Tag: "transplantation" at medical news
Facial transplants are justified, say experts
...ven that one of the main justifications for kidney transplantation
is improvement in quality of life, the same argume...do remain. "But, instead of considering why facial transplantation
cannot be justified, we may find it hard to justify why it should not be done," they conclude....
Parents of children with cancer suffer post-traumatic stress symptoms, both immediate and lingering
...ess that includes traumatic injuries, burns, organ transplantation
and chronic medical conditions, in addition to cancer, as experiences that may cause traumatic psychological symptoms. "Potentially traumatic medical events are frequent occurrences for children. Each year one in four children receives medical care f...
New UCSF study finds that obesity is a risk factor for kidney failure
...f the kidneys to process waste so that dialysis or transplantation
become necessary. "If you are mildly overweight, not even frankly obese, you are roughly 90 percent more likely to develop end-stage renal failure," Hsu said, with the risk reaching over 700 percent greater for the morbidly obese. The research is ba...
Cyclosporine inhibits hepatitis C virus in vitro
... infected with hepatitis C who had undergone liver transplantation
at the University of Florida between 1991 and Nove... disease progression and graft failure after liver transplantation
in HCV patients," the authors conclude, "it will be very important to determine the ideal immunosupp...
St. Jude projects 90 percent cure rate for ALL
...led to more skilled use of cancer drugs, stem cell transplantation
and treatment of ALL that invades the central nervous system, according to Pui. "We are now testing the feasibility of omitting irradiation for all patients and reserving this treatment for only those children who suffer a relapse," he noted. "Irrad...
Study shows inhaled medicine improves survival for lung transplant patients
...hor Aldo T. Iacono, M.D., medical director of lung transplantation
at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a...hat the average three-year survival rate from lung transplantation
is only 55 percent--a much lower rate than for other solid organ transplants, including liver and ki...
Study identifies molecule essential for proper localization of blood stem cells
...e discovery may help improve bone marrow stem cell transplantation
and the treatment of several blood disorders. "Th...ation at doses that would destroy the bone marrow, transplantation
of fetal liver cells from mice with and without CaR allowed the animals to survive, but those who re...
Metabolic syndrome identified as risk factor for kidney-pancreas transplant patients
...ome on the outcome of simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantation
and the significance of having a functioning pancreas transplant in these patients has not been previously described. About 700 kidney-pancreas transplants are performed each year in the United States. The procedure is performed in patients who have ...
News nuggests: University of Pittsburgh health sciences research roundup
...e indicative of chronic rejection following kidney transplantation
in rats housed for 30 days in cages with air consisting of 20 parts per million of carbon dioxide. In contrast, the kidneys transplanted into rats maintained in normal air conditions began to deteriorate almost immediately, and microscopic examinatio...
Leading hepatology textbook edited by SLU researchers
...sorders, considerations in special populations and transplantation
Guiding principles for facial transplantation unveiled
...astic surgeons considering participation in facial transplantation
procedures. "This is truly a remarkable and histor...olved." The document considers the issue of facial transplantation
by examining various subjects including, immunosuppression, transplant rejection, technical issues a...
Infant transplant patients resist infections that kill adult AIDS patients
...studied 20 patients who as infants underwent heart transplantation
and had their thymus removed. As a result the infants were deficient in T cells, the cells depleted in AIDS patients that are crucial to fighting viruses and cancer tumors. The researchers found that over a 10-year-period the infant transplant patien...
Fifth VentrAssist implant in US feasibility trial
...ardiac surgery, valvular heart disease, heart/lung transplantation
and mechanical circulatory support device implantation. Congestive Heart Failure In the United States, congestive heart failure (CHF) affects about five million people, or two percent of the population. There are an estimated 550,000 new cases diagn...
Life-threatening lupus responds to stem cell transplant therapy
...t on survival has also been reported for stem cell transplantation
in malignancies," says Dr. Burt. "However, it's i... who have failed conventional therapies, stem cell transplantation
provides a promising new alternative."...
Research shows promise for using stem cell transplantation to treat patients with severe lupus
...d treatment and who underwent autologous stem cell transplantation
to improve their immune system have substantial im...nt treatment is autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
(HSCT), in which stem cells from the patient are mobilized and re-infused into that patient to make ...
Hepatitis C recurs rapidly after liver transplant
...y collected blood samples before, during and after transplantation
to assess changing levels of HCV RNA which was mea..."HCV RNA levels decreased rapidly during and after transplantation
and subsequently began to increase reaching above pre-transplant levels in all but one patient wit...
Journal article validates the coming of age of hair replacement surgery
...nited States are going bald. But in the past, hair transplantation
procedures were not designed for everyone. Now, ne...out the trauma associated with other types of hair transplantation
surgery. Twenty-two patients were enrolled in this pilot study, followed by an additional 37 based ...
Rice, M. D. Anderson win funds for bench to bed training
...nal medicine, lab medicine, pathology, bone marrow transplantation
and cancer prevention. The students will also carry out a translational research rotation that is co-supervised by faculty at both institutions. "In designing and implementing this program, we're bringing together an outstanding group of faculty dedi...
Livers from non-heart beating donors would boost organ supply
...on. Like most other solid organ transplants, liver transplantation
has become a victim of its own success with more p... effectively, clinicians are restricting access to transplantation
to patients with a 50% chance of survival at five years. Even so the supply is not able to meet dema...
New, expensive, widely-used drugs continue to cause liver problems, says Jefferson liver specialist
... is also medical director for hepatology and liver transplantation
in the Department of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. "Recognizing liver injury depends on vigilance," he says. "We propose in the paper that probably the best way to detect liver injury early is for patients to simply speak with the...
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