Tag: "donor" at medical news
Reconstructive surgeon aims for rejection-free limb transplantation
Years ago, the idea of attaching a donor
limb onto a patient's body would have been the stu...es that could potentially allow the body to accept donor
tissue without the use of immunosuppressive medication. A Washington University plastic and reconst...
Liver-kidney transplant reduces organ rejection, boosts recovery
... risk factors analyzed by the UCLA team, including donor
characteristics, recipient age or previous transplants, influenced the patient's survival rate after surgery. A review of organ survival rates in combination-transplant patients showed that 70 percent of the transplanted livers and 76 percent of ...
New hope in cancer vaccines emerges as novel therapies are developed and tested
...vaccinated with the patient's tumor antigen. "The donor
has a healthy immune system and can mount a reaction against the antigen," says Neelapu. Those primed stem cells will then be given back to the patient, "improving the chance of a graf-versus-myeloma effect," he says. Also being tested at M. D. And...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, August 1, 2006
...ement policies for future anti-hypertension drugs, donor
selection, follow up after kidney donation, and future research. Should Living Donors Be Allowed to Say Who Gets their Kidneys? Organs donated by altruistic strangers (people who do not know the recipient) "do not go necessarily to patie...
New strategy could increase number of kidney transplant matches
...donors. Sometimes patients may find a willing live donor
but direct donation may not be possible if their b...t incompatible donor. The recipient's incompatible donor
can, in turn, agree to give a kidney to the next compatible patient on the waiting list, producing a...
'Domino' transplant program makes best use of altruistic donated kidneys
...nt who has a willing but incompatible living organ donor
is matched with an altruistic, compatible donor. T... incompatible kidney from the recipient's intended donor
is then domino-matched with the next compatible patient on the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS...
Kidney donors pay the price
... protect potential donors and to assist in guiding donor
reimbursement policies, which are being considered in several countries," he added. ...
Children's surgeon to present results of new anti-rejection protocol at World Transplant Congress
...ansplant reaction between the child and his or her donor
in a test tube. Results from 45 children suggest that future use of this type of testing may be to identify when anti-rejection drugs may be reduced safely, without causing organ rejection. The second approach evaluates whether a child's predisposi...
New technology addresses female fertility preservation
...ter mother that was of a different strain than the donor
egg and sperm, resulting in babies with a different coat color, proving that the births were the result of the cultured embyros. Both male and female offspring were fertile. ...
The right kind of oil
.... But his small size made the chances of finding a donor
slim, so Jennings appealed to Puder to "save his baby." Since Omegaven isn't approved for use in the U.S., Puder had to receive special permission, under a compassionate-use protocol, to use Omegaven rather than Intralipid in his PN solution. Within ...
Novel gene therapy may lead to cure in hemophilia A patients
...se same stem cells would then be given back to the donor
patient and the stem cells would continue to make blood cells normally, releasing the life saving FVIII only when the platelets stick to a bleeding site of injury. "This process would last for the rest of the patient's life and will work regardle...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2006
...bone graft materials offer several advantages over donor
bone and negate the need for the patient to undergo a second operation, all suffer from significant shortcomings. The beauty of the gel-like substance developed by a team that includes UT's Stacy Hutchens and Barbara Evans and Hugh O'Neill of ORNL's ...
Deaths from rodent virus raise need for tracking system
...of four patients who received organs from a common donor
died at hospitals in Rhode Island and Massachusett...clude healthy donors from an already limited organ donor
pool, the paper says. However, it may be helpful to include a question at the time of screening abou...
Organ-recipients' deaths prompt call for suppliers of pet rodents to screen for LCMV disease
...d causes but were silently infected with LCMV. One donor
had acquired the virus from a pet hamster and the other from unknown sources, but neither showed outward signs of the disease, the articles said. LCVM was among the first human pathogenic viruses to be isolated by medical researchers in the mid-1930s...
'Bubble Bassets' cured of genetic disorder by in-vivo gene therapy technique
... is through a bone-marrow transplant from a normal donor
designed to replenish the hematopoietic stem cells that are capable of constantly renewing new functional immune cells, or, more recently, gene therapy that works by replacing the defective gene with a normal gene in the patient's own cells. Gene th...
Family refusal is biggest obstacle to improving UK organ donor rate
...transplantation, as does almost every country. The donor
rate in 2004 was 12.3 per million population, whic...donors (35%), but the age and sex of the potential donor
did not affect the refusal rate. The maximum achievable potential donor
rate during this study perio...
Older donor hearts just as good, University of Alberta study shows
...may be good news for potentially expanding a small donor
pool, a University of Alberta study has found. A s...ong-term outcomes were similar to those of younger donor
hearts. Both sets of patients had similar survival rates--at the end of 10 years, the survival rate ...
Stem cell transplants improve recovery in animal models for stroke, cerebral palsy
A single dose of adult donor
stem cells given to animals that have neurological...The mechanism that we are putting forward is these donor
cells are secreting nourishing trophic factors that are helping the host brain cells survive and sti...
ISHLT celebrates 20th anniversary of infant cardiac transplantation
... transplantation allows them to be able to receive donor
organs from mismatched blood groups. In contrast ...andidates and substantially altering the potential donor
pool for each individual. "By expanding the boundaries of therapy for congenital heart disease and...
Despite medical advances, children receiving liver transplants wait longer than a decade ago
...r reducing an adult-sized liver, developing living donor
transplants, and employing novel microsurgery techniques are the latest options available to pediatric patients. The current study compared the profile of these patients in the early 1990s to more recent liver transplant patients. Led by Sandy Feng, ...
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