WATCH: Man has successful hand transplant after almost 18-hour surgery
"I asked Dr. Azari, 'Did you do it?'" Jonathan Koch said. "And he said, 'Yes.' And then I started to sing the Rocky theme." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: 2020 Source Type: news

WATCH: Man prepares for remarkable hand transplant surgery
In the summer of 2015, a doctor amputed Jonathan Koch's left hand and the fingers on his partially functioning right hand. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: 2020 Source Type: news

WATCH: Man prepares for remarkable hand transplant surgery: Part 3
In the summer of 2015, a doctor amputed Jonathan Koch's left hand and the fingers on his partially functioning right hand. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: 2020 Source Type: news

WATCH: Man has successful hand transplant after almost 18-hour surgery: Part 4
"I asked Dr. Azari, 'Did you do it?'" Jonathan Koch said. "And he said, 'Yes.' And then I started to sing the Rocky theme." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: 2020 Source Type: news

Ex-miner with a double lung transplant
Nine years of working in coal mines destroyed Will Goddard's lungs, but with the help of a specialist clinic in Rotherham he was able to get a double lung transplant. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Heart Failure Patients Don ’ t Recognize the Risks of Their Illness Many Heart Failure Patients Don ’ t Recognize the Risks of Their Illness
Even though doctors think most people with heart failure have a high likelihood of requiring a heart transplant or dying from complications of their illness, a small U.S. study suggests that many patients see a much rosier picture of their future.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Eleven-Year-Old Boy Receives Kidney for Christmas at Duke
Treatment TermsPediatric Kidney Transplant Author Hallie Potocki Overview After battling kidney disease his entire young life, 11-year-old Kaleek Beatty got the best present he could ask for, just five days before Christmas 2016. Duke Children's Hospital called to say they had found a kidney for him. Hero Imagekaleekbeatty_blog.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Born with Kidney Disease ContentAsk a typical 11-year-old, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and you’re likely to hear “sports superstar” or “rock musician.” Ask Kaleek Beatty, though, and his u...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Team led by UCLA, UCSF receives $8 million to study virus that often strikes after kidney transplants
UCLA, UC San Francisco and City of Hope have received a five-year, $8 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study how a common virus called cytomegalovirus may provoke the immune system to reject transplanted kidneys.The 14-member interdisciplinary team is co-led by Elaine Reed, who holds the Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Endowed Chair in Diagnostic Medicine at UCLA and is director of the UCLA Immunogenetics Center.  “Nearly 70 percent of people around the world carry antibodies to the cytomegalovirus infection, yet healthy people rarely display symptoms,” said Ree...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fewer antibiotic prescriptions are being filled, a new analysis finds
The use of antibiotics among Americans with commercial health insurance has decreased during the past several years, according to a new analysis that nevertheless shows lingering variations for different ages and in different parts of the country. The study released on Thursday provides the latest evidence of how doctors and patients have begun to heed warnings […]Related:NIH unit deletes references to climate ‘change’Do your eyes hurt after the solar eclipse? Here’s what you need to know.A heart transplant saved this 13-year-old boy’s life. But he died on his first day of school. (Sourc...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many heart failure patients don ’t recognize the risks of their illness
(Reuters Health) - Even though doctors think most people with heart failure have a high likelihood of requiring a heart transplant or dying from complications of their illness, a small U.S. study suggests that many patients see a much rosier picture of their future. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Use of Blood Cleaning Device Saves High-Risk Patients With Liver Failure
Severe acute liver failure (ALF), a rare but life-threatening illness, is associated with high death rates if patients don’t receive timely treatment or a liver transplant. Unlike the heart or the kidneys, there is no established mechanical device to replace the liver’s function. Now, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) researchers report that a device that removes toxins from the blood can also effectively provide a bridge to liver transplantation or buy time for a traumatically injured liver to heal, suggesting broader uses for the device than previously thought. (Source: University of Maryland...
Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Chris Martin surprises 17-year-old fan with fatal disease
Coldplay singer Chris Martin surprised a fan, Heidi Hernandez - who is in desperate need of a liver transplant - on Saturday. Hernandez said Coldplay's music kept her from being depressed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do your eyes hurt after the solar eclipse? Here ’ s what you need to know.
So you looked directly at the sun while trying to watch the solar eclipse. Maybe you didn't read the warnings or couldn't get your hands on a pair of eclipse glasses. Or maybe you did have them but couldn't resist, just for a few seconds, staring straight at the sun with your naked eyes, experts be darned. […]Related:A heart transplant saved this 13-year-old boy’s life. But he died on his first day of school.Elderly couple got ‘deepest wish’ — to die together — in rare euthanasia caseTibetan Buddhism-based ‘compassion’ training for doctors targets burnout (Source: ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘An easy decision’: Finding care for short bowel syndrome
Allie DeRienzo loves to dance, sing and play with her big brother, switching from the pink-and-purple cartoon world of Shimmer and Shine to the action-packed fantasy of Star Wars with the blink of an eye. It’s a flexibility that has served her well: In just a few years, she’s endured more ups and downs than most 3-year-olds. Although her pregnancy was normal, it became clear as soon as Allie was born that something wasn’t right. “She was incredibly distended and was transferred almost immediately to a high-level neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in New York,” remembers her mother, Nanci. Co...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation Danielle Stamm Dr. Bram Raphael Dr. Mark Puder G-tube short bowel syndrome (SBS). total parenteral nutrition Source Type: news

Boy with heart transplant dies on first day of school
Peyton West's parents would never have thought that his first day of school this year was going to be his last. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy who had heart transplant dies on first day of school
Peyton West's parents don't know what went wrong with his heart (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A heart transplant saved this 13-year-old boy ’ s life. But he died on his first day of school.
Peyton West woke up early Thursday morning, his first day back to school. Carrying his red backpack, wearing his gray shirt and his red-framed glasses — red and gray are his favorite colors — he posed for a first-day-of-school picture outside his family's house in Ohio, just outside Cincinnati. The 13-year-old, who was born with only […]Related:Elderly couple got ‘deepest wish’ — to die together — in rare euthanasia caseTibetan Buddhism-based ‘compassion’ training for doctors targets burnoutThere’s plague in Arizona. Authorities warn of fleas that can infect...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Telemedicine Saves Time, Money in Kidney-transplant Waitlist Evaluations Telemedicine Saves Time, Money in Kidney-transplant Waitlist Evaluations
Incorporating telemedicine into the evaluation process for kidney-transplant waitlists might save both time and money, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Chukwuebuka Seeks N12 Million to Undergo Kidney Transplant
[Guardian] The specialist doctors at the Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State, have recommended a kidney transplant for 20-year-old Chukwuebuka Peter Umechiedo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Risk Assessment Differs for Doctors, Heart Failure Patients
Doctors consider most patients with advanced heart failure to be at high risk for transplant, LVAD, death (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Conversion From CNI to Everolimus After Kidney Transplant Conversion From CNI to Everolimus After Kidney Transplant
What benefits may converting from conventional CNI therapy to everolimus-based therapy offer kidney transplant patients?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Prolonged Allograft Survival in Chronic Immunosuppression Prolonged Allograft Survival in Chronic Immunosuppression
This review explores the potential for the indefinite survival of a skin allograft among transplant patients on chronic immunosuppression.Wounds (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Gene editing brings pig organ transplant closer
Conclusion This promising research shows that it can be possible to use gene editing techniques to eliminate retroviruses from pigs, removing one of the potential barriers to using genetically modified pigs as organ donors for humans. There are a few points to note. As the researchers say, though they have shown that pig retroviruses can be passed onto human cells in the laboratory, we don't know what the effects would be in real life. We don't know whether pig retroviruses would be transferred to humans and whether they could cause cancers or immunodeficiency illnesses, for example. The research is at an early stage. The ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Source Type: news

The tube, the team and the family that give life
As 2-year-old Naema Alshehhi turns the pages of her favorite book, her eyes glimmer with curiosity. Sitting with her father, Àbdulla and big sister, Dana, in their temporary Boston apartment, the inquisitive toddler points to a number of shapes and is fascinated by the rainbow of color. During this quiet moment, you see the gentle outline of Naema’s central line through her tiny shirt. The lifesaving tube — surgically inserted into her chest — provides the nourishment needed to manage the rare intestinal disorder she was born with, called microvillus inclusion dis...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Alexandra Carey Dr. Bram Raphael Dr. Rima Fawaz home parenteral nutrition micorvillus inclusion disease multivisceral transplant Source Type: news

UR Medicine Provides 3 Heart Transplants in 5 Days
UR Medicine ’s Advanced Heart Failure team recently performed three heart transplant surgeries in a span of just five days at Strong Memorial Hospital, providing the Gift of Life for three men from across Upstate New York. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

WATCH: California man to get lifesaving kidney donation
Michael Hermogeno suffers from severe heart disease and has been on dialysis and waiting for a transplant for nearly a year. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic ineffective at preventing lung complication after stem cell transplant: Study
An antibiotic treatment intended to lower stem cell transplant patients' risk of developing a respiratory complication appears to have backfired. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant
Title: Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell TransplantCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Antibiotic Doesn ’ t Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant
Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped early (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant
Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped earlySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Lung Cancer, Stem Cells (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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