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Mycobacterium avium Complex in a Lung Transplant Recipient Mycobacterium avium Complex in a Lung Transplant Recipient
This case highlights the need to be aware that infectious complications following lung transplant can occur at any time in the setting of immunosuppression, even many years post-transplant.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Bone marrow concentrate improves joint transplants
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Biologic joint restoration using donor tissue instead of traditional metal and plastic may be an option for active patients with joint defects. Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine found in a group of patients that treating donor grafts with bone marrow aspirate concentrate before surgery improves bone integration and speeds recovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. denies visa to Vietnamese donor who's perfect for leukemia patient
A California family is trying desperately to bring a relative to the United States from Vietnam for a life-saving transplant. But they're being tangled up in red tape. Carter Evans has more. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Transplants in 10 days for Solid Organ Transplant
The cases consisted of five kidney transplants, one pancreas transplant, and two liver transplants. Patients hail from Monroe County, Buffalo, Utica and Elmira. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

WATCH: Robin Roberts' transplant anniversary inspires Be the Match registrations
Be the Match marrow registry broke a one-day record for online registrations after "GMA" celebrated the fifth anniversary of Roberts' lifesaving bone marrow transplant. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Family: Leukemia patient's stem cell donor repeatedly denied visa
Doctors say Helen Huynh will die without a transplant and while her sister is a perfect match, she's in Vietnam and can't get a temporary visa (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patient's perfect donor repeatedly denied U.S. visa, family says
The family of a California grandmother says the government is standing in the way of her life-saving cancer treatment. Helen Huynh's doctors say she will die without a stem cell transplant. Her sister in Vietnam is a perfect match, but the U.S. Consulate has refused to give her a temporary visa so far. Carter Evans reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palliative Care Curbs Depression and Trauma in HSCT Patients Palliative Care Curbs Depression and Trauma in HSCT Patients
A brief, inpatient palliative care intervention reduced both depression and PTSD symptoms in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), with sustained effects at 6 months.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What Would Graham-Cassidy Do To Transplant Patients?
People with kidney or organ transplants are an overlooked group at grave risk under Graham-Cassidy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

What Will Graham-Cassidy Do To Transplant Patients?
People with kidney or organ transplants are an overlooked group at grave risk under Graham-Cassidy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Bone marrow program for Oishei Children's receives go-ahead from state
With the new John R. Oishei Children ’s Hospital set to open in less than two months, state officials on Wednesday approved a new pediatric bone marrow transplant program to be housed at the site. The program calls for adding the program on the 12th floor in an inpatient oncology unit to be co-managed by Roswell Park Cancer Institut e. The cancer hospital’s existing bone marrow transplant program can only treat children five years and older. Part of the $1.6 billion Kaleida Health system, the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Production of key diabetes cells can be improved
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) In the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional. However, according to new stem cell research at the University of Copenhagen, the current way of producing beta cells from stem cells has significant shortfalls. The beta cells produced have some features resembling alpha cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pilot project to halt six-months sober requirement for liver transplants
The agency that runs Ontario’s organ transplant system will launch a three-year pilot program that could eventually overturn its policy requiring alcoholics to be sober for six months before they can be eligible for a new liver. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Inactivation of porcine endogenous retrovirus in pigs using CRISPR-Cas9
Xenotransplantation is a promising strategy to alleviate the shortage of organs for human transplantation. In addition to the concerns about pig-to-human immunological compatibility, the risk of cross-species transmission of porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs) has impeded the clinical application of this approach. We previously demonstrated the feasibility of inactivating PERV activity in an immortalized pig cell line. We now confirm that PERVs infect human cells, and we observe the horizontal transfer of PERVs among human cells. Using CRISPR-Cas9, we inactivated all of the PERVs in a porcine primary cell line and gene...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Niu, D., Wei, H.-J., Lin, L., George, H., Wang, T., Lee, I.-H., Zhao, H.-Y., Wang, Y., Kan, Y., Shrock, E., Lesha, E., Wang, G., Luo, Y., Qing, Y., Jiao, D., Zhao, H., Zhou, X., Wang, S., Wei, H., Güell, M., Church, G. M., Yang, L. Tags: Genetics, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Advances in organ transplant from pigs
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Denner, J. Tags: Genetics, Microbiology perspective Source Type: news

Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘ Dr. Oz ’
Ivanka Trump revealed in a television interview that she struggled with postpartum depression after the births of her three children. During an interview with Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, President Trump's eldest daughter, who also serves as his senior adviser, described the period after the birth of each of her three children as a "very challenging […]Related:Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney transplant: You...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robin Roberts celebrates 5th 'birthday' of bone marrow transplant
Roberts received donor cells from her sister, Sally Ann Roberts. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Robin Roberts marks milestone 'birthday': 5 years since her bone marrow transplant
Plus, Dr. Richard Besser discusses the new medical advancements that have been made over the past five years, which may offer hope to those who need a marrow transplant. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

How first ‘vouchers’ in UCLA kidney donation program led to 25 lifesaving transplants
In 2014 a former judge from San Diego County approached the UCLA Kidney Transplant Program with an unusual request: If the judge donated a kidney to a stranger now, could his then-4-year-old grandson, who suffered from chronic kidney disease, receive priority for a future kidney transplant if needed later in life?The suggestion from Howard Broadman, then 64 years old, initiated the kidney “voucher” program, an innovative system allowing living donors to donate a kidney now, or at some time in the near future, allowing a family member or friend to be given priority for a kidney transplant in the future if needed...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Exertional heat illness resulting in acute liver failure and liver transplantation - Boni B, Amann CA.
We report the case o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cell-based therapy success could be boosted by new antioxidant
(University of Edinburgh) Cell therapies being developed to treat a range of conditions could be improved by a chemical compound that aids their survival, research from the University of Edinburgh suggests. Lab tests found that the man-made molecule -- a type of antioxidant -- helps to shield healthy cells from damage such as would be caused when they are transplanted into a patient during cell therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eight children have been born after uterus transplants
Eight children born after uterus transplants is the culmination of 18 years of research at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When transplant isn ’t the only option
Nine-year-old Ariana Dufane is happiest when she’s tumbling, whether she’s launching herself off the ground for a cartwheel or practicing how to perform the perfect split. In that moment, the fourth-grader focuses on nothing but strength and balance, a skill she has refined, not just in gymnastics but in life. Born with intestinal pseudo-obstruction — a disorder of abnormal intestinal motility function that may cause the body to go into intestinal failure — Ariana’s first few months were spent in and out of emergency rooms. Her symptoms began with a distended belly and an inability to hav...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Boston Children's Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Center Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant Program intestinal transplant Leonel Rodriguez pseudo-obstruc Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage
Title: Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center StageCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 18, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Eight children born after uterus transplants
(University of Gothenburg) Eight children born -- and the first robot-assisted operation performed. These are some of the results of 18 years of research at Sahlgrenska Academy on uterus transplants. In Gothenburg, the elite of the research world in the field are now gathering for their first congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Brings Attention To Organ Donor Need And Fact That Lupus Is More Common In Young Women
Selena Gomez represents three demographic groups that are more likely to be diagnosed with lupus and lupus-related kidney disease. About one in five lupus patients with kidney disease will need a transplant, and Gomez is lucky she had a friend who was a willing donor and a good match. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Source Type: news

MiMedx loses appeal in placental allograft tissue patent spat
A Federal Circuit Court this week affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling which found a MiMedx (NSDQ:MDXG) tissue graft patent invalid in a spat between the company and the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation. The ruling came from a 3-judge panel, delivered in a 1-line order without an opinion, affirming the PTAB’s decision from last month which found the patent as invalid as obvious, according to court documents. The spat is related to a dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane placental tissue allograft patent, with Marietta, Ga.-based MiMedx claiming that the MTF infringed upon it with their own gra...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement MiMedx Group Inc. Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage
FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 -- When pop star Selena Gomez revealed Thursday that she had a kidney transplant, she put the autoimmune disease lupus in the spotlight. Lupus turns the body's immune system against itself and attacks vital organs, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant Earlier This Year
Title: Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant Earlier This YearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Hospital staffers took photos of a patient ’ s genitals — and the foreign object lodged there
It seemed like the whole hospital was in the operating room. The crowd had gathered with smartphones in hand, snapping photos and recording video, the object of their fascination a patient's genitals with a foreign object protrusion. It was “a ton” of staff, to be precise, according to one staffer. “At one point when I looked […]Related:Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupusTo fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriage (Source: Washington...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritional Considerations for Older Patients on Dialysis Nutritional Considerations for Older Patients on Dialysis
This report highlights the special considerations regarding the nutritional needs of aging hemodialysis patients.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Received Kidney Transplant For Lupus Nephritis
Gomez's struggles with lupus may bring more attention to a disease that's still very misunderstood. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Benefit for Harbor House Home-Away-From-Home is Sept. 23
The 11th annual “And the Beat Goes On…” benefit dinner for Rochester’s Harbor House will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Locust Hill Country Club. Harbor House is a home-away-from-home for people who have traveled a long distance for UR Medicine heart and organ transplant and other critical car e. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Had a Kidney Transplant for Lupus. What Is That?
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized celebrities kidney transplant lupus lupus symptoms public health Selena Gomez Selena gomez disease Selena gomez Kidney Transplant Selena Gomez lupus what disease does selena gomez have What is lupus Why did selena gomez Source Type: news

Selena Gomez ’ s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupus
In the world of celebrities, there are diseases such as HIV/AIDS and breast cancer that are very “popular” and well understood, thanks to years of fundraising and awareness campaigns by stars. And there are those diseases that are less so. Lupus, an autoimmune disorder that can damage organs, is in the second category. When Selena Gomez shocked her 126 […]Related:To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriageMelinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aid (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant
Gomez said she needed a new kidney because of her lupus diagnosis and that her longtime friend Francia Raisa was the donor (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez's best friend gave her a kidney
Selena Gomez revealed on Thursday that she received a kidney transplant from her BFF. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez reveals she had a kidney transplant
Actress and singer Selena Gomez revealed she received a kidney transplant due to lupus. Her friend, Francia Raisa, was the donor. Vladimir Duthiers reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: OAU Graduate Needs N10 Million for Renal Transplant
[Guardian] Akure -A graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Miss Yomade Balogun (29) has appealed to Nigerians and philanthropists for financial assistance to save her life from terminal renal disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Is Recovering From a Kidney Transplant
Singer and actress Selena Gomez revealed why she’s been staying out of the public eye for part of the summer — she’s been recovering from a kidney transplant. Gomez, who has opened up about living with Lupus before, said she looks forward to sharing more of her journey with fans and shared the Lupus Research Alliance’s website for people who want to know more about the disease. “It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly tha...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime Source Type: news

Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant, best friend was donor
The US singer says she had a kidney transplant this summer, which was linked to her lupus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mesenchymal stem cells offer novel treatment approach for Crohn's disease fistula
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A growing body of clinical evidence shows that transplantation of a patient's own mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to achieve a cure and prevent recurrent of Crohn's disease-related fistula can be a safe and effective addition to surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Good Survival for HSCT - Treated Thalassemia Patients
Survival similar among those receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplant, conventional therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Researchers visualize cardiac conduction system in 3D
A multinational research group said it has used 3D reconstruction of micro-CT...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing helps evaluate leaks after TAVR procedures 3D-printed patch mends broken hearts Funding, expertise give Jump an edge on 3D hearts 3D images aid selection of heart transplant donors 3D models put pediatric hearts in surgeons' hands (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Is There a Standard for Surgical Therapy of HCC? Is There a Standard for Surgical Therapy of HCC?
This study compared different guidelines regarding indication for resection and transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, with and without underlying cirrhosis. Is there a consensus?BMJ Open Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Does brain tissue regeneration depend on maturity of stem cells used for transplantation?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) New research has shown that the success of transplanting stem cells into the brain to regenerate tissue damaged by stroke may depend on the maturity of the neuronal precursor cells used for transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Indian Kidney Traders Smuggle Donors to Egypt to Beat Rules Indian Kidney Traders Smuggle Donors to Egypt to Beat Rules
ndian police are investigating a major organ trade racket after they arrested two men, including an alleged kingpin, at Mumbai airport for trafficking poor people for their kidneys to Egypt.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news