Face transplant recipient to go under the knife again to get a kidney transplant
In 1997, 22-year-old Richard Norris had been out drinking with friends, when he came home to where he lived with his parents in Virginia, and took a gun out of the cabinet in the living room. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norman Orentreich, 96, Force Behind Hair Transplants, Dies
In the 1950s, Dr. Orentreich took hair from the back of the head and planted it in the scalp, and lo, it grew. He also helped establish the Clinique skin-care line. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NATASHA SINGER Tags: Orentreich, Norman Skin Hair Baldness Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Norman Orentreich, Force Behind Hair Transplants, Dies at 96
In the 1950s, Dr. Orentreich took hair from the back of the head and planted it in the scalp, and lo, it grew. He also helped establish the Clinique skin-care line. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NATASHA SINGER Tags: Orentreich, Norman Skin Hair Baldness Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Cord Blood Instead of Bone Marrow for HSCT for Blood Cancers Cord Blood Instead of Bone Marrow for HSCT for Blood Cancers
Clinicians should get over their preconceptions about sourcing stem cells from cord blood for transplants in hematologic malignancies, as it can achieve good short- and long-term outcomes, says an expert in the field.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

AHA News: With New Heart, Mom of Four Competes in Transplant Games
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Kristen Patton was settling in to feed her newborn on Christmas Eve as her three older children went to bed. It was the holiday evening she had envisioned -- relaxed family time the day... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Trends Among Kidney Transplant Candidates in the U.S. Trends Among Kidney Transplant Candidates in the U.S.
A new study examined the trends in the US kidney transplant candidate population. What are the implications of the findings?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers discover a genetic defect linked to pediatric liver disease
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in collaboration with several other institutions, have discovered a genetic defect linked to biliary atresia (BA), the most common pediatric cause of end-stage liver disease, and the leading indication for liver transplantation in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency and Treatment vs Infection Risk in ESRD Vitamin D Deficiency and Treatment vs Infection Risk in ESRD
In what ways might vitamin D status and the use of supplements impact the risk of infection among ESRD patients receiving long-term dialysis?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Young bone marrow rejuvenates aging mouse brains, study finds
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) A new study has found that transplanting the bone marrow of young laboratory mice into old mice prevented cognitive decline in the old mice, preserving their memory and learning abilities. The findings support an emerging model that attributes cognitive decline, in part, to aging of blood cells, which are produced in bone marrow. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yale New Haven becomes first in Connecticut to perform pediatric heart transplants
(Yale University) Yale New Haven Children's Hospital today announced that it has become the first hospital in Connecticut and Rhode Island to receive certification from the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) to perform pediatric heart transplants. UNOS serves as the nation's Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network under federal contract. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Remote control of transplanted cells in Parkinson's
Cell-replacement therapies, including stem cell transplant, give hope to patients suffering from neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's. An EU-funded project aims to improve the outcome of such therapies, using magnetic manipulation of cells at the site of transplantation. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Umbilical Cord Blood Expanded Ex Vivo Shortens Neutrophil Recovery Time (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- NiCord grafts allowed transplantation without co-infusion of second, unmanipulated umbilical cord blood unit (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 19, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New stem cells could be 'universally transplanted'
Researchers have designed a type of stem cell that should be able to withhold transplantation into any recipient without facing rejection. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stem Cell Research Source Type: news

Yale New Haven becomes first in CT to perform pediatric heart transplants
Families from Connecticut and Rhode Island will now have close access to pediatric care for congenital heart defects, cardiomyopathy, and other conditions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fluorescing urine signals organ transplant rejection, could replace needle biopsies
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Glowing pee may replace the biopsy needle: In detecting organ transplant rejection, a new nanoparticle has proven much faster and more thorough in the lab than a biopsy. When T cells mount their first attack on the organ's cells the nanoparticle sends an alarm signal into the urine that makes it fluoresce. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 19, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Second AHCT, RVD Consolidation Post-AHCT Intervention in Myeloma?
A study investigates the efficacy of a second AHCT or RVD consolidation post-AHCT intervention in transplantation-eligible myeloma patients with multiple myeloma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

CRISPR gene editing makes stem cells 'invisible' to immune system
(University of California - San Francisco) UC San Francisco scientists have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system to create the first pluripotent stem cells that are functionally 'invisible' to the immune system, a feat of biological engineering that, in laboratory studies, prevented rejection of stem cell transplants. Because these 'universal' stem cells can be manufactured more efficiently than stem cells tailor-made for each patient -- the individualized approach that dominated earlier efforts -- they bring the promise of regenerative medicine a step closer to reality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

You and your poo: Why fecal medicine could be the next big buzz
Moving past the ‘ick' factor, researchers are studying the use of fecal transplants to treat a range of diseases from depression to obesity to cancer. It’s part of an emerging revolution in microbiome medicine. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Aspiring makeup artist, 25, suffering from cystic fibrosis is on her third and FINAL set of lungs
Tiffany Senter (pictured) of Shasta Lake City, California is only 25, but she's been at deaths door twice. Tiffany was born with cystic fibrosis and has had to have two lung transplants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Dialysis Is a Way of Life for Many Older Patients. Maybe It Shouldn ’ t Be.
So-called conservative management can ease symptoms without dialysis in some people with kidney disease. But many of them are never given the option. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Kidneys Transplants Dialysis Organ Donation Death and Dying Elderly JAMA Internal Medicine (Journal) United States Renal Data System Veterans Affairs Department Source Type: news

Trial launched to study HIV-to-HIV liver transplant outcomes
The country's first large-scale clinical trial to study the safety of liver transplants between people with HIV was launched on Thursday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father has a life-saving transplant with the donor heart beating in a box
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT James Walton, from Stoke-on-Trent, was given the emergency transplant after his aorta burst in January. He is the the third person in the UK to undergo the procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father, 34, has a life-saving transplant with donor heart beating in a box OUTSIDE of his bod
James Walton, from Birmingham, was given the emergency transplant after his aorta burst in January. The 34-year-old is the just the third person in the UK to undergo the procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Heart Transplant Survivor Gets Wedding Proposal at Finish Line
Title: AHA News: Heart Transplant Survivor Gets Wedding Proposal at Finish LineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

This Valentine ’ s Day, A Broken Heart Is Healed
ROXBURY (CBS) – Cindy Washington of Roxbury was only 19 when she was diagnosed with heart failure so bad she went into cardiac arrest, twice, and both times she was revived by her mother. Last Valentine’s Day, Cindy was on the transplant list, being kept alive with an artificial heart pump, but she still had the most unbelievable outlook about what others might have called her “broken heart.” “You don’t have a broken heart,” Cindy said at the time. “It’s just a little sick and you need extra loving care. There’s nothing wrong with a little sick heart.” This ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Brigham and Women's Hospital Cindy Washington Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Cancer Death Risk Up for Kidney Transplant, Dialysis Patients
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Dialysis and kidney transplant patients have more than a 2.5-fold increased risk for cancer death, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Eric H. Au, M.B.B.S.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kidney Failure Patients Face Higher Risk of Cancer Death
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- Patients with kidney failure who are on dialysis or have received a transplant have a sharply higher risk of dying from cancer, Australian researchers report. In fact, compared with people who don't have kidney failure,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Parents of adorable one-year-old boy who had life-saving heart transplant search for donor family
Titus Sickes, one, from Toldeo, Washington, was born in January 2018 with a severe heart defect that made it difficult for blood to throw through his body properly. He received a new heart in April. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The incredible precision of a heart transplant surgeon
Yale surgeon Dr. Ayyaz Ali is not only transplanting hearts, he is researching ways to make more donor hearts suitable for the patients who need them. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NIH clinical trial to track outcomes of liver transplantation from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients
Study follows passage of HOPE Act of 2013, allowing people with HIV to become organ donors. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AHA News: Heart Transplant Survivor Gets Wedding Proposal at Finish Line
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Given the choice of walking 3 miles or 1 mile, Amanda " Mandi " Tate always opts for the longer route at the Tampa Bay Heart Walk. In 2015, her boyfriend Patrick Shelley and childhood friend... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

1-year-old's birthday photo shoot tries to find the family of his heart donor
Titus Sickles had a heart transplant at 3 months old. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

NIH trial to track outcomes of liver transplantation from HIV+ donors to HIV+ recipients
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The first large-scale clinical trial studying liver transplantation between people with HIV has begun at clinical centers across the US. The HOPE in Action Multicenter Liver Study will determine the safety of this practice by evaluating liver recipients for potential transplant-related and HIV-related complications following surgery. The study is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and follows the 2018 launch of a similar study evaluating kidney transplantation between people with HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Faster Cell Recovery After Cord Blood Transplant
(MedPage Today) -- Ex vivo expansion strategy avoids need for second infusion (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Autologous Stem Cell Transplant May Aid Some With Nodal PTCL
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) may be beneficial for some patients with nodal peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) in the first complete remission (CR1), according to a study published online Jan. 29 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heart attack sufferers can now regain heart function with transplanted muscle cells
(Natural News) People who have experienced a heart attack are sure to find some form of relief, thanks to the efforts of researchers from the University of Bonn. In the study, titled “Improved heart repair upon myocardial infarction: Combination of magnetic nanoparticles and tailored magnets strongly increases engraftment of myocytes,” researchers exhibited a procedure to repair cardiac... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse, 27, gets life-saving liver transplant after waiting FOUR YEARS
Olivia Price, from Wolverhampton, was diagnosed with liver disease aged 10-weeks. Initial surgery was successful, but she needed a full transplant in March 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of Vadadustat on Hemoglobin in Hemodialysis Patients Effects of Vadadustat on Hemoglobin in Hemodialysis Patients
Vadadustat is a potential new treatment for anemia in chronic kidney disease -- but what do we know about its impacts in patients receiving hemodialysis?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Record growth in heart transplants at Yale
In 2018, the Yale New Haven Hospital Heart and Vascular Center underwent tremendous growth due to the addition of new physicians, staff, and services. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Woman, 30, with cystic fibrosis is disappointed after being denied NHS funding for IVF and surrogacy
Sophie Gannon, from Bexley, South London, had a double lung transplant in 2011. Her and her partner, Josh Thomas, were told they do not fit the funding criteria, and are now fundraising money. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil will have the technology to transplant pig organs into humans
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Gene-edited pigs may reduce Brazil's transplant waiting list. Still in its initial stages and presented at FAPESP Week London, a project will assess how patients awaiting kidney transplants react to porcine blood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibody could increase cure rate for blood, immune disorders, Stanford researchers say
(Stanford Medicine) An antibody-based treatment can gently and effectively eliminate diseased blood-forming stem cells in the bone marrow to prepare for the transplantation of healthy stem cells, according to a study in mice by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A bioengineered factory for T-cells
(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Harvard engineers and stem cell biologists have developed an injectable sponge-like gel that enhances the production T-cells after a bone marrow transplant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are Scientists Closer to Growing Made - to - Order Kidneys?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nephrology, Oncology, Research, Organ Transplants, News, Source Type: news

UC Health reports surge in transplant surgeries
UC Health, which runs the region ’s only comprehensive organ transplant program for adults, reported a large increase in such surgeries in 2018. Nearly 300 kidney, liver and heart transplants were performed at the flagship University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 2018, a 25 percent increase over the previous year. The rise in volume was attributed to a concerted outreach program to referring physicians as well as operational improvements and an increased awareness of organ donation. “More… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

BBC documentary inspires hundreds of viewers to sign up to be organ donors
Last night's episode of Hospital on BBC Two followed patients and staff at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Liverpool Women's Hospital as they prepared for organ transplants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common After Peds Transplant
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- Hospitalization for vaccine-preventable infections occurs in more than 15 percent of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients in the first five years after surgery, according to a study recently published in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BBC documentary inspires hundreds of viewers to sign up to be organ donors
Last night's episode of Hospital on BBC Two followed patients and staff at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Liverpool Women's Hospital as they prepared for organ transplants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leviticus Cardio, Jarvik Heart unveil wireless LVAD
Jarvik Heart and Leviticus Cardio yesterday unveiled a new collaborative wirelessly-powered left ventricular assist device and touted its recent first-in-human use. An article on the new heart and its first implantation was recently published in the Journal for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the companies said. The device, dubbed the Fully Implanted Ventricular Assist Device (FIVAD), is based on Coplanar Energy Transfer technology from Leviticus Cardio as well as a heart pump produced by Jarvik Heart, the companies said. The system includes a fully implanted Jarvik 2000 VAD system which is powered wirelessly using both in...
Source: Mass Device - February 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Featured Jarvik Heart Leviticus Cardio Source Type: news