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2011-09-27 14:53:13

Patients with liver cancer and low MELD scores may not find similar benefit New research shows liver transplantation candidates without hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) derive a greater survival benefit from a living donor liver transplant (LDLT) than waiting for a deceased donor liver transplant (DDLT). The study now available in the October issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, reports that...

2011-09-09 13:34:02

Reducing mortality of patients on transplantation waitlist is top priority Transplantation specialists have proposed changes to the allocation and distribution of organs used for liver transplants. The recommended policy modifications take into account the scarcity of available organs, ensuring rapid allocation and delivery of the organ to those most in need in order to reduce mortality for waitlisted patients. Details of the proposed model are available in the September issue of Liver...

2011-09-08 14:51:50

Review also drew on experiences of countries like the USA, Canada and Australia Clinicians from a leading UK children's hospital have called for European countries to change the way they tackle the shortage of organ donations from children, after a review, published in the September issue of Acta Paediatrica, found a large number of legal, ethical and cultural barriers. Great Ormond Street Hospital's clinical lead for organ donations, consultant paediatric intensivist Dr Joe Brierley,...

2011-08-18 00:00:42

Two-time kidney transplant recipient Mary Wu, an advocate for kidney disease research and organ donation, will represent UKRO as a rider on the Donate Life float. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 UKRO, a Los Angeles"“based nonprofit charity supporting kidney disease research has announced that two-time kidney transplant recipient Mary H. Wu will represent UKRO as a rider on the Donate Life float in the 2012 Rose Parade. "This is the first time UKRO has sponsored a float rider...

2011-07-21 09:00:00

Fairfax FaceMatch(TM) uses cutting edge technology to help patients "match" a photo of their choice to find their ideal sperm donor. FAIRFAX, Va., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fairfax Cryobank launched Fairfax FaceMatch(TM) in February 2011. Fairfax FaceMatch(TM) is a free high-tech tool that helps patients find their ideal sperm donor. In less than six months, Fairfax FaceMatch(TM) has experienced over 10,000 photo uploads by patients searching for a donor who resembles...

2011-07-19 08:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) today announced the formal launch of an innovative new web-based system that adds convenience and enhanced privacy for blood donors when completing their pre-donation health history. The iDonate Interview (SM) program, for the first time, provides MBC blood donors the opportunity to answer all required health history questions--from the privacy of their home or office on the day of their donation....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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