Tag: "transplantation" at medical news
MRI can track survival of pancreatic islets after transplantation
...at there is a significant loss of islets following transplantation
due to many factors, not just rejection," says Ann...n and glucose metabolism, several methods of islet transplantation
have been developed and tested. One of the most promising called the Edmonton Protocol, since it w...
New international guidelines for heart transplant candidates standardize patient care
...tive that takes into consideration the barriers to transplantation
in different countries, reviewing varied healthcar...educe the death rate of patients while waiting for transplantation
and identifies the need to provide the best available medical therapy prior to consideration for tra...
Upgrading donor lung quality to improve availability
...25 percent, would nearly double the number of lung transplantation
procedures, significantly decrease lengthy wait ti...identify the 'ideal donor.' As the demand for lung transplantation
increases, such studies will be of great importance to understand better which organs are truly usea...
Shorter distance on six-minute walk test points up a greater risk of death
...ined the records of 454 adult IPF patients on U.S. transplantation
waiting lists. In IPF, lung tissue is damaged by...ungs' ability to transport oxygen. To date, lung transplantation
is the only medical therapy that has been shown to improve survival. Twenty-percent of all lung tran...
Transfusion-free surgical program reduced use of blood products for all liver transplant patients
...am for Jehovah's Witness patients undergoing liver transplantation
also has helped reduce the overall use of blood pr... of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Orthotopic liver transplantation
[in which a patient's diseased liver is removed and a donor liver transplanted into the same place] ...
Hopkins study reveals white blood cells can both hurt and help transplanted kidneys
...abb, M.D., medical director of kidney and pancreas transplantation
at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. IRI occurs in 30 percent to 40 percent of kidneys removed from dead donors, resulting in lower kidney survival rates, shortened kidney life and a cost increase of approximately $20,000 per patient...
Landmark study of islet transplantation reveals potential benefits in uncontrolled type 1 diabetes
... world's first multicenter clinical trial of islet transplantation
have confirmed the technique's potential benefits ...gators report that the Edmonton Protocol for islet transplantation
can safely and successfully promote long-term stabilization of blood sugar levels in "brittle" diabe...
Clinical trial shows islet transplantation is a promising procedure
... Edmonton Protocol--a standardized approach to the transplantation
of insulin-producing islets--demonstrates that thi... show the feasibility and reproducibility of islet transplantation
using the Edmonton Protocol and has promising implications for the future of treating Type 1 diabete...
Edmonton Protocol clinical trial shows islet transplantation shows promising results
... Alberta researcher Dr. James Shapiro, shows islet transplantation
is a promising procedure for certain patients with...icine and Dentistry. "This really shows that islet transplantation
can be tremendously successful in protecting against hypoglycemic unawareness." Thirty-six adult ...
Medical College of Wisconsin secures key contract from US HRSA
...n and his wife became aware of the need for marrow transplantation
while helping a child from their district. Young i... $2 million appropriated to the U.S. Navy's marrow transplantation
research program. From 1999 to 2005, Young served as chairman of the Appropriations Committee, durin...
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and UPMC surgeons save two lives with domino transplant
...was led by Amadeo Marcos, MD, clinical director of transplantation
at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute ...os, M.D., professor of surgery, chief, division of transplantation
and clinical director of the Starzl Transplantation Institute. "Furthermore, through our exceptional...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...ients under the age of 18 who were listed for lung transplantation
and an additional 265 patients who had a transplan.... Factors associated with increased hazard of lung transplantation
included infection, high FEV1, and diabetes for those on the waiting list, and age and infection for...
U of MN Center for Bioethics receives grant to study living donor lung transplantation
...ring policies and practices of living donor kidney transplantation
with living donor lung transplantation
at a group of institutions that perform, or have performed, both types. Living donor transplants are...
BIDMC's Terry Strom, M.D., honored by American Society of Nephrology
...lly important contributions to both nephrology and transplantation
biology through his study of immune tolerance the immune systems ability to recognize and "tolerate" the bodys own cells and molecules in order to prevent organ rejection, a serious problem facing kidney transplant patients. "The BIDMC Transplan...
Aggressive stem cells might improve transplant outcome
...dren." The results also suggest that the time from transplantation
to a fully restored immune system might be reduced...ians rethink how they can do bone marrow stem cell transplantation
so that the risk of infection is lowered in their patients," Barfield said....
St. Jude, El Salvador create research ethics committee
...d solid tumor treatments or to perform bone marrow transplantation
at St. Jude are usually 20 to 30 pages. "Our experience with El Salvador has prompted us to consider whether we could communicate the required information for ethical consent more simply and concisely in low-income countries," Caniza said. "And if...
Operations research pioneer outlines ways to make kidney transplant allocation more equitable
... efficiency gains, and the current national kidney transplantation
waiting list is a system that cries out for optimization," says Professor Zenios. "My research has shown that a purely utilitarian approach can be unfair to certain populations of patients and that more refined models involving shared decision-making...
Risk factors for diabetes following liver transplant
...te that since abnormal glucose regulation prior to transplantation
has been implicated as a possible risk factor of N...uation for the development of NODM following liver transplantation
with appropriate weighing for each variable, perhaps similar to the risk assessment instruments deve...
Grants from leading eye research foundation surpass $9M in 2006
...restoration of sight signaling in mice through the transplantation
of stem cells; the development of a side-effect-free treatment for the eye cancer retinoblastoma (the first such targeted chemotherapy drug for any childhood cancer and one with the potential for fighting certain forms of breast, lung, prostate and ...
46-year-old man receives first temporary total artificial heart in Northeast US from Penn
...edicated to pioneer and lead in the field of heart transplantation
and mechanical assist devices." The TAH-t is a modern version of the Jarvik-7 Artificial Heart that was implanted in patient Barney Clark in 1982. After ten years of study, the TAH-t is now the only total artificial heart approved by the U.S. Food ...
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