Doctors Think a Woman ’s Tattoo May Have Been Causing Her Severe Leg Pain
Doctors in Scotland believe a woman’s large tattoo on her leg may have been the cause of her unexplained inflammation and severe leg pain. The authors of a report on the woman’s case, published in BMJ Case Reports, say it is a reminder to physicians that they should be mindful of their patients’ tattoos if they encounter unusual and unexplained symptoms. The 31-year-old woman was suffering a condition called inflammatory myopathy, which affected her left leg and caused pain severe enough to disrupt her sleep. The woman had a double lung transplant in 2009, and was taking drugs to suppress her immune syst...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime tattoos Source Type: news

Man recovering from SIXTH liver transplant in lifelong battle
Steven Featley, 23, from Stoke Ash in Suffolk, had his sixth liver transplant last year as part of a lifelong battle with rare condition biliary atresia, which he has had since he was six weeks old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Transplant Program Restart; Exercise BP Excursions; Precision NOAC?
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Man, 23, recovering from SIXTH liver transplant in lifelong battle against rare condition
Steven Featley, 23, from Stoke Ash in Suffolk, had his sixth liver transplant last year as part of a lifelong battle with rare condition biliary atresia, which he has had since he was six weeks old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Faecal transplants ‘could save endangered koala’
Team of researchers changes microbes in koalas ’ guts in order to improve type of food they consumeScientists believe they have found a new weapon in the battle to save endangered species: faecal transplants. They say that by transferring faeces from the gut of one animal to another they could boost the health and viability of endangered creatures. In particular, they believe the prospects of saving the koala could be boosted this way.The idea of using faecal transplants as conservation weapons was highlighted this month at the American Society for Microbiology meeting in Atlanta, where scientists outlined experiment...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie, Observer science editor Tags: Endangered species Conservation Environment Animals Wildlife Science World news Source Type: news

Texas hospital's heart transplant program resumes after 2-week suspension
Baylor St. Luke's performed nine heart transplants in 2018 and, according to the hospital CEO, they've had three deaths so far (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baylor St. Luke ’s reactivates heart-transplant program following review
Baylor St. Luke ’s Medical Center announced June 15 that it has reactivated its heart-transplant surgery program and is accepting donor hearts for transplants again. The hospital voluntarily suspended the surgery program on June 1. The two-week suspension did not affect other heart-failure procedures, such as he art-pump implants, or any other transplant programs across the hospital.  According to a message posted on the hospital’s website, the following steps have been taken since June 1: A… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Texas heart transplant program resumed after suspension
A Houston hospital has resumed its renowned heart transplant program two weeks after suspending all medical procedures following the deaths of several patients this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Jamestown Post-Journal Sportswriter Scores a New Heart
Jamestown sportswriter Cody Crandall felt like he hit a grand slam when UR Medicine transplant cardiologists shared news that a matching heart was available for him. The 24-year-old former baseball standout at Jamestown High School waited more than six months for a new heart at UR Medicine ’s Strong Memorial Hospital, and just hearing the words felt like a victory. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - June 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Immunosuppression: Have We Learnt Anything? Immunosuppression: Have We Learnt Anything?
This review looks at the findings from recent clinical trials regarding the use of immunosuppression after lung transplantation.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

PIM-2 protein kinase regulates T-cell activity differently than PIM-1 or PIM-3 isoform
(Medical University of South Carolina) The PIM-2 protein kinase negatively regulates T cell responses in transplantation and tumor immunity, while PIM-1 and PIM-3 are positive regulators, report Medical University of South Carolina investigators in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Blocking PIM-2 in allogeneic bone marrow transplant dramatically accelerated graft-versus-host disease. In adoptive immunotherapy with autologous T cells, silencing PIM-2 on T cells produced robust tumor immunity, highlighting the importance of PIM-specific inhibition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Transplant in Myeloma Ups Survival, but Is Underutilized Transplant in Myeloma Ups Survival, but Is Underutilized
Stem cell transplant improves survival in patients with multiple myeloma, but why is it still underutilized?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sun Defenses Up in Transplant Patients After Skin Cancer Study
Increased odds of using multiple sun protection measures among organ transplant recipients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Morning Break: Keytruda for Cervical Ca; Head Transplant'Imminent'; LSD Depression Fix
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 13, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Sun Defenses Up in Transplant Patients After Skin Cancer Study
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- For organ transplant recipients, participation in a skin cancer research study is associated with increased use of multiple sun protection behaviors, according to a research letter published online June 6 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Often Should I Clean My Phone?
The world is a giant petri dish. You and everything you come into contact with are carpeted with bacteria—so there’s no escaping microorganisms. The good news is that the vast majority of them are either benign or beneficial. That’s true even of those infamous “fecal bacteria.” While a sick person’s excrement harbors illness-causing germs, a healthy person’s poop—though gross—usually isn’t dangerous. (If you’ve read anything about fecal transplants, you know that the bacteria in feces may in some cases confer health benefits.) So even if your smartphone is e...
Source: TIME: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Hemoglobin Concentration and Stroke Risk in Hemodialysis Hemoglobin Concentration and Stroke Risk in Hemodialysis
Might low hemoglobin concentrations contribute to the risk for hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke among hemodialysis patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Periodontal cell sheet technique promotes bone and ligament formation on dental implant
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers used periodontal ligament (PDL)-derived stem cells to create a cell sheet, attached it to a titanium implant, and transplanted it into the mandibular bone of a dog, demonstrating the formation of a periodontal-like structure containing both cementum- and PDL-like tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Infographic: Liver transplant saves lives
Learn more about transplants. Other health tip infographics:?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Renowned heart transplant program on hold after recent patient deaths
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston has temporarily put its renowned heart transplant program on hold. It comes following an investigation showing a number of recent patient deaths. CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Aseguahi Needs N8 Million for Kidney Transplant
[Guardian] Life has never been the same for Omonjeva Helen Aseguahi since she was diagnosed with kidney disease. Aseguahi, an officer of the Young Christian Workers Movement (YCW), Isolo Deanery of the Catholic Church, Lagos, has since last year been down but battling to keep hope alive. Her only hope of getting a new lease of life is a kidney transplant, costing over N8 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Widow seeks "truth" amid patient deaths at renowned heart transplant program
Out of nine heart transplants performed at the hospital in 2018, three have ended in death (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Houston heart transplant program suspended amid patient deaths
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston has temporarily closed its world-renowned heart transplant program following an investigation by the Houston Chronicle and ProPublica. Their report revealed the departure of several top doctors and an unusual number of patient deaths in recent years. Two more heart transplant patients died in May. Mark Strassmann reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The medicine keeping her alive was also killing her
Emmy Reeves had type 1 diabetes, but she was allergic to the insulin she needed to stay alive. She recently became the first child in nearly 20 years to undergo a pancreas transplant. What happened next was incredible. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Artificial’ kidney that could mean thousands won’t need dialysis or a transplant
The implant is expected to begin trials later this year and if successful, it could be available within a few years, saving patients from dialysis or needing a transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA Kidney Transplant Program leads the nation in numbers — and vision
All kidneys are pink. The human beings in which they ’re housed can have various skin colors, attend various places of worship, have various political affiliations and live in various parts of the country. But their kidneys? They are all, quite simply, pink.No one knows this better than transplant professionals, including kidney transplant doctors, who have transformed the field of organ donation over the past few decades — not to mention the nation’s acceptance of it. In 2017, physicians in the United States performed almost 20,000 kidney transplants, according to data from the U.S. Department of He...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Kidney transplant opens door to next adventure
Lanell Johnson's path to a kidney transplant wasn't easy. But now that she's received a new kidney and is enjoying a return to good health, Lanell and her husband are eager to move forward. Lanell Johnson takes pride in what she calls her battle scars ? the result of her long journey to a successful?kidney [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Attendings and Errors; Testing for Colon Ca: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include fecal transplant for primary treatment of C. diff, new colorectal cancer screening guidelines, giving chemo a miss in breast cancer, and attendings and rates of medical errors. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tumor analysis, prediction of transplant complications, and management of blood potassium levels take top honors at annual seminar
The Gary Rifkind Awards recognize and celebrate clinical pharmacy research. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - June 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Face transplantation -- An established option to improve quality of life in patients with severe facial trauma
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Thirteen years after the first successful face transplant, US trauma surgeons should be aware of the current role of facial transplantation for patients with severe facial disfigurement -- including evidence that the final appearance and functioning are superior to that provided by conventional reconstructive surgery. That's the message of a special update on 'Face Transplantation Today' in the June issue of The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, edited by Mutaz B. Habal, M.D., and published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Kidney and Transplant seeks Systematic Reviewer – Sydney, Australia
Specifications: Full-timeSalary: Base salary $82K, plus superannuationLocation: Sydney, AustraliaApplication closing date: 21 June 2018We are seeking a full-time Systematic Reviewer to contribute toCochrane Kidney and Transplant based at the Centre for Kidney Research, The Children ’s Hospital at Westmead. The Systematic Reviewer will provide technical knowledge and expertise to the research team to support the development of Cochrane systematic reviews that will inform international clinical practice guidelines on all aspects of kidney disease. This includes conducting lite rature searches, appraising literature and...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Post-Transplant Tx Reduces Wait for Kidney in Hep C & #43; Patients
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Post-transplant hepatitis C treatment increases access to transplant and reduces waitlist time among hepatitis C-positive patients awaiting kidney transplantation, according to a study published online May 14 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Turning Surgeons Into Innovators Without Taking Them Out of the OR
Academic hospitals have all the makings for rich medical device development. They have physicians to identify surgical needs, researchers to test theories, bioengineers to design and create devices and patients to participate in clinical trials. However, disconnect between engineering and surgical departments makes innovation a challenge. So does surgeons' all-consuming job Number One—treating patients. Surgical Innovations, part of the University of California, San Francisco's Department of Surgery and Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, aims to open communication between clinical academic surgeons and bioeng...
Source: MDDI - June 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Cochrane Kidney and Transplant seeks Information Specialist – Sydney, Australia
Specifications: Part-time (0.4 FTE)Salary: Base salary $82K p.a. prorate with superannuationLocation: Sydney, AustraliaApplication closing date: 18 June 2018We are seeking an Information Specialist (part-time) to contribute toCochrane Kidney and Transplant, based at the Centre for Kidney Research, The Children ’s Hospital at Westmead. The Information Specialist has an integral role in the production of Cochrane Kidney and Transplant reviews. You will contribute to the maintenance and development of a Specialised Register of randomised controlled trials (RCT) within the scope of Cochrane Kidney and Trans plant, provid...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The last gift: what it ’ s like to work with organ donors
If a heart, liver, or other vital organ becomes available to someone on a transfer list in the North East, it’s likely that Michelle Pearson and Rachel Pritchard will take care of it. Death is often a taboo subject, and there aren’t many people with a keener understanding of it than specialist nurses in organ donation. UNISON members Michelle and Rachel work for Northern Organ Donation Services. If an organ becomes available for transfer in the North East, it’s their job to respond. There are two specialist nurses in organ donation (SN-ODs) like them on call in the region at any time, with embedded roles ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: Magazine blood and transplant health healthcare nurses Source Type: news

Are You a Prospective Poop Donor?
Fecal microbiota transplant involves transplanting purified fecal matter from a healthy donor, to help establish colonies of healthy bacteria in the guts of sick patients. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do You Have the Right Stuff to Be a Stool Donor?
Altruism, and a little financial incentive, can be motivating factors. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Transplants Feces Antibiotics Digestive Tract Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Infections Source Type: news

Are You a Prospective Poop Donor?
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- Fecal transplant is considered the best treatment for one of the most dangerous intestinal infections around, and it is being tested as a potential cure for many other illnesses. But these transplants require that healthy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DDW: Altruism, Economic Reward Motivate Fecal Donation
TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 -- In the field of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), altruism is the main reason people become stool donors, followed by economic compensation and positive feedback from the donation experience, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First UK baby born after womb transplant 'could happen by 2020'
A PIONEERING medical technique could see the first baby born as a result of a womb transplant in the UK as early as 2020, a doctor has said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Womb transplants to give three British women hope of getting pregnant
Three women are to become the first in the UK to received a groundbreaking new womb transplant surgery which doctors believe could allow thousands of women to become mothers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biomaterial particles educate immune system to accept transplanted islets
(Georgia Institute of Technology) By instructing key immune system cells to accept transplanted insulin-producing islets, researchers have opened a potentially new pathway for treating type 1 diabetes. If the approach is ultimately successful in humans, it could allow type 1 diabetes to be treated without the long-term complications of immune system suppression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Racial Gaps Persist in ALD Patients Eligible for Transplant
(MedPage Today) -- Disparities found regarding liver transplant, mortality (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics Weren ’ t Used to Cure These Patients. Fecal Bacteria Were.
In a small study, doctors used so-called fecal transplants to treat a serious gut infection in patients. The transplants, from healthy donors, were as effective as antibiotics. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Feces Antibiotics Transplants Digestive Tract Bacteria Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Clinical Trials Infections Colitis New England Journal of Medicine University of Oslo Source Type: news

The Latest Poop On Fecal Transplants Vs. Antibiotics For C. Difficile Diarrhea
How can more poop actually help with severe diarrhea? Well, when the diarrhea is caused by the antibiotic-resistant bacteria Clostridium difficile, a poop transplant may help get to the bottom of the problem. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Fecal Transplants vs. Antibiotics. The Test.
Instead of waiting until antibiotics have failed before trying fecal transplants, researchers tried giving the fecal bacteria first. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Feces Antibiotics Transplants Digestive Tract Bacteria Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Clinical Trials Infections Colitis New England Journal of Medicine University of Oslo Source Type: news

Antibiotics Didn ’ t Cure Their Infections. Fecal Bacteria Did.
In a small study, fecal transplants ended a persistent, dangerous gut infection just as effectively as drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Feces Antibiotics Transplants Digestive Tract Bacteria Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Clinical Trials Infections Colitis New England Journal of Medicine University of Oslo Source Type: news

Baylor St. Luke ’s suspends heart-transplant program, reviewing recent deaths
Baylor St. Luke ’s Medical Center is voluntarily suspending its heart-transplant surgeries for 14 days, the hospital announced June 1.  For the next two weeks, the hospital will not accept donor hearts for transplant. However, the suspension does not affect other heart-failure procedures, such as heart-pump imp lants, or any other transplant programs across the hospital, according to a statement posted on the hospital’s website.  “The hospital will use the time to complete a medical review… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Baylor St. Luke ’s suspends heart-transplant program, reviewing recent deaths
Baylor St. Luke ’s Medical Center is voluntarily suspending its heart-transplant surgeries for 14 days, the hospital announced June 1.  For the next two weeks, the hospital will not accept donor hearts for transplant. However, the suspension does not affect other heart-failure procedures, such as heart-pump imp lants, or any other transplant programs across the hospital, according to a statement posted on the hospital’s website.  “The hospital will use the time to complete a medical review… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 2, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Alcohol Abstinence Before Liver Transplant Shorter Now for Some Patients Alcohol Abstinence Before Liver Transplant Shorter Now for Some Patients
Increasingly, liver transplant centers are doing away with the long-standing practice of delaying liver transplant in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) until they abstain from alcohol for six months, according to a new survey of U.S. transplant centers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news