Tag: "donor" at medical news
Cancer research summaries
... to ensure that no diseases are passed between the donor
and recipient. However, whereas the risk of transm...potential to establish new malignancies within the donor
or blood recipient. Reports of transmission of cancer cells from needles or surgical instruments dem...
A new direction: Integrating best-practices to improve food responses
...textual factors, local government restrictions and donor
politics, not to mention complex logistical considerations and the relative inflexibility of food as a resource it is often anything but a straightforward exercise to improve programming on the ground. Despite the challenges, Maxwell maintains that ...
Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators
...ncer patients who cannot identify a suitable adult donor
such as minority patients or patients of mixed ethnicity. However, umbilical cord blood has fewer stem cells, decreasing the likelihood of a successful transplant. Dr. Delaney has developed novel methods for increasing the concentration of stem cel...
The hepatitis C link: Diagnose, treat, transplant
...(Abstract #2) To meet the increasing demand for donor
livers, researchers are searching for opportunitie...r the case-control study. Each HCV-positive liver donor
recipient was matched to two standard donor
recipients as matched standard donor
controls (MSDC). M...
Nanomedicine opens the way for nerve cell regeneration
... major drawbacks including loss of function at the donor
site, multiple surgeries and, quite often, it's just not possible to find a suitable nerve to use as a graft. Various synthetic nerve grafts are currently available but none work better than the autograft and can't bridge gaps larger than 4 centimete...
UPMC performs first beating heart transplant procedure in the US
... of Andover, Mass. The OCS is designed to maintain donor
hearts in a beating, functioning state during transportation from the donor
to the recipient's hospital. After removal from the donor, the heart is placed into the OCS, where i...
Nerves controlling muscles are best repaired with similar nerves
...n repairing severed or damaged motor nerves with a donor
nerve graft, surgeons have traditionally used a sensory nerve from another area of the patient's body. However, these patients often do not fully regain function in the injured area. But now a team of surgeons at Washington University School of Med...
Bone marrow stem cells may cure eye disease
... do not always eliminate the problem. "When the donor
cells disappear after a few years, the corneal disease often reoccurs," he said. "However, if we can place the stem cells inside the cornea, they will repair the lost function of the mutated gene, and stem cells can presumably renew themselves and ma...
Study evaluates why blacks do not successfully donate kidneys
...he reasons are obesity and failure to complete the donor
evaluation. "Obesity is a growing problem in the...or non-donation, including failure to complete the donor
evaluation process. This issue is just not well understood." Reeves-Daniel reported the results to...
HCV patients survival after liver transplantation is not improving
...others that came before and suggests that advanced donor
age together with steroid pulse therapy and over immunosuppression can explain differences in outcomes. "The association with worse outcomes in recent years, and the controversy that seems to surround this observation, is likely due to differences in...
Machine preservation may promote more organ sharing
...unction allowing for more appropriate matching of donor
organs and recipients. While machine preservatio...ry was created by UNOS in 2002 so that higher risk donor
organs, once considered unsuitable, could be transplanted safely. The category includes kidneys from...
Who receives a kidney transplant first?
...s year. "The issue of the allocation of deceased donor
organs is not new, and there have been two somewha...y further complicated by the reality that deceased donor
kidneys are variable in their quality while patients, to a large extent, rely on their doctors to m...
Increasing survival of organ transplant patients by reducing time interval for transported organs
...rgan intended for transplant during transport from donor
to recipient is of primary concern in ensuring a s...terval beginning when an organ is removed from the donor
and is cooled with the solution, to the time when the organ is implanted. Conversely, the Organ ...
ISHLT membership explores expansion of computer modeling system for organ allocation
...eed of transplant are placed on a waiting list for donor
lungs, using a wide variety of systems. In the United States, patients are currently assessed for organ allocation based on a new mathematical modeling system, in which patient information is entered into a computer database and donors are then matc...
Kenya moves toward national food and nutrition policy
...an government groups and various international and donor
agencies, all of which recognized acute nutritional problems in the country that require a complex solution." Gleason, along with Tufts colleagues Patrick Webb, PhD, dean for academic affairs at the Friedman School and former head of nutrition at ...
Richard Mayeux awarded AAN Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer's research
...s have been the Academys single largest individual donor
since 1988, providing more than $2 million to fund the Potamkin Prize....
OHSU surgeon implants donated tissue allografts
... only the beginning. "Teaming with surgeons in our donor
communities around the country to provide this special gift of donation that enhances the life of the recipient is central to the JRF mission. We are pleased to partner with CTS in Portland and others areas to benefit these communities," he said. J...
Approval to start US BTT pivotal trial
... transplant list whose heart deteriorates before a donor
heart is available." "The target clinical performance of the VentrAssist in the BTT trial is for 75 percent of the patients to either have a heart transplant or still be listed for heart transplant at 180 days after implant of the VentrAssist. T...
Transplanting organs from animals to humans -- what are the barriers?
Given the huge shortage of donor
organs, researchers have been trying to find ways to transplant animal organs across different species (known as "xenotransplantation"), with the eventual aim of transplanting animal organs into humans. The major stumbling block, says Dr Muhammad Mo...
Outcomes for patients with hepatitis B who need liver transplants
...lts affirm the current policy on the allocation of donor
livers. The study and the editorial appear in the March 2007 issue of Liver Transplantation, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS). The j...
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