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2011-09-08 11:48:06

National study investigates possible new option to increase transplantable lung supply Surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center have transplanted the first lungs treated in the United States with an experimental repair process before transplantation. The procedure is part of a five-center national clinical research trial to evaluate the efficacy of repairing, before transplant, lungs that might otherwise have been passed over as unsuitable for organ donation. The results of...

2011-04-14 12:30:10

For the first time, scientists at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network have shown in a clinical trial that the Toronto XVIVO System can safely and effectively treat, re-assess and improve the function of high-risk donor lungs so that they can be successfully transplanted into patients. The use of this technique could significantly expand the donor organ pool and improve outcomes after transplantation. In their pioneering work, a team of researchers led by Dr. Shaf Keshavjee,...

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2011-03-08 14:35:17

Patient hopes procedure will enhance her ability to care for her daughter Surgeons at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center performed the first hand transplant in the western United States in an operation that began one minute before midnight on Friday, March 4, and was completed 14-and-a-half hours later, on Saturday, March 5. The transplant was performed on a 26-year-old mother from Northern California who lost her right hand in a traffic accident nearly five years ago. UCLA is only the fourth...

2010-12-17 12:07:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Penn Transplant Institute, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) have collaborated to form the Penn Hand Transplant Program. The Program will operate under the leadership of the Penn Transplant Institute and in collaboration with the Gift of Life Donor Program, the nonprofit organ and tissue donor program which serves the eastern half of...

2009-03-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pulmo BioTech Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PLMO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor John Wallwork to the Board of the company as non-exec Chairman. Commenting on the appointment, Garry McCann, Pulmo BioTech's CEO, said "we are delighted that Professor Wallwork has agreed to join the Board of Pulmo BioTech. The Professor's depth of experience and knowledge will be of great benefit to the company as we move towards Phase II Human...

2009-01-27 09:15:11

The number of lung transplants performed at a hospital could mean life or death for patients seeking the surgery, new research suggests. In the first overall assessment of lung transplant success rates in the United States and Canada, researchers found institutions that perform 20 or more lung transplants every year have the best patient survival rates from the procedure. At these hospitals, over 95 percent of lung recipients survive after one month and 83 percent survive after a year....

2009-01-17 20:12:23

A medical team in Japan Saturday recorded the country's first successful combined heart-lung transplant operation, hospital officials said. The patient is a man in his 30s who received the donor organs of another man, also in his 30s, who had been certified as brain dead at a hospital in Kobe. The recipient was in stable condition following the surgery at Osaka University Hospital, Kyodo News Service reported. The news service said the dead man's hearts and lungs were removed, put in a cooled...

2008-12-20 13:07:07

A team of doctors in Canada has pioneered a procedure that preserves human lungs outside the body for up to 20 hours. The surgeons at Toronto General Hospital helped devise a procedure that allows lungs to be preserved and nourished outside of a human body three times longer than ever before possible, The (Toronto) Globe and Mail reported Friday. A lot more patients will be able to receive a lung transplant and not die waiting, said Chris Jaynes, product manager with Vitrolife, a Colorado...


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