Frenchman Is First in World to Get 2 Full Face Transplants
J é r ô me Hamon, a bookseller who has a genetic disease, underwent a second transplant after his body rejected the first because he had taken an antibiotic for a cold. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TANGUY GARREL-JAFFRELOT Tags: Face Transplants Paris (France) Jerome Hamon Laurent Lantieri Source Type: news

Toddler, 2, is first in UK to have pig skin diaphragm transplant
A LITTLE girl born without a diaphragm has become the first person in Britain to have one built by medics using pig skin. Eve Phillipson, two, had endured two failed operations to rebuild the layer of muscle separating the lungs and the stomach when surgeons made a third and final attempt. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver transplants are better all around when you hold the ice
To preserve more livers for transplant patients who desperately need them, surgeons should take newly harvested organs out of their ice baths and immerse them instead in a warm, nutrient-rich soup, new research suggests.In a head-to-head comparison of the two methods, preserving donor livers in... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

British man who deliberately infected five partners with HIV is sentenced to life in prison
A British man found guilty for intentionally infecting five men with the HIV was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday, the conclusion of a unique case that was a first for the country and has drawn coverage from around the world. Daryll Rowe, who was convicted of five counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, is […]Related:A 4-year-old had been growling at preschool — so this naturopath says she gave him rabid dog salivaThe world’s first recipient of a second face transplant? A 43-year-old who says he feels 22 again.New CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with e...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Beats on in Transplant After Circulatory Death Heart Beats on in Transplant After Circulatory Death
The practice of transplanting organs from so-called nonbeating donors is not widely accepted, but investigators reporting promising outcomes say this could expand options for patients on wait lists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

French Man First to Have Second Face Transplant
Along with medicines to reduce the risk that the second transplant is rejected, Hamon is also receiving mental health support and speech therapy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplant news: Machine could keep liver 'alive' outside the body for 24 hours
A MACHINE which keeps a liver "alive" outside the body for up to 24 hours before a transplant could have a "transformative effect" on organ waiting lists, scientists have said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 4-year-old had been growling at preschool — so this naturopath says she gave him rabid dog saliva
A Canadian naturopath claims that she treated a 4-year-old boy's behavioral problems with a controversial homeopathic remedy — this is, saliva from a rabid dog. The recent claims have caused concern in the medical community and prompted questions about why the saliva — known as lyssinum, lyssin or hydrophobinum — has been approved by the Canadian government as a legitimate homeopathic product. […]Related:The world’s first recipient of a second face transplant? A 43-year-old who says he feels 22 again.New CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Bust Myths About Working With NPs and PAs Experts Bust Myths About Working With NPs and PAs
Medicare recognized the services of advanced practice providers 20 years ago, but their roles are still not fully understood, and some hospital bylaws haven't caught up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Toddler is the first person in the UK to have a pig-skin transplant
Two-year-old Eve Phillipson, from Doncaster, underwent five-hour surgery to create an artificial diaphragm containing the animal's skin. Previous implants were unsuccessful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler, 2, is the first person in the UK to have a pig-skin transplant
Two-year-old Eve Phillipson, from Doncaster, underwent five-hour surgery to create an artificial diaphragm containing the animal's skin. Previous implants were unsuccessful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French Man First in World to Have Second Face Transplant
Title: French Man First in World to Have Second Face TransplantCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 18, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Transplanted livers help body defend against organ rejection, Mayo Clinic study finds
(Mayo Clinic) When patients undergo a dual kidney-liver transplant, the liver has a protective effect on the kidney, the study found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The world ’s first recipient of a second face transplant? A 43-year-old who says he feels 22 again
Jerome Hamon is the first person in the world to receive two face transplants. And a few months after receiving his second transplant in January, he spoke to reporters and told them that he was feeling well. “I still have moments when I’m exhausted, but overall I feel well,” he said. Doctors removed Hamon’s first face transplant […]Related:New CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with ethics rulesThe disturbing reason behind the spike in organ donationsWoman was sickened by E. coli after eating contaminated romaine lettuce at Panera Bread, suit says (Source: Washington ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplanted livers help body defend against organ rejection, Mayo Clinic study finds
ROCHESTER, Minn. ??Transplanted livers change the profile of blood cells in the recipients, reducing the potential for organ rejection, Mayo Clinic research shows. The findings are published in Kidney International. For decades, transplant experts have observed that liver transplant recipients often need less anti-rejection medication, known as immunosuppressive drugs, than recipients of other solid organs. [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - April 18, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

In a medical first, man gets 2nd face transplant
Jerome Hamon has been dubbed the "man with three faces" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man with 3 faces had multiple face transplants
In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has successfully performed a second face transplant on the same patient. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

French surgeon performs second face transplant on same patient
In a medical first, a French surgeon says his patient, Jerome Hamon, is recovering well after receiving a second transplant. Tissue on the first transplant died after he was given drugs to treat an illness that interfered with his anti-rejection regime. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The Man With 3 Faces: A Frenchman Received Another Face After His First Transplant Died
(LONDON) — In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient — who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany. Dr. Laurent Lantieri of the Georges Pompidou hospital in Paris first transplanted a new face onto Jerome Hamon in 2010, when Hamon was in his mid-30s. But after getting ill in 2015, Hamon was given drugs that interfered with the anti-rejection medicines he was taking for his face transplant. Last November, the tissue in his transplanted face began to die, leading Lantieri to remove it. That left Hamon without a face, a condition ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Cheng / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Surgery Source Type: news

Man's second face transplant is a world first
A man in Paris with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis has become the world's first to successfully receive two facial transplants. He is now debuting his third face. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man with 3 faces: Frenchman gets 2nd face transplant
In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient _ who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

First double face transplant patient 'well' in France
The first person in the world to receive two facial transplants is recovering in a Paris hospital. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frenchman gets 'third face' in new transplant
Jérôme Hamon is the first patient to have two facial transplants and says he is doing well. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jerome Hamon: Frenchman gets 'third face' in new transplant
Jérôme Hamon is the first patient to have two facial transplants and says he is doing well. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jérôme Hamon: Frenchman gets 'third face' in new transplant
Jérôme Hamon is the first patient to have two facial transplants and says he is doing well. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Man with three faces' Jerome Hamon is getting used to new identity
Jerome Hamon underwent the world's first full face transplant, including tear ducts and eyelids, in a procedure at a hospital outside the French capital, Paris, in July 2010. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver Transplant in Patients With Alcoholic Liver Disease Liver Transplant in Patients With Alcoholic Liver Disease
Some transplant centers are reluctant to perform liver transplants in patients with alcoholic liver disease. Do these patients have worse outcomes than those transplanted for viral cirrhosis?Alcohol and Alcoholism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Similar Outcomes for Transplant With Overdose - Death Donors
Outcomes similar for ODD recipients, recipients of organs from trauma - death, medical - death donors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Islet Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Improved Quality of Life Islet Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Improved Quality of Life
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Heart Transplant Overuse; Urine Test for Adherence; Needling Defibrillator Pad
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - April 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Inconsistent Ranking of Heart Transplant Recipients Unjust Inconsistent Ranking of Heart Transplant Recipients Unjust
It's difficult to create a system that is perfectly fair, investigators acknowledge, but the system that prioritizes heart transplants in the US according to need is not as objective as intended.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Stem-cell-based Implant Feasible in Macular Degeneration Stem-cell-based Implant Feasible in Macular Degeneration
A bioengineered implant of human embryonic stem-cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) may be of benefit in advanced dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to preliminary research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Difficult-to-Treat Sclerosing Cholangitis Eased With Statins Difficult-to-Treat Sclerosing Cholangitis Eased With Statins
Primary sclerosing cholangitis is progressive, and there is no known therapy to prevent cirrhosis, liver transplant, or progression to cancer, but a new investigation suggests statins might help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Kidney Transplant Succeeds in Dodoma
[Daily News] Dodoma -DODOMA-based Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) yesterday discharged the first person who underwent a kidney transplant at the public health facility last month after improvement of his condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

US study reports dramatic reduction in likelihood of liver transplantation in patients with hepatoce
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) ILC 2018: Although hepatocellular carcinoma is now the leading indication for liver transplantation in the USA, the probability of patients receiving a transplant has declined significantly in recent years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HCV-related liver transplantation and post-transplant survival rates in Europe have improved rapidly in the era of direct-acting antiviral drugs
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) HCV-related liver transplantation and post-transplant survival rates in Europe have improved rapidly in the era of direct-acting antiviral drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Molecular Diagnostics Pinpoint Heart Transplant Trouble Molecular Diagnostics Pinpoint Heart Transplant Trouble
The molecular diagnosis of biopsies to assess reduced function after heart transplant reduces errors and curbs unnecessary treatment, INTERHEART study investigators report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Liver-transplant Donors Have Few Complications, Good Outcomes Liver-transplant Donors Have Few Complications, Good Outcomes
People who donate part of their liver for transplantation have few complications, whether in the short or long term, and can lead normal healthy lives, a new single-center study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Many Providers Unaware of Racial Disparities in Kidney Transplants
THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 -- Health care provider awareness of racial disparities in kidney transplant waitlisting is low, especially among nurse managers and white providers, according to a study published online April 12 in the Clinical Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TransMedics, Inc. Receives FDA Pre-Market Approval (PMA) for its OCS(TM) Lung System for Near-Physiologic Preservation and Assessment of Lungs for Transplantation
ANDOVER, Mass., April 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- TransMedics, Inc., a medical technology company that is transforming the important therapy of solid organ transplantation for patients with end-stage lung, heart and liver failure... Devices, Surgery, FDA TransMedics, Organ Care System, lung transplant, organ transplant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TransMedics wins FDA approval for OCS Lung transplant system
TransMedics said today that it won pre-market approval from the FDA for its OCD Lung transplant system, which is designed to keep donated human lungs in near-living condition until transplantation. The March 22 approval covers standard double-lung transplantation procedures, Andover, Mass.-based TransMedics said. The federal safety watchdog granted the PMA based on data from the 316-patient Inspire trial, the results from which were published this week in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, comparing OCS lung with the standard of care – cold flush and storage. Inspire met its primary outcome – a composite of ...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Transplants Wall Street Beat transmedics Source Type: news

Personalized T cell therapy shows signs of clinical effectiveness against HBV-related HCC
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) ILC 2018: HBV DNA integration profile of tumour cells used to guide T cell adoptive immunotherapy in a liver transplant patient with HBsAg-negative HCC metastases in the lungs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Molecular microscope' system safer, more effective in heart and lung transplant biopsies
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A transplant biopsy system that uses gene chips to read molecules is far safer and more effective than existing approaches used for heart transplant biopsies and is showing promising results for lung transplant biopsies, new University of Alberta-led research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Run, Walk or Pledge Your Support for Transplant Patients at the 17th Annual Rochester River Run
Donors, transplant recipients, and families gather to salute Donate Life Month and raise funds in support of patients, awaiting or recovering from organ transplant surgery, at the Rochester River Run/Walk 5K being held Sunday, April 15 at Genesee Valley Park. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Better diagnosing heart transplant rejection and injury
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) Dr. Phil Halloran and his team at the Alberta Transplant Applied Genomics Centre (ATAGC) at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, has developed a molecular system for reading heart transplant biopsies through the use of microarrays, commonly referred to as gene chips. The system promises greater accuracy in determining heart rejection and predicting future heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Re-gifting’ of previously transplanted kidneys extends life for new recipients
Sometimes, the gift of life can be “re-gifted.” That is, a kidney previously donated to one person can be re-donated to a new patient after the initial recipient dies, saving yet another life. Procedures in which people receive previously transplanted kidneys are virtually unheard of, but the surgery could save the lives of hundreds of people in the U.S. each year — people who might otherwise die while waiting for a traditional kidney transplant. Typically, previously transplanted kidneys are lost to future use when the first recipient dies. But Dr. Jeffrey Veale, a transplant surgeon atRonald R...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Defying the odds with heart-lung transplant
Aryn Clark needed a heart-lung transplant, but the wait was almost sure to be a long one. Advanced technology that did the work of her heart and lungs during that wait kept her healthy enough to be ready once transplant organs became available. Aryn Clark was born with two holes in her heart, a condition [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

CVS is diving into the dialysis market
Drug store operator CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) said today it plans to expand into the dialysis market, launching a program focused on early identification of kidney disease and unveiling plans to develop a new home hemodialysis system. CVS said it will approach its entry into the dialysis market in stages, focusing on early disease identification and education, followed by the development of a home dialysis program for both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. As part of its program, the company said it will launch a pivotal trial of a new home hemodialysis system in support of planned FDA submission, though it has not ye...
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development CVS Health Source Type: news

6 Billboards in Oregon Led to a Kidney Transplant
Billboards may be thought of as old-fashioned or the stuff of movie plots, but for a woman in Oregon they helped her acquire a replacement kidney. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - April 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Risk of Fatal Infection After Kidney Transplant Drops in Finland (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Not clear if United States experienced similar decline (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news