Tag: "transplant" at medical news
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...vors. The median time for the entire group in the transplant
study was 240 minutes. Results were unaffected by the organ preservation fluid used. The investigators believe that expected graft ischemic time should be incorporated into the decision-making process at the time of graft acceptance. The investiga...
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
...y that contrary to conventional thinking, a kidney transplant
can significantly improve the heart function of pe...re contrary to conventional thinking that a kidney transplant
may put additional strain on the hearts of patients with systolic heart failure," says the lead auth...
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
The process for prioritizing heart and lung transplant
candidates and determining the treatments they rec... radically changed the landscape of heart and lung transplant
medicine and the outlook for patients living with heart or lung disease. "We urgently need to revisi...
Data show cyclosporine inhalation solution improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients
... in 1998 and enrolled both single- and double-lung transplant
patients who were already on standard, oral immuno...unosuppressive therapy for kidney, liver and heart transplant
recipients. Currently, there are no FDA-approved therapies for the prevention of chronic rejection. ...
ACHRI study finds CellCept improves survival in pediatric heart transplant patients
...d Philadelphia, PA, April 9, 2005 Pediatric heart transplant
recipients taking the medication CellCept (mycophe...splantation in Philadelphia. "With pediatric heart transplant
recipients, it is especially important to focus on long-term transplant
success," explained Dr. W. R...
NMDP welcomes IOM recommendation for fully integrated cord blood system
...ist their cords on the NMDP Registry. Member U.S. transplant
centers have electronic access to the NMDP search ...t board with representation from cord blood banks, transplant
medicine and patient advocacy organizations. In addition to the centralized data...
Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death
...dical School and medical director of the U-M heart transplant
program, notes that the increased mortality risk was seen even when the researchers focused on data from the two clinical trials that used the starting dose of nesiritide that is now recommended to physicians. Aaronson hopes the new finding will give...
Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
...lantation, and directs the University's islet cell transplant
program, which uses pancreatic cells from brain-de...t diabetics. Contreras is co-director of the islet transplant
program. The patient was in intensive care at UAB Hospital for two days following the surgery, and w...
High levels of immunosuppressant may lead to tumor recurrence
A new study on the incidence of liver cancer after transplant
found that high levels of the immunosuppressant cy...ount of cyclosporine and tumor recurrence in liver transplant
patients. The current study further examines this association and identifies possible strategies to...
UCI eye doctors invent laser-assisted cornea-transplant surgery
...e the cornea is slow to heal and, as a result, the transplant
remains a weak spot, vulnerable to injury for the ...y." The study compared the results of conventional transplant
surgical techniques to the results of the laser surgery. Utilizing 14 donated human corneas that wer...
Soliciting organs over the Internet
...t impossible. Leading ethicists and members of the transplant
community will discuss the pros and cons of soliciting organs on the Internet--is this a benefit or a setback for those desperately in need of an organ transplant? WHEN: Thursday, May 12, 2005 4:00-6:00pm Please RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu or ...
Reconstruction of the lower jaw with a fibula autotrasplant
...on of the lower jaw and its substitution by a bone transplant
from the fibula of the patient. The pathology, k...had been completely affected by the tumour. Then a transplant
from the fibula bone was substituted, while maintaining the growth factors in the ankle to avoid unw...
Survival rates higher for children receiving living donor liver transplant
...have better survival rates with living donor liver transplant
graft than with deceased donor organ transplant, a... While the number of children waiting for a liver transplant
has doubled since 1993, children under five are the most likely to die while waiting for a liver tra...
New method of administering anti-cancer drug may be more effective, safer
...f administering an anti-cancer drug to bone-marrow transplant
patients using continuous infusion may be more effective and safer than the method currently used, new study findings indicate. The new method achieves more predictable, stable drug levels in patients than the current method and could eventually allo...
Infants with rare genetic disease saved by cord blood stem cells
... England Journal of Medicine. Without an immediate transplant
of stem cells, Krabbe infants rapidly begin to los...Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. "Delaying the transplant
even a week or two can make a noticeable difference in a child's motor skills, so timely diagnosis a...
Umbilical cord-blood transplants save lives of babies with rare genetic disorder
.... The study demonstrates that umbilical cord-blood transplant
is a life-saving treatment for newborns with infan...ajectory of all infants and conducted pre and post transplant
developmental evaluations in 10 newborns and all of the symptomatic patients that survived. As of Ja...
Long-term outcomes studied for stem cell transplant recipients
...ght deaths were recorded for those who underwent a transplant
10 years prior, and none were recorded after 15 ye...fact, for some patients including those who had a transplant
for acute myeloid leukemia and all patients with any disease who had a standard risk (as opposed to ...
Allergies increase risk for corneal transplant rejection, UT Southwestern study shows
DALLAS May 20, 2005 Corneal transplant
patients who suffer from eye allergies are at a significantly higher risk of transplant
failure than those without allergies, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have shown. "We fou...
Study finds benefits, less organ rejection using immunosuppressive combination for heart transplants
...ients fight off rejection of their new heart after transplant
surgery, a new study led by researchers at the UCL... had significant anti-rejection benefits for heart transplant
patients over other combinations. A mix of immunosuppressive therapies is typically used to preve...
Steroid-free regimen with CellCept found comparable to standard therapy in liver transplantation
Researchers seeking to enhance transplant
patient care with less toxic drug regimens present...dings of a steroid-free treatment regimen in liver transplant
recipients with hepatitis C. One-year data from an open label study reported Sunday at the American...
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