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American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...application of the aortic cross clamp during donor organ
removal and the reperfusion (restoration of blood ...y was 240 minutes. Results were unaffected by the organ
preservation fluid used. The investigators believe that expected graft ischemic time should be inco...
A probe, not an echo
...he Viterbi School, presented HUTT images of animal organ
tissue in San Diego at the 28th International Acoustical Imaging Symposium, held March 20-23. According to Marmarelis, HUTT offers nearly order-of-magnitude improvement in resolution of structures in soft tissue (i.e., 0.4 mm, compared to 2 mm for th...
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
...urgently need to revisit the current criteria that organ
centers are using and provide new, clear guideline...st to allocate organs to patients, and whether all organ
centers should use a "survival score" to determine a patient's prognosis. "These are guidelines, not...
Data show cyclosporine inhalation solution improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients
...prevention of chronic rejection. Compared to other organ
transplants, long-term survival following lung tra...ly lower than survival rates following other solid organ
transplants. About Lung Transplant Rejection Following transplantation there is an inherent risk...
Tissue engineering experts discuss orthopaedics applications
... where the scaffold eventually degrades as the new organ
or tissue integrates with the body. In addition to engineering tissues and organs, Atala and his team are also working to identify new sources of stem cells. Because these cells are unspecialized, they can acquire the structure and features of other ...
ACHRI study finds CellCept improves survival in pediatric heart transplant patients
...ore than 26,000 American children have received an organ
transplant. However, organ
rejection remains one of the leading causes of death in transplant recipients, with only half of rec...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)
...re also involved in cell damage and development of organ
dysfunction. Determination of these soluble factors in the blood should aid their understanding of the immunologic processes of SARS and enable differential diagnosis of SARS from other atypical pneumonias that require quite different approaches to ...
NIAID begins clinical trial of West Nile virus vaccine
...rus also can be spread through blood transfusions, organ
transplants and breastfeeding, as well as from mother to child during pregnancy. Most people experience no symptoms or only mild symptoms, such as fever, headache and body aches; more serious cases can lead to infections of the brain and nervous syst...
Number and quality of kidney transplants much greater if national matching program adopted
...for sorting through them to find the best possible organ
matches, will not only allow more people to get the transplants they need, but will dramatically cut health care costs, reduce disruptive and unnecessary travel for patients, and insure that transplanted kidneys have the best possible chance of survi...
Kidney donation program may provide more matches for previously incompatible recipients and donors
...ost promising solution for closing the gap between organ
supply and demand. Unfortunately, about one-third...ishes the impact of this promising approach to the organ
shortage," the researchers write. "We believe that KPD should be the preferred treatment for patient...
Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death
...in 1999. Typically, patients are hospitalized with organ
congestion, an indicator that there is excess fluid present. Symptoms can include severe shortness of breath, especially with activity or when lying down. The cornerstone of therapy is the use of diuretics. In addition to Sackner-Bernstein and Aaron...
Genetic screening for iron blood disorder feasible in the workplace
... iron to builds up in the body, could help prevent organ
damage and disease, suggests a study published online today by THE LANCET. People who inherit two copies of a mutation in a gene called HFE are predisposed to haemochromatosis. The disorder, which affects one in 200 north Europeans, causes the body t...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
...be transmitted through food, blood transfusion, or organ
donation. A study from researchers in New York and Ohio showed that susceptibility to prion infection can be reduced in mice by treatment with a monoclonal antibody to the prion. Further development of this strategy may also offer hope for treatment ...
How medical research is taking care of your heart
...veries have revealed that it is a highly metabolic organ
involved in the regulation of the vessel wall; indeed, alterations in its behaviour are some of the initial disturbances leading to vessel wall pathology in conditions such as hypertension, atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) and thrombosis. Pr...
'Fickle' enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure, animal study shows
...oss of this enzyme can lead to mental retardation, organ
damage and unusual posture. Cardiac hypertrophy commonly develops from high blood pressure, which forces the heart to pump harder to circulate blood throughout the body. According to the latest statistics from the American Heart Association, in 2002...
'Surprising' findings reported about iron overload
...e, is prevalent in the South, and sometimes causes organ
damage when severe iron deposition occurs due to inadequate control of iron absorption by the small intestine. The first major report of findings in the five-year, 100,000-person study will be published tomorrow, April 28, in The New England Journ...
Program for abdominal and pelvic health offered at Rush University Medical Center
...such as incontinence, endometriosis, constipation, organ
prolapse and irritable bowel syndrome. "Many of these disorders cause severe discomfort. Our physicians employ state-of-the-art techniques to relieve the pain of cystitis, urinary infections, postprostatectomy, and other pelvic and rectal disorders."...
Vascular structure and function improve with diet and exercise
... relax. Left ventricular mass is a measure of end organ
damage often following the onset of LVDF abnormalities. The brachial (arm) and carotid (neck) arteries were tested for intima-media thickness and arterial distensibility. Both reflect the health of the blood vessels. The thicker and less distensi...
Monitoring program finds serious, unreported adverse drug reactions
...ions were classified as resulting in death, severe organ
failure or requiring major therapeutic interventions, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, liver transplantation or placing an individual on a respirator. One particularly severe drug reaction with a novel cancer drug was associated with 67 deaths....
Mayo Clinic first to use pharmacogenomics to treat inherited kidney disorder of children
...nt for an inherited kidney disorder that can cause organ
failure in children and young adults. The findings appear in the current issue of the journal Kidney International ( http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1111/j.1523-1755.2005.00267.x/full/ ). Pharmacogenomics tailors treatment to an indivi...
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