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Study Quantifies Kidney Failure Risk in Living Kidney Donors

• Researchers have developed a risk calculator that estimates the risk of kidney failure after donation. • Overall risk was quite low, but black race and male sex were associated with increased risks of developing kidney failure in living kidney donors. • Older age was associated with greater kidney failure risk in nonblack donors, but not in in black donors. • Higher body mass index and a close biological relationship to the transplant recipient were also associated with increased risks of kidney failure.

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Transplant, Heart Transplant, Heart, Ut Southwestern

Life After Transplant: Patients Now More Likely to Live – and Live Well

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If not for a heart transplant, Drew Wilson would have been dead last fall.

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Folate Metabolism, Pituitary Adenoma, transsphenoidal surgery, AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, AANS, American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Folate Receptor Overexpression Can Be Visualized in Real Time During Pituitary Adenoma Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery

Winner of the Synthes Skull Base Award, John Y.K. Lee, MD, FAANS, presented his research, Folate Receptor Overexpression Can Be Visualized in Real Time During Pituitary Adenoma Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting

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American Society for Investigative Pathology , Liver Therapy, Cell Transplantation, Liver Failure, Transplant, Cell Biology, Liver Cells

New Progress Toward Finding Best Cells for Liver Therapy

In an important step toward using transplanted cells to treat liver failure, researchers demonstrate successful transplantation of fetal rat liver cells to an injured adult rat liver.

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organ allocation, Organ And Tissue Donation, organ donation rate, Organ Donation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, University of Montreal, Montreal, Medical Research, Mathematics, Biology, Transplant Guidelines, Neprhology, kidney donor

Organ Donation: A New Frontier for AI?

Getting the right organ to the right recipient is always a challenge. University of Montreal scientists think artificial intelligence can help.

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Liver, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplantation, Liver Transplants, organox, normothermic, Cadaver, Cadavers, National Donate Life Month, Donate Life Month, clinical trial, abdominal transplant, Abdominal Transplant Surgery

Surgeons Perform Alabama’s First Transplant in Which Cadaver Liver Is “Kept Alive” Outside Body

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A new clinical trial seeks to determine whether a machine that pumps warm, oxygenated blood in cadaver kidneys can improve quality of the organ prior to transplant.

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Hand Transplant, Organ Donation, vascular tissue, Transplantation, reconstructive transplantation , Occupational Therapy, hand therapy, immuno suppresion

Patient Makes Dramatic Recovery From Amputation to Transplanted Hand

In October 2016, Jonathan Koch, a 51-year-old entertainment executive from Los Angeles, underwent a 17-hour procedure to replace the hand he lost to a mysterious, life-threatening illness. Six months after surgery by the UCLA hand transplant team and countless hours of physical therapy, Koch continues to make remarkable strides in his recovery.

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Lung Transplant, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Sarcoidosis

Police Officer Becomes Loyola's 900th Lung Transplant Patient

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A Chicago police officer has become the 900th patient to receive a life-saving lung transplant at Loyola Medicine. “It’s given me a whole new life,” said officer Theresa Boss-French. “Since my transplant, I have not coughed once or struggled to breathe.”

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Fuchs Dystrophy, Genetic Mutations

New Study Quadruples Known Genetic Risk Factors for Fuchs Dystrophy

Researchers discovered three novel genetic mutations associated with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common corneal disorder requiring transplantation.

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10 Minutes. 22 People. 54 Percent.

At this moment, more than 118,000 people in the United States are in need of a lifesaving organ transplant. And 64 percent of them are currently on a waiting list – to which roughly 1 person is added every 10 minutes – according to the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS). That’s 75,868 people in line for a transplant. Unfortunately, only about half of them will actually receive the transplant they need this year. In an effort to encourage more people to register as organ and tissue donors, folks at Penn Medicine are tackling the issue from a few different angles – from advocacy to research to policy.







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