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Optimism, Mixed Results for New-Gen LVADs vs Mainstay HeartMate 2 Optimism, Mixed Results for New-Gen LVADs vs Mainstay HeartMate 2
Differently designed pumps, as more are approved, could be matched to patients'unique risk-factor profiles for a patient-centric approach to cutting bleeding or infection risk, propose researchers.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Pitt receives NIH grant to develop children's artificial lung
A team of researchers and engineers led by the University of Pittsburgh has received a $2.35 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a compact, wearable artificial lung for children. Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering will lead the effort to develop the "Pittsburgh Pediatric Ambulatory Lung," a self-contained, minimally invasive breathing assistance device that will allow children to remain mobile while awaiting lung transplant, according to the school. “Standard existing … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

Even though it's costly, why Largo Medical Center expanded its transplant program
The first recipient of a liver transplant at Largo Medical Center is out of intensive care and recovering well, according to the physician who leads the hospital ’s transplant program. Dr. Hussein Osman-Mohamed, chief of the hospital’s Transplant Institute of Florida, performed the liver transplant in late January, expanding the program the hospital started in 2015 with kidney transplants. Largo Medical Center is the second hospital in the Tampa Bay ar ea to offer liver transplants. Tampa General… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Induction Therapy for Kidney Transplant Recipients Induction Therapy for Kidney Transplant Recipients
The authors examine the inclusion of anti-IL2 receptor monoclonal antibodies in induction therapy after kidney transplantation. Is it still beneficial?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

A bridge to breathing
(University of Pittsburgh) To safely bridge the time between diagnosis and transplant for pediatric patients with lung disease, a research team led by the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering is developing a compact respiratory assist device for children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Health Care Special Report: Children ’s Mercy platform targets ‘Goldilocks’ doses
For some treatments, the perfect dose is a necessity. Leukemia patients, for example, take busulfan to prepare for a bone marrow transplant. Too little, and the patient ’s body won’t accept the transplant. Too much, however, can cause irreversible liver damage. “It’s a really fine line,” said Susan Abdel-Rahman, director of the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics core laboratory at Children’s Mercy. She created a platform to help determine how much i s “just right” based on a child’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Women's Health / Research News
This study analyzed data on U.S. immigrants in the 2010–2014 National Health Interview Surveys and examined the association between length of U.S. residence and cardiometabolic risk factors.     Read more   Violence ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Living-donor liver transplant most costly transplant in Japan
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 31, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New Jersey nanny donates part of her liver to save girl
College student Kiersten Miles, 22, from New Jersey, decided to donate part of her liver to the 16-month-old girl she nannies for, Talia Rosko, after learning she would need a transplant or likely die. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living without lungs for six day saves a mom's life
In a bold and very challenging move, thoracic surgeons removed severely infected lungs from a dying mom, keeping her alive without them for six days, so that she could recover enough to receive a life-saving lung transplant. This is believed to be the first such procedure in the world. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lab notes: It's life, Jim, but not as we know it
Things took a turn for the mythological this week with the creation ofa human-pig hybrid, or chimera. It marks the first time that embryos combining two large, distantly-related species have been produced and is a big step towards being able to generate human hearts, livers and kidneys for transplant. And as if pig-humans (or human-pigs, or ... whatever) weren ’t enough, researchers havemodifiedE coli microbes to carry an expanded genetic code. Apparently this will ultimately allow them to be programmed, but also paves the way for the creation and exploitation of entirely new life forms. Given that human interactions...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

Gene-Edited Cells Keep Infants With Cancer Well More Than One Year on Gene-Edited Cells Keep Infants With Cancer Well More Than One Year on
Two babies rescued from previously incurable leukemia after receiving infusions of gene-edited immune cells are doing well at home more than a year after initial treatment, scientists said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

IV contrast for CT is not associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury
Intravenous contrast media (typically iohexol or iodixanol) used in computed tomography (CT) does not appear to be associated with chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplant or acute kidney injury, despite long-held fears to the contrary. The results of the largest controlled study of acute kidney injury following contrast media administration in the emergency department were just published. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Meet the woman who lived for six days without lungs – video
Doctors saved a Canadian woman ’s life by removing her lungs for six days while she waited for a double lung transplant. In what is believed to be the first procedure of its kind in the world, Melissa Benoit arrived at Toronto hospital with just hours to live when staff and her family decided to take the unprecedented procedureDoctors save Canadian woman ’s life by removing her lungs for six daysContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Canada Health World news Doctors Americas Biology Science Society Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Baby Manqoba Back Home After Successful Liver Transplant
[The Herald] Baby Manqoba, the one-year-old girl who became known last year when her parents, with the help of friends, workmates and corporates launched a blitz to raise funds for her liver transport in India, arrived back home in good health last night.Manqoba and her mother Shamiso Yikoniko, who is a journalist, were welcomed at Harare International Airport by friends and family members after the successful liver transplant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

IV contrast for CT is not associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury
(American College of Emergency Physicians) Intravenous contrast media (typically iohexol or iodixanol) used in computed tomography (CT) does not appear to be associated with chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplant or acute kidney injury, despite long-held fears to the contrary. The results of the largest controlled study of acute kidney injury following contrast media administration in the emergency department were published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ('Risk of Acute Kidney Injury Following Intravenous Contrast Media Administration'). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Awaiting transplant, mom lives 6 days without lungs
Given the choice between his wife possibly dying in her bed or on an operating table, Chris Benoit chose an experimental, first-of-its-kind surgical procedure. The surgeons would remove not just one but both of Melissa Benoit's lungs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A tissue of truths: Printed human body parts could soon be available for transplant
Print section UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  A tissue of truths Main image:  20170128_stp004.jpg EVERY year about 120,000 organs, mostly kidneys, are transplanted from one human being to another. Sometimes the donor is a living volunteer. Usually, though, he or she is the victim of an accident, stroke, heart attack or similar sudden event that has terminated the life of an otherwise healthy individual. But a lack of suitable donors, particularly as cars get safer and first-aid becomes more effective...
Source: Biotechnology - January 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Changing Trends in Liver Transplant Indications Changing Trends in Liver Transplant Indications
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is declining while nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and alcoholic liver disease (ALD) are increasing as indications for liver transplant, according to U.S. data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 24, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

European Conference Endorses Fecal Transplant for C. diff European Conference Endorses Fecal Transplant for C. diff
A European consensus conference endorses the use of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in clinical practice for patients with Clostridium difficile infection, but stops short of recommending it for other indications.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

South Africa: Gugulethu Toddler Needs a Liver Transplant - and a Better House
[News24Wire] One-year-old Siyanda Tafeni needs a liver transplant. But even if a donor can be found quickly, doctors warn that the toddler may not survive the transplant unless he gets a better home, with an inside toilet and running water. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Insurance Trends in US Living Kidney Donors Health Insurance Trends in US Living Kidney Donors
A new study reports on the health insurance status among living kidney donors at time of donation. What are the trends?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 23, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

SBRT Equivalent to TACE as Bridge to Transplant for Patients With HCC
Use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) was equally effective as transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) as a method of bridge to transplant among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Conferences/ASCO 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Liver, Gallbladder, and Biliary Tract Cancers News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Soft robot' designed to pump failing hearts
Heart failure affects millions of Americans. A new wave of 'soft robots' capable of mimicking heart muscles may save lives on the transplant waiting list. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Innovation Source Type: news

Reducing Postdischarge VTE Events After Surgery Reducing Postdischarge VTE Events After Surgery
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that evaluates whether a postdischarge program can reduce the risk for VTE events in patients undergoing abdominal or inflammatory bowel disease surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 20, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Chronic Liver Disease May Boost Risk of Colorectal Cancer Chronic Liver Disease May Boost Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Patients with chronic liver disease may have an elevated risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), even after a liver transplant, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 19, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breakthrough as 11-year-old boy receives artificial heart
Jaheim Whigham, 11, from Illinois, is the youngest person in the world to receive an artificial heart. He had a heart transplant when he was 7 but, last year, his body began rejecting it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11-Year-Old Boy Is One of the Youngest to Get Artificial Heart
The boy had a heart transplant at age 7. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fresh off raising $1.8M, Chapel Hill startup preps for $8 million
Chapel Hill-based startup Renovion – which is developing a nebulized therapy called Arina-1 for the treatment of lung transplant patients– has its eyes on submitting a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in early 2019, according to chief executive officer Dan Copeland. The company has raised more than $ 1.8 million of a planned $2 million offering to “fund pre-clinical and clinical programs,” he says, and is looking to raise another $8 million in the lead up to the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Senator helps New Jersey woman get kidney from mom abroad
A New Jersey woman finally has a new kidney, more than a year after a life-saving transplant fell through at the last minute. After complications with the first donor's organs, Nina Saria found a match in her mother -- who lived half a world away in the country of Georgia. Jamie Wax has the heartwarming story. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risks for Post-Transplant Skin Cancer Identified Risks for Post-Transplant Skin Cancer Identified
The first U.S. population-based study of skin cancer in organ transplant recipients found the highest risk in patients who are older, male, white and had pre-transplant skin cancer or received a heart or lung transplant, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Lung Transplant Receipients: Increased Skin Cancer Risk Lung Transplant Receipients: Increased Skin Cancer Risk
The first U.S. population-based study of skin cancer in organ transplant recipients found the highest risk in patients who are older, male, white and had pre-transplant skin cancer or received a heart or lung transplant, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer treatment for transplant patients discovered
Nephrologists have published a letter that profiles a novel drug combination with the potential to help prevent rejection of a donor kidney in transplant patients undergoing cancer treatment. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Anonymous blood donors meet the woman whose life they saved
Last year, Shirley Polk ’s life changed forever. On Friday, it changed again, thanks to a meeting she had with 15 strangers who helped save her life.Last September, the 67-year old, whose liver and kidney suddenly failed after she developed acute autoimmune disease, received a transplant of both organs at Reagan UCLA Medical Center. On Jan. 13, at an event arranged by UCLA, she met 15 of the 59 strangers whose blood donations made possible the transplant surgeries that saved her life. Thanks to her donors ’ generosity, Polk was transfused with 32 units of whole blood, 27 units of plasma and 11 units of pla...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Not just small adults: Pediatric liver transplant recipients need special care
(Wiley) A new review discusses important consideration when caring for children who have received liver transplants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Police Officer Drives Surgeon, Liver to Emergency Transplant After Crash
DENVER, Pa. (AP) — A police officer responding to a crash wound up driving a surgeon, an assistant and a donated liver to a Philadelphia hospital for an emergency transplant. East Cocalico Township police Sgt. Darrick Keppley says he came upon a disabled vehicle Saturday afternoon that had skidded off the icy road. The team was transporting a liver from York to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where a patient already was in the operating room. Keppley says he offered to help. The doctor and assistant piled into his vehicle, he switched on his lights and sirens and navigated the snowy 60 miles east to Philadelphi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Police Officer Drives Surgeon, Liver to Emergency Transplant After Crash
DENVER, Pa. (AP) — A police officer responding to a crash wound up driving a surgeon, an assistant and a donated liver to a Philadelphia hospital for an emergency transplant. East Cocalico Township police Sgt. Darrick Keppley says he came upon a disabled vehicle Saturday afternoon that had skidded off the icy road. The team was transporting a liver from York to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where a patient already was in the operating room. Keppley says he offered to help. The doctor and assistant piled into his vehicle, he switched on his lights and sirens and navigated the snowy 60 miles east to Philadelphi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Duke University Hospital has nation's best outcomes for adult liver transplants
Treatment TermsLiver transplant Author William Stagg Overview Duke University Hospital has the nation's best outcomes for adult liver transplants from deceased donors, according to data from 2016. Content Blocks Header Duke patients move from waiting list to transplant faster than national average ContentDuke's transplant center, which in 1986 became the first in North Carolina to provideliver transplants, is among the nation's most efficient centers. It moves patients from the waiting list to transplant more than 2.5 times faster than the national average.  " That's an important statistic  beca...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - January 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Duke University Hospital has nation's best outcomes for adult liver transplants
Treatment TermsLiver transplant Author Sarah Avery Overview Duke University Hospital has the nation's best outcomes for adult liver transplants from deceased donors, according to data from 2016. Content Blocks Header Duke patients move from waiting list to transplant faster than national average ContentDuke's transplant center, which in 1986 became the first in North Carolina to provideliver transplants, is among the nation's most efficient centers. It moves patients from the waiting list to transplant more than 2.5 times faster than the national average.  " That's an important statistic  becaus...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

High-risk patient gets life-saving transplant when UCLA team accepts her case
A 24-year-old cystic fibrosis patient is starting the new year with new hope thanks to help from the U.S. Air Force, the actor who played Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” movies and a UCLA surgeon who said yes to a high-risk case.Kathlyn Chassey of San Antonio, Texas, was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease characterized by the build-up in the lungs of thick, sticky mucus that traps infection-causing bacteria. While there is no cure, lung transplantation can help alleviate many of the symptoms.Courtesy of the Chassey familyKathlyn Chassey walks after her lung transplant surgery at Reagan UCLA Medical Cente...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Robot That Performed My Kidney Transplant Declined to Be Interviewed
How donating a vital organ to a fellow “ news nerd ” helped a Times data journalist overcome postelection Twitter fatigue and gain a better understanding of robot p.r. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIFF FEHR Tags: Kidneys Organ Donation Robots and Robotics Twitter Source Type: news

Judge blocks dialysis aid rule
(Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Thursday put on hold a new federal rule that dialysis providers have said would prevent dialysis patients from using charitable assistance to buy private health insurance. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in Sherman, Texas stopped the rule from taking effect Friday as planned. The decision is a victory for dialysis providers Fresenius Medical Care, DaVita Inc and U.S. Renal Care Inc, which filed a lawsuit to block the rule last week. The order is temporary, preserving the status quo while Mazzant considers the merits of the lawsuit. Mazzant said the companies had shown a reasonable probabi...
Source: Mass Device - January 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Dialysis Legal News Fresenius Medical Care Source Type: news

What Increases Postop Readmissions? What Increases Postop Readmissions?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study, published in the Annals of Surgery, that examined factors that predict postop hospital readmission rates.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 13, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

New keratoconus treatment may prevent need for corneal transplant
Treatment TermsCorneal disease Additional SEO Keywords cornea, corneal disease, keratoconus, keratoconus treatment, collagen cross-linking, corneal collagen cross-linking, corneal cross-linking, SEO Meta Description Corneal collagen cross-linking, an FDA-approved treatment for the eye disease keratoconus, can preserve vision and prevent the need for a corneal transplant. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Sub-Title Cross-linking procedure can halt corneal changes, preserve vision Overview Corneal collagen cross-linking, an FDA-approved treatment for the eye disease keratoconus, can preserve vision and prevent the need for a...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

New keratoconus treatment may prevent need for corneal transplant
Treatment TermsCorneal disease Additional SEO Keywords cornea, corneal disease, keratoconus, keratoconus treatment, collagen cross-linking, corneal collagen cross-linking, corneal cross-linking, SEO Meta Description Corneal collagen cross-linking, an FDA-approved treatment for the eye disease keratoconus, can preserve vision and prevent the need for a corneal transplant. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Sub-Title Cross-linking procedure can halt corneal changes, preserve vision Overview Corneal collagen cross-linking, an FDA-approved treatment for the eye disease keratoconus, can preserve vision and prevent the need for a...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Three surgeons try to carry out a virtual heart transplant in a notoriously tricky video game
YouTube channel Facts had three Irish surgeons play the video game Surgeon Simulator 2013. As they learned, their real word skills had no application in the notoriously difficult game. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Needleless, Pain-Free Blood-Draw Device Coming to Market Needleless, Pain-Free Blood-Draw Device Coming to Market
The push-button method, which literally'sucks'the blood out of the patient much like a leech, could soon replace painful needle blood testing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New procedure to beat cancer by removing kidney saved Wiltshire woman's life
Last April, Gerry O'Neill from Wiltshire had a CT scan which revealed she had a tumour in her right kidney. This meant she needed a transplant, and would depend on dialysis all her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'By moving my kidney, surgeons beat the life-threatening cancer': A new procedure did not only save Gerry's life, but also spared her from years of dialysis
Last April, Gerry O'Neill from Wiltshire had a CT scan which revealed she had a tumour in her right kidney. This meant she needed a transplant, and would depend on dialysis all her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Los Angeles kidney transplant program is merging with Midwest company
Explore Transplant, a Los Angeles-based kidney transplant education program founded by a former Washington University faculty member, is merging with St. Louis-based Health Literacy Media. HLM, led by President and CEO Catina O'Leary, develops marketing plans and materials and oversees initiatives to improve health literacy nationwide. Explore Transplant, founded by Amy Waterman, a social psychologist and currently associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles' D ivision of Nephrology,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news