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2013-09-27 23:00:09

A team of surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center is the first in the country to report a fully laparoscopic hepatectomy—the removal of a portion of the liver—from a living adult donor for adult and teenage recipients. The procedure advances transplant surgery and offers hope for addressing the significant shortage of liver donors. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 Surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Report Successful...

2010-09-01 11:15:00

ROYAL OAK, Mich., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak became Michigan's third liver transplant center on Aug. 31. A 59-year-old man from Royal Oak was the first patient to receive a liver transplant through Beaumont's new multi-organ transplant program. Under the leadership of Alan J. Koffron, M.D., director of multi-organ transplantation, Beaumont expanded its 38-year-old kidney transplant program to include liver transplants. Beaumont's 17-member transplant team...

2010-08-17 16:37:03

Henry Ford Hospital Study: Donor Risk Index Does Not Impact Outcomes On a Small Scale The Donor Risk Index, which assesses donor characteristics impacting liver transplantation outcomes, does not bear the same impact on outcomes on a small scale as is suggested from large-scale, national data. Rather, hepatitis C was shown to continue to be the major contributor to poor graft survival in transplant patients, according to a Henry Ford Hospital. The goals of the study were to confirm the effect...

2010-06-10 15:16:53

The Liver Center at Baylor College of Medicine, already renowned for having the highest liver transplant survival rate in Texas among high-volume programs, has something new to celebrate. Dr. John Goss, professor of surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at BCM, has performed his 1,000th liver transplant since joining the BCM faculty. This milestone was reached on June 7 at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. Goss is director of liver transplant programs at St. Luke's, Texas...

2010-02-01 12:56:03

Laparoscopic approach promises dramatically improved recovery for the organ donor -- typically, a parent donating to their child NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is the only medical center in the United States to offer minimally invasive liver donation for pediatric transplantation. Surgeons use a laparoscopic technique to remove a section of liver from a living donor for implantation in a pediatric patient -- typically a parent donating to their child. The innovative...

2010-01-25 17:12:57

Machine perfusion outperforms standard cold-storage liver preservation, according to first-ever clinical study comparing the 2 methods in human liver transplantation Preserving organs on ice prior to transplantation, an approach known as cold storage or CS, has been the standard practice in liver transplant for 20 years. Now there is new evidence that a technique called hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) may offer an improvement, according to the first-ever study comparing the impact of the...

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...

2008-08-07 12:01:26

DETROIT, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Hospital performed the state's first laparoscopic surgery for living-donor liver transplantation, another milestone in the hospital's transplant program. The surgical team, headed by Marwan Abouljoud, M.D., used the minimally invasive procedure to remove a section of the liver from Amy Frankford, 26, of Milford, who donated the organ to save the life of her ailing father, Michael Frankford, 51, also of Milford, who battled hepatitis C since 1986....

2008-07-03 12:00:54

Italian medical scientists say they are trying to determine whether split liver transplantation reliably yields grafts that can help two adults. The shortage of donor organs has led to advanced surgical strategies to increase opportunities for those in need of a transplant, the scientists said. An example is the split liver transplant, or SLT, in which one donated liver is divided into the larger right hemisphere and the smaller left hemisphere, with the two halves transplanted into...

2005-10-04 13:37:39

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who donate part of their liver to a loved-one in need of a transplant can be assured that doing so is pretty safe. There may be a period of recovery following partial liver removal, but most procedures do not run into complications or lead to permanent consequences for the donors, researchers report in the Archives of Surgery. Dr. Christopher R. Shackleton of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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