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Success of liver transplantation may be most influenced by three risk factors
...there were almost 17,000 candidates awaiting liver transplant
and only 5,000 transplanted. In an effort to expan...wed data on all adult patients who underwent liver transplant
for end-stage liver disease at Vanderbilt University Medical Center between January 1, 1991 and July...
Alcohol relapse adversely affects 10-year liver transplant survival
...antation and its influence on patient survival and transplant
success, researchers had previously not studied patients for a longer follow-up period. Led by Antonio Cuadrado, M.D. of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit of the University Hospital "Marqus de Valdecilla" in Santander, Spain, the study expande...
Epstein-Barr virus protein crucial to its role in blood cancers
...in cancers such as lymphoproliferative diseases in transplant
or AIDS patients, Burkitt's lymphoma, Hodgkin's ly... studies will be in lymphoproliferative disease in transplant
and immunocompromised patients because this is a clear case of EBV-driven B-cell lymphoma. The use...
Age shouldn't be a factor in kidney transplantation
...adults from being organ donors or having a kidney transplant
themselves according to researchers at Wake Fores...nd found that a minimum of one year after surgery, transplant
patients who were over age 60 did as well as younger patients, despite the fact that they usually re...
Cornea transplants can be improved
...es, most of them on patients who undergo a corneal transplant
because they have swelling due to cataract surgery or they have Fuchs' Dystrophy, a condition in which the endothelial cells deteriorate. Eye banks play a crucial role in cornea transplantation. According to the Eye Bank Association of America, eye b...
Portable system offers dialysis patients 'liberating' changes
...-stage patients who do not have a match for kidney transplant
or are not candidates for deceased donor transplantation, the only treatment is dialysis of which there are two types. Less common is peritoneal dialysis, where the patient's abdominal membrane filters out waste, a process usually performed at home. ...
Hopkins convenes 'consensus' conference to develop blueprint for nationwide matching program
...ve., Chicago, Ill., 60611. CHICAGO, Ill. -- Kidney transplant
experts from across the United States will convene...es and coordination of a national program. Several transplant
professionals who pioneered paired kidney donation in the United States will lead the program, inclu...
US cancer researchers launch first American-Israeli cancer conference
...ontributed to current understanding of bone marrow transplant
and stem cells, he said. For more information about the conference, see http://www.novel-approaches.net/index.asp or http://www.hopkinskimmelcancercenter.org . Conference sponsors include the Braman Family Foundation, the Flight Attendant Medical...
Investigational transplant drug effectively preserves kidneys while avoiding toxic side effects
...in the currently used long-term, immunosuppressive transplant
medications. The pre-clinical research conducted w...lowing transplant. "For the past 20 years, transplant
patients have been treated with cyclosporine-like medications that effectively suppressed the immune...
Can routine commercial cord blood banking be scientifically and ethically justified?
...be used: "The probability of needing an autologous transplant
is less than one in 20,000, although commercial providers quote figures at least an order of magnitude higher." Fisk and Roberts also say that private cord blood banks target parents at a vulnerable time. "Such banks have been said to raise hopes o...
Hard choices: Pitt researcher presents findings on when to accept organ transplants
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19 -- A transplant
is the only option for someone with end-stage liver disease, but patients face difficult questions when choosing the best time to receive a transplant. Today, in a panel discussion at the 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS...
Biochemical marker aids prognosis in liver transplant patients
... used to identify patients most in need of a liver transplant
can be improved upon found that measuring serum sodium in potential transplant
patients helps to better predict those with a poor prognosis. The results of this study appear in th...
Mayo Clinic study finds obese kidney donors face few increased risks
...re encouraging." As the largest living donor organ transplant
program in the United States, Mayo Clinic encourag...bout 5 percent of dialysis patients will receive a transplant
in the United States, due to a limited supply of donor organs....
Radiologists offer non-surgical treatment for early-stage liver cancer
...ver resection, and the liver donor shortage limits transplant
availability. "RF ablation was shown to be a safe therapeutic option, with no treatment-induced mortality and a complication rate below 2 percent," Dr. Lencioni said. Ninety-seven percent of the patients survived one year, 71 percent survived three y...
Single-donor islet transplantation procedure shows promise for patients with type 1 diabetes
...ar. "Our results mark a distinct advance in islet transplant
efficacy. We not only achieved insulin independence using islets from only 1 donor pancreas [as compared with 2 to 4 in another trial], we also achieved superior glycemic control (as evidenced by normal results of oral glucose tolerance testing in 4 ...
Age should not be a factor in determining heart transplantation eligibility, researchers say
...nating factor in determining eligibility for heart transplant
surgery may want to reconsider their rules in the ... Cardiac Surgery, the study shows that older heart transplant
recipients fare just as well as their younger counterparts, even many years after surgery. The stud...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
...lar Assist Device) program and re-launch the heart transplant
program at Northwestern Memorial," says Dr. McCarthy. The LVAD is a mechanical pump that augments the function of the left ventricle, the heart's most critical pumping chamber. Recent studies have revealed that the LVAD may be useful as long-term the...
Study explores risks of obesity in children with kidney transplants
...ge spectrum studied, obese children who received a transplant
were more likely to die of cardiopulmonary disease the leading cause of death in adult kidney transplant
patients than non-obese children. "Pediatricians should educate families on the potential risks of ...
World-first living donor islet cell transplant a success
... Japan, where he originally did living donor liver transplant
training with Dr. Tanaka. Dr. Masumoto was previou...uggested the idea of starting a living donor islet transplant
program in Kyoto while lecturing there three years ago. Cadaveric organ donors are scarce in Japan, ...
Severity of liver disease not a reliable indicator of quality of life
...uded 150 adult patients awaiting their first liver transplant
at the University of California Los Angeles between July 2003 and May 2004. Liver disease severity was assessed using both the CTP classification and the MELD score. In addition, patients completed two self-administered health-related quality of life...
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