Liver Transplant Survival May Improve With Race Matching
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 -- For African-American patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing liver transplantation, donor-recipient race matching is associated with improved survival, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success
Title: Race May Matter for Liver Transplant SuccessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved
It's hoped perfusion machines that "warm livers" will increase the number of viable donated organs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS approves 'game-changing' machine that can keep donor livers alive for triple the time
Sue Bennett, 45, had 'written goodbye letters' to her children before she received a liver transplant using the new machines after death of Sharron Jones' 24-year-old daughter Amy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nice approves ‘game-changer’ machine for donated livers
Sue Bennett, 45, a mother of three from Ranton in Staffordshire, had a liver transplant using the new technique as part of a trial. Now, she said, her life was 'unbelievably wonderful'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success
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Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - January 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Research, Hepatology, Organ Transplants, News, Source Type: news

Doctors say girl, four, with rare form of albinism will eventually need life-saving lung transplant
Zerina Nelson, four, of Mesa, Arizona, was diagnosed with Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, a genetic condition characterized by albinism and vision considered legally blind (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- Black Americans who receive a liver transplant to treat liver cancer may survive much longer if the new organ comes from a black donor, a new study suggests. " Our data are intriguing. But our results require validation, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rebecca Henderson: Transplant hope for rucksack heart woman
Scans show Rebecca Henderson has been clear of cancer for a year and is now eligible for a donor heart. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Becca Henderson: Transplant hope for rucksack heart woman
Scans show Becca Henderson has been clear of cancer for a year and is now eligible for a donor heart. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New RBI for Kidney Allografts: Can It Replace Routine Tests? New RBI for Kidney Allografts: Can It Replace Routine Tests?
Dr Desai reviews a study examining the usefulness of a new renal biopsy index (1-RBI). Could it be used in place of invasive routine biopsies in deceased-donor kidney transplant recipients?Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

A Surgeon Reflects On Death, Life And The 'Incredible Gift' Of Organ Transplant
Joshua Mezrich has performed hundreds of kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. He shares stories from the operating room in his book, When Death Becomes Life.(Image credit: shapecharge/shapecharge/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Davies Source Type: news

Royal Papworth Hospital marks heart transplant anniversary
The hospital's first such procedure was carried out on a 44-year-old patient on 14 January 1979. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant May Be Appropriate for Some With AL Amyloidosis Kidney Transplant May Be Appropriate for Some With AL Amyloidosis
In selected patients with light chain (AL) amyloidosis who are reaching end-stage renal disease (ESRD), kidney transplantation is a worthwhile approach, according to Boston-based researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Blacks With HCC May Live Longer If Liver Donor Is Black Blacks With HCC May Live Longer If Liver Donor Is Black
For black Americans with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with a liver transplant, overall survival beyond 1 year was improved if the liver donor was also a black American.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Wilderness survival instructor has a stroke just ONE DAY after undergoing a heart transplant  
Fit wilderness survival instructor Jeremy White, 35, from Spokane, Washington, underwent a heart transplant on December 23. Just one day later, he suffered a stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentist, 31, needed a liver transplant after she 'started to turn yellow' following childbirth
Louise Double, from Jersey, is believed to have suffered from HELLP syndrome, a rare pregnancy complication which damages the blood and can trigger liver failure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pirfenidone in RAS After Lung Transplantation Pirfenidone in RAS After Lung Transplantation
How might pirfenidone benefit lung transplant recipients with restrictive allograft syndrome?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

African-Americans may live longer after liver transplant if their donors are the same race
(American College of Surgeons) African-American adults undergoing liver transplant to treat liver cancer lived significantly longer if their organ donor was also African-American. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Quadruple amputee given double hand transplant
Quadruple amputee Corinne Hutton, from Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire, had been waiting five years for the surgery. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Data Boosts Value Proposition of AlloSure
When our kidneys fail to function as they should, our treatment options generally begin with dialysis and end with a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, transplanted kidneys last, on average, between 12 years and 15 years (depending on if the donor is living or deceased, and if they are a relative or not). Some recipients are lucky if they even get five good years out of their transplanted kidney. CareDx has already established the clinical value of AlloSure, a donor-derived cell-free DNA test designed to assess allograft health in kidney transplant patients, and new data demonstrates the test's clinical utility in patients ...
Source: MDDI - January 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

PM's pledge to baby Carter Cookson needing heart transplant
Carter Cookson has been given five weeks to live unless he receives a new heart. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swedish woman becomes the first to get pregnant after having a womb transplant performed with robot
Doctors at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have revealed the first woman has become pregnant in a trial using a robot to perform womb transplant surgery for infertile women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First pregnancy after robot-assisted uterus transplant
(University of Gothenburg) The well-known research on uterine transplantation in Gothenburg is now supported by robotic surgery. This change has made operating on the donors considerably less invasive. After the technical modification, a first woman is now pregnant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Combined Dermal, Epidermal Cell Transplant May Be Better for Vitiligo Combined Dermal, Epidermal Cell Transplant May Be Better for Vitiligo
Transplanting a combination of noncultured dermal cell suspension (NCDS) and epidermal cell suspension (NCES) provides better responses in patients with vitiligo, compared with NCES transplantation alone, researchers from India report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Karnataka's first bloc transplant on a recipient at Narayana Health
68 year old man from Bangalore, got a new life as he underwent heart and lungs transplant at Narayana Health City, Bangalore. The donor is a 24yr old male fr... (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UPMC plans second hospital in Sicily
UPMC is planning a second hospital in Italy as part of a 10-year renewal of the management agreement with the Region of Sicily on its transplant hospital in Palermo. The agreement announced Tuesday involves Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad alta specializzazione (ISMETT), which Sicily and UPMC began in 1997. It now has 78 beds but will be increased to 114; it is a government-approved research hospital that provides, along other things, liver t ransplantation and complex pediatric… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

UPMC plans second hospital in Sicily
UPMC is planning a second hospital in Italy as part of a 10-year renewal of the management agreement with the Region of Sicily on its transplant hospital in Palermo. The agreement announced Tuesday involves Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad alta specializzazione (ISMETT), which Sicily and UPMC began in 1997. It now has 78 beds but will be increased to 114; it is a government-approved research hospital that provides, along other things, liver t ransplantation and complex pediatric… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Hormone gel may treat glomerular disease after kidney transplant
Research, published inTransplantation, suggests that adrenocorticotropic hormone gel may be an effective treatment for glomerular disease in kidney transplant patients. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Delisting HCV-infected Liver Transplant Candidates After SVR Delisting HCV-infected Liver Transplant Candidates After SVR
One in four cirrhosis patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation can be delisted after successful treatment with DAAs. How do they fare in the long-term?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

New hearts forge new friendship for transplant recipients
A suburban Michigan woman and a South Side Chicago father have forged a new friendship at the University of Chicago Medicine after each received a new heart, kidney and liver within 30 hours (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thousands of Women Are Born Without a Uterus. A New Procedure Offers Them Hope
On an afternoon in November, a couple hosted a birthday party for their 1-year-old son. As family and friends gathered around the child to sing “Happy Birthday,” his parents addressed a milestone that reached well beyond the room. “It was emotional,” recalls the mother. “It took a lot more than a nine-month pregnancy to get him, and we wouldn’t be where we are without everyone’s support.” Many parents will tell you their child is miraculous. But the mere existence of this particular boy, who just a month earlier had taken his first steps, brings the miracle somehow closer to ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

Thousands of Women Are Born Without a Uterus. A New Procedure Offers Them Hope
On an afternoon in November, a couple hosted a birthday party for their 1-year-old son. As family and friends gathered around the child to sing “Happy Birthday,” his parents addressed a milestone that reached well beyond the room. “It was emotional,” recalls the mother. “It took a lot more than a nine-month pregnancy to get him, and we wouldn’t be where we are without everyone’s support.” Many parents will tell you their child is miraculous. But the mere existence of this particular boy, who just a month earlier had taken his first steps, brings the miracle somehow closer to ...
Source: TIME: Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

An Experimental Procedure Could Help More Families Have Healthy Babies. But It ’s Not Allowed in the U.S.
When Noah Shulman was born a few days after Christmas 2016, his parents Kristelle and Evan had no reason to worry about him. The pregnancy went smoothly, and so did the birth. But within a few days of taking his first breath, Noah began to struggle. He wasn’t feeding, so he started losing weight. He was also lethargic. Several pediatricians reassured the Shulmans that they were probably just overly sensitive to Noah’s symptoms because Kristelle is a nurse and Evan is a physician assistant–a case of first-time-parent-white-coat syndrome. “They kind of dismissed us as neurotic parents,” says Eva...
Source: TIME: Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

An Experimental Procedure Could Help More Families Have Healthy Babies. But It ’s Not Allowed in the U.S.
When Noah Shulman was born a few days after Christmas 2016, his parents Kristelle and Evan had no reason to worry about him. The pregnancy went smoothly, and so did the birth. But within a few days of taking his first breath, Noah began to struggle. He wasn’t feeding, so he started losing weight. He was also lethargic. Several pediatricians reassured the Shulmans that they were probably just overly sensitive to Noah’s symptoms because Kristelle is a nurse and Evan is a physician assistant–a case of first-time-parent-white-coat syndrome. “They kind of dismissed us as neurotic parents,” says Eva...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

Lung Cancers More Common, Survival Worse in Lung Recipients Lung Cancers More Common, Survival Worse in Lung Recipients
Lung transplant recipients have a five-fold higher risk of lung cancer compared to the general population, and while these cancers are diagnosed earlier, survival is worse, a new analysis of data from the Transplant Cancer Match (TCM) Study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Woman, 68, who received a lung transplant develops her donor's peanut allergy  
A 68-year-old woman in San Diego, California, had a severe allergic reaction to a peanut butter and jam sandwich after she developed the nut allergy of the man whose lung was transplanted into her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student has heart transplant after her tiredness became deadly
Charlotte Carney, from Northwich in Cheshire, was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy last year after spending years suffering from fatigue and sleeping for up to 20 hours a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Matters for Liver Transplant in Severe ACLF? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A transplant window of opportunity may exist for some patients with ACLF-3 (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

People are shying away from donating their eyes because of the 'yuck factor', NHS warns
One in ten organ donors for heart, livers and kidneys opt out of donating eyes. Experts at NHS Blood and Transplant, England, suggest people are squeamish. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Starbucks regular receives life-saving kidney from his barista's husband
Vince Villano, 41, of DuPont, Washington, received a kidney from his Starbucks barista's husband Justin, 36, after he learned that Villano would die without a transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge calls for rejection of Orlando Health pediatric heart-transplant program application
An administrative law judge has issued a recommend order to reject Orlando Health's request for a new pediatric heart-transplant program in the area. In his Dec. 26 recommendation, Judge W. David Watkins wrote that Arnold Palmer Hospital did not show a need to create a program for what is a relatively rare condition. The nonprofit health care provider wanted to establish a pediatric heart transplant program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Childre n, which would have cost $1.5 million total and involved… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Elevated Risk for Lung CA in Lung Transplant Recipients Explored
THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 -- Recipients of a lung transplant, especially a single lung transplant, have an elevated risk for lung cancer, particularly in the native lung, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in the American Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Center Effect on Pediatric Posttransplant Survival Center Effect on Pediatric Posttransplant Survival
Are there posttransplant survival differences among pediatric heart transplant centers?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Heart Transplant Recipient Helping Beverly Family Who Lost Their Son
BOSTON (CBS) – In April 2018, a Beverly couple tragically lost their son. As Jonathan Ersing’s parents grieve, they have found a unique way to remain close to him. “He was just one of those people who just lit up a room,” his mother, Joanne, remembers. Jonathan had severe autism and in April, he accidentally choked on his food and went into cardiac arrest. After multiple attempts to resuscitate him, Jonathan was pronounced brain dead. He was 25 years old. Jonathan Ersing (Courtesy Photo) While Jonathan was losing his life, Sabrina Dahoda of upstate New York was on the brink of losing hers. The 31-ye...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Brigham And Woman's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Heart Transplant Organ Donation Source Type: news

Excellent 25-Year Survival After Tetralogy of Fallot Correction Excellent 25-Year Survival After Tetralogy of Fallot Correction
Long-term survival in a large cohort of young patients who had surgery to repair tetralogy of Fallot shows that the vast majority have survived without transplant.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Girl with cystic fibrosis is at the top of the national 'super urgent' list for a lung transplant
Ruby Walker, from Angus, Scotland, is at the top of the national 'super urgent' list. Her family worry 'the window of time for her transplant is closing' as she has waited for more than two years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From the youngest US face transplant to altered baby DNA: Top health stories of 2018
From the youngest face transplant to altering babies' DNA. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

From the youngest US face transplant to altered baby DNA: Top health stories of 2019
From the youngest face transplant to altering babies' DNA. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news