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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity

...althy immune system, Smith will give the patientsa transplantation of blood stem cells. Another alternative researchers areinvestigating is to use banked umbilical cord blood stem cells, and thattechnological advance would make the therapy cheaper and more available. Progress in fighting the virus, as well as produ...

Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers

...and perhaps even immune reconstitution with thymic transplantation (currently being explored by the Emory group)." Other Emory authors of the study included Christian Ibegbu, Ph.D.; Francis K. Lee, Ph.D.; Mary K. Sawyer, M.D.; and Steven Nesheim, M.D., all of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology and Im...

Heart Laser Surgery: An Alternative To Transplantation

...ng that the use of heart laser surgery may replace transplantation in certain patients with severe coronary artery di...improving health status without the need for heart transplantation in TMR patients," says Dr. Jeevanandam. Approximately 250,000 people suffer from end-stage coronary ...

OHSU Scientists Begin Human Trials Of A Drug Aimed At The Underlying Cause Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

...y dividing cells or they have undergonebone marrow transplantation aimed at replacing their diseased marrow. "This experimental therapy is different than chemotherapy because ittargets leukemia cells and leaves normal cells alone," explained Druker. "When I was diagnosed with leukemia four years ago...

World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke

...e theirbrain has suffered from stroke, neuron cell transplantation may allow patients to recover lostabilities," said Douglas Kondziolka, M.D., co-principal investigator for thisstudy and professor of neurological surgery and radiation oncology, Universityof Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kondziolka developed t...

Credit Cards Could Double As Donor Cards

...here is a willingness in life to donate organs for transplantation after death, but it is the tiny hindrances to translating that willingness into a consent that is legally binding, rather than the availability of cadavers, that has led to severe shortages of organs," says the author. He recognises that until "smar...

UNC-CH Studies Show Medicine Can Reverse Osteoporosis From Transplants, Cystic Fibrosis

...not only that youcan treat osteoporosis after lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis, but alsoit's the first eviden... bone formation. Higher fracture rates resultafter transplantation due in part to these immuno-suppressants." Twenty-two of 35 lung transplant patients have co...

Cure Rate Soars For Some AML Patients Receiving High-Dose Drug

...forms of post-remission therapy are bone marrow transplantation and intensification therapy using high-dose cytarabine. This study, the first to look at the influence of dose and cytogenetics on cytarabine intensification therapy, was funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute ....

Liver Rejection Can Be Managed Long-Term In Children Switched To Tacrolimus

...Transplantation Instituteand director of pediatric transplantation at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh,will report Sunday, Nov. 8. Patient and graft survival six years after beingconverted to tacrolimus was 91 and 87 percent, respectively, for those withacute rejection. But for children with chronic rejection, pa...

Encapsulating Insulin-Producing Cells For Possible Diabetes Therapy

...am. Medical researchers have explored the transplantation into diabetics ofhealthy Islets of Langerhans, per...nd a lot more work for us to do." If islet transplantation ever becomes a reality, Hatchell said pigswould likely be the "donors of choice." That's because "po...

Maternal Tissue Typing Could Improve Selection Of Kidney Transplant Donors

...gn tissue is the ‘Holy Grail’ of transplantation researchers," notes Steve Rose, Ph.D., chief of NIAID’s genetics and transplantation branch. "This study could provide important new insights into mechanisms of immune tolerance...

New approach supercharges immunotherapy

...David Liebowitz,M.D., Ph.D., director of stem-cell transplantation at the University of Chicagoand principal investigator of the study. "Although this is a complex anddifficult treatment regimen, all the early signs suggest that it can be auniquely effective one." The treatment is based on recent recognition of the ...

Clinical Trial Demonstrates Experimental Growth Factor Increases Eligibility For Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation

...ved the minimum number of stemcells needed to make transplantation an option. In contrast, 75 percent ofthose patients receiving only G-CSF did. Likewise, 76 percent of the patients who received both growth factors achievedthe optimal number of stem cells for permitting rapid re-growth of blood cellsafter transpl...

USC Researcher Lights Up The Immune System To Help Heart Transplant Recipients

...t began studying the use of this novel therapy for transplantation 12 years ago. "This study has major implications for many diseases that affect large populations of patients. Our results combined with additional experience with this technology suggest that this therapy could be used to treat a variety of ...

Hopkins Researchers Develop New Therapy For Autoimmune Disorders Such As Rheumatoid Arthritis And Lupus

...yclophosphamidefollowedby bone marrow or stem cell transplantation to repopulate the immune systemdestroyed by thedrug treatment is being studied elsewhere. The new Hopkins research, funded bythe NationalInstitutes of Health, suggests that transplants are unnecessary. "Stem cells,the marrow cells that reconstitute...

Campaign Targets Oral Complications Of Cancer Treatment

...ation, chemotherapy for anycancer, and bone marrow transplantation can cause oral complications that mayfurther compromise patients' health and quality of life, as well as affect theirability to complete cancer treatment. Many oncologists, dentists and patients,however, are unaware of the right steps to take to pre...

Duke Doctors Can Now Cure Most Babies Born With Fatal Immune Disease

...t of the immune system not corrected bybone marrow transplantation in some SCID children....

Patient Characteristics And The Way Patients Are Treated Have Impact On Hospital Costs Of Liver Transplants

... be used to improve the cost-effectiveness ofliver transplantation and to inform organ allocation policies." The stud... a substantial increase inresources used for liver transplantation in the United States," said Showstack.The researchers also found that although the three transplant ...

More Cystic Fibrosis Patients Will Die Waiting For Lung Transplants, Predicts University Of Pittsburgh Study

...mpanies to judge whether the costs ofevaluation or transplantation will be covered. The guidelines seek to assess ap...e UPMC between 1990 and1998, 159 were accepted for transplantation and placed on the list; 70 receivedtransplants, 58 at the UPMC; 53 died on the waiting list; and 36 ...

ALA/ATS Meeting Explores Gender Differences In Smoking And Lung Transplant Outcomes And Heart Attack Risk From Asthma Medication

...lung) with good function was 29% at 24months after transplantation for the male donor lung into female recipientcombination. In contrast, the overall two-year rate for all other patients was69%. Specifically, the two-year graft survival rate with good function was 87%in female-to-male transplants; 81% in female-to-...

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