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TIME 100 ’s Giuliano Testa: We Should Think About Infertility As a ‘Wellbeing Issue’
Dr. Giuliano Testa, a transplant surgeon at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas who led the medical team that performed the first successful uterus transplants in the United States, said Tuesday that he hopes “what we are doing is going to shed light on infertility for women.” “I personally never knew it was such a widespread issue,” Testa said at the TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday. “We should be thinking about it not just as a birth, but a wellbeing issue.” Testa attended the TIME 100 Gala after being named by TIME magazine as one of the most influential people in the world for his rol...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized onetime T1002018 Source Type: news

She read about a 4-year-old ’ s mysterious death. A year later, it saved her own daughter ’ s life.
As 4-year-0ld Elianna Grace sat in the back seat of the SUV, battling her second fever in three days, her mom flashed back to the coughing and vomiting fit the preschooler had the previous weekend — and to a niggling fear about the girl's sudden illness.  Elianna had spent April 14 playing in her grandparents' […]Related:FDA cracks down on sales of Juul, other e-cigarettes to youthsInside the secret U.S. stockpile meant to save us all in a bioterror attackVeteran receives penis and scrotum transplant in surgery doctors say is a medical first (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors announce first successful penis and scrotum transplant
The world's first successful total penis and scrotum transplant was completed at Johns Hopkins Hospital on March 26, according to a news release issued Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'An unspoken injury of war:' U.S. surgeons perform extensive penis transplant
Johns Hopkins University surgeons rebuilt man's entire pelvic region, transplanting a penis, scrotum and part of the abdominal wall from a deceased donor after 'an unspoken injury of war.' (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: World's first penis and scrotum transplant complete
The first total penis and scrotum transplant has now been performed by a team of Johns Hopkins surgeons. The recipient, they say, 'is recovering well.' (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplants / Organ Donations Source Type: news

Boy, 7, is one of the youngest patients in Britain to have five organ transplants
Jay Crouch, seven, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, received two new kidneys, a liver, a small intestine and a pancreas from a single donor. He spent four weeks in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy is one of the youngest patients to have five organ transplants
Jay Crouch, seven, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, received two new kidneys, a liver, a small intestine and a pancreas from a single donor. He spent four weeks in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBCT-guided radiotherapy shows promise for HCC
A novel radiotherapy technique using conebeam CT (CBCT) shows promise as a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Adding blood test to US improves liver cancer diagnosis Contrast US clears up indeterminate HCC cases on MRI US surveillance of HCC subject to image quality issues HCC screening boosts survival rate in cirrhosis patients Dual-tracer PET/CT helps pick patients for liver transplant (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Morning Break: Penis-Scrotum Transplant; Dirty Endoscopes Redux; Psychoactive CBD
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Insights on Pain and Opioid Use in People With Sickle Cell Disease After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
NIH-funded study offers new information on pain in sickle cell disease, the use of opioids for this pain, and psychological and quality-of-life challenges faced by people with this disease. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Inspirational stories reveal  the bond with stranger whose life your child saved with organ donation
Every day, three people die while waiting for a transplant. These groups of friends are testimony to the extraordinary healing power of organ donation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Incompatible' donor stem cells cure adult sickle cell patients
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Doctors at the University of Illinois Hospital have cured seven adult patients of sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder primarily affecting the black community, using stem cells from donors previously thought to be incompatible, thanks to a new transplant treatment protocol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experimental arthritis drug prevents stem cell transplant complication
(Washington University in St. Louis) An investigational drug in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis prevents a common, life-threatening side effect of stem cell transplants, new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows. Studying mice, the researchers found the drug prevented what's known as graft-versus-host disease, a debilitating, sometimes lethal condition that develops when transplanted stem cells attack the body's own organs or tissues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Veteran receives penis and scrotum transplant in surgery doctors say is a medical first
An Afghanistan war veteran who had his genitals blown off by a roadside bomb is the recipient of a donated penis and scrotum that doctors hope will restore his ability to function normally. Doctors said the transplant, made in a 14-hour surgery, is a medical first. The veteran, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy-related […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysE. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veteran receives penis and scrotum transplant in surgery doctors hail as a medical first
An Afghanistan war veteran who had his genitals blown off by a roadside bomb is the recipient of a donated penis and scrotum that doctors hope will restore his ability to function normally, after a 14-hour surgery that doctors hailed as a medical first. The veteran, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy-related reasons, received […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysE. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung transplant patient escaped death after back surgery
A 57-year-old man was the first person to have both a double lung transplant and a procedure to fill his cracked vertebra with cement, which leaked into his blood stream and nearly killed him. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injured Vet Has First Penis/Scrotum Transplant
The surgery involved transplanting skin, muscles, tendons, nerves, bone and blood vessels. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injured Veteran Receives First Total Penis, Scrotum Transplant
BALTIMORE (CBS Local) – The Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgery team has successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world. The transplant recipient is a veteran who sustained injuries in Afghanistan. He is expected to be discharged from the hospital this week after recovering from the 14-hour surgery back on March 26. “We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions for this young man,” W.P. Andrew Lee, M.D., professor and director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Afghanistan Chris Melore Local TV Medicine talkers Transplant Veterans Source Type: news

Wounded veteran receives first penis-scrotum transplant
Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University perform first-of-its-kind operation to address "an unspoken injury of war" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wounded soldier gets world's first penis transplant in U.S. operation
(Reuters) - A soldier wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan has received the world's first complete penis and scrotum transplant, officials at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

US veteran receives world's first penis and scrotum transplant
Nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons were involved in the 14-hour surgery on March 26 at Johns Hopkins, transplanting an entire penis, scrotum without testicles, and abdomen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant
Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the most extensive penis transplant to date, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US soldier gets world's first penis and scrotum transplant
The wounded veteran who received the organ transplant says he feels "finally more normal". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation in lung transplant recipients: a case series - Rynar LZ, Merchant MS, Dilling DF.
BACKGROUND: Suicidality, a term referring to suicidal ideation and/or suicide attempts, has been understudied in lung transplant recipients, despite the well-documented period of high-stress following transplantation. Understanding the full clinical pictur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

US veteran who survived blast receives penis transplant
Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the most extensive penis transplant to date, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Doctors Performed the First Full Penis and Scrotum Transplant on an American Military Vet
Physicians at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore have performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world, the hospital announced on Monday. The surgery, which took place over 14 hours on March 26, was performed by a team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons. The penis and scrotum (without testicles) and partial abdominal wall came from a deceased donor. The recipient is a military veteran who was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Afghanistan and wishes to remain anonymous. The hospital said he has recovered from the surgery and will be discharged...
Source: TIME: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Johns Hopkins medicine penis transplant Surgery transplants Source Type: news

Boy recovering well after five-organ transplant
Jay Crouch has two new kidneys, a liver, pancreas and small bowel and is learning how to eat. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Healing Edge: ‘ Whole Again ’ : A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis
A young soldier whose genitals were destroyed underwent extensive reconstructive surgery that doctors hope to offer to others who were wounded at war. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Transplants Afghanistan War (2001- ) Penis Organ Donation Defense Department Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD) Massachusetts General Hospital United States Defense and Military Forces improvised explosive devices Source Type: news

New AHN surgical chair stresses innovation at health system
Dr. Ngoc Thai is an 11-year veteran of AHN, a transplant surgeon who is director of the Center for Abdominal Transplantation at Allegheny General Hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Injured U.S. Vet Receives World's First Penis/Scrotum Transplant
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- The world's first total penis and scrotum transplant was performed about a month ago on a U.S. veteran who was injured in Afghanistan, doctors say. " We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins performs first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Many soldiers returning from combat bear visible scars, or even lost limbs, caused by blasts from improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. However, some servicemen also return with debilitating hidden injuries -- the loss of all or part of their genitals. Now, the Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgery team that performed the country's first bilateral arm transplant in a wounded warrior has successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why a faecal transplant could save your life
Patient's lives are being saved by poo, but how far can microbial medicine go? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You never know the life you save....become an organ donor!
The week of April 23-27 has been designated as National Pediatric Transplant Week.  This week is to bring attention to the great need for organ donations and to honor  donors and their families whose incredibly selfless gift has given someone the gift of life.While most of us will never experience the need for a transplant, there are many of us who know someone who has a debilitating condition such as kidney dialysis that are in need of a transplant.Right now there are almost 2,000 children on the national transplant list.  Those needing hearts, lungs, eyes, tissue, liver, kidney, or some other body part are...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

FDA Accepts Veloxis's Supplemental New Drug Application for the De Novo Indication for ENVARSUS XR(R)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 20, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S announced today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for standard review the Company's supplemental New Drug Application (s... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, ENVARSUS, tacrolimus, kidney transplant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Federal substance abuse chief cancels contracts — and roils longtime agency partners
As the nation’s opioid epidemic rages on, the federal agency charged with leading the government’s response to substance abuse is changing the way it helps local communities. But critics say the move risks leaving programs with fewer resources until the new plan is in place. The controversy began in January with a low-key announcement by the […]Related:E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mysteryFirst marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersHave you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant? (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Normothermic Machine Perfusion Preserves Organs for Transplantation Normothermic Machine Perfusion Preserves Organs for Transplantation
Normothermic machine perfusion may be superior to conventional static cold storage for preserving livers and other organs for transplantation, two new randomized trials suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mystery
Public health officials are warning consumers not to eat store-bought, chopped romaine lettuce as an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable worsens. Fifty-three related E. coli infections have been reported in 16 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the past several days, 18 new cases have been added to the CDC’s investigation, […]Related:First marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisersHave you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant?British man who deliberately infected five partners with HIV is sen...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHN names chair of surgery department
Allegheny Health Network named Ngoc Thai as the chair of the surgery department. Thai, who previously served as the director of the Center for Abdominal Transplantation at Allegheny General Hospital, will now oversee surgical services at the health system's eight hospitals and 22 outpatient centers, according to a news release. Working with other executive leaders and departm ent chairs, Thai will be responsible for executing the department's strategic vision for its physicians, residents and fellows… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stacey Federoff Source Type: news

Have you or someone you know waited too long for an organ transplant?
There are more than 114,000 people in the United States on a waiting list to receive an organ transplant, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. Some patients can wait years while their health deteriorates. Sometimes they die waiting. For example, “there are far too few livers available for the people who need them,” […]Related:British man who deliberately infected five partners with HIV is sentenced to life in prisonA 4-year-old had been growling at preschool — so this naturopath says she gave him rabid dog salivaThe world’s first recipient of a second face transplant? A 43-year-...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organs From Overdose-Death Donors a Viable Option for Transplant Organs From Overdose-Death Donors a Viable Option for Transplant
Transplantation with overdose-death donor (ODD) organs has increased dramatically in the U.S., with equivalent outcomes to non-ODD organs, and therefore these organs should not be routinely discarded, researchers in Maryland say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Frenchman Is First in World to Get 2 Full Face Transplants
J é r ô me Hamon, a bookseller who has a genetic disease, underwent a second transplant after his body rejected the first because he had taken an antibiotic for a cold. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TANGUY GARREL-JAFFRELOT Tags: Face Transplants Paris (France) Jerome Hamon Laurent Lantieri Source Type: news

Japan to legalize "organ transplant farms" of animals to be raised and slaughtered for human transplant organs
(Natural News) The world is changing so swiftly that things that might have seemed like science fiction just a decade or two ago are now becoming the norm. For some time now, scientists around the world have been working on developing animal-human hybrids – or chimeras – for the mass production of human organs to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler, 2, is first in UK to have pig skin diaphragm transplant
A LITTLE girl born without a diaphragm has become the first person in Britain to have one built by medics using pig skin. Eve Phillipson, two, had endured two failed operations to rebuild the layer of muscle separating the lungs and the stomach when surgeons made a third and final attempt. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver transplants are better all around when you hold the ice
To preserve more livers for transplant patients who desperately need them, surgeons should take newly harvested organs out of their ice baths and immerse them instead in a warm, nutrient-rich soup, new research suggests.In a head-to-head comparison of the two methods, preserving donor livers in... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

British man who deliberately infected five partners with HIV is sentenced to life in prison
A British man found guilty for intentionally infecting five men with the HIV was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday, the conclusion of a unique case that was a first for the country and has drawn coverage from around the world. Daryll Rowe, who was convicted of five counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, is […]Related:A 4-year-old had been growling at preschool — so this naturopath says she gave him rabid dog salivaThe world’s first recipient of a second face transplant? A 43-year-old who says he feels 22 again.New CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with e...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of donated livers could be saved by warming them
The new technology from the University of Oxford that acts as life support for the liver could increase the number of transplants for the more than 115,00 people in the US on the waiting list. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Beats on in Transplant After Circulatory Death Heart Beats on in Transplant After Circulatory Death
The practice of transplanting organs from so-called nonbeating donors is not widely accepted, but investigators reporting promising outcomes say this could expand options for patients on wait lists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

French Man First to Have Second Face Transplant
Along with medicines to reduce the risk that the second transplant is rejected, Hamon is also receiving mental health support and speech therapy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplant news: Machine could keep liver 'alive' outside the body for 24 hours
A MACHINE which keeps a liver "alive" outside the body for up to 24 hours before a transplant could have a "transformative effect" on organ waiting lists, scientists have said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 4-year-old had been growling at preschool — so this naturopath says she gave him rabid dog saliva
A Canadian naturopath claims that she treated a 4-year-old boy's behavioral problems with a controversial homeopathic remedy — this is, saliva from a rabid dog. The recent claims have caused concern in the medical community and prompted questions about why the saliva — known as lyssinum, lyssin or hydrophobinum — has been approved by the Canadian government as a legitimate homeopathic product. […]Related:The world’s first recipient of a second face transplant? A 43-year-old who says he feels 22 again.New CDC chief stepped down from four groups to comply with...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news