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Transplant survivor from Atlanta celebrates third birthday
AJ Burgess celebrated his third birthday this weekend after finally getting a transplant in Atlanta, though he was told he was not eligible since his father had violated his parole. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplant survivor celebrates third birthday
AJ Burgess celebrated his third birthday this weekend after finally getting a transplant in Atlanta, though he was told he was not eligible since his father had violated his parole. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stem cell transplant helps people with severe scleroderma
A study of people with severe scleroderma found that a new approach using stem cell transplants provides a better outcome than an immune-suppressing drug. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain reorganization supports recovery of function in hand transplant recipients
(University of Missouri-Columbia) When a person loses a hand, nerves that control sensation and movement are severed. This trauma deprives sensory and movement areas of the brain of stimulation, causing them to reorganize their functions. Researchers at the University of Missouri, reports that higher-level regions of the brain may compensate for reorganizational changes in brain areas responsible for hand sensation and movement. The scientists received a $1.7 million DOD grant to further study the results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Father finds kidney donor after printing plea on a t-shirt
Rob Leibowitz, 60, from New Jersey, suffered from chronic kidney disease and wore a t-shirt that said 'In Need of Kidney' to find his donor. He underwent a successful transplant surgery last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Astellas and Vical Announce Top-Line Results for Phase 3 Trial of Cytomegalovirus Vaccine ASP0113 in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
TOKYO and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, "Astellas") and Vical Incorporated (NASDAQ: VICL) announced today that ASP0113, an investigat... Biopharmaceuticals Astellas Pharma, Vical , cytomegalovirus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Powerful food-derived antioxidant can halt, prevent fatty liver disease in mice
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) As obesity continues to rise in the US, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a major public health issue, increasingly leading to cancer and liver transplants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA study describes structure of tumor herpes virus associated with Kaposi ’s sarcoma
UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi ’s sarcoma, a type of cancer.The discovery answers important questions about how the virus spreads and provides a potential roadmap for the development of antiviral drugs to combat both that virus and the more common Epstein-Barr virus, which is present in more than 90 percent of the adult population and is believed to have a nearly identical structure.In the study, published in the journal  Nature, the UCLA team showed in the laboratory that an inhibitor could be developed to break down the herpes vi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Brave toddler meets 24 strangers who saved her life
It took a team of UCLA medical professionals and the generosity of 71 strangers to save 2-year-old Skye Savren-McCormick ’s life.The toddler from Ventura, California, required frequent blood and platelet transfusions, often on a daily basis, while undergoing  three grueling bone-marrow transplants, surgery to remove her swollen spleen and seven rounds of chemotherapy for leukemia and lymphoma. She received 77 units of blood and platelets during a 10-month stay at UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital.  Recently Skye ’s family got to meet and thank two dozen of the 71 strangers whose blood a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Surgery to remove blood clot saves London ’s kidneys
Todd and Lindsey Taylor had barely settled in at home in Syracuse, New York with their new baby, London, when their world turned upside down. London, who had seemed perfectly healthy at birth, woke up nine days later vomiting and struggling to breathe. They rushed her to their local children’s hospital. “The doctors did an ultrasound and found a large blood clot in her aorta that was blocking the flow of blood to her kidneys,” says Todd. “They said she was in near fatal condition when we arrived, but they put her on dialysis and were able to stabilize her.” Desperate for options The doctors in...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories blood clot Dr. Anne Hansen Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Midaortic Syndrome and Renovascular Hypertension (MAS/RVH) Program neonatal intensive care unit Source Type: news

Liver transplant saves life of Sydney girl Erika Vidaic
A mother has spoken of the terrifying moment her baby daughter's condition deteriorated when she suffered a rare liver disease. Here, she reveals how a transplant saved her daughter's life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The flu vaccine could get a much-needed boost
More than 700,000 Americans were hospitalized due to illnesses associated with the seasonal flu during the 2014 –15 flu season, according to federal estimates. A radical new approach to vaccine development at UCLA may help lower that figure for future flu seasons.The scientists used leading-edge genomics to identify and eliminate the virus ’s defense mechanisms, enabling them to develop a vaccine “candidate” — meaning that it must still undergo evaluation and approval by the FDA — that in animals has been proven to be safe and highly effective against influenza.In the study, which was pu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tanzania:Relief for Dodoma Patients As Kidney Transplant Services in the Offing
[Daily News] THE government has revealed that the Dodomabased state-of-the-art Benjamin Mkapa Hospital will officially start offering kidney transplant services and other specialist surgeries by June, this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Timothy Ray Brown, cured of HIV, rallies public to support research funding
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) In the 10th anniversary year since a bone marrow stem cell transplant cured Timothy Ray Brown of his HIV infection, despite disappointment over decreasing public desire to find a cure for HIV, Timothy Ray Brown remains optimistic that the scientific and medical communities can and will achieve this if properly funded. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diagnosis of CKDs Using Urinary Proteome Analysis Diagnosis of CKDs Using Urinary Proteome Analysis
Could urinary proteome analyses provide a non-invasive alternative to kidney biopsy for the diagnosis of chronic kidney diseases?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cardiac, Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Liver Transplantation Cardiac, Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Liver Transplantation
This article provides recommendations for the diagnosis and management of cardiac and pulmonary vascular disease in liver transplant candidates.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Hand transplant
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Face transplant
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FBI Scrutinizes Funeral Home With Side Business: Selling Body Parts FBI Scrutinizes Funeral Home With Side Business: Selling Body Parts
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is interviewing former employees of a funeral home whose owner runs a side business on the same premises selling human body parts.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

British surgeon fined, avoids jail after burning initials onto livers of patients
A British surgeon who burned his initials onto patients' livers during transplant operations has been fined the equivalent of $17,100 Cdn and ordered to perform community service. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

'Arrogant' UK surgeon burned initials onto patients' livers
A British surgeon who burned his initials into patients' livers during transplant operations has been fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) and ordered to perform community service (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'UK should follow Wales' lead on organ donation'
Liver transplant patient Ellie Lacey urges other UK nations to move to presumed consent organ donation. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Upfront Stem Cell Transplant Remains Standard of Care for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Upfront Stem Cell Transplant Remains Standard of Care for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study: Implantable robot helps spur tissue regeneration
An implantable, programmable robot induced cell growth and lengthened part of the esophagus in an animal model by more than 75%, according to researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital. The team reported in Science Robotics today that the robot triggered tissue growth without interfering with organ function. The system could help regrow parts of the esophagus that are missing in people with long-gap esophageal atresia, the researchers noted. “This project demonstrates proof-of-concept that miniature robots can induce organ growth inside a living being for repair or replacement, while avoiding the sedation...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Implants Regenerative Medicine Research & Development Robotics Boston Children's Hospital Source Type: news

A record-breaking 10,000 organs were donated in 2017
The past year saw continued rises in organ donations in the US on the heels of relaxed medical requirements, but shortages still leave many desperate and dying as they wait for transplants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manipulating Gut Microbiome to Improve Immunotherapy Response Manipulating Gut Microbiome to Improve Immunotherapy Response
The finding that the gut microbiome influences patients'response to immunotherapy opens intriguing opportunities, which could include fecal transplants and use of probiotics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Headlines to cover at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Regenerating organs for patient transplants, research and policy questions for 'smart' vehicles, advances in the fight against cancer, and voter participation in elections will be discussed at the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, the world's largest general scientific conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Kidney Injury Common After Non - Kidney Transplants in Children
High risk of AKI in first year after non - kidney solid organ transplant; in turn, increases CKD risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Children With Liver Transplants Often Don ’ t Stick to Their Meds Children With Liver Transplants Often Don ’ t Stick to Their Meds
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

South Africa:Hillcrest Teen Gets Second Chance At Life
[News24Wire] A Hillcrest teen, who underwent a double lung and heart transplant, says he hopes to do all the things he dreamed of. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MM: High-Dose Chemo with SCT Associated with Longer PFS (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Autologous stem cell transplant remains preferred therapy for eligible patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Racial Disparities Worsen for Live Donor Kidney Transplants (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer blacks, Hispanics get transplant now than two decades ago (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Transplantation and Risk for Malignant Melanoma Transplantation and Risk for Malignant Melanoma
A study of renal transplant patients shows a 5x increased risk for malignant melanoma.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Zambia:'UTH Can Now Do Organ Transplants'
[Times of Zambia] THE University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka has urged the public to embrace organ transplants because the institution has acquired equipment for operations especially for kidney transplant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Discuss all options for fertility preservation with patients, clinicians urged
And include transgender people and those with congenital conditions Related items fromOnMedica Fertility treatments may impact on breast cancer risk Infertility UK to expand trials of womb transplants Fertility preservation for girls with cancer ‘haphazard’ Patients face postcode lottery for IVF, new data shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stem Cell Transplant Improves Severe Scleroderma Survival Stem Cell Transplant Improves Severe Scleroderma Survival
Among patients with severe scleroderma, stem cell transplant significantly improved survival compared with cyclophosphamide but was associated with higher mortality and short-term side effects, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Fewer black, Hispanic patients get kidney transplants from live donors
(Reuters Health) - - Black and Hispanic patients who need kidney transplants are less likely than white people to receive organs from live donors and this disparity has worsened over time, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Racial Disparities in Transplantation Persist Racial Disparities in Transplantation Persist
Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians are even less likely to receive a live-donor kidney transplant now than they were decades ago despite significant efforts to reduce racial disparities in transplantation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Stem Cell Transplant Shows Promise for Immune Disorder Scleroderma
Title: Stem Cell Transplant Shows Promise for Immune Disorder SclerodermaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 4, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Gut microbiome modulates response to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy in melanoma patients
Preclinical mouse models suggest that the gut microbiome modulates tumor response to checkpoint blockade immunotherapy; however, this has not been well-characterized in human cancer patients. Here we examined the oral and gut microbiome of melanoma patients undergoing anti–programmed cell death 1 protein (PD-1) immunotherapy (n = 112). Significant differences were observed in the diversity and composition of the patient gut microbiome of responders versus nonresponders. Analysis of patient fecal microbiome samples (n = 43, 30 responders, 13 nonresponders) showed significantly higher alpha diversity (P
Source: ScienceNOW - January 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gopalakrishnan, V., Spencer, C. N., Nezi, L., Reuben, A., Andrews, M. C., Karpinets, T. V., Prieto, P. A., Vicente, D., Hoffman, K., Wei, S. C., Cogdill, A. P., Zhao, L., Hudgens, C. W., Hutchinson, D. S., Manzo, T., Petaccia de Macedo, M., Cotechini, T., Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Gut microbiome influences efficacy of PD-1-based immunotherapy against epithelial tumors
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 axis induce sustained clinical responses in a sizable minority of cancer patients. We found that primary resistance to ICIs can be attributed to abnormal gut microbiome composition. Antibiotics inhibited the clinical benefit of ICIs in patients with advanced cancer. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) from cancer patients who responded to ICIs into germ-free or antibiotic-treated mice ameliorated the antitumor effects of PD-1 blockade, whereas FMT from nonresponding patients failed to do so. Metagenomics of patient stool samples at diagnosis revealed correlati...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Routy, B., Le Chatelier, E., Derosa, L., Duong, C. P. M., Alou, M. T., Daillere, R., Fluckiger, A., Messaoudene, M., Rauber, C., Roberti, M. P., Fidelle, M., Flament, C., Poirier-Colame, V., Opolon, P., Klein, C., Iribarren, K., Mondragon, L., Jacquelot, Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

A retrospective review of fall risk factors in the bone marrow transplant inpatient service - Vela CM, Grate LM, McBride A, Devine S, Andritsos LA.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare medications and potential risk factors between patients who experienced a fall during hospitalization compared to those who did not fall while admitted to the Blood and Marrow Transplant inpatient setting at... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Stem Cell Transplant Succeeds in Scleroderma (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Significant benefits seen versus cyclophosphamide (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Stem cell transplant for severe scleroderma improves survival, quality of life
NIH-funded study finds transplantation superior to treatment with immune-suppressing drug. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stem Cell Transplant Shows Promise for Immune Disorder Scleroderma
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 -- Stem cell transplants could offer new hope for people with a severe form of scleroderma -- a debilitating and deadly condition that affects the immune system, a new study suggests. " Scleroderma hardens the skin and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Invasive Aspergillosis in Heart Transplant Recipients
Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:08News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - January 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

New year. New lungs.
I’ve had asthma and chronic lung disease since I was very young. I had to use everything — from my head to my toes — to help me breathe. I remember being able to hear myself wheezing, to feel my lungs rattling. I had marks all over my face from my oxygen mask. I thought I would never be clear of mucus and never be able to walk without being out of breath. All I ever wanted was to breathe. I spent so much energy trying to breathe that I didn’t have much left for eating, so I was really skinny. I spent a lot of time in a wheelchair. When I was able to walk, it would be for short distances and my shoul...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ndeye "Fatou" Seck Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories chronic lung disease double lung transplant Francis Fynn-Thompson Gary Visner Lung Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Hair transplants cure migraines, finds Turkish study
Researchers from  the SO-EP Aesthetic& Plastic Surgery Clinic, Turkey, also found that migraine sufferers no longer require any pain-relieving medication after undergoing transplants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair transplants CURE migraines
Researchers from  the SO-EP Aesthetic& Plastic Surgery Clinic, Turkey, also found that migraine sufferers no longer require any pain-relieving medication after undergoing transplants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation and Management of Renal Stone Disease Investigation and Management of Renal Stone Disease
Gain a better understanding of the optimal diagnostic and management strategies for nephrolithiasis.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news