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face transplant, Transplant, Organ Donation

Mayo Clinic Announces Successful Face Transplant on Wyoming Man

A multidisciplinary team of surgeons, physicians and other health professionals recently completed a near-total face transplant on a Wyoming man on Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus. The extensive, life-changing surgery will improve the patient’s ability to chew, swallow, speak, breathe and smell.

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Transplant Rejection

Discovery May Help Prevent Tissue Scarring and Rejection of Transplanted Kidneys

• During rejection of a transplanted kidney, certain immune cells transform into connective tissue cells, which produce collagen and other fibers. • This transition, which is mediated by the TGF-/Smad3 signaling pathway, leads to scarring and decreased kidney function.

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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

After Joint Replacement Surgery, Smokers at Increased Risk of Reoperation for Infection

For patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement, smoking is associated with an increased risk of infectious (septic) complications requiring repeat surgery, reports a study in the February 15 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Cardiology, Heart Attack, Cardiovascular, STEMI, Clogged Arteries, heart blockage, Myocardial, defibrilator, Pacemaker, Anesthesia

Preparation, Attention to Detail Translates to Excellence in Cardiac Care

Jaromir Bobek of Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital prides himself on his cardiology team's preparation and attention to detail. The service line routinely receives national recognition for its expertise and quick treatment of some of the most severe heart attack cases.

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Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, total artificial heart, LVAD, Left Ventricular Assist Device, Heart Failure Devices

The Medical Minute: Treatment Options for Heart Failure

Ask any doctor what can be done to maintain a healthy heart and the answer will most likely be eat healthy and exercise regularly. But what happens when someone's heart is not healthy and does not pump blood properly?

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Language Barriers, Kidney Transplantation

Language Barriers May Interfere with Access to Kidney Transplantation

• Higher degrees of linguistic isolation were linked with a lower likelihood of transitioning from inactive to active status on the kidney transplant waiting list and with incomplete transplant evaluations. • The association of linguistic isolation appeared to be most influential among Hispanic transplant candidates.

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Tisch Cancer Institute, Blood Cancer, Graft-versus-host disease, Clinical Trials For Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, biomarkers, Proteins, ST2, REG3a

Researchers Develop “MAGIC Algorithm” to Predict Whether Bone Marrow Transplant Patients May Die From Common Complication

Researchers at Mount Sinai Health System have discovered a way to predict whether blood cancer patients who received a bone marrow transplant will develop graft-versus-host disease, a common and often lethal complication, according to a study published in JCI (The Journal of Clinical Investigation) Insight.

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Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Genetics, Genetic Profiling, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Blood Cancers, Cancer Alternative Medicine Biology Breast Cancer Nutrition/Nutrients Public Health, MDs

Genetic Profiling Can Guide Stem Cell Transplantation for Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Study Finds

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A single blood test and basic information about a patient’s medical status can indicate which patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are likely to benefit from a stem cell transplant, according to new research by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, CORR, Wolters Kluwer

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Now Published by Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce a new, long-term publishing partnership with the The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons® (ABJS). Beginning in 2018, the journal’s 65th anniversary, Wolters Kluwer will publish Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), the specialty-leading journal of ABJS.

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Kimmel Cancer Center, Robert Brodsky, Amy DeZern, Bone Marrow, Transplant, aplastic anemia, Immunosuppressive, GVHD

16 Aplastic Anemia Patients Free Of Disease After Bone Marrow Transplant and Chemo

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Physicians at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have successfully treated 16 patients with a rare and lethal form of bone marrow failure called severe aplastic anemia using partially matched bone marrow transplants followed by two high doses of a common chemotherapy drug.

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Houston Methodist Hospital Offers the World’s Smallest Pacemaker

A pacemaker the size of a nickel can now be implanted in patients.

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Bone Marrow Cell Therapy, Cell Therapy, Gottschalk, James R. Downing, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, immunotheraphy, Pediatric Cancer Research, pediatric cancer care, clinical trial

Stephen Gottschalk, M.D., Has Been Named Chair of the Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Esteemed clinician and scientist will oversee one of the world’s largest pediatric bone marrow transplantation programs.

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Steven L. Flamm, MD, Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is available to discuss new Hep C study

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Transplant, Lung Transplant, Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, Dr. Marcelo Cypel, Dr. Tom Waddell, Dr. Matthew Binnie, Dr. Niall Ferguson, respirology, Thoracic Surgery, Novalung, World first, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network

Living Without Lungs for Six Day Saves a Mom’s Life

In a bold and very challenging move, thoracic surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network removed severely infected lungs from a dying mom, keeping her alive without lungs for six days, so that she could recover enough to receive a life-saving lung transplant.

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Transplant, Lungs, respirology, Perfusion, Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, Availability, Advisory

How Did a Dying Mom Survive Without Lungs for Days, Until a Lung Transplant Saved Her Life?

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kidney and liver transplant, Pancreas Transplant, Transplant, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Cirrhosis Of The Liver, Cirrhosis, Abdominal Transplant Surgery, abdominal transplant

Exceeding Expectations in Transplant Outcomes

Rush University Medical Center’s solid organ transplant program has better-than-expected rates of one-year adult patient survival after liver and kidney transplantation, according to the most recent transplantation report released by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). These rates makes Rush’s program unique to Chicago and among the nation’s best.

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Autism, fecal transplant, Microbiome

Autism Symptoms Improve After Fecal Transplant, Small Study Finds

Children with autism may benefit from fecal transplants – a method of introducing donated healthy microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease to rebalance the gut. Behavioral symptoms of autism and gastrointestinal distress often go hand-in-hand, and both improved when a small group of children with the disorder underwent fecal transplant and subsequent treatment.

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Kidney Diseases, Gao, American Society Of Nephrology, NIH, Medicare ESRD, Research Funding

American Society of Nephrology Welcomes GAO Report Confirming Urgent Need for Greater Research Funding

Report Details Imbalance between Kidney Disease Research and Health Impact.

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National Blood Donor Month, blood donor, Blood Donors, UCLA Blood & Platelet Center, UCLA health, Organ Transplantation, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplantation, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Transplantation, kidney and liver transplant

Blood Donors of Many Colors Pool Precious Resource to Save Woman’s Life

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Last year, Shirley Polk’s life changed forever. On Friday, it changed again, thanks to a meeting she had with 15 strangers who helped save her life. Last September, the 67-year old, whose liver and kidney suddenly failed after she developed acute autoimmune disease, received a transplant of both organs at Reagan UCLA Medical Center. On Jan. 13, at an event arranged by UCLA, she met 15 of the 59 strangers whose blood donations made possible the transplant surgeries that saved her life. Thanks to her donors’ generosity, Polk was transfused with 32 units of whole blood, 27 units of plasma and 11 units of platelets.







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