Tag: "donor" at medical news
Use of kidney paired donation for incompatible donors could expand donor pool
...graft survival rates equivalent to compatible live donor
transplants, according to a study in the October 5... eliminating up to one-third of the potential live donor
pool. In about 30 percent of the patients on the deceased donor
waiting list, HLA antigen sensitizat...
Hopkins study shows living kidney 'paired donation' an effective strategy in overcoming donor-recipient incompatiblities
...h donors who share their tissue type. As a result, donor
matches are more difficult to find. "This study sh..., patients wait three to five years for a deceased donor
organ. Over the past decade, the number of live donors has tripled, making it now the most common so...
New blood transplant method stops fatal side effect, Stanford study finds
...ithin 100 days of transplantation and involves the donor
immune cells attacking the host's skin, intestines...ls - shipped from Germany - were from an unrelated donor
who was not completely matched. Lowsky explained that without using the regulatory T cell-boosting p...
From aircraft aerodynamics to improved heart implants
... primarily used to buy patients time until a heart donor
can be found, but even in a best case scenario they can currently only extend a patient's life by up to two years and frequently just a few months. By applying PIV technology in their development Lagasco expects it would be possible to greatly enhanc...
New finding may aid adult stem cell collection
...rrow or adult stem cells are taken from a matching donor
and injected into the patient after radiation or chemotherapy, the cells move through the recipient's blood stream and settle in the same type of tissue they inhabited in the donor. Although bone marrow is the best known reservoir of stem cells, onl...
Kidney donors need to talk
...ccept after establishing that it was something the donor
genuinely wanted to do. "Recipients also reported that their lives had been transformed by the transplant, experiencing significant improvements in their general health and ability to do things they hadn't been able to do in years, such as exercising...
Ability, not disability, at heart of yacht trek
...disabilities from around the world. A gift from a donor
who wanted the vessel to be a part of this effort, the B'Quest has competed in many races, crewed by experienced sailors overcoming such obstacles as quadriplegia, paraplegia, neuromuscular disease, blindness and cancer. The crew worked directly wit...
Cedars-Sinai's live donor liver transplant program receives 'unos-approved' designation
...s are increasingly utilizing adult-to-adult living donor
liver transplantation, but the procedure includes ...s the opportunity to qualify as UNOS-approved live donor
liver transplant centers, and Cedars-Sinai's program has become the first to receive this designatio...
European approval trial enrolment gathers momentum
...t and he can safely go home to wait for a suitable donor
heart and have a heart transplant. "We are very excited to be involved with this clinical trial and so far, we have been most impressed by the device," Dr Tsui said....
Ill-health and unhappiness among the risks for older mothers
...inds of issue. "What about the child? Is using donor
egg and sperm to enable an elderly woman to become pregnancy just 'an elaborate, expensive, and grotesque form of adoption', or is it true that 'a woman who has not had a child has not led a complete life'? Someone needs to find some way of reconci...
Report describes details of four transplant recipients who contracted rabies from donor
...o received organs or vascular tissue from a common donor
who developed a rapid neurological deterioration and died with clinically unsuspected rabies infection. The two kidneys, the liver and blood vessel tissue were successfully transplanted into four recipients. All four transplant recipients also develo...
Johns Hopkins team finds 'ancestral' hepatitis-C virus at the root of evolution in infections
... source of the infection, which came from a single donor
unaware of having the illness. Using computer analysis techniques developed at Hopkins, the scientists mapped these changes against the genetic makeup of the women's immune response. The researchers found that when viral mutations were clustered i...
College students think favorably, but act timidly about organ donation
... linked positively with intention to sign an organ donor
card, said Thomas H. Feeley, Ph.D., lead author on...ily are young and healthy, making them appropriate donor
candidates, he said, and as a group they engage in risky behavior, making them more likely to be pot...
Transplanting kidneys which have stones poses little risk to organ's viability
... using kidneys which have kidney stones for living donor
transplant has little impact on the organ's functi...a retrospective chart and radiograph review of 710 donor
kidneys, 44 had stones. Of these, 86 percent had 1- to 2-millimeter stones and 14 percent had 3- to...
Studies suggest that donation criteria can be expanded
...the criteria for kidney donors so that higher risk donor
organs, once considered unsuitable, could now be t...s mandates an ongoing reappraisal of the limits of donor
organ acceptability." Both studies were retrospective looking back at success rates of patients who...
Female lung transplant recipients at greater risk of acute lung injury
...s who received a lung from either a male or female donor
were almost 60% more likely to suffer from primary...ansplant, as well as the size matching between the donor
and recipient. Overall, approximately 10% of transplant recipients suffered from primary graft dysfu...
New national effort seeks a more rational organ allocation system for kidney transplants
...ill likely include new factors related to both the donor
and the recipient not included in the current syst...e by assuring the just and optimal use of deceased donor
kidneys. There will likely be changes to the allocation guidelines down the line, and they will be c...
Study finds benefits, less organ rejection using immunosuppressive combination for heart transplants
... by the body making antibodies that can attack the donor
organ, which is similar to the way that antibodies...ute rejection) or represent antibodies against the donor
organ that developed after transplantation. In heart transplant recipients, humoral rejection has...
New partnership launched to accelerate and evaluate national malaria control program in Africa
...sful program of this magnitude will encourage both donor
countries and developing countries to devote greater resources to fighting malaria. The Gates Foundation's goal is to demonstrate what can be achieved with existing malaria tools." The Zambian Ministry of Health will coordinate efforts to purchase,...
Premature use of stem cell therapy could put patients at risk
...rting material for cell lines, tracking cells from donor
to recipient, and reporting of adverse events. The authors suggest a novel alternative approach whereby the expanded stem cell lines themselves could be tested for a variety of pathogens before they are released. This would provide an additional safe...
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