Tag: "transplantation" at medical news
Once-fatal metabolic disorders treatable, says Stanford/Packard researcher
...izing any of the body's protein-rich muscle. Liver transplantation
is also an option for some patients. This study investigated whether drugs that promote alternative pathways to dismantle and excrete nitrogen-containing waste can lower the dangerously high levels of blood ammonia, called hyperammonemia. The 299...
Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients
... for all patients who undergo evaluation for heart transplantation
at our medical center. "Now, we may be able to use this test for patients with diastolic heart failure as well." The researchers said future studies should examine whether treatments for heart failure can modify the results and reduce the risk of m...
When HIV and liver disease co-exist
...ew agents should be tried. Until recently, liver transplantation
was not an option for patients with HIV; however, it is now a possibility. It is imperative not to wait until the patient is moribund, the authors report, adding that successful outcomes depend on the collaboration of surgeons, hepatologists, infecti...
DFG approves 11 new Collaborative Research Centers
...e of donated organs continue to pose challenges to transplantation
medicine as a whole. This is the motivation for SFB 738 Optimising Conventional and Innovative Transplantation. (Host university: Hannover Medical School (MHH), Coordinator: Michael P. Manns) The dynamic, i.e. temporally variable, parameters of mol...
Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators
...nsplantation. The use of umbilical cord blood for transplantation
is an attractive alternative for cancer patients who cannot identify a suitable adult donor such as minority patients or patients of mixed ethnicity. However, umbilical cord blood has fewer stem cells, decreasing the likelihood of a successful trans...
Stem cell transplantation procedure results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients
...nd that high-dose chemotherapy and blood stem cell transplantation
can result in long-term survival for patients diag...eceived high-dose chemotherapy and blood stem cell transplantation
from July 1994 through July 1997. The median survival for all 80 patients was 57 months. Eighteen ...
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