Rejection of any kind is always hard to deal with, but when one’s body rejects a precious organ transplant, the consequences can be devastating. Professor A. Vathsala, Co-director of the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation at the National University Hospital (NUH) and Professor of Medicine, shared that between 30% to 40% of kidney transplants […]Continue Reading ...
A man in London, England is now free of HIV/AIDS after stem cell transplant therapy. This is the second such case after Timothy Ray Brown from the United States was cured of HIV in Germany some 12 years ago. HIV Virus – Illustration Credit: Liya Graphics / Shutterstock This new case in London also used […]Continue Reading ...
A new case study out of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds that face transplant surgery in patients who have experienced severe facial trauma can improve speech production. Face transplantation is one of the most extensive facial reconstructive procedures available. The procedure involves the partial or total replacement of […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 — For patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to lupus nephritis (LN), renal transplant is associated with a survival benefit, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. April Jorge, M.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues examined the potential effect of […]Continue Reading ...
An estimated 17,000 Americans are on the waiting list for a liver transplant, and there’s a strong chance that many of them have alcohol-associated liver disease. ALD now edges out hepatitis C as the No. 1 reason for liver transplants in the United States, according to research published Tuesday in JAMA Internal Medicine. One reason […]Continue Reading ...
Among African-American adults undergoing liver transplant to treat liver cancer, patients whose organ donor was also African-American lived significantly longer than those with a racially unmatched donor, report authors of a new study using national data. The study is published online as an “article in press” on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons […]Continue Reading ...
More than a year after a groundbreaking liver transplant doctors still can’t say if the recipient is HIV-positive or not. Credit: Shutterstock A lifesaving partial liver transplant from an HIV-infected mother to her uninfected child – the first of its kind – was conducted last year at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Donald Gordon Medical […]Continue Reading ...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Veloxis Pharmaceuticals announced today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new indication for Envarsus XR (tacrolimus extended-release tablets) to prevent organ rejection in de novo kidney transplant patients in combination with other immunosuppressants. This indication is commonly referred to as the de novo indication. […]Continue Reading ...
A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has analyzed the pattern of skin cancer rates in kidney transplant patients, which suggests the increased risk is related to the anti-rejection medications. The research is published in JAMA Dermatology and was a collaboration between the National Cancer Registry Ireland and the […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has uncovered that the standard method for ranking patients on the waitlist for lifesaving liver transplantation may not prioritize some of the sickest candidates for the top of the list. “Ultimately, we hope this information will help clinicians recognize that certain patients with a high risk of mortality may not be captured […]Continue Reading ...
After receiving a lung transplant, patients face the likely chance that their body’s immune system will reject the transplanted organ. Rejection can happen at any time due to a variety of factors such as a lung infection or an injury to the lungs during transplant surgery. The most deadly type of rejection is chronic lung […]Continue Reading ...
Children who receive solid organ transplants are hospitalized due to vaccine-preventable infections at rates that are significantly higher than the general population, according to a newly published study by University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers. The study, published today in JAMA Pediatrics, reviewed nearly 7,000 transplant recipients nationally over a seven-year period beginning Jan. […]Continue Reading ...
A research fellow from King’s College London and transplant surgeon in training from Guy’s and Evelina Children’s Hospital, Mr Pankaj Chandak, has set up a choir for children who have received a kidney transplant. The choir called ‘Harmonies of Hope’, is supported by funding from BBC Children in Need and is made up of children […]Continue Reading ...
Dec 21 2018 CareDx, Inc., a leading molecular diagnostics company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value diagnostic solutions for transplant patients, today announces the publication of data demonstrating the clinical utility of measuring AlloSure in repeat kidney transplant recipients in the American Journal of Transplantation. AlloSure is the first donor-derived […]Continue Reading ...
Dec 19 2018 In an American Journal of Transplantation study, lung cancer risk was increased after lung transplantation, especially in the native (non-transplanted) lung of single lung transplant recipients. This was a large registry-linkage study that utilized matched transplant and cancer registry data from 17 US states/regions, including approximately 50 percent of US transplant recipients […]Continue Reading ...
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