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2012-02-17 11:02:20

Classes spur patients to get evaluated for a kidney transplant Highlights     Kidney transplantation is the preferred treatment for kidney failure patients, but blacks are less likely to receive kidney transplants than whites.     Kidney failure patients–particularly blacks and those living in poor neighborhoods–who take part in an education program are more likely to get evaluated for a kidney transplant.     Requiring a formal...

2012-02-01 23:41:32

Pilot study shows 60 percent of children who received liver tissue from a parent can safely discontinue immunosuppression; larger study planned Physicians at three transplant centers have found in a pilot study that a majority of children who receive liver tissue from a parent can eventually stop using immunosuppression (anti-rejection) medications safely. These drugs, which tamp down natural immune function, have been linked to a bevy of complications, including cancer, diabetes,...

2012-01-27 15:33:23

Transplant patients who develop head and neck cancer are more likely to be non-smokers and non-drinkers, and less likely than their non-transplant counterparts to survive past one year of diagnosis, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. As part of a 20-year review, Henry Ford researchers found cancers of the throat, tonsils and mouth may be more aggressive in transplant recipients as the result of long-term immunosuppressive therapy required to prevent solid organ...

2012-01-27 11:24:48

Stopping immunosuppressive prednisone soon after transplantation found safe Highlights:     Patients who quickly stop taking the immunosuppressant prednisone after receiving a kidney transplant avoid experiencing serious prednisone-related side effects.     This rapid discontinuation of prednisone does not jeopardize the long-term survival of patients and their new organs.     Approximately 16,500 patients receive kidney transplants each...

2012-01-23 19:00:00

The heart transplant and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) are among the nation´s best in patient care quality, according to the latest report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 The heart and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) are among the nation´s best in patient care quality, according to the latest report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant...

2011-12-12 22:25:37

Transplant surgeons live in the hope that one day they will be able to wean at least some of their patients off the immunosuppressive drugs that must be taken to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ. A team of researchers led by Alberto Sánchez-Fueyo, at the University of Barcelona, Spain, has now identified markers that might make this possible for liver transplant recipients. Transplant recipients must take immunosuppressive drugs for the rest of their lives to prevent...

2011-11-25 06:50:40

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — White heart transplant patients under the age of 18 are more than twice as likely as African Americans to be alive ten years later, according to this study. "It's unclear whether these racial disparities are due to biological differences or socio-economic differences that have an impact on access to care, or some combination of the two," Arman Kilic, M.D., a surgical resident at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore who is scheduled to make the AHA...

2011-11-02 08:40:59

Patients who have received a solid organ transplant, such as kidney, liver, heart or lung, have an overall cancer risk that is double that of the general population, with an increased risk for many different types of malignancies, according to a study in the November 2 issue of JAMA. "In 2010, a total of 28,664 transplants were performed in the United States, including 16,899 kidney transplants, 6,291 liver transplants, 2,333 heart transplants, and 1,770 lung transplants," according to...


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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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