Azithromycin Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant
TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 -- An antibiotic treatment intended to lower stem cell transplant patients'risk of developing a respiratory complication appears to have backfired. French researchers explored the potential of administering the antibiotic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pearls From: Eileen Hsich, MD
(MedPage Today) -- Why is mortality while awaiting heart transplant higher for women? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant
Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped early (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hansa Medical Shares Gain on Good Kidney Transplant Drug News Hansa Medical Shares Gain on Good Kidney Transplant Drug News
Shares in Sweden's Hansa Medical jumped 12 percent on Thursday after research showed its experimental drug allowed doctors to perform successful kidney transplants in 24 out of 25 patients with a particularly high risk of organ rejection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Drug therapy could reduce kidney transplant rejection
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have developed a new drug therapy from lethal bacteria that could reduce rejection rates in kidney transplantation. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hansa Medical shares gain on good kidney transplant drug news
LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in Sweden's Hansa Medical jumped 12 percent on Thursday after research showed its experimental drug allowed doctors to perform successful kidney transplants in 24 out of 25 patients with a particularly high risk of organ rejection. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success
Title: Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant SuccessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/2/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/3/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 3, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success
May allow more patients to get donor organ, study findsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Diseases, Kidney Transplantation, Organ Transplantation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 -- A new treatment might open the door for more patients with advanced kidney disease to get a transplant, a preliminary study suggests. Of the 100,000-plus Americans waiting for a donor kidney, about one-third are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Talbot Awarded $1M DoD Grant for Multidisciplinary Study
Simon Talbot, MD, director of Upper Extremity Transplant Program in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs ’ (CDMR (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 2, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Intel Gained on Melanoma Risk for Renal Transplant Patients
Age - standardized relative rate of melanoma 4.9 in U.S. Renal Data System versus SEER patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Study: Transplant Centers Routinely Reject Usable Donor Kidneys (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Some centers may underestimate kidney quality, experts said (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - July 27, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Donor Kidneys Rejected by Centers 7 Times on Average
THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 -- A donated kidney is turned away for transplant an average of seven times before reaching the patient who finally receives it, a new study shows. Transplant centers regularly reject kidneys based on a donor's age or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

MKTP surgery has long-term benefit for restoring skin pigmentation in vitiligo patients
(Henry Ford Health System) A Henry Ford Hospital study has shown that skin transplant surgery has long-term benefit for restoring skin pigmentation caused by the skin disease vitiligo.In a retrospective study, researchers found that a majority of areas of the skin treated with surgery still had 'very good to excellent' color match pigmentation five years later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Human Tissue May Be Chinese Drone Ehang's Most Popular Transport Item
Chinese tech firm Ehang launched the world ’s first passenger drone this year. While the unmanned aerial vehicle awaits the green-light to take flight, the company has already signed a lucrative commercial agreement with a healthcare provider to transport organs for time-sensitive transplant surgery. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Pamela Ambler, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Kids ’ viral video helps their mom get new kidney
The video went viral, and months later their mom received a life-saving transplant (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Single Mom With 2 Failing Kidneys Saved By Stranger
WINCHESTER (CBS) – A single mother with two failing kidneys was saved by the kindness of a complete stranger. “I work as a web developer. She’s a web designer,” Kara Yimoyines said. “She’s from the Midwest. I’m from the Midwest,” said Nicole Baltzer. “We both like sports.” This months-old friendship feels in so many ways meant to be. Once-strangers in the same town, now connected for life. “I certainly never set out to be a living donor as part of my life plan,” Nicole said. Nicole Baltzer and Kara Yimoyines (WBZ-TV) But that plan took a new direction,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Juli McDonald kidney donation Tufts Medical Center Winchester Source Type: news

WATCH: 5-year-old heart-transplant recipient dies
Ari Schultz, the 5-year-old heart-transplant recipient who wow'd people with his positive attitude and joyful exuberance, has died. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle Source Type: news

Woman, granddaughter undergo successful kidney transplant
Carol Graydon, 62, was found to be a perfect donor match for Wryn Graydon. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zion, the world ’s youngest double hand transplant recipient, can now swing a baseball bat
In 2015, Zion Harvey became known to the public as the youngest person in the world to go through a successful bilateral hand transplant. Zion, who was 8 at the time, captured hearts with his upbeat attitude toward life and his wise-beyond-his-years expositions — on everything from losing both of his hands to an infection at age […]Related:Scientists plan to trick Zika-carrying mosquitoes into breeding themselves out of existenceUnapproved stem-cell treatments touted on federal database ClinicalTrials.gov, study saysA gunshot destroyed her face. A rare surgery just gave her a new one. (Source: Washin...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baltimore boy's new hands still gripping strong
Zion Harvey, the world's first child to receive a double hand transplant, shows that the surgery is medically and functionally successful in children under certain circumstances, according to a new paper. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A gunshot destroyed her face. A rare surgery just gave her a new one.
A gunshot wound to the face left a teenager with so much damage that for years doctors knew plastic surgery could only help so much to give her back a regular life. In May, the now-21-year-old woman joined the small but growing ranks of face transplant recipients, doctors announced Tuesday. For the woman, now the youngest to receive […]Related:‘How did this happen to a 10-year-old?’: Child dies with heroin and fentanyl in his systemDiet drinks are associated with weight gain, new research suggestsWhy this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme disease (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Engineered liver tissue expands after transplant
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers have developed a way to engineer liver tissue by organizing tiny subunits that contain cells embedded into a biodegradable tissue scaffold. In a study of mice with damaged livers, the researchers from MIT, Rockefeller University, and Boston University found that after implantation in the abdomen, the structures expanded 50-fold and performed normal liver tissue functions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

First Pediatric Double Hand Transplant Successful First Pediatric Double Hand Transplant Successful
The world's first pediatric double hand transplant has given a young boy the ability to play baseball, climb monkey bars, and care for himself.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

First double hand transplant involving a child declared a success
Zion Harvey had procedure in US in 2015 and can now use scissors and play baseball, but report highlights his difficult recoveryAfter almost 11 hours of surgery involving four teams of doctors, Zion Harvey had earned his place in medical history. The eight-year-old had become the first child in the world toreceive two new hands in a procedure that seemed to herald a revolution in transplant medicine.Related:UK's first double hand transplant patient delights in writing letter to thank surgeonContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Health US news Society Baltimore World news Medical research Science Children Doctors Source Type: news

'Remarkable' boy with double hand transplant surpasses his goals — and doctor's
The first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant is able to write, feed and dress himself on his own, just 18 months after surgery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Remarkable' boy with double hand transplant surpasses his goals
The first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant is able to write, feed and dress himself on his own, just 18 months after surgery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Woman disfigured by gunshot gets a full face transplant
The hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, says the 31-hour surgery in May was its third face transplant and its first 'total face transplant.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman disfigured by gunshot gets full face transplant
The Cleveland Clinic says a 21-year-old woman disfigured by a gunshot as a teenager has received a face transplant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Stacie Pridden: My new lungs don't work any more
Stacie Pridden, 26, from Swindon, waited three years for a rare heart and double lung transplant. Here, she details her journey - and pleads for more governmental support. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiological Case: External Iliac Artery Pseudoaneurysm Radiological Case: External Iliac Artery Pseudoaneurysm
What was the cause of hematuria in this patient on hemodialysis for ESRD and a history of kidney transplant which failed 15 years prior?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Toddler with liver cancer has triple organ transplant
Evie Mueller, from Iowa, was two when she was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2015. She got the all-clear in 2016 after chemo and surgery. But it came back and last week she had a triple transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mauna Kea touts Cellvizio pancreatic cyst diagnosis data
Mauna Kea (ENT:MKEA) today touted the results from a recently published study of its Cellvizio system which supported the use of the device in diagnosing pancreatic cysts. The Cellvizio device is designed for use in a variety of surgical procedures, providing real time visualization at the microscopic level, Mauna Kea said. Results from the study were published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, the French company said. In the study, researchers evaluated in vivo and ex vivo confocal endomicroscopy of pancreatic cystic lesions, Mauna Kea reported. The researchers concluded that in vivo nCLE patterns were reprod...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Imaging Mauna Kea Technologies Source Type: news

Predicting heart events after liver transplant
(Northwestern University) The first app and score to determine the one-year risk of a liver transplant patient dying or being hospitalized for a heart attack or other cardiovascular complication has been developed. The new risk score app may guide preventive treatment and who gets a donor organ. One-third of transplant patients will have serious cardiac complication within first year of transplant. The current method of risk scoring is no better than flipping a coin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant Rules May Curb Disparities Kidney Transplant Rules May Curb Disparities
A shift in how donor kidneys are allocated in the U.S. has been linked with higher transplant rates for black and Hispanic patients, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Going boldly together: New advancements and new anniversaries
Hopefully you ’ve had the chance to meet Salim and Roxanne from ourTogether series onGoBoldly.com. Salim is an antirejection researcher and Roxanne had a heart transplant 7 years ago this week and takes antirejection medicine every day. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: New Era of Medicine GoBoldly Source Type: news

Suburban Hospital officials: Let us compete with MedStar Georgetown for transplant business
Officials at Johns Hopkins-owned Suburban Hospital say there are too few liver transplants available in the Washington region and they want to get into the business. In a recently submitted application seeking approval from Maryland regulators, Suburban officials said MedStar Georgetown University Hospital — the only liver transplant program in the donation service area that includes the District and both Montgomery and Prince George's counties — is fallin g short. They say competition from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Suburban Hospital officials: Let us compete with MedStar Georgetown for transplant business
Officials at Johns Hopkins-owned Suburban Hospital say there are too few liver transplants available in the Washington region and they want to get into the business. In a recently submitted application seeking approval from Maryland regulators, Suburban officials said MedStar Georgetown University Hospital — the only liver transplant program in the donation service area that includes the District and both Montgomery and Prince George's counties — is fallin g short. They say competition from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 10, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

WATCH: Woman surprises husband with transplant news
This woman surprised her husband with the news that she's his match for a kidney transplant. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trumpcare faces uphill battle as Congress returns to the capitol
(Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s effort to roll back Obamacare faced growing obstacles on Monday as Republicans who control the U.S. Senate remained divided over how to curb the costs of their proposed healthcare bill and prevent millions from losing coverage. White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, told “Fox News Sunday” that Trump still expected the Senate to pass a healthcare bill either before the start of Congress’ August recess “or maybe a little bit into” the recess. Trump made the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare, a central plan...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Healthcare Reform Capitol Hill Source Type: news

Kidney transplant rules may curb disparities
(Reuters Health) - A shift in how donor kidneys are allocated in the U.S. has been linked with higher transplant rates for black and Hispanic patients, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Finn ’s heart: A journey into the unknown
Three-year-old Finn stands in front of the full-length mirror in his parents’ room, with his shirt off. “Mommy, look how cool!” he shouts, placing his finger along the long scar running down the middle of his chest. “That’s where I had my heart surgeries!” “That’s right, buddy,” Jenna replies, surprised because they’d never talked about his scars. “We always tell him he has a special heart. We don’t ever want him to feel different.” Finn runs off to play. It makes Jenna smile and sometimes cry to see her son so happy and full of life. Now 5 years...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Christopher Baird complex congenital heart defect Heart Center hypoplastic left heart syndrome Wayne Tworetzky Source Type: news

Trump administration names Georgia health official as new CDC director
This post has been updated. The Trump administration has named Georgia Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald as the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the most crucial public health positions in the U.S. government given the agency's role in tracking and stopping infectious disease outbreaks nationally and globally. Fitzgerald, 70, […]Related:Her newborn kept getting sick because she was ingesting placenta, CDC saysFresh polls find Republicans’ health-care proposal is still a clunkerA heart transplant gave her another chance to live. Hours after giving birth, sh...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How 9 friends saved a woman waiting for a heart transplant
Amy Silverstein shares her story in "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Heart transplant survivor credits friends with saving her life
Amy Silverstein's new memoir, "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends," details the lengths a group of nine women went to help Silverstein as she awaited her life-saving surgery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Trump administration to name Georgia health official as new CDC director
The Trump administration plans to appoint Georgia Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald to become the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the most crucial public health positions in the U.S. government given the agency's role in tracking and stopping infectious disease outbreaks nationally and globally. Public health sources said […]Related:Her newborn kept getting sick because she was ingesting placenta, CDC saysFresh polls find Republicans’ health-care proposal is still a clunkerA heart transplant gave her another chance to live. Hours after giving birth, she died. ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths from cancer higher in rural America, CDC finds
Despite decreases in cancer death rates nationwide, a new report shows they are higher in rural America than in urban areas of the United States. The report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found rural areas had higher rates of new cases as well as deaths from several cancers related to […]Related:Her newborn kept getting sick because she was ingesting placenta, CDC saysFresh polls find Republicans’ health-care proposal is still a clunkerA heart transplant gave her another chance to live. Hours after giving birth, she died. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH awards $8.6 million for bold bid to transform lung transplantation
(University of Virginia Health System) Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have received more than $8.6 million in federal grants to support efforts that could dramatically increase the number of lungs available for transplant - and then save the lives of the people who receive them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lilly Wyburn with leukaemia faces double lung transplant
Lilly Wyburn, from Parkes in New South Wales, has endured rounds of gruelling treatments since being diagnosed with  leukaemia at the age of one. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart transplant survivor dies just a few hours after giving birth
After giving birth to her baby girl, Megan Moss Johnson got to hold her daughter in her arms, feed her and burp her. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news