Incyte's Jakafi gets FDA approval to treat Graft vs Host Disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Incyte Corp's treatment for acute Graft versus Host disease (GvHD), an inflammatory response by the immune system after a bone marrow transplant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

After $50M funding, EverlyWell hires first chief medical officer
A transplant from the West Coast is the new chief medical officer at EverlyWell, an Austin startup that wants to change personal medicine by allowing people to test themselves at home for conditions like sexually transmitted diseases and food sensitivities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Mike Cronin Source Type: news

Company Charges Private Insurance Quadruple for Dialysis Company Charges Private Insurance Quadruple for Dialysis
DaVita charges four times as much for dialysis for privately insured patients in the US compared with those on government insurance; research opens discussion about wide margin in profits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Dr. Leonard Bailey, Who Gave a Baby a Baboon ’s Heart, Dies at 76
The case of Baby Fae, the recipient of Dr. Bailey ’s experimental transplant in 1984, generated worldwide headlines — along with criticism, demonstrations and threats. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Bailey, Leonard L Surgery and Surgeons Transplants Heart Monkeys and Apes Loma Linda University Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

The Quality of Antibiotic Prescribing for Patients With CKD The Quality of Antibiotic Prescribing for Patients With CKD
Are CKD patients being prescribed safe and appropriate doses of antibiotics in primary care?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dr. Leonard Bailey, Who Gave a Baby a Baboon ’ s Heart, Dies at 76
The case of Baby Fae, the recipient of Dr. Bailey ’ s experimental transplant in 1984, generated worldwide headlines — along with criticism, demonstrations and threats. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Bailey, Dr. Leonard Deaths (Obituaries) Surgery and Surgeons Transplants Heart Baby Fae Loma Linda University Source Type: news

Weight Loss Tied to Adverse Outcomes in Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- Substantial weight loss before deceased donor kidney transplantation (DDKT) is associated with worse outcomes among DDKT recipients, according to a study published online May 21 in the American Journal of Kidney... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Experimental noninvasive tool monitors effectiveness of stem cell transplantation
(University of Maryland Medical Center) Other than clinical observations, the stem cell field lacks a repeatable, time-sensitive, noninvasive tool to assess the effectiveness of transplanted cells in the targeted organ. Researchers analyzed biomarkers secreted from transplanted human stem cells in the recipient blood of a rodent model of heart attack. Analysis of the blood test showed responding cells had changed their gene expression, behavior and secretions, suggesting this liquid biopsy could provide a window into stem cell activity and effectiveness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nationwide liver transplant policy caught up in court case
An attorney says a nonprofit that manages the U.S. organ transplant system is rolling back a new nationwide policy over how to allocate scarce livers available for transplants as the issue is tied up in a lawsuit (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Harri Stickler: Transplant joy for baby with rare cancer
Harri Stickler is "doing great" after a donor was found following an appeal. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Happy rebirthday: What it's like to experience your first pulse in over a year | Point of view
Adrienne Mahoney suffers from a rare autoimmune disorder that caused her heart to all but fail. She lived precipitously with a device to assist her heart's function, until it came time for a full heart transplant this year. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Busulfan Added to Conditioning Regimen Effective for Newly Diagnosed Myeloma
A phase III study tested the combination conditioning regimen of busulfan plus melphalan vs standard melphalan alone for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma undergoing transplantation. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Type 1 diabetes: New pancreatic cell transplant system shows promise
A new way of preparing insulin-producing implants of donor pancreatic cells promises to improve transplant effectiveness and reduce ensuing complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 1 Source Type: news

Liver transplant rules spark open conflict among transplant centers
Patients, doctors in less populated parts of the country seek contempt order against HHS and the nonprofit that runs the transplant system. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre develops new clinic to boost kidney transplants
The new ambulatory care clinic is expected to boost the number of kidney transplants performed to 70 surgeries a year from 50.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Fecal microbiota transplant found safe and effective in children with C. difficile
(Boston Children's Hospital) Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT), or the transfer of stool from a healthy donor to a patient, has been found effective in reversing severe, recurring diarrheal infections from Clostridiodes difficile in adults by restoring a normal microbiome. Now, the largest study to date of FMT in children finds the procedure to be safe and effective in eradicating an infection that is on the rise among children, even those without known risk factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Federal judge blocks new U.S. policy for distributing livers for transplant
The judge said she acted to delay the rules until the Supreme Court could decide a related case. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Identification of a regeneration-organizing cell in the Xenopus tail
Unlike mammals, Xenopus laevis tadpoles have a high regenerative potential. To characterize this regenerative response, we performed single-cell RNA sequencing after tail amputation. By comparing naturally occurring regeneration-competent and -incompetent tadpoles, we identified a previously unrecognized cell type, which we term the regeneration-organizing cell (ROC). ROCs are present in the epidermis during normal tail development and specifically relocalize to the amputation plane of regeneration-competent tadpoles, forming the wound epidermis. Genetic ablation or manual removal of ROCs blocks regeneration, whereas trans...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Aztekin, C., Hiscock, T. W., Marioni, J. C., Gurdon, J. B., Simons, B. D., Jullien, J. Tags: Cell Biology, Development r-articles Source Type: news

Reanalysis of Tenofovir Study Changes Some Findings Reanalysis of Tenofovir Study Changes Some Findings
A reanalysis of a study comparing outcomes with tenofovir and entecavir for chronic hepatitis B has yielded different results, with some findings no longer statistically significant, researchers from South Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Infographic: Pancreas and kidney transplant for diabetics
Learn more about pancreas and kidney transplants. Other health tip infographics:mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New liver transplant rules begin amid fight over fairness
New rules aim to make liver transplant wait depend less on ZIP code, but some hospitals tell court the change isn't fair (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Risk of Lung Cancer in Lung Transplant Recipients Risk of Lung Cancer in Lung Transplant Recipients
Which factors may explain the increased risk of lung cancer among lung transplant recipients? What do we know about the prognosis of these patients?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Injured Lungs Can Be Regenerated for Transplant: Study
Title: Injured Lungs Can Be Regenerated for Transplant: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 14, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Patients Equally Pleased With Different Keratoplasty Approaches Patients Equally Pleased With Different Keratoplasty Approaches
Although the Descemet Endothelial Thickness Comparison Trial (DETECT) showed better visual acuity with a newer, more demanding corneal transplantation method, this did not translate into greater patient satisfaction, according to a secondary analysis of outcome data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Study: Injured Lungs Can Be Repaired for Transplant
In the new study, researchers created a way to keep the donor organs in shape for transplant and functioning, and the recipients stable for 36 to 56 hours. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injured Lungs Can Be Regenerated for Transplant: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Organ Transplants, News, Source Type: news

Researchers identify faster, more effective drug combination regimens to treat tuberculosis
Tuberculosis is a potentially deadly though curable disease. Each year about 10 million people develop active cases, and 1.6 million people die. In addition, about 1.7 billion people around the world are infected with TB bacteria, which can lie dormant for weeks to years, then become active and cause disease in up to 10 percent of those who are infected.Today, people who contract tuberculosis typically take a course of drugs for six to eight months. However, the length of treatment means some patients don ’t stick with the therapy or may develop adverse effects from drug toxicity. Some may develop resistance to the d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Injured Lungs Can Be Regenerated for Transplant: Study
MONDAY, May 13, 2019 -- Severely damaged lungs can be regenerated to be suitable for transplantation, researchers say. A transplant is the only lifesaving treatment for people with end-stage lung disease, but donor organs are in short supply. Up... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Injured Lungs Can Be Regenerated for Transplant: Study
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - May 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Son donates part of his liver to his mom, jokes he's off the hook for Mother's Day gifts
A Utah woman is hepatitis free after getting a piece of her son's liver in a lifesaving transplant. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The race to beat antibiotic resistance is on – so where do phages fit in? | Richard James
The GM virus treatment that saved Isabelle Holdaway is a start, at least, in the fight against drug resistanceThe first antibiotic was discovered by Paul Ehrlich in 1909 and cured syphilis-infected rabbits. At that time about 10% of the population of London were infected with syphilis and there were no effective treatments. Despite the tedious injection procedure and side effects, Salvarsan, together with the less toxic derivative Neosalvarsan, enjoyed the status of the most frequently prescribed drug until its replacement by penicillin in the 1940s. The postwar period was the beginning of a 20-year golden age of antibioti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Richard James Tags: Medical research Science Antibiotics Health Society UK news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian-German Mother Seeks Life-Saving Stem Cell Transplant Donor
[Premium Times] A Nigerian-German mother of two is hoping for a miracle as she searches for a stem cell donor so that she can live to see her sons grow. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measuring quality of life after pediatric kidney transplant
(Children's National Health System) After receiving a kidney transplant, children may experience worrisome quality-of-life changes that underscore the importance of screening transplant recipients for psychosocial function, according to Children's research presented during the 10th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury: pathophysiology, treatment strategies, associated challenges, and future implications - Venkatesh K, Ghosh SK, Mullick M, Manivasagam G, Sen D.
Axonal regeneration and formation of tripartite (axo-glial) junctions at damaged sites is a prerequisite for early repair of injured spinal cord. Transplantation of stem cells at such sites of damage which can generate both neuronal and glial population ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Vital work of specialist nurses praised by transplant patient
A patient who underwent a stem cell transplant has praised the “incredible” efforts of his specialist nurse – a person he said he “would not have got to this point” in his recovery without. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 9, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Stem cells may be useful in treating diabetes
Stem cells can be used to deriveβ-cells to be transplanted into patients with diabetes, according to research published inNature.Nature (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 9, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Virus cocktail saves the life of dying girl amid hopes of breakthrough in fight against superbugs 
Isabelle Carnell-Holdaway, of Faversham, Kent, received a double lung transplant aged 17 to treat cystic fibrosis. But afterwards a drug-resistant superbug took hold of the teenager. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mortality and Morbidity After Renal Rehabilitation in CKD Mortality and Morbidity After Renal Rehabilitation in CKD
A new study examines the impacts of an exercise-based rehabilitation on morbidity and mortality rates in patients with CKD.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

First randomized controlled trial of FMT for obesity shows potential progress
(Digestive Disease Week) Using capsules filled with fecal matter from a lean donor, researchers successfully changed some of the composition of the gut microbiota of patients with obesity, a possible step toward a new treatment for weight loss. In the first randomized controlled trial of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in metabolically healthy people with obesity, researchers presenting at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2019 said they were encouraged they could induce changes among the trillions of microorganisms and their genetic material within the intestinal tract. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liver transplant gives hockey player a new power play in life
She was an elite athlete who faced many opponents on the ice as a women's hockey player. But Julianne Vasichek's (VAH-sih-check) biggest battle occurred in 2015 in the fight for her life. And thanks to a lifesaving organ donation, she is alive today to share the message that one person can make a difference. Reporter [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Canada's 1st face transplant recipient has had many setbacks — but no regrets
Last spring, Maurice Desjardins risked it all for a face transplant. The procedure was a success, but the recovery has been rocky. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about fecal transplants
Fecal transplants are a recent development in the treatment of several conditions, including Clostridium difficile infections. Learn more about this treatment and the emerging research on it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Teenager recovers from near death in world-first GM virus treatment
Bacteria-killing viruses known as phages offer hope of solution to antibiotic resistanceA British teenager has made a remarkable recovery after being the first patient in the world to be given a genetically engineered virus to treat a drug-resistant infection.Isabelle Holdaway, 17, nearly died after a lung transplant left her with an intractable infection that could not be cleared with antibiotics. After a nine-month stay at Great Ormond Street hospital, she returned to her home in Kent for palliative care, but recovered after her consultant teamed up with a US laboratory to develop the experimental therapy.Continue readin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Antibiotics Science Society UK news Health Source Type: news

Mini 3D-printed heart offers hope for transplants
An Israeli experiment holds promise for a solution to organ shortages (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Woman, 27, who was born without a uterus is pregnant two years after undergoing a rare transplant
Kayla Edwards, 27, from Dallas, Texas, was born with MRKH, a congenital malformation that left her without a uterus. Five women are pregnant from transplanted uteri and two have given birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brother, 18, and sister, 14, receive life-saving kidney transplants from same donor on same day
Ava Shepperd 14, and her brother John Ben, 18, were both diagnosed with a rare, genetic disorder called cystinosis that caused an amino acid to buildup in the body and damages organs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New approach shows regeneration of severely damaged lungs
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Researchers have -- for the first time -- demonstrated in a clinically relevant model that severely damaged lungs can be regenerated to meet transplantation criteria. Their new study describes the cross-circulation platform that maintained the donor lung's viability and function and the recipient's stability for 36-56 hours. Current methodologies of lung support are limited to only 6-8 hours, a time too short for therapeutic interventions that could regenerate the injured lung and improve its function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

dnDSA and ethnicity linked with thickening of blood vessels after kidney transplant
(Children's National Health System) Children who developed anti-human leukocyte antibodies against their donor kidney, known as de novo donor-specific antibodies, were more likely to experience carotid intima-media thickening than those without these antibodies, according to preliminary research presented May 7, 2019, during the 10th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bioengineers And Designers Bring 3D-Printed Organs One Step Closer
By collaborating with design experts and making their data and designs freely available, bioengineers have brought us one step closer to a future where transplant organs can be printed on demand. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Eva Amsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Bioengineers And Designers Bring 3-D-Printed Organs One Step Closer
By collaborating with design experts and making their data and designs freely available, bioengineers have brought us one step closer to a future where transplant organs can be printed on demand. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Eva Amsen, Contributor Source Type: news