Poo transplant: The ‘oil change’ treatment for your gut - when would you need it?
POO transplants could help to boost the health of the gut, and to avoid symptoms of bacterial infections, including C.difficile ’s nausea, dehydration, diarrhoea and weight loss. When would you need a faecal microbiota transplantation, and how could it boost your immune system? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I missed being able to eat': Man, 26, who received a face transplant describes his joy
Cam Underwood tried to take his own life in 2016. This year, he got a face transplant from a donor, Will, 23. Footage of the moment Cam met Will's mom Sally for the first time will be screened tonight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Face transplant recipient thanks his donor's mother in tear-jerking moment
Cam Underwood met with Sally Fisher, the mother of his face transplant donor, 10 months after his surgery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: The story of one man's incredible face transplant journey
ABC News' "20/20" profiled the story of two moms, a miracle surgery, and one 26-year-old's second chance at life after receiving a face transplant from a stranger. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

The emotional moment when a face transplant recipient thanks his donor’s mother
Cam Underwood met with Sally Fisher, the mother of his face transplant donor, 10 months after his surgery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The 50th anniversary of Canada’s first successful heart transplant
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - November 16, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

UK organ donation consent rates highest in Wales
Wales has 80.5% consent rate compared to 69.3% average in UK Related items fromOnMedica New drive to boost BAME organ donation Doctors urge people to discuss organ donation Nine-year wait transplant patient makes donor plea Opt-out organ donation by 2020 Doubts over opt-out donation scheme (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurse's kidney donation triggers bi-state transplant chain
A nurse's decision to donate a kidney to a patient triggered a series of events that led to three people getting new organs at two Kansas City-area hospitals (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Renal diagnostic dev RenalytixAI closes $29m IPO
AI-powered kidney disease and transplant management diagnostic developer RenalytixAI said this week it completed an $29 million initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market. The company was formed through an exclusive license with Mount Sinai Health Systems, who also acted as a development collaborator. The groups have been collaborating since May this year, the company said. “We’re thrilled to partner with RenalytixAI to develop much-needed prognostics and diagnostics that address the critical, unmet need of patients with high-risk of kidney disease. Mount Sinai&rs...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Initial Public Offering (IPO) Software / IT Wall Street Beat renalytixai Source Type: news

26-year-old's incredible face transplant journey: 'I see me'
Cam Underwood, the son of a California pastor, underwent the complicated surgery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Liver Disease Risk Factors in Patients Treated for Alcohol and Drug Dependence
Conclusion As this was only a pilot study, further data collection involving a larger, representative sample of clients should be undertaken to explore these results further. References Bennett, H. et al., 2015. Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Treating Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)-Infected People Who Inject Drugs in the UK and the Relationship between Treatment Uptake and Efficacy on Future Infections. PLoS ONE, 10(5), p.e0125846. Edeghere, O. et al., 2015. Retrospective cohort study of liver transplantation in the United Kingdom between 1994 and 2010: the impact of hepatitis C infection. Public Health, 129(5), pp.509–5...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - November 15, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research, a One Tampa Bay honoree
In recent years, Lions Eye has gotten the ability to catalog tissue online for surgeons across the country and the world to make an ideal match. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Pam Huff Source Type: news

Duke University Hospital seeking $18.2M renovation
Duke University Health System is asking the state of North Carolina for permission to begin an $18.2 million overhaul on part of its main campus.   This week, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services released an application petitioning for a certificate of need that would allow for the renovations at Duke University Hospital.  According to NCDHHS, the project would renovate the north pavilion at the hospital for the system’s adu lt bone marrow transplant services and a combined hematologic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Gulledge Source Type: news

Indian woman gives birth to 'Asia’s first uterus-transplanted baby'
Meenakashi Walan, 28, from Vadodra, Gujarat in western India, underwent the transplant in May last year after her uterus became 'non-functional' following three abortions and a miscarriage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Impact of DAAs on Transplant Costs and Outcomes The Impact of DAAs on Transplant Costs and Outcomes
A new study provides insight into the costs of HCV treatment in liver and kidney transplant recipients and the impact of these agents on longer-term transplant outcomes.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Faecal transplant may protect premature babies from fatal bowel disease
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Children born prematurely often experience serious problems with the gastrointestinal tract and therefore have increased risk of developing life-threatening bowel infection. Now researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown, in a study on pigs, that transplantation of faeces from healthy pigs changes the bowel's bacterial composition in those born prematurely and protects them from the fatal bowel disease necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treating the 'bubble babies'
(University of Montreal) A new study shows that the genotype of a child with severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) affects his survival rate after stem cell transplantation from an unrelated donor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Marijuana use has no effect on kidney transplant outcomes
This study is the first to investigate the effect of marijuana use by live kidney donors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In vivo modeling of human neuron dynamics and Down syndrome
Harnessing the potential of human stem cells for modeling the physiology and diseases of cortical circuitry requires monitoring cellular dynamics in vivo. We show that human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)–derived cortical neurons transplanted into the adult mouse cortex consistently organized into large (up to ~100 mm3) vascularized neuron-glia territories with complex cytoarchitecture. Longitudinal imaging of>4000 grafted developing human neurons revealed that neuronal arbors refined via branch-specific retraction; human synaptic networks substantially restructured over 4 months, with balanced rates of syna...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Real, R., Peter, M., Trabalza, A., Khan, S., Smith, M. A., Dopp, J., Barnes, S. J., Momoh, A., Strano, A., Volpi, E., Knott, G., Livesey, F. J., De Paola, V. Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

California man, 26, who tried to kill himself receives face transplant in NYC 25-hour surgery
Cameron Underwood, who battled depression for years, was 24 when he tried to take his own life with a shotgun in June 2016 after drinking all day. A year-and-a-half later he had surgery in New York. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C-Infected Organs Deemed Safe for Transplant Hepatitis C-Infected Organs Deemed Safe for Transplant
With direct-acting antivirals, organs from donors infected with hepatitis C can be transplanted safely into uninfected recipients, shortening the time patients spend on wait lists, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fecal Transplant May Resolve Immunotherapy-Related Colitis Fecal Transplant May Resolve Immunotherapy-Related Colitis
Colitis associated with the use of checkpoint inhibitors may be managed successfully by fecal microbiota transplant, says a team reporting results in two patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mercy Health partners with OSU on cancer, transplants, addiction treatment
Cincinnati-based Mercy Health disclosed today that the hospital system is working with Ohio State University ’s Wexner Medical Center to address critical health needs throughout the state, including the opioid epidemic and increasing access to cancer care and organ transplants. The two formed the Healthy State Alliance, which brings together the Buckeye State's largest hospital system (based on 6.8 mill ion patient interactions annually at Mercy’s 21 hospitals and other sites of care in Ohio)… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Older people ’s organs can still save lives | Letters
Anthony Clarkson, interim director of NHS organ donation and transplantation,Sue Cartlidge andRon Brewer respond to a previous letter from Jeanne Felmingham querying whether it ’s worth having a donor card at the age of 83ReJeanne Felmingham ’s letter (14 November), too many people mistakenly assume their age means they are too old to consider organ donation. However, people in their 50s, 60, 70s and even 80s can all save lives. Nearly 1,000 people aged over 50 donate every year.Patients who die in circumstances where they may be able to donate their organs, irrespective of age, are considered individually. Cli...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Health Medical research NHS Older people Science Society Source Type: news

Parkinson's Patient Transplanted with Neurons Derived from iPSCs
This is the first time researchers have tested the use of the reprogrammed stem cells in the human brain. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Canada's first successful heart transplant was 50 years ago this week. Here's how it happened
Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital is marking the 50th anniversary of Canada's first successful heart transplant. "We showed that it can be done," remembered a doctor involved in the landmark surgery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Minorities Sicker than Whites at Liver Transplant Referral
(MedPage Today) -- Blacks had highest MELD scores at waitlist registration among racial-ethnic groups (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Mayo Foundation Journalist Residency: Application Deadline December 11
In this five-day fellowship program sponsored by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, journalists will receive a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at what?s new and what?s next in several medical specialties. Topics will include aging, cancer, brain injuries and diseases, transplant medicine, vaccines and developing technologies such as regenerative medicine, telemedicine and simulation-based medical [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - November 14, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

An Officer and an Organ Donor
Lieutenant Dan Schermerhorn Jr. works the day shift. Peace Officer Paul Wlosinski works nights. The two University of Rochester Department of Public Safety colleagues are forever connected by an act of generosity that gave Schermerhorn a second chance, with some help from the transplant team at URMC. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - November 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Three female tech entrepreneurs get real – from self-doubt to breast cancer
Three female tech entrepreneurs shared their entrepreneurial journeys Monday evening, from dealing with self-doubt to running a business during breast cancer treatment. The local entrepreneurs who spoke as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week:  Dr. Kim Gandy is CEO and founder of Play-it Health, which developed an adherence platform with incentives for transplant patients and those with chronic conditions. Linda Van Horn is CEO and founder of iShare Medical, wh ich provides secure, HIPAA-compliant… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Three female tech entrepreneurs get real – from self-doubt to breast cancer
Three female tech entrepreneurs shared their entrepreneurial journeys Monday evening, from dealing with self-doubt to running a business during breast cancer treatment. The local entrepreneurs who spoke as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week:  Dr. Kim Gandy is CEO and founder of Play-it Health, which developed an adherence platform with incentives for transplant patients and those with chronic conditions. Linda Van Horn is CEO and founder of iShare Medical, wh ich provides secure, HIPAA-compliant… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Cornea Problem? Precise Bio Can Print You Out a New One
Winston-Salem, NC-based Precise Bio, a regenerative medicine company that is working on advancing the use of bio-printed tissue and organs to patients, recently launched a dedicated ophthalmology business unit to support attainment of near-term opportunities in the ophthalmology arena as it builds a portfolio of programs in additional indications. The company has developed what it calls a 4D bio-fabrication platform technology that comprises cell expansion, bio-materials, processes, and printing technology. According to Aryeh Batt, co-founder and CEO of Precise Bio, the company is the first to transplant a 3D-printed corne...
Source: MDDI - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: 3-D Printing Implants Source Type: news

AHA: Could Your Race Determine Your Wait for a Donor Heart?
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The wait for a heart transplant varies widely based on factors such as availability of donor hearts and blood type, but little is known about differences in wait times based on race and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NIH scientists illuminate causes of hepatitis b virus-associated acute liver failure
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) National Institutes of Health scientists and their collaborators found that hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated acute liver failure (ALF) -- a rare condition that can turn fatal within days without liver transplantation -- results from an uncommon encounter between a highly mutated HBV variant and an unusual immune response in the patient's liver that is mainly sustained by antibody-producing B cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In the Loop: Corn Palace goes red for hometown girl's heart transplant
The?Corn Palace?in Mitchell, South Dakota, glowed red, a visible sign of the love the town was sending to Kadie Neuharth, a Mitchell native who was receiving a?heart transplant?1,400 miles away. Kadie's journey to that transplant began four years earlier, when mild headaches sent her to her doctor. When she mentioned she'd also been feeling lightheaded [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

AHA: Closing Dialysis Fistula Improves Heart Function
(MedPage Today) -- Kidney transplant patients may benefit from reversing arteriovenous connection (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Serious bowel diseases that blight the lives of thousands could be cured with a 'faecal transplant'
Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that the nauseating procedure resolved severe colitis in two patients who developed the disease following cancer therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CollPlant Announces Closing of Global Licensing and Commercialization Agreement With United Therapeutics for 3D Bioprinting of Solid-Organ Scaffolds for Human Transplants
Collaboration Combines CollPlant’s Proprietary rhCollagen-based BioInk Technology and United Therapeutics’ Regenerative Medicine and Organ Manufacturing Capabilities NESS ZIONA, Israel, November 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Col... Devices, Regenerative Medicine, Licensing CollPlant, United Therapeutics, Lung Biotechnology PBC, 3D bioprinting (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fecal Transplant Heals Colitis Caused by Immunotherapy
A case study of two patients with advanced cancer shows it might be possible to avoid a common and severe side effect of immunotherapy treatment. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 12, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Fecal transplant effective against immunotherapy-induced colitis
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) For the first time, transplanting gut bacteria from healthy donors was used to successfully treat patients suffering from severe colitis caused by treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors. The study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, which includes two patients, suggests fecal microbiota transplantation is worth investigating in clinical trials as a therapy for this common side effect of immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Obese Transplant Recipients Fare Worse With Fatty Livers Obese Transplant Recipients Fare Worse With Fatty Livers
Fat in a donor liver and obesity in a recipient increase mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

20-year-old woman dies from a stem-cell transplant
Keziah Shorten was in intensive care for six months after having the operation in Italy and died of pneumonia after a second transplant carried out by University College London in 2011 also failed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan team transplants stem cells into brain of Parkinson's patient
Scientists from Kyoto University injected induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into the man. Worldwide, about 10million people have the illness, according to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare condition has left a teenager with the ‘heart and lungs of a pensioner’
Yasmin Swift, 19, from Ashford, Kent, needs a double lung and heart transplant after being diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in November last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father with cystic fibrosis finally gets lung transplant after three failed attempts
James Beeching, 34, has had the incurable genetic condition since he was two years old. Three lung transplants fell through before his surgery. He can finally walk his twins to school in Hastings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Retinal Transplant
Blind rats are made to see after sheets of cells implanted into their eyes make themselves at home. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 7, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Infographic: Transplant 101
Learn more about transplants. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mount Sinai develops nanotechnology-based immunotherapy promoting transplant acceptance
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Study could transform care for organ transplant recipients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers restore vision in rats after retinal cell transplant
Transplanted fetal retina cells successfully restored vision in blind rats by restoring neurons in the vision centers of their brains. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-of-its-kind research models immune responses in cellular immunotherapies
(Virginia Commonwealth University) In the Cellular Immunotherapy and Transplantation Program at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center, scientists are pursuing a cross-collaborative effort that could potentially change the way cellular immunotherapies such as stem cell transplantation and CAR T-cell therapies are performed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news