The Impact of Technology on Surgery: The Future Is Unwritten
In what ways might technological advances impact the field of surgery?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

'I missed being able to eat': Man, 26, who received a face transplant describes his joy
Cam Underwood tried to take his own life in 2016. This year, he got a face transplant from a donor, Will, 23. Footage of the moment Cam met Will's mom Sally for the first time will be screened tonight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Face transplant recipient thanks his donor's mother in tear-jerking moment
Cam Underwood met with Sally Fisher, the mother of his face transplant donor, 10 months after his surgery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: The story of one man's incredible face transplant journey
ABC News' "20/20" profiled the story of two moms, a miracle surgery, and one 26-year-old's second chance at life after receiving a face transplant from a stranger. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

The emotional moment when a face transplant recipient thanks his donor’s mother
Cam Underwood met with Sally Fisher, the mother of his face transplant donor, 10 months after his surgery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The 50th anniversary of Canada’s first successful heart transplant
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - November 16, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Nurse's kidney donation triggers bi-state transplant chain
A nurse's decision to donate a kidney to a patient triggered a series of events that led to three people getting new organs at two Kansas City-area hospitals (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Renal diagnostic dev RenalytixAI closes $29m IPO
AI-powered kidney disease and transplant management diagnostic developer RenalytixAI said this week it completed an $29 million initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market. The company was formed through an exclusive license with Mount Sinai Health Systems, who also acted as a development collaborator. The groups have been collaborating since May this year, the company said. “We’re thrilled to partner with RenalytixAI to develop much-needed prognostics and diagnostics that address the critical, unmet need of patients with high-risk of kidney disease. Mount Sinai&rs...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Initial Public Offering (IPO) Software / IT Wall Street Beat renalytixai Source Type: news

26-year-old's incredible face transplant journey: 'I see me'
Cam Underwood, the son of a California pastor, underwent the complicated surgery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research, a One Tampa Bay honoree
In recent years, Lions Eye has gotten the ability to catalog tissue online for surgeons across the country and the world to make an ideal match. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Pam Huff Source Type: news

The Impact of DAAs on Transplant Costs and Outcomes The Impact of DAAs on Transplant Costs and Outcomes
A new study provides insight into the costs of HCV treatment in liver and kidney transplant recipients and the impact of these agents on longer-term transplant outcomes.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Marijuana use has no effect on kidney transplant outcomes
This study is the first to investigate the effect of marijuana use by live kidney donors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

California man, 26, who tried to kill himself receives face transplant in NYC 25-hour surgery
Cameron Underwood, who battled depression for years, was 24 when he tried to take his own life with a shotgun in June 2016 after drinking all day. A year-and-a-half later he had surgery in New York. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada's first successful heart transplant was 50 years ago this week. Here's how it happened
Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital is marking the 50th anniversary of Canada's first successful heart transplant. "We showed that it can be done," remembered a doctor involved in the landmark surgery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Minorities Sicker than Whites at Liver Transplant Referral
(MedPage Today) -- Blacks had highest MELD scores at waitlist registration among racial-ethnic groups (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

AHA: Could Your Race Determine Your Wait for a Donor Heart?
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The wait for a heart transplant varies widely based on factors such as availability of donor hearts and blood type, but little is known about differences in wait times based on race and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In the Loop: Corn Palace goes red for hometown girl's heart transplant
The?Corn Palace?in Mitchell, South Dakota, glowed red, a visible sign of the love the town was sending to Kadie Neuharth, a Mitchell native who was receiving a?heart transplant?1,400 miles away. Kadie's journey to that transplant began four years earlier, when mild headaches sent her to her doctor. When she mentioned she'd also been feeling lightheaded [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

AHA: Closing Dialysis Fistula Improves Heart Function
(MedPage Today) -- Kidney transplant patients may benefit from reversing arteriovenous connection (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Obese Transplant Recipients Fare Worse With Fatty Livers Obese Transplant Recipients Fare Worse With Fatty Livers
Fat in a donor liver and obesity in a recipient increase mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Rare condition has left a teenager with the ‘heart and lungs of a pensioner’
Yasmin Swift, 19, from Ashford, Kent, needs a double lung and heart transplant after being diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in November last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news