Tag: "transplantation" at medical news
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...ecember 1998, patient survival at the seven French transplantation
centers which were involved in the study ran 84.2 percent at day 30, 63.3 percent at 1 year, 45.9 percent at 3 years, and 38.1 percent at 5 years. The research study appears in the first issue for April 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-r...
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
... prolonged dialysis reduces the benefits of kidney transplantation
for the heart, but he says there are several toxin...f the study lend credence to the notion that renal transplantation
can be performed safely in patients with advanced stages of heart failure due to left ventricular dy...
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
...st when lifeexpectancy and quality of life without transplantation
is compromised, but still greater than the expected waiting time for an organ. Simply put, patients should receive donor organs when they will be better with the transplants than without them. Because the standards for viable organs differ for heart...
Data show cyclosporine inhalation solution improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients
...gan transplants, long-term survival following lung transplantation
has not improved appreciably in the last 10 to 15 ...nts. About Lung Transplant Rejection Following transplantation
there is an inherent risk of rejection, where the recipient's immune system will recognize the donat...
The world's leading researchers in clinical immunology to gather for FOCIS 2005
... rejection Genetics of immune mediated diseases & transplantation
Mast cell, eosinophilis, allergic reactions Advances in rheumatoid arthritis research Emerging laboratory methods Antigen specific control of the immune system Gene therapy Susceptibility gene for allergy and asthma Members of the media may re...
NMDP welcomes IOM recommendation for fully integrated cord blood system
...k. This important data is used to further advance transplantation
through various research initiatives. To support the quality assurance activities at the member cord blood banks, the NMDP provides outcomes data directly. The IOM recommendations, issued today in a report, "Cord Blood: Establishing a National Hemat...
Number and quality of kidney transplants much greater if national matching program adopted
...Even if only 7 percent of patients awaiting kidney transplantation
participated in an optimized national KPD program,...ients with willing donors are excluded from kidney transplantation
because of blood-type and other incompatibilities, according to the report. Despite its promise, onl...
Kidney donation program may provide more matches for previously incompatible recipients and donors
...g to a study in the April 20 issue of JAMA. Kidney transplantation
has emerged as the treatment of choice for medical...he article. More than 60,000 patients await kidney transplantation
and are listed on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) recipient registry. Live donor kidney ...
Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
...reatic islet cells either from a cadaver donor for transplantation
or, as in this case, for infusion back into the sa...ecently, when new advances in cadaveric islet cell transplantation
made outcomes more favorable....
High levels of immunosuppressant may lead to tumor recurrence
...y Marco Vivarelli of the department of surgery and transplantation
at the University of Bologna, Italy, the study examined 70 patients who took cyclosporine as the main immunosuppressant following liver transplants between 1991 and 2002. The cyclosporine dosage was determined by the clinician in charge based on clin...
Excess oxygen worsens lung inflammation in mice
...s of bioterrorism. NIAID also supports research on transplantation
and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies....
Monitoring program finds serious, unreported adverse drug reactions
...ions, 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. Adverse drug and device reactions account for as many as 100,000 deaths annually. In general, more than half of t...
Soliciting organs over the Internet
...r on Thursday, May 12. The great majority of organ transplantation
occurs under the management of the government-sanctioned United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS, www.unos.org ), which maintains waiting lists, determines the priority of patients on the lists, and places available organs. Historically, UNOS has dis...
Immune system lab model overcomes ethical limits on human hematopoietic stem cells studies
...oving the results of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation
without putting patients at risk. Researchers say ...nd Gene Therapy Program. "Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
to replace a patient's own blood system could cure many more people who have blood cancers and certa...
Survival rates higher for children receiving living donor liver transplant
CHICAGO Children who undergo liver transplantation
have better survival rates with living donor liver...-stage liver disease, including living donor liver transplantation
(LDLT). In living donor liver transplantation
a portion of an adult's healthy liver is transplanted ...
Zevalin safe and effective for non-Hogdkin's lymphoma patients with advanced disease
...usly treated with chemotherapy and adult stem cell transplantation
can safely tolerate Zevalin TM (ibritumomab tiuxe... standard chemotherapy and have received stem cell transplantation
have few treatment options available," said Samuel Jacobs, M.D., lead investigator and associate dir...
Infants with rare genetic disease saved by cord blood stem cells
...treated in early infancy, said Kurtzberg. In fact, transplantation
in newborns yields the best long-term outcomes and newborns tolerate the transplants more easily than older babies and children. "Time is of the essence in treating these children before symptoms progress and become irreversible," said Kurtzberg, di...
Umbilical cord-blood transplants save lives of babies with rare genetic disorder
...ptoms and 14 older infants with symptoms underwent transplantation
of umbilical-cord blood from unrelated donors following chemotherapy. These infants were then evaluated periodically for up to six years. Twenty-two of the 25 infants received cord-blood transplants at Duke University Medical Center; the other three ...
Long-term outcomes studied for stem cell transplant recipients
...as opposed to high risk) of relapse at the time of transplantation
mortality at the 10-year mark was similar to that of the general population. Further analysis highlighted the most likely causes for death in those patients that did not survive and hinted at ways that such deaths might be minimized. For those patie...
Muscle-derived stem cell culture doesn't need to be pure for incontinence treatment
...dings. "When isolating a specific type of cell for transplantation
into the body, the common thought is that the cells must be a pure culture. Getting a pure culture of muscle-derived cells, free of contaminating fibroblasts is difficult," said Michael B. Chancellor, M.D., professor, department of urology, Universit...
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