Latest Islet cell transplantation Stories
A new study from the University of Washington reported obese children are at increased mortality risk in later years following primary liver transplantation (LT). Pediatric patients who are thin or severely thin, experience an early mortality riskâ€”within the first year post-LT.
In a step toward curing diabetes in humans, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis have alleviated the disease in rats using transplants from both embryonic and adult pigs.
A team of researchers from several collaborating Baylor University research centers and from Japan's Okayama Graduate School of Medicine have found a way to more consistently isolate pancreatic islet cells from brain dead donors using ductal injection (DI), a process that immediately cools donor islet cells at the injection site.
Three new reports describe biomarkers that identify either kidney transplant recipients likely to maintain excellent and stable allograft function in the absence of immunosuppressive drugs or those at risk of losing their transplants.
Patients should do research before deciding where they will get their transplant, study suggests.
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A newer, less expensive drug used to suppress the immune system and prevent organ rejection in kidney and pancreas transplant patients works just as well as its much more expensive counterpart, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Data from the largest single-center experience of adult and pediatric intestinal and multivisceral transplantation show that survival rates have improved with the advent of innovative surgical techniques, novel immunosuppressive protocols and better post-operative management, said researchers at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute in a study published in the October issue of Annals of Surgery.
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