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Teen dances from hospital bed days after heart transplant
Fifteen-year-old Amari Hall went from open-heart surgery one week to a full-on dance party the next. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: 16-year-old dances after heart transplant
The teenager danced to celebrate his successful heart transplant after waiting months for a new heart. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Meet Britain's longest surviving heart transplant patient
Paul Hayman, 49, from Plymouth, underwent the risky transplant at the Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, in 1987 and has had the same donor heart beating away inside his chest ever since. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Risk Model May Help Select Patients With HCC for Liver Transplantation New Risk Model May Help Select Patients With HCC for Liver Transplantation
A new risk score to predict five-year survival after liver transplant of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) displayed better prognostic ability than other models when tested in a database of nearly 14,000 patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 8, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Sanuwave Health inks dev deal with eKare for wound care integration Sanuwave Health said today it entered a memorandum of understanding with eKare to develop novel wound care analysis and management solutions which integrates t...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Surefire Medical touts infusion tech in liver cancer trial
Surefire Medical touted data today from a retrospective analysis of 85 bridge-to-transplant liver cancer patients treated with transarterial chemoembolization. The data showed that therapy delivered using the Surefire infusion system yielded an 80% complete response in 1 treatment compared to 52% with a standard endhole microcatheter. The analysis also demonstrated a lower recurrence rate of liver cancer at 1 month for patients that used Surefire’s technology instead of a conventional microcatheter. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Surefire Medical touts infusion tech in li...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Surefire Medical Source Type: news

Prevention of HCV Recurrence Following Liver Transplant Prevention of HCV Recurrence Following Liver Transplant
This study evaluated whether a bridging SOF-regimen from pre- to post-liver transplant is safe and effective in preventing HCV re-infection.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

New System Reduces Kidney Transplant Disparities New System Reduces Kidney Transplant Disparities
Early results suggest new allocation system decreases ethnic/racial disparities in kidney transplantation; more follow-up needed to know if the system's effect will be sustained.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Baxter touts HDx Theranova data for ‘ extended ’ hemodialysis
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) today released data from 2 independent studies of its novel HDx therapy using the Theranova dialyzer, touting the effective removal of small and mid-sized toxins at similar rates compared to hemodiafiltration. Results from the trial were presented at the 54th Congress of the European Renal Association and European Dialysis and Transplant Association this week, the company said. The Deerfield, Ill.-based company’s HDx therapy uses a Theranova dialyzer designed to extend the range of molecules that it filters from the blood, claiming it “more closely mimics the natural kidney,” accord...
Source: Mass Device - June 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Baxter Source Type: news

The Perioperative Lung Transplant Virome The Perioperative Lung Transplant Virome
Explore the role torque teno viruses may play in primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Man who was denied life-saving lung transplant over marijuana use dies
(Natural News) Riley Hancey, the Park City, Utah man initially denied of a lung transplant at the University of Utah over marijuana use, passed away at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The cause of death was due in part to complications of double lung transplant he received from the latter. Riley was surrounded by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twist of fate: Anna reconnects with the oncologist who saved her life
Credit: Mark Dela Cruz Anna Protsiou was five in 2002 when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. She remembers pain and the fruit-scented anesthesia masks that led her to stop eating cherries. She remembers hospital arts and crafts projects. What she barely remember is the pediatric oncologist who saved her life. She was a young girl then who didn’t speak English, moving with her family from their native Greece to be treated for a year at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Now, after moving with her family to Canada in 2014, she’s a 20-year-old dance student at the Eg. School...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 2, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Lisa Diller MD neuroblastoma Source Type: news

PPI Use and Risk of Hip Fracture in Kidney Transplants PPI Use and Risk of Hip Fracture in Kidney Transplants
PPIs are commonly prescribed for kidney transplant recipients -- but might their use be associated with an increased risk of hip fracture among these patients?American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Could You, Would You Save A Life? This CPR-AED Awareness Week, Vow To Know How
As she prepared for the PurpleStride 5K in Kansas City a few weeks ago, Brooke Worrel took her time attaching the racing number to her shirt. This usually mindless task was a lot tougher with all the tears filling her eyes. One year before, she ran this race with her dad. She finished. He didn’t. Shortly after crossing the finish line, 16-year-old Brooke went back on the course to join Rick at the end of his run. When she reached him, Rick was on the ground, blood pouring from the left side of his face and his right knee. Men on both sides of him were performing CPR. *** Rick Worrel’s grandfather died at age 5...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidneys from Deceased Diabetics Might Ease Organ Shortage
More than 100,000 people are on the U.S. kidney transplant wait-list Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes, Kidney Transplantation, Organ Donation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidneys from diabetic donors may benefit many transplant candidates
A new study in theClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology indicates that receiving donor kidneys from individuals with diabetes may offer a greater survival benefit than remaining on the waitlist for many transplant candidates.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Total abdominal wall transplantation for complex transplant cases -- experts outline technique
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For some patients undergoing intestinal or multi-organ transplantation, closing the abdominal wall poses a difficult surgical challenge. Total abdominal wall transplantation provides an alternative for abdominal closure in these complex cases, according to a state-of-the-art approach presented in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ® , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New drug reduces transplant and mortality rates significantly in patients with hepatitis C
(Intermountain Medical Center) Patients with hepatitis C who suffer from advanced stages of liver disease have renewed hope, thanks to findings by researchers who have discovered that a new drug significantly reduces their risk of death and need for transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mauna Kea touts data from Cellvizio lung transplant study
This study provides further evidence of the broad potential of the Cellvizio platform to improve diagnostic and treatment outcomes. We thank Dr. Keller and his colleagues for conducting this unique study sponsored by Mauna Kea Technologies and demonstrating that with proper training, the procedure is effective and reproducible. We are optimistic that Cellvizio will increasingly be used in a variety of applications that can benefit from its unique ability to provide real-time diagnostic information at the cellular level. Moreover, image interpretation automation with artificial intelligence will contribute to the performanc...
Source: Mass Device - May 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Imaging Mauna Kea Technologies Source Type: news

Kidneys From Deceased Diabetics Might Ease Organ Shortage: Study
More than 100,000 people are on the U.S. kidney transplant wait - list (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nephrology, Oncology, Diabetes, Organ Transplants, News, Source Type: news

Kidneys from deceased diabetic donors may save older patients
A recent study found that accepting a kidney from a deceased diabetic donor may be best option for older patients or those facing long waits on a transplant list. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidneys From Deceased Diabetics Might Ease Organ Shortage: Study
THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 -- Kidneys from deceased diabetic donors can save the lives of patients on the transplant wait-list, researchers say. For the study, investigators compared U.S. data from more than 8,100 recipients of kidneys from deceased... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins seeks to join Greater Washington transplant competition
Suburban Hospital wants to create a liver transplant center at its expanding Bethesda campus, joining a growing number of health systems nationally seeking to add the service line. Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System, Suburban's owner, having invested in hepatology services for liver disease patients in the D.C. region for the past two years, has seen a demonstrated need for additional prevention and treatment services. "While disease prevention or effective treatme nts to arrest the progress… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

WATCH: Preschool teacher donating kidney to student's father
Darreld Petersen, 34, will undergo a kidney transplant thanks to his son's teacher, Nancy Bleuer, 54, who is donating her organ to him on June 1. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins seeks to join Greater Washington transplant competition
Suburban Hospital wants to create a liver transplant center at its expanding Bethesda campus, joining a growing number of health systems nationally seeking to add the service line. Johns Hopkins Health System, Suburban's owner, having invested in hepatology services for liver disease patients in the D.C. region for the past two years, has seen a demonstrated need for additional prevention and treatment services. "While disease prevention or effective treatments to arrest th e progress of disease… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Announcing our 2017 Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement honoree
The Nashville Business Journal is proud to announce this year's Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement honoree. Former U.S. Sen. William Frist, MD, will be recognized at the 2017 Health Care Heroes awards dinner on Aug. 28 at Omni Nashville Hotel for his myriad accomplishments in the health care industry. Frist formerly served as U.S. Senate majority leader and is a board certified surgeon (both general an d transplant). He founded the Vanderbilt Multi-Organ Transplant Center, where he performed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Alison Nash Source Type: news

HBIG Plus Antivirals May Prevent HBV Reinfection After Transplant HBIG Plus Antivirals May Prevent HBV Reinfection After Transplant
A very short course of hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) after liver transplantation, along with long-term antiviral therapy, may prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) reinfection, a retrospective study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Man becomes third to receive successful penis transplant
South African surgeons completed the third-ever successful penis transplant on a man who went without his member for 17 years. The surgery was on  April 21. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specialist in organ transplantation appointed inaugural Paul I. Terasaki Chair in Surgery
UCLADr. Jerzy Kupiec-WeglinskiDr. Jerzy Kupiec-Weglinski has been appointed the inaugural Paul I. Terasaki Chair in Surgery at UCLA. Kupiec-Weglinski is a professor of surgery, pathology and laboratory medicine. He is the  vice chairman of basic science research in the department of surgery and director of the Dumont-UCLA Transplantation Research Laboratories in the division of liver and pancreas transplantation.His career in experimental organ transplantation spans more than  35 years. After graduating from medical school in Warsaw and obtaining his Ph.D. in the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kupiec-Wegli...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 18, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Medtronic owes spine doc inventor $24m for patent infringement Medtronic must fork over nearly $24 million to the physician inventor behind a group of patents covering a technique for treating spine defects. Dr. Mark Barry sued...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Source Type: news

FDA panel recommends approval for TransMedics lung transplant device
An FDA advisory panel yesterday recommended that the federal safety watchdog approve a device made by TransMedics to keep donated lungs perfused during transport to transplantation procedures. The FDA’s Gastroenterology & Urology Devices panel voted 11-2 that the OCS Lung system is safe; 8-5 that it’s effective; and 9-4 that its benefits outweigh the risks, an FDA spokeswoman told MassDevice.com via email. TransMedics did not respond to a request for comment. A previously scheduled advisory panel hearing for another TransMedics device, the OCS Heart system, was cancelled by the...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Gastroenterology & Urology Devices panel Organ Transplant Transmedics Inc. Source Type: news

Cancer Screen Adherence Low for Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
But assessment by primary care provider linked to reversal of that trend (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Chance meeting ends in life-saving kidney transplant for vet
On any given day, about 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant. About 5,000 people a year die waiting. Edgar Roberts will receive his transplant Tuesday after meeting his donor, John Branson, by complete chance at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Georgia. In our series, A More Perfect Union, we meet these two strangers who changed each other's lives forever. Mark Strassmann reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link found between donor, infection in heart, lung transplant recipients
(Mayo Clinic) Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified a possible cause for a rare infection in heart and lung transplant recipients: the donor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Poststroke Human Brain Tissue Contains Multipotent Stem Cells Poststroke Human Brain Tissue Contains Multipotent Stem Cells
Brain tissue from elderly stroke patients contains multipotent stem cells that might contribute to neural repair, researchers from Japan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New surgery technique paves way to restore failing organs
Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco have found a technique to transplant cells into organs to treat disease and restore failing organs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New pill spares women trauma of liver transplant
In the UK, 20,000 people – 90 per cent of them women – suffer from primary biliary cholangitis, also known as primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA limits duration and usage of Samsca (tolvaptan) due to possible liver injury leading to organ transplant or death
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that the drug Samsca (tolvaptan) should not be used for longer than 30 days and should not be used in patients with underlying liver disease because it can cause liver injury, potentially requiring liver transplant, or death. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 12, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cancer Rates Higher in Kids With Kidney Transplant Cancer Rates Higher in Kids With Kidney Transplant
Cancer rates after pediatric kidney transplantation are six times higher than those in the general population, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A 2nd Life for Risky Kidney Transplants?
Doctors say they cleared hepatitis C in organ recipients, perhaps shortening transplant waits Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hepatitis C, Kidney Transplantation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watch: Hamilton hospital live streams kidney transplant
Hamilton hospital St. Joe's is live streaming a kidney transplant this afternoon, with doctors taking questions from the public. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Live-streamed kidney transplant 'went off without a hitch,' doctor says
Hamilton hospital St. Joe's live streamed a kidney transplant Wednesday afternoon, with doctors taking questions from the public. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Poor Care Contributed to Migrant Deaths in US Jails - Report Poor Care Contributed to Migrant Deaths in US Jails - Report
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

SightLife Surgical names chief commercial officer
SightLife Surgical has named Paul Bernard "Bernie" Haffey as its chief commercial officer. SightLife Surgical is the for-profit arm of nonprofit global health organization SightLife, which focuses on recovering, processing and distributing human corneas for transplant. “Given our ambitions to accelerate discoveries that will benefit the cornea world – from surgeons to patients – Bernie’s background launching emerging medical technology companies, as well as his proven history of creating… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Outcomes Improve Over Time (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patient, graft survival higher following introduction of new HCV drugs (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 9, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Voriconazole Exposure May Affect SCC After Lung Transplant
Prolonged exposure to voriconazole may be linked to development, recurrence, progression of skin SCC (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Infections, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Integrating APOL1 Gene Variants Into Renal Transplantation Integrating APOL1 Gene Variants Into Renal Transplantation
What do we currently know about kidney transplantation and apolipoprotein 1 -- and how should this knowledge be integrated into clinical practice?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Long-term Risk of Kidney Failure in Living Kidney Donors Low Long-term Risk of Kidney Failure in Living Kidney Donors Low
A team of U.S. researchers has developed a prediction model to help gauge the risk of kidney failure in living kidney donors.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news