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 ...
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 ...
In a review of registry data for more than 5,300 liver transplants performed in children nationwide, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers identify the type of patient who is most likely to survive a split liver transplant–receiving only part of a donor’s liver–with no additional long-term health risks, which could allow for an increase in the availability […]Continue Reading ...
“Since Senshu is 4 years old, he didn’t understand everything that was going on. But we told him, ‘You can help your older brother,’ and he understood that,” Natsuko, the boys’ mother, said. “He never said he didn’t want to go to the hospital, and he never cried, either.” Even with a perfect donor match, […]Continue Reading ...
This image shows a cross section of a kidney. Credit: Holly Fischer/Wikipedia Although there have been considerable reductions in disparities in adult kidney transplant outcomes in the United States, a new study found that disparities in long-term patient survival among pediatric kidney transplant recipients have worsened. The findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week […]Continue Reading ...
Currently there are nearly 100,000 Americans on the kidney transplant waiting lists, with many hovering in limbo and waiting for a kidney as long as five or ten years, according to the nonprofit Living Kidney Donors Network. Most of these patients make at least three trips a week to dialysis centers to undergo the arduous […]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 ...
Results of a medical records study of more than 7,000 patients awaiting a lung transplant in the United States affirm the basis of a court filing in 2017 that called the organ allocation system geographically “rigged” in some regions of the nation. In a report, published online Nov. 15 in the American Journal of Transplantation, […]Continue Reading ...
Nov 7 2018 Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine have developed a new nanotechnology-based immunotherapy that promotes long-term transplant acceptance in an animal model. Africa Studio | Shutterstock The development, which is described in the journal Immunity, could transform patient care and provide a solution to the problems that stand in the way […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 — Patients who get a liver transplant from an older donor have better long-term survival than those who refuse this type of transplant, new research shows. Transplant surgeons mainly use livers from donors under age 70 to avoid risks such as rejection and death. But a shortage of organs means that […]Continue Reading ...
The first successful human heart transplant in the United States was performed at Stanford Hospital 50 years ago. That procedure, by legendary heart surgeon Norman Shumway, MD, PhD, (shown above) led to the standard surgical technique for heart transplantation that’s still in use today. And it’s the reason why patients, like Yolanda, have been given […]Continue Reading ...
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