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2014-07-11 12:24:32

Hospital successfully transplants the first liver dialysis patient in the state HOUSTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce the first use of an extracorporeal liver support therapy in Texas for children with acute liver failure. The hospital now offers the Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System (MARS®), a liver dialysis therapy, which helped a 9-year-old patient with hepatic coma become healthy enough to be a candidate for...

2014-05-22 04:21:28

HORSHOLM, Denmark, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion recommending the granting of a marketing authorization for Envarsus® for the prevention of organ rejection in adult transplant patients in the European Union (EU). The positive opinion is for both kidney and liver transplant recipients and includes both the...

2014-04-28 12:31:12

- Study published online in Liver Transplantation - HORSHOLM, Denmark, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced the publication of a Phase II study demonstrating conversion from twice-daily tacrolimus to once-daily Envarsus(®) in stable liver transplant patients in Liver Transplantation. Key points: -- Envarsus(®) is an extended release formulation of tacrolimus designed for once-daily dosing, flatter pharmacokinetics and greater...

2014-04-11 12:57:21

New research announced at the International Liver CongressTM 2014 today provides new hope for the notoriously difficult-to-treat population of liver transplant patients with recurring hepatitis C (HCV). As part of a compassionate use program, 104 post-liver transplant patients with recurring HCV who had exhausted all treatment options and had poor clinical prognoses, received sofosbuvir (SOF) and ribavirin (RBV) with pegylated interferon (PEG) included at the physicians’ discretion for...

2014-03-26 10:44:42

Findings reveal system of centralized transplantation care may place lives at risk Veterans with liver disease who live more than 100 miles from a Veterans Administration hospital that offers liver transplants are only half as likely to be placed on the liver transplant waitlist to receive a new organ compared to veterans who live closer to transplant centers, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. The findings, which are published...

2014-03-19 23:26:37

Hepatitis B Foundation honors liver transplant pioneer with highest scientific honor. Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 The Hepatitis B Foundation (http://www.hepb.org) is pleased to announce that it has selected Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D., to receive its 2014 Baruch S. Blumberg Prize, the highest scientific honor that it confers. The Pennsylvania-based foundation is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B. The board of directors...

2014-02-06 09:47:11

Findings could influence process for allocation of scarce organ resources Patients waiting for liver transplants who develop hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS), a lung disorder associated with end-stage liver disease, are eligible to move up on the wait list. In a new paper published in Gastroenterology, however, Penn Medicine researchers argue the so-called "exception points" given to these patients award some HPS patients unnecessary priority over others on the list, which includes about...

2013-12-05 23:56:33

Novel research reveals racial and socioeconomic disparities among pediatric liver transplant patients. Findings published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, indicate that graft and patient survival was higher in white children than minorities. For patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) the only treatment option for survival is liver transplantation. Studies show that over...

2013-11-15 23:04:32

Researchers at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) propose a new “one-stop shop” approach to preoperative testing for liver transplant patients that could greatly streamline the assessment process by substituting one magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)study for a multitude of other tests. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Researchers at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) propose a new “one-stop shop” approach to preoperative testing for liver transplant patients that could greatly...

2013-10-30 23:03:58

Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital is one of a few national centers using SBRT as a "bridge" to liver transplant for liver cancer patients, and a recent study shows it is effective. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Liver transplantation is one of the few treatment options available that can potentially save the lives of people with liver cancer, but unfortunately many patients are not eligible for transplantation due to the invasiveness of their disease. A...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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