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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

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:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Gripping Interview: How One Addicted Doctor Recovered Gripping Interview: How One Addicted Doctor Recovered
Cheryl Karcher, MD, was a prominent dermatologist when she was publicly'outed'as an addict. In this interview, she talks about her recovery, her return to a successful practice, and what keeps her clean.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

St. Louis nonprofit merges with Los Angeles kidney transplant program
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

Physicians can better predict outcomes for kidney transplant patients with key data, study finds
(Intermountain Medical Center) Kidney transplant patients have a better chance of survival if physicians use all the data that's available to them -- including data that's tracked over time -- to predict the likelihood of organ failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Does Diabetes Affect Corneal Transplant Suitability? Does Diabetes Affect Corneal Transplant Suitability?
Researchers have drawn different conclusions about the effect of diabetes on corneal endothelial cell count and donor eye suitability for transplant.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 5, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Man Opts To Receive Liver From Donor With Hepatitis C After First Transplant Fails
BOSTON (CBS) – After his first transplant failed, 26-year old Ben Blake was in need of another liver and fast. So he made the courageous decision to take one that is infected with a treatable disease in order to save his life. “Ben is my only son and he was very sick at birth,” says Duane Blake. Ben, had biliary atresia, a rare disease that eventually causes liver failure. At just seven months of age, he needed a liver transplant. “Every day was really a blessing and a gift,” says Duane. But by the end of college, Ben’s donor liver began to fail and he started to waste away. He...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Liver Transplant Source Type: news

All-Oral DAA Therapy in HCV-Advanced Liver Disease All-Oral DAA Therapy in HCV-Advanced Liver Disease
Chronic hepatitis C virus therapy in patients with advanced liver disease remains challenging. Are all-oral therapies of direct acting antivirals effective in real-world practice?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 4, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Post-transplant tips & tricks from families who ’ve been through it
Transplant recipients typically feel stronger and more energetic following transplant recovery. But returning to regular activities, sports and travel can be challenging. A few “transplant moms,” who’ve already been through the experience, share their wisdom and advice. Charlene, mom to Brent, 19, liver transplant recipient Planning a first vacation post-transplant is easier said than done. Charlene Newhall knows. And, she has a handful of advice, following a family summer trip to Arizona from their home in Maine: Work with your pharmacy to ensure you have enough medications. Research the closest major ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting heart transplant Heart transplant program kidney transplant Kidney Transplant Program Liver transplant Liver Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Liver disease: Eastenders transplant storyline highlights danger of alcohol misuse
LIVER transplants have been highlighted by an Eastenders storyline featuring Phil Mitchell, played by Steve McFadden, who has been suffering with alcohol-related liver disease – where the liver becomes scarred because of years of persistent alcohol misuse. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deferring DDAs until after liver transplant cost effective
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - December 31, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Early Cell Loss After Corneal Transplant Due to Eye Bank Miscount Early Cell Loss After Corneal Transplant Due to Eye Bank Miscount
Most very early cell loss after corneal transplant isn't due to surgical technique but to overestimated cell counts by eye banks, new research from France suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 29, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Harry Maceachen and dad on liver transplant
Harry, who caused chaos in the BBC Breakfast studio last year, on his vital transplant. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some babies die waiting for a liver transplant. This baby was matched in 40 minutes.
Before Daniel McCabe defied the odds and got a new liver, his parents braced themselves for months of exhausting hospital visits to try to keep their infant alive. The 4-month-old's life was an endless parade of weekly blood work, interspersed with mad dashes to the emergency room when his condition deteriorated. By December, Melody and Joseph McCabe just […]Related:This won’t hurt a bit: Good news about health that was overshadowed in 2016An opioid epidemic is what happens when pain is treated only with pillsEbola vaccine shown to be ‘highly protective’ against deadly virus in major...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia Increases Graft Loss, Mortality in Kidney Recipients Dementia Increases Graft Loss, Mortality in Kidney Recipients
Dementia, including Alzheimer disease (AD), increases the risk of graft loss and mortality among older kidney transplant recipients, according to information from the U.S. Renal Data System.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 27, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Living Kidney Donors Often Pay Their Own Expenses Living Kidney Donors Often Pay Their Own Expenses
Most living kidney donors pay at least some of the expenses related to donation themselves, which may limit how many people can afford to provide organs to transplant recipients, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 23, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

South Africa: 'God Has a Plan for Me' - Lung Transplant Patient
[News24Wire] Fifty-six-year-old Fanie Swart from Boksburg has something extra to be grateful for this festive season after he became the 100th patient to receive a lung transplant at the Netcare Milpark Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Teenage girl allowed home for Christmas after second heart transplant
A TEENAGER who had a second heart transplant a year ago is being allowed home to spend Christmas with her family. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living kidney donors often pay their own expenses
Most living kidney donors pay at least some of the expenses related to donation themselves, which may limit how many people can afford to provide organs to transplant recipients, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Better than any medal: The lessons this athlete learned after a kidney transplant
Jonathan Hickman is taking his passion for competition and sports to an international level, but is finding greater inspiration closer to home. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL Source Type: news

‘ Wendy ’ s Welcome ’ Eases Children ’ s Hospital Fears
SHARON (CBS) — Going to the Emergency Room can be scary, especially for children. But one local girl is making a trip to the ER a lot less intimidating for kids and their parents. You wouldn’t know it to look at her but 12-year-old Wendy Wooden of Sharon has been a very sick girl. At the age of three, she developed an E. coli infection, which damaged multiple organs and she required a kidney transplant. Wendy spent hundreds of days at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). So when a neighbor’s children needed to be admitted, she turned to Wendy and her mom with lots of questions. What should she bring...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Children Dr. Mallika Marshall Hospital Source Type: news

Dialysis and Pregnancy: No Longer the Impossible Dialysis and Pregnancy: No Longer the Impossible
Advances in the care of pregnant women with kidney disease have made the formerly impossible, possible.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 19, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Happy birthday to my heart
In the foyer of the Geraghty house in Bedford, New Hampshire, 20 red heart-shaped balloons and a wall-to-wall banner welcome Erin Geraghty home from college. It’s not her birthday — she’s 21. It’s not her graduation — she’s a first-semester University of New Hampshire senior. And it’s not Valentine’s Day. It’s her 20th year with the same heart. Born with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy — a condition that causes the heart to pump blood inefficiently — Erin received a heart transplant at Boston Children’s Hospital when she was just 1 year old. Her sist...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 19, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Elizabeth Blume heart transplant Heart transplant program idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Death, extortion and hope: 1 man's fight for a new liver
In Ontario, someone dies every three days while waiting for an organ transplant. Right now, 220 people in this province are waiting for a new liver and Arch Walsh of Mississauga is one of them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Pioneer in corneal surgery receives cornea society's highest honor
(University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) The Cornea Society has awarded Jonathan Lass, MD, the Castroviejo Medal, its highest honor. Dr. Lass, an ophthalmologist at University Hospitals Eye Institute at UH Cleveland Medical Center and Charles I Thomas Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine receives the award in recognition of his lifetime contributions to research and advancements in corneal transplant and surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

It's Final: FDA Bans Powdered Gloves in Surgery, Medicine It's Final: FDA Bans Powdered Gloves in Surgery, Medicine
The move follows efforts already underway to switch to safer alternative gloves for surgical use and in patient examinations.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Alert Source Type: news

Novel Thyroidectomy Removes Organ Through the Lip Novel Thyroidectomy Removes Organ Through the Lip
Dr Inabnet answers questions about performing a novel hidden-scar endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy through the lip, one of the first procedures of its kind in the United States.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: General Surgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Healthy kidneys from elderly donors should not be rejected, researchers say
HealthDay News Healthy kidneys from elderly donors are often rejected, but kidneys from donors 80 and older can function for years after a transplant, say Italian researchers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Old kidneys may be a new answer to organ shortage
Transplant centers come up short more often than not when treating patients in need of a kidney, as there is a shortage of donors. Yet kidneys donated by people 65 or older can still function for many years after transplantation, according to a study published Thursday in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The results suggest that a new source of quality kidneys could be available to patients in need of life-saving transplants. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Ohio's 20-Week Abortion Ban Law Will Really Mean For Women
Ohio just became the 18th state to pass an arbitrary ban on abortions after 20 weeks.  The new law, which Gov. John Kasich (R) signed Tuesday, outlaws an extremely rare procedure. Only about 1 percent of all abortions take place after 20 weeks, and most are the result of doctors finding birth defects that were undetectable in earlier screenings. The ban will push women to travel out of state if they discover a serious defect during a second trimester ultrasound, adding another layer of logistical and financial difficulty to an already complicated termination procedure, says Dr. Jennifer K. Hsia, a clini...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Ohio's 20-Week Abortion Ban Law Will Really Mean For Women
Ohio just became the 18th state to pass an arbitrary ban on abortions after 20 weeks.  The new law, which Gov. John Kasich (R) signed Tuesday, outlaws an extremely rare procedure. Only about 1 percent of all abortions take place after 20 weeks, and most are the result of doctors finding birth defects that were undetectable in earlier screenings. The ban will push women to travel out of state if they discover a serious defect during a second trimester ultrasound, adding another layer of logistical and financial difficulty to an already complicated termination procedure, says Dr. Jennifer K. Hsia, a clini...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

UAB performs region's first HIV-positive organ transplant
The University of Alabama at Birmingham last month performed the region's first HIV-positive kidney transplant. The patient is the eighth in the nation to receive an organ from an HIV-positive deceased donor, UAB says. UAB is one of just 13 transplant centers in the U.S. approved for HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplants following the passage of the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, or Hope Act. Signed into law in 2013 by President Barack Obama, the Hope Act revised a 1988 law prohibiting HIV-positive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 14, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Melissa Brown Source Type: news

Cochrane Priority Reviews List: December 2016 Update
Cochrane-wide prioritisation remains an important project, with over 140 priority reviews or updates have been published since it began in January 2015.The December 2016 revision of the Cochrane Priority Reviews List includes new titles from the Cochrane Airways, Anaesthesia, Dementia& Cognitive Improvement, ENT, Epilepsy, Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers, Gynaecology& Fertility, Haematological Malignancies, Heart, Incontinence, Kidney& Transplant, Lung Cancer, Neuromuscular Disease, Oral Health, Skin, Stroke, and Urology Groups.The following titles on the list are open to new authors:Long-acti...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 14, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

$2.5M gift: Jefferson to open new transplant center
Jefferson Health has received a $2.5 million gift from the Robert V. Nicoletti Family Trust to establish a new kidney transplant center, which will have a focus on living donor transplantation. The Nicoletti family had their own personal reason for making the donation. In 2006, businessman and philanthropist Robert V. Nicoletti required a kidney transplant while a patient at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Seven members of his family volunteered to donate a kidney. Only one, his y oungest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 13, 2016 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Virus Eradication in Compensated HCV-Related Cirrhosis Virus Eradication in Compensated HCV-Related Cirrhosis
Is the achievement of a sustained viral response associated with a reduction in liver disease progression and liver-related mortality in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis?Liver International (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 13, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

5 Things That Are Utterly Ridiculous For Medicare Not To Cover
Medicare, the federal government’s program that provides health care to those 65 and older, while a confusing package of rules and regulations, is generally highly regarded by its users. That, of course, matters little to the ilk of Paul Ryan and PEOTUS Donald Trump who appear hell-bent on replacing it with a voucher program. It is the ultimate “if it ain’t broke, why fix it?” situation and already seniors are justifiably getting concerned. Frankly, if any changes are to be made to the program, we’d like to start with this short list of five things that traditional Medicare unbelieva...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hertfordshire mum spends second Christmas waiting for a new liver
A mother who has waited for a year and a half for a liver transplant said she hopes a donor comes forward this Christmas. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Turbocharged artificial intelligence’ could personalize combination therapy in pediatric leukemia
In this study, patient records were obtained on the dosing of 6-mercaptopurine and methotrexate, as well as on the corresponding  absolute neutrophil count, or levels of a subset of white blood cells called neutrophils that are vital for staving off potentially life-threatening infections. These records showed multiple instances where conventional chemotherapy doses caused deviations from acceptable neutrophil levels. Using the personalized medicine technology, individualized three-dimensional maps were generated to determine the optimal 6-mercaptopurine/methotrexate drug ratios.The team members found that their techn...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 12, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Former soldier, 51, left fighting for his life in a coma and needing a kidney transplant after catching a deadly infection from his DOG licking him
David Money, 51, from Manchester, developed sepsis after his immune system went into overdrive as it tried to fight the capnocytophaga - found in dogs' saliva. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 8-Year-Old in Urgent Need of Liver Transplant
[The Herald] AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Masvingo baby is in urgent need of help to undergo a liver transplant in India as more minors continue to be diagnosed of severe Jaundice (Liver Cirrhosis and Biliary Atresia).Thayel Makatendeka Botsa (pictured right with her mother) requires $50 000 to cover medication and travel expenses. The baby's mother Mrs Adelaide Botse said Thayel was first diagnosed of severe Jaundice soon after her birth in March this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Four-Year Entecavir Therapy in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients Four-Year Entecavir Therapy in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients
This study assessed outcomes of long-term entecavir therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis B. Does it reduce development of hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhotic complications?Liver International (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 6, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Lab-grown bone shows 100% success rate in small, early study
Israel’s Bonus Biogroup (TLV:BONS) said today that it successfully injected its lab-grown, semi-liquid bone graft into the jaws of 11 people in an early stage clinical trial evaluating bone loss repair. The company is presenting its results at the International Conference on Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Spain today. The material is grown in a lab from a patient’s  own fat cells and then injected into the voids of problematic bones in the jaw. Over the course of a few months, the material hardens and merges with existing bones to fill out the jaw. The transplant “was 100% successful i...
Source: Mass Device - December 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Materials Testing Orthopedics Research & Development Stem Cells Bonus Biogroup Source Type: news

Catching up with Kenslie: Life after  midaortic syndrome surgery
We last saw Kenslie Shealy in the spring of 2015, as she was settling back into life at home in South Carolina after a long stay at Boston Children’s Hospital. Kenslie, now 4, had emergency surgery for midaortic syndrome (MAS), a rare condition that affects the heart and kidneys. Untreated, the condition can lead to damage in the brain, intestines and limbs. At Boston Children’s, Kenslie’s multi-disciplinary team included specialists in cardiology, interventional cardiology, nephrology, transplant and vascular surgery, interventional radiology, genetics and rheumatology....
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 5, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Deborah Stein Dr. Diego Porras Heung Bae Kim midaortic syndrome Midaortic Syndrome and Renovascular Hypertension (MAS/RVH) Program Source Type: news

Occult HCV May Persist in Treated Patients After Liver Transplant Occult HCV May Persist in Treated Patients After Liver Transplant
Despite a sustained virologic response for 12 weeks (SVR12) to direct-acting antiviral agents for recurrent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection following liver transplantation, some patients continue to have occult infection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

First Reported Cases of Candida auris in the US First Reported Cases of Candida auris in the US
Candida auris, an emerging multi-drug resistant and highly pathogenic fungus, has been previously reported from at least a dozen countries. What are the characteristics of the first US cases?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Fetal and Neonatal Renal Failure and Renal Transplant
Major advances have been made over the past few decades in caring for neonates with chronic renal disease. Although dialysis registries report infants as a high-risk population for poor outcomes, these children can be effectively maintained on dialysis until they are ready for receiving a transplant. Early identification of the presence of chronic renal disease is helpful in preparing for postnatal complications and to counsel parents on potential outcomes of infants with chronic kidney disease. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - November 30, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Wong, C. J. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Complex Fetal Care Source Type: news

France ’ s drugs agency freezes Carmat implants after 5th death
France’s national drugs agency said today it is ordering artificial heart maker Carmat (FRA:CXT) to freeze implantation of its devices after the death of a 5th patient last month. The company distanced itself from the death, with chief exec Stephanie Piat stating that the artificial heart was not involved and that the last 3 implantations of the device functioned normally, according to Reuters. The French regulatory body requested further information from Carmat following the death of the patient, who was implanted with the heart at the end of August. The patient was the 1st of 20 scheduled to receive the h...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Carmat Inc. Source Type: news

Longer Preservation Time Doesn't Harm Lungs for Transplant Longer Preservation Time Doesn't Harm Lungs for Transplant
Extending overall preservation time via ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) appears to have no negative impact on short-term outcomes of lung transplantation, according to Canadian and Swiss investigators.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 29, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news