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Penn Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Transplanation, JCI

Penn Researchers Discover Test for Earlier Detection of Transplant Rejection

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a method that appears to provide earlier warning of organ transplant rejection compared to standard methods, and requires only a blood test rather than a more invasive and painful needle biopsy.

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Quality of Life (QOL), Short Form 36 (SF-36), Short Form - 6D (SF-6D), Total Hip Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, value-based care, patient-reported outcomes, Michael A Mont, MD

Undergoing Hip Replacement Improves Five-Year Quality of Life

Patients undergoing total hip replacement experience meaningful and lasting improvements in quality of life (QOL) through at least five years after the procedure, reports a study in the March 15 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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World Kidney Day, Kidney Donation, Organ Donation, Organ Donor, Kidney Disease, Texas Tech University, Red Raiders, National Kidney Foundation, National Kidney Month

From One Red Raider to Another: Kidney Donation Gives Second Chance at Life

Last year, when Jamie Hansard, executive director of undergraduate admissions at Texas Tech University, learned she would need a transplant, she said she felt overwhelmed and scared. But thanks to fellow Red Raider Sara Gragg, Hansard not only received a new kidney in a matter of months – she’s already well on her way back to a normal life.

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Altitude, Research, Health, Implant

Heart Monitoring Technology Reveals Risks for Climbers at High Altitudes

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Climbing above 4,000m can provoke abnormal heart rhythms in otherwise healthy mountaineers, with the abnormalities increasing with altitude, new research has shown.

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Living Kidney Transplant Donation: Myths vs. Facts

It is no secret that the United States —in particular, New York — needs more people to register as living organ donors. According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 100,000 people in the country are awaiting a kidney transplant.

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Nephrology, pediatric nephrology, Kidney Transplant, Kidney, Organ Donation, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CHLA, Las Vegas, Anniversary

50 Years, Same Kidney – The Remarkable Milestone of Thomas Hoag

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In February 1967, 6-year-old Tommy Hoag became the first Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) patient ever to undergo a kidney transplant. On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, Hoag and his childhood nephrologist Dr. Richard Fine reunited at the hospital to mark the 50th anniversary of Hoag's transplant.

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Fred Hutch, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Bone Marrow Transplant, Dr. Michael Boeckh, Rhinovirus

Common Cold Can Be Surprisingly Dangerous for Transplant Patients

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Study shows typically ‘mild’ respiratory virus can turn into deadly pneumonia in this vulnerable population, points to need for effective meds, better prevention

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Nanotech, nanotechnnology, Nanomaterial, Bone Regeneration, Medical Science, Agriculture, Veterinary, Veterinarian, bone injury, Trauma Among Military, Trauma, medical advances, Research & Development, Research, cattle industry, Bone Disease, Antibiotic

From Bovines to the Battlefield: New Bone Regeneration Technology Has Wide-Ranging Benefits

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A nanomaterial-based bone regeneration technology developed at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock already proved effective in saving a prized bull. In the future, it could help everyone from patients to soldiers to car crash victims more fully recover from traumatic bone ailments injuries.

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Transplanation, Lung Transplant, donor lungs, Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Regenerative, Stem Cell

New Method Rescues Donor Organs to Save Lives

Researchers from Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Medical Center have—for the first time—maintained a fully functional lung outside the body for several days. They designed the cross-circulation platform that maintained the viability and function of the donor lung and the stability of the recipient over 36-56 hours, used the advanced support system to fully recover the functionality of lungs injured by ischemia and made them suitable for transplant. (Nature Biomedical Engineering 3/6)







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