Tag: "transplants" at medical news
Revlimid data presented at ASCO stands to change the way physicians treat multiple myeloma
...ts, without first offering bone marrow (stem cell) transplants
that have been the standard of care up until now. "Because of the strong one-year survival data seen in the ECOG trial, we think there is a need to continue to evaluate novel treatment options. The development of new therapeutic agents which are ve...
Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats
...iod, with similar results. Other human stem cell transplants
in the spinal cord have focused on repairing the myelin-forming cells, said co-author Karl Johe, a researcher at Neuralstem, the company that manufactures the hSSCs used in the study. In this study, we succeeded at reconstructing the neural circuitry...
UCLA pediatrician honored with prestigious achievement award
...eonatal immune defects, bone marrow and cord-blood transplants
in cellular immunodeficiencies, and the uses of immune globulin in the prevention and treatment of infections. Stiehms most important contributions to understanding the functioning of the immune system and human disease include the identification of ...
UPMC performs first beating heart transplant procedure in the US
...n study showed success with the device in 20 heart transplants
with 30-day graft and patient survival at 100 percent. ...
Quality versus quantity -- transforming kidney transplant policy
...sing the need to balance the benefits of immediate transplants
with those to be had from waiting for a more suita...ance of graft failure, making second or even third transplants
necessary later in life. Recent attention has been focused on designing new methods of prioritizat...
Implanting dopamine generators in brain cells obtains improvement in Parkinson's in monkeys
...in monkeys with Parkinson's and which had received transplants
was demonstrated to last for at least a year. The research team concluded that the mechanism by which the implants in the striate area of the brain of dopamine-generating cells manage to ameliorate Parkinson's appears to be related to the capacity...
Bone marrow stem cells may cure eye disease
...m genetic corneal diseases. He added that cornea transplants
have been successful to some degree but do not always eliminate the problem. "When the donor cells disappear after a few years, the corneal disease often reoccurs," he said. "However, if we can place the stem cells inside the cornea, they will rep...
HCV patients survival after liver transplantation is not improving
... group of HCV positive patients who received liver transplants
between January 1990 and December 2002. They noted a trend for better patient survival in recent years, "but the cumulative probability of developing severe recurrent disease remained unchanged," the authors report. They pinpointed the combination of...
Machine preservation may promote more organ sharing
...tion. The current study included 120 ECD kidney transplants
-- 95 kidneys were preserved with machine and 25 with simple cold storage preservation techniques. Despite the fact that the machine-preserved kidneys were out of the body for a longer period of time (a mean of 24 hours versus 19 hours for the co...
OHSU surgeon implants donated tissue allografts
...afts for transplantation. "Live or fresh tissue transplants
are difficult to obtain and complicated to prepare and coordinate. This new cooperation will allow many more of our patients, suffering with complex joint injury, to be treated in a timely and effective manner," Crawford said. Crawford who perform...
Children's Hospital Boston presents at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions
...rs, Management, and Outcome Children with heart transplants
do regain heart function sufficient for exercise (Embargoed until Monday, 3/26, 2:30 p.m. CT) Not only can most children with a heart transplant exercise safely, but new research suggests that the transplanted hearts response to exercise gradually i...
Drug/intervention combinations offer benefit in severe CVD
...severe cardiac dysfunction, only about 3,000 heart transplants
are possible each year. In the meantime, doctors are trying to identify new combinations of medicines and interventions that will increase survival rates among this high-risk population. Research presented today at the American College of Cardiolog...
Outcomes for patients with hepatitis B who need liver transplants
...her MELD scores, and may be more likely to receive transplants
quickly compared to patients with other types of liver disease. Without transplant, many HCC patients die or become unsuitable for transplantation because of tumor progression. Led by Anna S. Lok, M.D. of the Division of Gastroenterology at the Uni...
Emory algorithm improves kidney transplant chances for sensitized patients
...e patients on the national waiting list for kidney transplants
have only a small chance of receiving a new organ,... receive about 15 percent of deceased-donor kidney transplants
each year. The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) coordinates the nation's transplant system ...
JDRF awards Emory $2.5 million to develop islet transplant technology
...s successful, clinical trials of the porcine islet transplants
into humans could begin within the next three year...mory physician/researchers have performed 16 islet transplants
into nine patients since 2003. Despite some success in helping patients forgo or cut down on insul...
Sick teens in crisis: Organ transplant patients may die when insurance for medicine runs out
...al burden. Most healthcare costs associated with transplants
in the United States such as critical immunosuppr...cal records of 1,001 children who underwent kidney transplants
between 1995 and 2001, half of whom lost their health insurance. He says the results point to a need...
Teens may lose transplanted organs when insurance runs out
...ety. To achieve that goal, they need to keep their transplants
healthy, and immunosuppressive drugs will help them to do so."...
U of MN Center for Bioethics receives grant to study living donor lung transplantation
...rform, or have performed, both types. Living donor transplants
are now more common than deceased donor transplant...widely available. Less than 2 percent of all lung transplants
are from living donors. Currently approximately 2,880 patients are waiting for a lung transplant. O...
New research effort to translate basic science into faster bone healing
...ed microfractures to accumulate in large dead bone transplants
(allografts), and more that 50 percent fail within...ularizing and remodeling transplanted bone, making transplants
more likely to succeed over time. The CORT grants were awarded to four of the 28 institutions tha...
People should be paid for donating an organ
...uld be created to help answer the large demand for transplants
and prevent exploitation of poor people, says an article in this week's BMJ. The author an organ transplant surgeon has written an opinion piece arguing for payments to be made for live organ donation, saying it does not go against current ethica...
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