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2011-09-08 11:48:06

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.

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.

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2011-03-08 14:35:17

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.

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.

2009-03-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pulmo BioTech Inc.

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.

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.

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,


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