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2010-01-26 15:17:19

Medical Societies Craft Guidelines to Advise Clinicians; Protect Patients and Donors A recent case study by doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York examined the ethical issues posed by transplant tourism, an offshoot of medical tourism, which focuses solely on transplantation surgery.  Many American transplant professionals frown on the practice of transplant tourism where patients travel to countries such as China, India, and the Philippines for their transplantation.  These...

2009-11-27 12:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Considered a highly risky and controversial medical procedure only 25 years ago, solid organ transplantation is now a life-saving mainstream operation thanks to the extraordinary men and women who gathered at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas on Nov. 11. Leaders came together from medical centers around the world to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Baylor Regional Transplant Institute (BRTI), one of the pioneers of solid organ transplant in the...

2009-11-16 07:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Methodist Dallas Medical Center recently made history when it became the first in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to perform a kidney transplant on an HIV positive patient. The patient, a 40-year old African American male, is healthy, well, and enjoying a life free from dialysis for the first time in six years. The surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Dickerman, with transplant surgeons Dr. Jose Castillo-Lugo, Dr. David Nessar, and Dr. Freda Levy. Dr....

2009-10-14 13:46:00

LOMA LINDA, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monday, October 26, marks the 25-year anniversary of the first neonatal cross-species heart transplant in history. Dr. Leonard Bailey and a team of doctors at Loma Linda University Medical Center transplanted the heart of a baboon into an infant, born with uniformly lethal heart disease and known to the world as "Baby Fae," on October 26, 1984. Though she only lived 20 days following the operation, her legacy has extended the life of...

2009-03-18 09:55:00

New guidelines could help doctors identify the best candidates for combined heart and kidney transplants. To gather their data, researchers analyzed data from more than 19,000 patients who underwent heart or combined heart and kidney transplants between 1995 and 2005. They found patients were less likely survive a combined heart and kidney transplant if, before surgery, they were older than 65, had peripheral vascular disease, had heart failure not caused by blocked or narrowed arteries, were...

2008-10-06 00:00:36

By Andrew Conte; Luis Fabregas At least three leading surgeons have emerged as candidates for transplant chief at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the Tribune-Review has learned. Administrators should pick a tough manager and an innovator, someone who, above all, could carry on the legacy created by pioneer Thomas E. Starzl, transplant experts said. "Once upon a time, it was Pittsburgh," said Dr. Jeffrey Punch, transplant director at the University of Michigan Health System...

2008-09-19 15:00:54

As a world leader in organ transplantation, UCSF will celebrate its 45th year of transplantation with a week of exciting workshops, lectures and forums. "Virtually every single person in this country knows someone who has end-stage organ disease and who could benefit from transplantation," said Nancy Ascher, MD, PhD, chair of the department of surgery. "UCSF has premier programs in transplantation of virtually all the solid organs. Our expert teams of specialists provide outstanding patient...

2008-08-22 09:00:08

By Maria Cheng Associated Press LONDON -- Transplanting faces may seem like science fiction, but doctors say the experimental surgeries could one day become routine. Two of the world's three teams that have done partial face transplants reported today that their techniques were surprisingly effective, though complications exist and more work is still needed. "There is no reason to think these face transplants would not be as common as kidney or liver transplants one day," said Dr....

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2008-07-15 11:54:32

Study at Bonn University Clinic suggests delaying operations till the next day Kidney transplants should be carried out during the day if possible. At least this is the conclusion suggested by a survey just published by urologists and internists at the University of Bonn (Transplantation Proceedings, vol. 40, p. 1341 ff.). Hence operations carried out at night require a further operation more than twice as often as other operations. Moreover, the risk of premature failure of the transplant is...

2005-11-10 16:54:25

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 30 people waiting for liver transplants at a Southern California hospital died during the past two years as the facility turned down scores of donor organs that might have saved them, it was reported on Thursday. Citing a federal report obtained under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, the Los Angeles Times said government inspectors have found numerous deficiencies in the transplant program at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center...


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