Search Tag: organ transplantation

ICU Management

Study: Liver Transplant Patients Seek Closer Involvement

2014 18 Jul

Findings of a recent study, the first  of its kind, have revealed that liver transplant candidates wish to be involved in the decision as to whether they should accept or reject a donor organ. Discussed in the journal Liver Transplantation, the project has been spearheaded by Robert Porte, a Professor of Surgery at the University Medical Centre Groningen... Read more

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Largest US Kidney Chain Resumes Transplants

2014 07 Jul

The largest ongoing single-site kidney transplant chain in the US will continue with six transplant surgeries scheduled for the week of 7 July. Since early December 2013, 21 living donors and 21 recipients have participated in the paired organ exchange at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital. The chain was paused on 23 May.The coordinator... Read more

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Transplant Organs Supercooled For Longer Storage

2014 03 Jul

A new technique that allows donated organs to remain healthy for up to four days before a transplant may one day increase the chances of patients finding a compatible match from a global pool of donors. According to new research conducted on rat livers, organs can be super-cooled to around 21 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 degrees Celsius), avoiding the damage... Read more

IT Management

Coming Soon: Bio-Printing Transplantable Organs, Tissues

2014 01 Jul

According to study findings published by researchers from the Universities of Sydney, Harvard, Stanford and MIT, the ‘bio printing’ of transplantable organs and tissues is one step closer.Successfully growing large complex tissues requires artificial vascular networks that imitate the human body's circulatory system: the team of scientists has successfully... Read more

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Kidney Transplant Chain Saves Six Lives In Australia

2014 10 Jun

Australia’s largest paired kidney exchange saved the lives of six people in recent weeks, but the number of lives affected by the operation reaches into the hundreds. In addition to the families of the recipients who will enjoy the extended lives of their loved ones, more than 200 medical staff contributed to the successful simultaneous surgeries.Kidney... Read more

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Study: Transplant Success Linked to Immune Molecule Levels

2014 13 May

A study recently published in the Journal of Immunology Research reports that patients with highest levels of the most powerful version of the immune molecule HLA-G seem to have the lowest risk of rejecting their transplanted kidney.Dr. Anatolij Horuzsko, immunologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University and the study's corresponding... Read more

Cardiology Management

First Carmat Artificial Heart Transplant Patient Dies

2014 10 Mar

The hospital, which performed the transplant in December, has announced that the first patient fitted with an artificial heart made by the French company Carmat has died.75 days following the surgery at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, the patient, a 76-year-old man, has passed away. The cause of his death is currently unconfirmed.With... Read more

ICU Management

Lung Transplantation Provides Treatment Option for End-Stage Lung Disease

2014 10 Mar

The amount of patients having undergone lung transplantations has increased by roughly 20% over the past five years. For those suffering during the end stage of various lung diseases, transplantation can provide a prolongation and quality improvement of life as the last remaining treatment option.Marc Hartert and his team of colleagues have researched... Read more

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New Proposal for Improved Allocation of Liver Transplant Donations

2014 29 Jan

Based on the experience of close to 1,500 transplant donations registered in units in Spain and the United Kingdom, researchers at Spain’s University of Cordoba have developed a mathematical system capable of measuring compatibility between donors and the most serious receivers in liver transplants.Spain is considered the global transplant leader and... Read more

Executive Health Management

How To Print Your Own Tissue Types

2013 31 Oct

It sounds like a futuristic dream, yet it has been researched for a number of years already: simply printing out tissue and organs.Scientists have been able to further refine the current technology and are now in a position to produce various tissue types.A statement released by the German Organ Transplantation Foundation (DSO) shows an 18% decline... Read more


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