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2010-11-01 15:08:52

The race of liver donors may affect recurrent hepatitis C in patients after liver transplant, according to a study by Henry Ford Hospital. "Patients receiving white cadaveric donor grafts had significantly more aggressive recurrent hepatitis C than those receiving grafts from African-American donors regardless of recipient race," says Matthew Moeller, M.D., gastroenterology fellow at Henry Ford Hospital and lead author of the study. "This difference was especially marked in African-American...

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 17:13:19

Not all viruses are created equal. In liver transplant patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, only viruses that can dodge the immune response invade the new liver, according to a study published on August 16 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine (www.jem.org). Chronic HCV infection is the leading indication for liver transplantation in the US. But installing a new liver does not cure disease; in fact, HCV infects the transplanted liver in nearly all patients. However, only...

2010-06-24 16:17:11

C2 monitoring and age are key factors Researchers at Erasmus MC University Medical Centre in The Netherlands found that cyclosporine treatment is a significant risk factor for the development of de novo cancer in liver transplant patients. Full details appear in the July issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). The 1-year survival rate after liver transplantation has dramatically...

2010-06-17 14:21:00

Dual Heart/Liver Transplant Performed At Montefiore NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Juan Farias, left Montefiore Medical Center in time for Father's Day with his four children, and with the present of a new heart and a new liver. Mr. Farias was able to be discharged June 11, 2010 because of the extraordinary work of Montefiore physicians and surgeons over a wide range of medical disciplines. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100617/DC22956 ) (Photo:...

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...

2010-05-05 15:00:22

Study finds approximately 50 percent drop in need for second liver transplant Treatment to reduce recurrence of hepatitis B appears to improve liver transplant outcomes for some patients, according to a Mayo Clinic study presented at the American Transplant Congress under way May 1-5 in San Diego. "We found that in patients with hepatitis B, the number of patients who were listed for a second transplant within three years decreased by 50 percent between 1996 and 2005," says Ray Kim, M.D., the...

2010-05-03 10:48:22

Patients should do research before deciding where they will get their transplant, study suggests For patients in need of a liver transplant, their choice of a transplant center can make a noteworthy difference in their outcomes, according to a Mayo Clinic study presented at the American Transplant Congress under way May 1-5 in San Diego. "We did find significant variation between centers in patient outcomes in the first year after transplant," says Ray Kim, M.D., one of the lead investigators...

2010-05-03 08:13:12

Extending hepatitis C treatment for liver transplant patients beyond current standards results in high clearance rates of the hepatitis C virus from the blood, and a low relapse rate, according to a study by Henry Ford Hospital. "We found that patients who achieved a sustained virological response were more likely to have had extended treatment after transplant," says Matthew Moeller, M.D., gastroenterology fellow at Henry Ford Hospital and lead author of the study. "In the study, we saw a...

2010-02-25 12:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evidence uncovered this week in the Los Angeles trial of Anthem Blue Cross, subsidiary of WellPoint Inc., which denied a grocer payment for an out-of-state liver transplant, shows the insurance giant will only approve exceptions to its in-state transplant network if patients "push back." Consumer Watchdog, which posted the internal Anthem Blue Cross protocol at http://www.ConsumerWatchdog.org/resources/BlueCrossPushBack.pdf, said Blue...


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