Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs

patients who had complex health issues, they scheduled an appointment with Dr. Jordan.

In March 1998, Elaine went to Cedars-Sinai for her first IVIG treatment, although because this was part of the ongoing clinical study, neither the family nor the medical staff knew at the time if she was receiving IVIG or a placebo. In October, Scarlett underwent a series of medical tests and found that she could be a compatible kidney donor. Despite several more physical setbacks for Elaine, the mother-to-daughter transplant was finally completed on Dec. 2.

"We were both in the surgery prep room around 7 or 7:30 that morning," said Scarlett. "And I knew that it would be fine. We prayed together and she told me that she hoped that I would be OK. I told her that I would if she would be OK."

After the operations and the two patients had been taken to their rooms two floors apart, Scarlett called Elaine on the phone. Elaine was ecstatic that her new kidney had started to function immediately. "She just started crying and we both just cried," said Scarlett.

Elaine passed the three-month post-transplant mark with only two minor threats of rejection that required adjustments in medications, according to Scarlett. She is now thoroughly enjoying all the foods that patients on hemodialysis must avoid in order to maintain electrolyte balance, proper fluid levels and other vital functions.

Scarlett said Elaine, who suffers irreversible hearing loss as a result of the numerous infections she endured through the years, recently said, "Mom, I didn't think I would live to see my 21st birthday. Who would have thought that I'll be 23?"

Despite its apparent benefits, this therapy is likely to remain a viable anti-rejection option only in difficult cases and when other treatments fail, partly because immunoglobulin is a limited commodity. The product of a painstaking and time-consuming laboratory process, IVIG is in high demand for the treatment of a variety of immune sys

Contact: Sandra Van
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. UT Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Center is first in Texas to treat patients with TomoTherapy
2. Therapy, medication combination superior for children with obsessive-compulsive disorder
3. Oncology Nursing Society honors Fox Chase Cancer Center nurse with Radiation Therapy Nursing Award
4. Therapy for mice with prion disease could offer benefit to human beings with CJD
5. Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy (TM) more effective in epilepsy patients when used earlier
6. Therapy to help women reduce their concerns about gaining weight found to be effective in helping them to stop smoking
7. Results of NUVANCE (IL-4 receptor) in Phase I/II study in asthma patients featured at AAAAI Late-Breaker Abstract and Asthma Therapy Sessions
8. UCSF Study Shows That An Herbal Therapy Reduces PSA Levels By Half In Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer
9. Sniffing Out The Promise Of Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy
10. Breakthrough New Therapy Uses Antibody-Targeted Chemotherapy To Fight Leukemia
11. Jefferson Researchers Report First Evidence Of Radiation Therapy Preventing Prostate Cancer Patients From Dying

Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/10/2019)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 10, 2019 , ... Caring.com, ... Living Report on the Best and Worst Places for Seniors to Live. All 50 ... community engagement, transportation, quality of life and workforce development. , According to the ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... , ... October 08, 2019 , ... SoCal Adolescent Wellness ... happy to announce the expansion of our services to better serve the families in ... over this last year to see the extraordinary impact this pre-intervention program has on ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... October 08, 2019 , ... ... CT, help patients with missing teeth restore their smiles with long-lasting dental ... surgeons relies on advanced i-CAT® 3D Cone Beam CT imaging, X-Guide™ software and ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... October 08, 2019 , ... At the 13th ... President Gregg Church will inform conference attendees how the 4medica Perfect ... starting with the right, clean patient data. The single platform interfaces to core ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... October 08, 2019 , ... ... MCN Healthcare to seamlessly integrate skills and procedures content from Dynamic ... to help nurses and allied health professionals master critical skills. MCN provides custom ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2019)... ... October 10, 2019 , ... Ovation ... in the field of reproductive medicine, with six abstracts accepted for poster presentations ... experts, slated for October 12-16, 2019, in Philadelphia. , “Ovation will have a ...
(Date:10/9/2019)... PARK, N.Y. (PRWEB) , ... October 09, 2019 ... ... will present the nation’s only complete teaching of Yoga Science and AMI Meditation ... Science of Yoga, this comprehensive training, held October 22-26, 2019 at the ...
(Date:10/8/2019)... ... October 08, 2019 , ... Clements Ferry Dentistry ... his caring team are thrilled to create an atmosphere that is even more ... Charleston, SC. The mission of Sedation Dentistry of Charleston is to provide trusted, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: