Tag: "donors" at medical news
Anti-Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain Than Relief For Those With Heart
...owing. The researchers took 14 arteries from organ donors
who had died from non-cardiacreasons. After measuring each artery's ability to contract and relax, theytested each drug's effect on the arteries. The drugs tested included older drugssuch as ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, methysergide and its metabo...
'Mutual Insurance Pool' Could Improve Transplant Organ Shortage
...re a level of trust that would encourage potential donors
to join. They also expect the idea would b...eme, even if the government mandated that non-pool donors
organs notspecifically targeted elsewhere were first made available to pool members. "Thatwould cert...
Maternal Tissue Typing Could Improve Selection Of Kidney Transplant Donors
...able information for identifying the most suitable donors
for individuals in need of kidney transpla...risk of transplant rejection, surgeons try to find donors
who are genetically similar to the recipient. The best outcomes are achieved when the donor ...
Duke Doctors Can Now Cure Most Babies Born With Fatal Immune Disease
...ent's vital organs." Called "half-matched" donors
because each parent contributes half of hisor her genetic material to the infant, this type of transplant has now becomethe standard for treating children with SCID who do not have a matched sibling,said Buckley. Seventy-seven of the 89 children in B...
Patient Characteristics And The Way Patients Are Treated Have Impact On Hospital Costs Of Liver Transplants
...tion. Researchers foundtransplant recipients with donors
60 years or older were 28 percent more costlythan donors
under 60 years. Recipients who were also 60 years or older were 17percent more costly to treat. Pa...
ALA/ATS Meeting Explores Gender Differences In Smoking And Lung Transplant Outcomes And Heart Attack Risk From Asthma Medication
... risk associated with transplanting lungs frommale donors
into female recipients, according to a study presented at themeeting. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have studied 116lung transplants, 19 of which were male donor organs transplanted into femalerecipients. Graft outc...
Holding Policy Is Cost-Effective Way To Further Protect Blood Plasma Supply From HIV And Other Infections
...pread ofHIV and other infections from blood plasma donors
to recipients. The paper isbeing presented at a co...s explain. This occurs when plasma is collected in donors
whowere recently infected with HIV. To eliminate the risk of transmission fromthese donations, blood...
Livers From Children Are Going To Adults, University Of Pittsburgh Review Of National Data Reveals
...cally, with adults -- aseither living or cadaveric donors
-- the primary source of these liver segments. But...the number of adults who receivedlivers from child donors
increased each year (446 in 1991 to 544 in 1998),alternative procedures to combat the "shortage" of ...
The 'Break Even' Cost Of Kidney Transplants Is Shrinking
...ne on 227patients who received kidneys from living donors
from March 1996 to December1998. A separate, detailed analysis by University of Maryland researchers of 184transplant patients came up with the break even point of 2.7 years compared todialysis. That study was published in the journal, Transplantati...
Success of plasma centers could hurt Red Cross, study finds
... that group, three out of fiveare former Red Cross donors
who stopped donating blood when they started sellingtheir plasma. And most student donors
don't need the money to get by, but are usingthe funds to pay for nonessential goods, says sociologi...
Want to feel good? Don't smell a child, sniff your granny
...dours were alsocollected from the homes of all the donors
and combined into a neutral controlsmell. Chen then asked 308 university students to complete a 36-partquestionnaire that assessed how positive their mood was. Then they smelled thegauze pads from one of the six categories of people-withou...
Heart disease begins at a young age
...dhood. The study of transplant hearts from teenage donors
found that one in six of them had significant bloc...ped atherosclerosis in the arteries of hearts from donors
in all age groups -- including teenagers. While 26 of the 36 heart donors
between 41 and 50 years o...
Making kidney transplants last longer: Large UM study finds newer drug is better
...y enough organs -- either from living or cadaveric donors
-- to meet the current demand. Nearly 45,000 Americans are now waiting for a kidney transplant, but only 12,517 kidney transplants were performed in all of 1999. More than 2,300 people died in 1999 while waiting for a kidney transplant....
The bone marrow is the source of mature liver cells
...cancer, received bone marrow transplants from male donors
as part of their therapy, and four men with severe liver disease received liver transplants from female donors. The researchers used the Y chromosome, which is found only in males, as a clever way to keep track of stem cells. The new study is publish...
Kidney transplant proposal reduces wait from 24 to 14 months, improves equity for blacks & women
...n age. The UNOS method of matching tissue types of donors
and recipients has been the subject of heated debate for the better part of a decade, in large part because it generates inequities. Examining the local transplant agencies coordinated by UNOS, the researchers found that African Americans have longe...
UT Southwestern Nobel laureate leads bold project changing way scientists conduct research
...eral government, pharmaceutical companies, private donors
and several academic institutions are involved in the partnership and will provide additional funding during the first five years. Gilman said the remaining five years of the plan would be funded by further grants. Gilman will serve as chairman of th...
A&E departments could help resolve the national shortage of corneal donors
...n accident and emergency departments are potential donors
of corneas (transparent tissue which protects the eyeball), but this resource is underused. A study in this week's BMJ shows how an active policy for corneal donation can have a dramatic effect on the number of corneas donated, helping to resolve the...
New procedure makes kidney transplant an option for thousands on waiting list
... -- where patients can receive kidneys from living donors
with blood types different from their own. "With ...ey didnt have the option of a transplant." Living donors
are used for both ABO-incompatible and positive crossmatch transplants. About 150 of the 200 kidney...
Nabi StaphVAX elicits antibodies with in vitro activity against antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains
... Altastaph is purified from the plasma of healthy donors
that have been vaccinated with StaphVAX. Altastaph is being developed to provide short-term protection from S. aureus in trauma patients and others at immediate risk of infection, where a vaccine would not have time to take effect. In an earlier ph...
Children's Cancer Fund brings world-class pediatric cancer specialist to Dallas
...r history. Additional gifts and pledges from other donors
totaling $3 million have been received to date. Other programs supported by Childrens Cancer Fund include clinical trials for new leukemia therapies, development of new treatments to reduce the side effects and the costs of chemotherapy and radiation...
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