Tag: "donor" at medical news
Heart Laser Surgery: An Alternative To Transplantation
...anandam, "Due to the lack of sufficient numbers of donor
hearts, TMR offers a cost-effective alternative to... 50% of these patients may die while waiting for a donor
heart. Dr. Jeevanandam says, "Our survival rate was 85% which compares favorably with survival at 1...
Credit Cards Could Double As Donor Cards
...Kuwait suggests that credit cards could be used as donor
cards, indicating that on the death of a patient t...credit cards could radically improve the supply of donor
organs for transplantation. Contact: Dr Neil Davidson, Consultant Physician, Department of Medicine,...
Maternal Tissue Typing Could Improve Selection Of Kidney Transplant Donors
...recipient. The best outcomes are achieved when the donor
is the identical twin of the individual who needs a transplant. In the absence of an identical twin, other siblings, such as those who share identical HLA genes, usually provide the closest HLA match. Dr. Burlingham&...
PAHO Director Urges Health Protection In Hurricane Talks
...e." During the two-day IDB meeting, delegates from donor
nations and internationalagencies will work out ways to help rebuild the battered Central Americannations. "Health in the decade of the 80s was considered a Bridge for Peace," Dr. Alleynesaid. "We maintain the conviction today that health together wi...
Duke Doctors Can Now Cure Most Babies Born With Fatal Immune Disease
...istering bone marrow transplants. By cleansing the donor
marrow of itsT-cells, Buckley has diminished the p...tion calledgraft-versus-host disease, in which the donor
marrow rises up to attack its newhost. Without T-cells, the donor
marrow doesn't recognize its fore...
Patient Characteristics And The Way Patients Are Treated Have Impact On Hospital Costs Of Liver Transplants
...ransplantation. Study findings showed that higher donor
age and age of recipient were bothassociated with higher costs of liver transplantation. Researchers foundtransplant recipients with donors 60 years or older were 28 percent more costlythan donors under 60 years. Recipients who were also 60 years o...
Bone Marrow With Organ Transplants Reduces Rejection Of Transplanted Organs, Reports University Of Pittsburgh
...ralpeace-keeping process between the recipient and donor
immune systems. In otherwords, the drugs are necessary, at least initially, to allow the donor
bonemarrow and the recipients' immune system to more effectively work in concertwith each other," ex...
Updated Results On Heart Assist Device Presented At International Transplant Meeting
...he hospital with the Novacor LVAS whilewaiting for donor
hearts fared better than patients whose medical co...ients ameans to sustain heart function until human donor
hearts can be found. Thereare currently more than 4,200 patients on the national heart transplant w...
More Cystic Fibrosis Patients Will Die Waiting For Lung Transplants, Predicts University Of Pittsburgh Study
...em, this would limit the window ofopportunity that donor
organs can be found. "At our center, and at other centers in the United States that tend to havelonger waiting times, we expect there to be substantial mortality on the waitinglist. If geographic disparities in waiting times were minimized, thesegu...
Bone Marrow With Heart And Lung Transplants Reduces Rejection Of Transplanted Organs, Reports University Of Pittsburgh
...ther organs. Their cell composition containsfewer donor
immune system cells that serve as natural defenses...against an attackby the recipient's immune system; donor
bone marrow seems to enhance the immunecapabilities and reduce the likelihood of rejection," explain...
ALA/ATS Meeting Explores Gender Differences In Smoking And Lung Transplant Outcomes And Heart Attack Risk From Asthma Medication
...tudied 116lung transplants, 19 of which were male donor
organs transplanted into femalerecipients. ...29% at 24months after transplantation for the male donor
lung into female recipientcombination. In contrast, the overall two-year rate for all other patient...
Holding Policy Is Cost-Effective Way To Further Protect Blood Plasma Supply From HIV And Other Infections
...tentially infectious, but not detected because the donor
has not yet developedlevels of HIV antibody (or p2...onation and the production ofplasma products. If a donor
tests positive for the infection in question at asubsequent donation, then all of that donor's units...
Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs
...e at the time ofinfusion. While the uncertainty of donor
organ availability makes it impossible to predicteach patient's course of treatment, the objective of therapy is to introduceIVIG into the patient's system before transplantation and immediately thereafterin an effort to modulate a possible immune re...
Kidney Transplant Recipients Require Less Long-Term Care If They Receive Well-Matched Donor Organs
.... All 27,050 had received an organ from a deceased donor
between 1992and 1997. They determined the cost of ...rface markers. Thenetwork also promotes the use of donor
organs with few mismatches, but it doesnot discourage use of organs with more mismatched surface mar...
Organ Transplants Helped By Donor Bone Marrow, University Of Pittsburgh Researchers Report At National Transplant Meetings
... Providing patients with bone marrow from the same donor
asthe organ being transplanted significantly reduces rejection, especially ifmultiple doses of the donor
bone marrow cells are given, according to results ofa major, ongoing study at the University of Pitt...
Intestine Transplant Results Reported At American Society Of Transplantation Meeting
...il of tacrolimus, steroids and daclizumab; refined donor
and recipientselection criteria; and modification ...gmentation. Twenty-seven of the patients received donor
bonemarrow with their transplants. In addition, these modifications have significantly improved surv...
The 'Break Even' Cost Of Kidney Transplants Is Shrinking
...e at home. In addition, the increased use ofliving donor
kidneys can reduce costs, since those kidneys tend to functionbetter right after the transplant than those from cadaver donors. "The cost of kidney dialysis averages about $44,000 per year per patient, using1993 figures. The average cost for the tra...
Less Toxic Bone Marrow Transplant Technique May Have More Powerful Anti-Cancer Effect
... chimerism - in which the immune systems from both donor
and recipient areblended - in four patients with a... shown that we can achieve a lastingcombination of donor
and recipient immune systems without the kind of toxictreatment usually used to wipe out the recipie...
Kidney Transplants From Living Donors Reduce Long-Term Costs Of Care
...aintain thangiving a person a kidney from a living donor
according to a study of more than50,000 transplant...le toillnesses. "Every time we do a living donor
transplant, we save taxpayers $50,000five years out and presumably even more for the lifetime of the...
Success of plasma centers could hurt Red Cross, study finds
...come among college students could lead toshrinking donor
rolls for the Red Cross and other nonprofit collec... College students have been targets of the paid donor
recruitingstrategies since the 1970s, Anderson says, driven in part by for-profitagencies' desire to...
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