Black Patients Disproportionately Left Off Liver Transplant Waitlists Black Patients Disproportionately Left Off Liver Transplant Waitlists
Liver-transplant waitlists at many US centers under-represent Black patients compared with what would be expected based on their service area, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Race Modifier Means Black Patients Miss Out on Kidney Transplants Race Modifier Means Black Patients Miss Out on Kidney Transplants
Data from Black patients documents that use of the race coefficient for calculating eGFR systematically excludes more than a third from kidney transplant listing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

In lab study, nanoparticle shows promising results for treating severe allergies
For about 1 in 13 children in the U.S., usually harmless foodstuffs such as milk, eggs and peanuts can send the body ’s natural defenses into overdrive.Symptoms of food allergies can vary widely, but at worst, a systemwide allergic response can lead to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition characterized by a sudden drop in blood pressure and difficulty breathing.Although there are now some preventive measures for food-induced anaphylaxis, there are not yet any long-lasting solutions — treatments capable of locking the immune system into a state of tolerance, so that it doesn’t respond to allergens.Now...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

iTHRIV announces health research pilot project recipients
(Virginia Tech) Multi-institutional teams of scientists, physicians, and engineers will study Parkinson's disease, celiac disease, pediatric heart transplant, pediatric telemedicine, and epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes Drug Reduces Acute GVHD After Stem Cell Transplant Diabetes Drug Reduces Acute GVHD After Stem Cell Transplant
Adding the diabetes drug sitaliptin to immunosuppression therapies for patients undergoing stem cell transplant reduced the risk of developing acute graft-vs-host disease (GVHD).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Blood test shows promise for early detection of acute heart transplant rejection
DNA-based “liquid biopsy” could help save lives and reduce health disparities. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gut Microbiome Altered in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Gut Microbiome Altered in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
The gut microbiomes of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) show major functional differences from those of healthy controls (HCs), new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Scoring system to redefine how U.S. patients prioritized for liver transplant
(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) Researchers with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are collaborating with faculty at the University of Pennsylvania to develop a risk score that more comprehensively prioritizes liver cancer patients for transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How Does the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Affect Physician Payments? How Does the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Affect Physician Payments?
The bill to provide coronavirus relief has some plusses and minuses for physicians. How will it impact you?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Formula predicts ideal dose of stem cells to cure HIV
(eLife) Scientists have determined the optimal conditions following a stem cell transplant that could control HIV without the need of an everyday pill, according to a study published today ineLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation-related Adverse Events Fecal Microbiota Transplantation-related Adverse Events
This study aimed to quantify reported FMT-related AEs from the last decade.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

How a new £244-a-year heart failure drug saved a man from needing a transplant
Daniel Smith from Nottingham was diagnosed with heart failure in 2012 and was told he needed a new heart until he was prescribed a £244-a-year drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seeding the Ocean: Inside a Michelin-Starred Chef ’s Revolutionary Quest to Harvest Rice From the Sea
There are very few things that Ángel León hasn’t done with the fruits of the sea. In 2008, as a young, unknown chef, he took a loin from one fish and attached it to the loin of another, using collagen to bind the two proteins together. He called them hybrids and served them to unsuspecting diners at Aponiente, his restaurant in the southern Spanish port town of El Puerto de Santa María, just across the bay from Cádiz. He discovered that fish eyes, cooked at 55°C in a thermal circulator until the gelatin collapsed, made excellent thickening agents for umami-rich sauces. Next he found th...
Source: TIME: Science - January 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Matt Goulding Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature longform Magazine Source Type: news

Virtual Kidney Transplant Evaluation Possible
FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2021 -- Adoption of a virtual platform has allowed continued maintenance of a large kidney transplant program despite the inability to have in-person visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Dec. 21... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FL Doctors Make Breakthrough Using Stem Cells to Treat Severe COVID Cases
According to a report from CBS4, doctors in South Florida say an experimental treatment involving stem cells has been successful in treating severe cases of COVID. The study, which took place at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University Miami Tower, involved many patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The groundbreaking treatment, using stem cells from a baby’s umbilical cord, was shown to safely reduce the risk of death and increase the speed of recovery time faster for some of the study’s most ill patients. The FDA approved the trial. In a double-blind study involving 24 patients w...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

FL Doctors Make Breakthrough Using Stem Cells to Treat Severe COVID Cases
According to a report from CBS4, doctors in South Florida say an experimental treatment involving stem cells has been successful in treating severe cases of COVID. The study, which took place at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University Miami Tower, involved many patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The groundbreaking treatment, using stem cells from a baby’s umbilical cord, was shown to safely reduce the risk of death and increase the speed of recovery time faster for some of the study’s most ill patients. The FDA approved the trial. In a double-blind study involving 24 patients w...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

FL Doctors Make Breakthrough Using Stem Cells to Treat Severe COVID Cases
According to a report from CBS4, doctors in South Florida say an experimental treatment involving stem cells has been successful in treating severe cases of COVID. The study, which took place at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University Miami Tower, involved many patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The groundbreaking treatment, using stem cells from a baby’s umbilical cord, was shown to safely reduce the risk of death and increase the speed of recovery time faster for some of the study’s most ill patients. The FDA approved the trial. In a double-blind study involving 24 patients w...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

FL Doctors Make Breakthrough Using Stem Cells to Treat Severe COVID Cases
According to a report from CBS4, doctors in South Florida say an experimental treatment involving stem cells has been successful in treating severe cases of COVID. The study, which took place at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University Miami Tower, involved many patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The groundbreaking treatment, using stem cells from a baby’s umbilical cord, was shown to safely reduce the risk of death and increase the speed of recovery time faster for some of the study’s most ill patients. The FDA approved the trial. In a double-blind study involving 24 patients w...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

FL Doctors Make Breakthrough Using Stem Cells to Treat Severe COVID Cases
According to a report from CBS4, doctors in South Florida say an experimental treatment involving stem cells has been successful in treating severe cases of COVID. The study, which took place at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University Miami Tower, involved many patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The groundbreaking treatment, using stem cells from a baby’s umbilical cord, was shown to safely reduce the risk of death and increase the speed of recovery time faster for some of the study’s most ill patients. The FDA approved the trial. In a double-blind study involving 24 patients w...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

FL Doctors Make Breakthrough Using Stem Cells to Treat Severe COVID Cases
According to a report from CBS4, doctors in South Florida say an experimental treatment involving stem cells has been successful in treating severe cases of COVID. The study, which took place at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University Miami Tower, involved many patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The groundbreaking treatment, using stem cells from a baby’s umbilical cord, was shown to safely reduce the risk of death and increase the speed of recovery time faster for some of the study’s most ill patients. The FDA approved the trial. In a double-blind study involving 24 patients w...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News Source Type: news

Baby to receive stem cell transplant from mom after no mixed-ethnicity match found
A Winnipeg mother is preparing to be the stem cell donor for her baby with a rare immune disease in hopes of saving his life, after a match with his mixed ethnicity couldn't be found. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Sitagliptin Promising Addition for Preventing Acute GVHD
Low incidence of grade II to IV acute GVHD seen in patients undergoing myeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Sitagliptin Promising Addition for Preventing Acute GVHD
THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 -- For patients undergoing myeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, sitagliptin combined with tacrolimus and sirolimus results in a low incidence of grade II to IV acute graft-versus-host disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Frailty Likely Contributes to Gender Gap in Liver Transplant Wait-List Mortality Frailty Likely Contributes to Gender Gap in Liver Transplant Wait-List Mortality
Among liver transplant candidates without cancer, frailty is associated with the gender gap in wait-list mortality, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

COVID-19 outcomes for patients on immunosuppressive drugs on par with non- immunosuppressed patients
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) People taking immunosuppressive drugs to prevent organ transplant rejection or to treat inflammatory or autoimmune diseases do not fare worse than others on average when they are hospitalized with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IU research findings could reduce treatment-related complication for blood cancer patients
(Indiana University School of Medicine) Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center published promising findings today in the New England Journal of Medicine on preventing a common complication to lifesaving blood stem cell transplantation in leukemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Guidance on Identifying Brain Death New Guidance on Identifying Brain Death
Dr Andrew Wilner interviews Dr Gene Sung, lead author of the new guidelines from the World Brain Death Project.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

New genomic tools could help transplant patients
Transplantation cardiologist Hannah Valantine, M.D., suggests that new genomic tools may improve monitoring of transplant patients. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Family, friends and Upstate transplant staff rally to help Brewerton man receive kidney from cousin who lives in California
Money helped pay for a private plane to transport family safely to CNY. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - January 5, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

On Waitlist for Liver Transplants, Women Die More Often Than Men
TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2021 -- Frailty may explain why women awaiting a liver transplant are more likely than men to become too sick for a transplant or die before transplantation, a new study suggests. Exercise and a healthier diet may help narrow that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

L.A. County EMS Told to Conserve Oxygen, Don ’t Transport Patients with Little Chance of Survival
New efforts to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients Alex Wigglesworth, Rong-Gong Lin II, Soumya Karlamangla and Luke Money Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The situation in Los Angeles County hospitals is so critical that ambulance crews have been advised to try to cut back on their use of oxygen and not to bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival. Officials now say they need to focus on patients with a greater chance of surviving. The measures were taken as circumstances were expected to become even worse in coming weeks, when patients sic...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership News News Feed Operations Patient Care Source Type: news

On Waitlist for Liver Transplants, Women Die More Often Than Men
Title: On Waitlist for Liver Transplants, Women Die More Often Than MenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 5, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

In Cirrhosis, Women Have Worse Frailty Scores Than Men
MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2021 -- Among patients with cirrhosis, women have worse frailty scores than men, which accounts for part of the gender gap in mortality while awaiting liver transplantation, according to a study published online Dec. 30 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New clues on why pregnancy may increase risk of organ transplant rejection
(University of Chicago Medical Center) A research study at the University of Chicago has found that in pregnancy, while the T cell response to a fetus becomes tolerant to allow for successful pregnancy, the part of the immune system that produces antibodies (known as the humoral response) becomes sensitized, creating memory B cells that can later contribute to the rejection of a transplanted organ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How many have to die before Britain tackles its black and Asian organ donor crisis?
The talented mixed-race soul singer is one of a number of stories of people from ethnic minority groups having to wait too long for a transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Nonprocurement in Solid Organ Donors in the U.S. Kidney Nonprocurement in Solid Organ Donors in the U.S.
What factors may account for the underutilization of kidneys from deceased solid organ donors?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

How a woman ’s life was saved by a kidney donation from a stranger
When Shelly Crawford saw a news story about a woman who needed a kidney, something about it spoke to her. Crawford decided to donate one of her kidneys to anyone who needed one. It turns out Celeste Brintley was a match. Now, Brintley says her life has changed with her new kidney. Learn more about Shelly Crawford and Celeste Brintley’s kidney transplant story. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

How a woman ’s life was saved by a kidney donation from a stranger
When Shelly Crawford saw a news story about a woman who needed a kidney, something about it spoke to her. Crawford decided to donate one of her kidneys to anyone who needed one. It turns out Celeste Brintley was a match. Now, Brintley says her life has changed with her new kidney. Learn more about Shelly Crawford and Celeste Brintley’s kidney transplant story. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 1, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Updated advice on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and women who are breastfeeding, RCOG
The Government has today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise Oxford University/AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for use. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has also published its latest advice for the priority groups to receive the Oxford University/AstraZeneca and the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines. This includes updated advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women who meet other criteria for priority vaccination. The JCVI confirms that although the available data do not indicate any safety concern or harm to pregnancy, there is insuf...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving Back: Once a Lung Transplant Recipient, Now a Surgical Nurse
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 30, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Allergy, Organ Transplants, News, Source Type: news

Donor Kidney Biopsies Do Not Aid Transplant Outcome Prediction
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 -- Use of kidney biopsy results from deceased donor kidneys does not improve prediction of allograft survival, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Peter P.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Giving Back: Once a Lung Transplant Recipient, Now a Surgical Nurse
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 -- Nurses are known for being kind, caring and sympathetic, but Brianna Fogelman brings an uncommon empathy to her nursing job at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore. Fogelman, 27, underwent a double lung transplant last... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Giving Back: Once a Lung Transplant Recipient, Now a Surgical Nurse
Title: Giving Back: Once a Lung Transplant Recipient, Now a Surgical NurseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/30/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 30, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Frailty is a factor in higher mortality for women awaiting liver transplants
(University of California - San Francisco) Women awaiting liver transplants in the United States are known to be about one-third more likely than men to become too ill to undergo surgery or die before receiving a liver. Now a study headed by UC San Francisco and Columbia University highlights the role that frailty plays in this gender gap. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Mortality in Transplant and Dialysis Patients COVID-19 Mortality in Transplant and Dialysis Patients
New data provides insight into the outcomes of kidney transplant and dialysis patients with COVID-19. Which factors may present a higher risk for mortality in these patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news