Tag: "donor" at medical news
World Bank and IMF preventing transfer of foreign aid to HIV/AIDS programmes
...quires that countries include the value of all new donor
funding received for initiatives, such as scaling up antiretroviral treatment, in their health budgets. If a sector receives any new funds that were not initially budgeted for, a comparable amount must be cut from the budget. The authors use the sit...
Infants with rare genetic disease saved by cord blood stem cells
...es 142 days to a year) were treated with unrelated donor
umbilical cord blood. Cells from the donor
"engrafted" or took hold in all of the patients. All of the asymptomatic newborns survived transplan...
Survival rates higher for children receiving living donor liver transplant
...splantation have better survival rates with living donor
liver transplant graft than with deceased donor
organ transplant, although factors other than the type of graft also are important, according to a s...
Arabic translation of doctoral thesis on Yemeni health workers
...o the different agendas and interests of the Dutch donor
(DGIS), the Yemeni government and the female health workers. The NWO publications subsidy covered the translation and publication costs of De Regt's thesis. The author paid for the printing and distribution costs. With this translation the book is n...
Soliciting organs over the Internet
...e Internet," which will bring together an Internet donor
matching service MatchingDonors.com and ethicists to discuss the changing landscape of organ donation. The event will be held at HMS in the Tosteson Medical Education Center on Thursday, May 12. The great majority of organ transplantation occurs un...
UCI eye doctors invent laser-assisted cornea-transplant surgery
...on is created, resulting in a perfect match of the donor
and the patient," said Steinert, a professor of ophthalmology in the School of Medicine. "In addition to precision that exceeds anything that can be duplicated by even a highly skilled surgeon, the laser can create complex shapes that are impossible ...
Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
...y the pancreatic islet cells either from a cadaver donor
for transplantation or, as in this case, for infusion back into the same patient. The removal of the entire pancreas is an accepted, although radical last-resort, surgery to give relief from pain, usually from inflammation of pancreatiti...
Kidney donation program may provide more matches for previously incompatible recipients and donors
... for Organ Sharing (UNOS) recipient registry. Live donor
kidney transplantation represents the most promisi...cipient pair the opportunity to match with another donor
and recipient in a similar situation. In the United States, these exchanges are currently performed ...
Number and quality of kidney transplants much greater if national matching program adopted
... organs to patients who have a willing, designated donor
who is not compatible. A kidney from such a donor
is matched to -- and transplanted into -- the recipient of a second incompatible donor-patient pair,...
NMDP welcomes IOM recommendation for fully integrated cord blood system
...ng for an integrated national cord blood and adult donor
program and applauded the recommendation to fully fund that program. The IOM report recognized the desirability of 'one-stop-shopping' for all sources of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC). However, it concluded that a new government structure mus...
Heart valve ring reverses damage from congestive heart failure, easing symptoms
... heart failure patients a viable option when heart donor
shortages limit the opportunity for a heart transplant, which is currently the standard treatment for patients with severe congestive heart failure associated with end-stage heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, approximately on...
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
...rmining the treatments they receive while awaiting donor
organs is under review by the International Societ...teria for placing patients on a waiting list for a donor
organs; pharmacological, surgical and device based intervention to successfully bridge patients to t...
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
...ients should be encouraged to seek a living kidney donor
since the national waiting time for a deceased donor
kidney transplant can average three to five years, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...n the application of the aortic cross clamp during donor
organ removal and the reperfusion (restoration of blood flow) in the graft of the recipient.) According to the authors, a cutoff time of 330 minutes was found to best discriminate between long-term survivors and nonsurvivors. The median time for th...
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