What & rsquo;s Mine is Yours: The Immunogenetics of Mating in Anglerfish
A suppressed immune system in anglerfish uncovers potential strategies for tissue transplantation. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 4, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Called Out "The Good Fight" For Making A "Tasteless" Joke About Her Kidney Transplant
"I am not sure how jokes about organ transplants for TV shows have become a thing." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Fans Shred 'The Good Fight' Over Line About Her Kidney Transplant
Viewers blasted the Paramount+ series for making light of "a life-threatening situation," adding that the star and her donor "deserve better." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simplifying COVID Immunology, One Metaphor at a Time Simplifying COVID Immunology, One Metaphor at a Time
With tales of Post-it Notes and fire trucks, Shane Crotty explains COVID immunology and vaccine responses for scientists and nonscientists alike.Medscape (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Infographic: Research Questions to Be Tackled by Uterus Transplants
Scientists are banking various samples from recipients of donated uteruses to learn all they can about the biology of the organ, and about transplantation more generally. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Uterus Transplants Hit the Clinic
With human research trials resulting in dozens of successful deliveries in the US and abroad, doctors move toward offering the surgery clinically, while working to learn all they can about uterine... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Features Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Liver Transplant a Safe Option After Recovery From COVID-19 Liver Transplant a Safe Option After Recovery From COVID-19
Once patients recover from COVID-19, liver transplantation is a safe option with no evidence of SARS-CoV-2 recurrence, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Good in Undocumented Immigrants Kidney Transplant Outcomes Good in Undocumented Immigrants
Patients with undocumented status who receive kidney transplants show encouraging outcomes similar to, or in some cases better than, the general transplant population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Hearts From Drug Abusers Can Be Used for Transplants
THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 -- In a finding that could mean more patients desperate for a heart transplant get a new lease on life, two new studies show that hearts from donors who abused drugs can be safely donated. In the past two decades, the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hearts From Drug Abusers Can Be Used for Transplants
Title: Hearts From Drug Abusers Can Be Used for TransplantsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Donor Drug Use Not Tied to Survival for Heart Transplant Recipients
WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 -- Toxicological evidence of drug use for donors accepted for heart transplantation is not associated with recipient survival, and overall recipient survival continues to improve, according to two studies published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose May Prompt Response in Transplant Recipients
WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 -- A third dose of the mRNA-1273 vaccine induces a serologic response in 49 percent of kidney transplant recipients who did not respond after receiving two doses, according to a research letter published online July 23 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hearts from donors who died of drug overdoses ARE safe to use in transplant surgeries, studies find
Two new studies from the American Heart Association suggest that hearts from donors who died of drug overdoses are safe to transplant into patients who need them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Healthy' supplements are causing a rise in liver injuries - what to avoid
ACCORDING to new research, cases of severe liver injury linked to products claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss are rising, with some severe cases leading to patients requiring liver transplants. Scientists are probing why some supplements may be doing more harm than good. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid guideline: haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, NICE (updated 22nd July 2021)
The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients who need haemopoietic stem cell transplantation and make the best use of NHS resources, while protecting staff from infection. On 22 July 2021, we made changes to recommendations on testing patients for viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 and repeating respiratory review in patients who test positive for, or are suspected of having COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outcomes for Living vs Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation Outcomes for Living vs Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation
The use of living donors in liver transplantation can help expand the organ donor pool, but how do the outcomes of this approach compare with that of deceased donor transplantation?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Dietary supplements causing severe liver injuries in Australians, with some requiring transplants, study shows
Researchers say cases linked to products claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss are rising and more rigorous oversight is neededThe number of patients being admitted to hospital with severe liver injuries caused by herbal and dietary supplements claiming to promote muscle growth or weight loss is increasing, with some people harmed so severely they required a liver transplant.A study led by Dr Emily Nash from the Royal Prince Alfred hospital examined hospital records of 184 adults admitted to the AW Morrow Gastroenterology and Liver Centre with drug-induced liver injury between 2009 and 2020. She and her co-autho...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Australia news Diets and dieting Medical research Food safety Source Type: news

Organs From Deceased Recipients of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine May Pose Problems Organs From Deceased Recipients of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine May Pose Problems
Organs from deceased donors who had received AstraZeneca's vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 may possibly prompt vaccine-induced thrombosis and thrombocytopenia in recipients, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 24, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Man Gets Lifesaving Intestinal Transplant After Bull Attack
A man who was attacked by a bull later got a lifesaving intestinal transplant. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardio-cerebrovascular disease history complicates hematopoietic cell transplant outcomes
(Cactus Communications) Transplanting hematopoietic stem cells to treat cancers and other conditions carries with it the risk of developing cardio-cerebrovascular diseases (CCVD)--disorders affecting the blood vessels of the heart and brain. Although research on post-transplant CCVD is extensive, there is paucity of knowledge on the effects of pre-transplant CCVD on transplant outcomes. Now researchers in China suggest pre-transplant CCVD indirectly affects patient mortality and survival following transplant through their strong association with post-transplant CCVD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Perfecting collagen production in osteogenesis imperfecta
(Medical University of South Carolina) Mesenchymal stem cells are the origin for osteoblasts, but MSC transplantation has not resulted in long-term success as a treatment option for brittle bone disease. Hematopoietic stem cells usually give rise to blood cells and osteoclasts, but researchers hypothesized that they could give rise to osteoblasts too. By replacing osteoblasts, they offer a potential therapeutic opportunity that is not dependent on a specific mutation but simply on a mutation being present, which gives patients hope. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TRULY WICKED: UMass Memorial Health Center refuses kidney transplant for unvaccinated patient
(Natural News) A 37-year-old father of three is being denied a life-saving medical treatment by UMass Memorial Health Center (UMHC) in Worcester because he refuses to get “vaccinated” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). Bernard LaPierre, a Type 1 diabetic, was told back in 2019 that his kidneys are failing and that he needs a transplant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Score Assesses Health - Related QOL in Patients With Kidney Failure
Study supports validity of preference - based health utility score for patients undergoing hemodialysis, recent recipients of kidney transplants (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Expands Indication for Prograf for Prevention of Organ Rejection in Adult and Pediatric Lung Transplant Recipients
NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., " Astellas " ) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its supplemental New Drug Application... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - July 20, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Tacrolimus for Lung Transplants FDA Approves Tacrolimus for Lung Transplants
The drug is the only immunosuppressant approved for the prevention of organ rejection in both adult and pediatric patients undergoing lung transplant. It has been used in lung transplant for 15 years.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Use of Transplant Drug Based on Real-World Evidence
Approval of Prograf (Tacrolimus) Using Real-World Evidence (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 16, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Ruxolitinib Best Option When Glucocorticoids Fail Against Chronic GVHD Ruxolitinib Best Option When Glucocorticoids Fail Against Chronic GVHD
When chronic graft-versus-host disease follows an allogeneic stem-cell transplant, and it's either resistant to standard glucocorticoid therapy or dependent on glucocorticoids, according to the REACH3 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Georgia man underwent DOUBLE LUNG transplant after contracting COVID-19
Blake Bargatze, 24, from Sugar Hill, Georgia, who did not a vaccine over fears of side effects recently underwent a double lung transplant after he contracted COVID-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death disruptor: how an Australian funnel-web spider may help human hearts
University of Queensland researchers are investigating if protein in venom of Fraser Island spider can stop cardiac cells dyingA protein in the venom of adeadly Australian funnel-web spider may be able to reduce cardiac damage from heart attacks and extend the life of donor hearts used in transplants, according to new research.Venom from the Fraser Island funnel-web, named for the south-east Queensland island where it is found, contains aprotein known as Hi1a.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Donna Lu Tags: Heart disease Science Medical research Australia news Queensland Source Type: news

CDC advisers to consider additional coronavirus dose for immunocompromised patients
An advisory panel next week plans to focus on the 2 to 4 percent of U.S. adults who have suppressed immunity, a population that includes organ transplant recipients, people on cancer treatments and those living with rheumatologic conditions, HIV and leukemia. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

New guidance on how to diagnosis and manage osteoporosis in chronic kidney disease
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) This new review by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) CKD-MBD working group provides concise recommendations, with a clear management algorithm, to support clinicians' knowledge and confidence in managing osteoporosis in their patients with chronic kidney disease stages 4-5D. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Almost 7,000 waiting for lifesaving transplants
Despite services recovering quickly there are still thousands waiting for organs, report says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fecal Transplantation and Fiber Improves Insulin in Obesity Fecal Transplantation and Fiber Improves Insulin in Obesity
"The potential for improving human health through the microbiome is immense. We are only scratching the surface at the moment," says the lead author of small new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

AHA News: Genetic Problem Led to a Heart Transplant at 24. Her New Heart Has a Genetic Problem, Too.
WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- At 13, Leilani Graham was running on the treadmill in her garage when she suddenly collapsed. Her mother, who was supposed to be gone, heard a bizarre moaning sound coming from the garage... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Home and Facility Hemodialysis Patients Home and Facility Hemodialysis Patients
How do the outcomes of patients on home hemodialysis compare with that of facility dialysis patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

AHA News: Genetic Problem Led to a Heart Transplant at 24. Her New Heart Has a Genetic Problem, Too.
Title: AHA News: Genetic Problem Led to a Heart Transplant at 24. Her New Heart Has a Genetic Problem, Too.Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

3D bioprinting company partners with J & J to aid in human tissue repair
The company is looking to aid over 100,000 people a year who go without their needed organ transplants by using 3D printing to develop human tissues and organs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Miranda Perez Source Type: news

Direct flights save lives! New airline routes can increase kidney sharing by more than 7%
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) It's a supply and demand problem, it's a transportation problem, it's a donor problem - and that just scratches the surface. According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, every 9 minutes a new patient is added to the organ waiting list. Every day 17 people die waiting for a kidney transplant. New research in the INFORMS journal Management Science tackles the transportation part of this problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis B Virus Monitoring Needed After Liver Transplantation
FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 -- Health care providers should test liver recipients for hepatitis B virus (HBV) given the slight risk for unexpected donor-derived HBV infection, according to research published in the July 9 issue of the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The ethics of split liver transplantation: Analyzing case studies to make the right decision
(Carnegie Mellon University) In a new article, researchers address some of the ethical decisions that go into decisions to split a liver and provide a model to help hospitals make SLT decisions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Not So Crazy: Pancreas Transplants in Type 2 Diabetes Rising Not So Crazy: Pancreas Transplants in Type 2 Diabetes Rising
Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplants are increasingly performed in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, who now account for about 20% of all pancreas transplants in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Unexpected Hepatitis B Virus Infection After Liver Transplantation - United States, 2014-2019
This report describes donor-derived hepatitis B virus infections after liver transplantation. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 8, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Hepatitis B MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Organ Translplants Source Type: news

Dental pulp auto transplantation: a new modality of endodontic regenerative therapy – follow-up of three clinical cases
ConclusionsWithin the limitations of the study, considering that it was a case series with only three patients, we described a highly innovative procedure of pulp auto transplantation, which appears to be feasible, highlighting the potential for clinical application of pulp regeneration using this new modality of endodontic therapy. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Third Dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Improves Protection in Organ Transplant Recipients Third Dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Improves Protection in Organ Transplant Recipients
A third dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech improves protection against the novel coronavirus in solid-organ transplant recipients, according to new study findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why bone marrow donor diversity is needed
Bone marrow transplants are procedures that infuse healthy blood stem cells into your body to replace damaged or diseased bone marrow. Just like people in need of solid organ transplants, such as hearts or kidneys, people in need of a bone marrow transplant have to find a matching donor. Dr. Ernesto Ayala, a Mayo Clinic hematologist and oncologist, says bone marrow donations from people of all races and ethnicities are essential in order to help… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 8, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Immunocompromised? Why the COVID - 19 Vaccine Might Still Protect You
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Immunology, Organ Transplants, News, Source Type: news

The Role of Activin: The Other Side of CKD-MBD? The Role of Activin: The Other Side of CKD-MBD?
A new review explores the potential role of activin A in the development of mineral bone disorder in patients with chronic kidney disease.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mortality in Solid Organ Waitlist Candidates During COVID-19 Mortality in Solid Organ Waitlist Candidates During COVID-19
An analysis of the trends in waitlist mortality rates during the COVID-19 pandemic finds geographic and ethnic variations.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Could a POO transplant treat Covid? Two infected men saw virus symptoms clear after procedure
Two people in Poland who had poo transplants to treat gut infections that were also infected with Covid found that their symptoms of the virus went away after the procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nephrologist Barbara Murphy Dies at 56
Her work led to more predictable outcomes for kidney transplants. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 6, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news