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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...

2008-09-25 09:00:15

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- While there are many causes of advanced liver disease, fatty liver, or NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis), has become the second leading cause of liver transplant in the United States. Obesity, along with elevated cholesterol and diabetes, has long been known to cause increased fat stores, which may be injurious to the liver. Such was the case in Sonny B., a patient at Atlanta Health Institute. Sonny had a long history of obesity and had tried many...

2008-08-23 03:00:12

By Telles-Correia, Diogo Barbosa, A; Mega, Ines; Direitinho, M; Morbey, A; Monteiro, E Background-Psychiatric diagnoses are very common in liver transplant candidates, and such diagnoses are predictive of a poor clinical evolution and quality of life after transplantation. Also, nonadherence before the transplant is predictive of nonadherence after the transplant. Methods-We studied the psychiatric and psychosocial profiles of 85 liver transplant candidates, comprising consecutive patients...

2008-08-21 18:00:53

COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Israeli et al.,* in an article just published in the peer-reviewed journal Liver Transplantation, have further developed our understanding of the clinical potential of monitoring cell- mediated immunity in pediatric liver-transplant patients post-transplantation. Working in a cooperative group involving several institutions in Petach- Tikva and Tel Aviv in Israel, Israeli and his colleagues focused on the use of the Cylex ImmuKnow assay to monitor...

2008-08-20 15:00:19

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients who suffer from severe liver disease and need a liver transplant will no longer have to seek that highly specialized surgery and critically important follow-up care outside the borough of the Bronx. Area patients and their families now have access to this high-quality care locally, without having to travel long distances, as a result of the New York State Department of Health's approval of the first and only liver transplant program in...

2008-07-11 18:00:35

SEATTLE, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington state Supreme Court has upheld a Department of Health decision to allow Swedish to establish a new adult liver transplant program on Swedish's First Hill campus. With this formal approval, the first procedures at Swedish could start in early 2009. Swedish originally received approval for its Certificate of Need application to provide liver transplant services in 2004, but it was appealed by University of Washington Medical Center...

2008-07-08 09:01:10

LifeCycle Pharma has announced positive top-line results from a completed Phase II clinical study of LCP-Tacro tablets in stable liver transplant patients which are in line with earlier data announced for stable kidney transplant patients. These new data for LifeCycle Pharma (LCP)-Tacro, a once daily immunosuppression drug to prevent rejection after organ transplantation, demonstrated that LCP-Tacro tablets also have a potential best-in-class profile when compared to the currently marketed...

2008-07-08 03:00:26

LifeCycle Pharma A/S (OMX:LCP) today announced positive top-line results from a completed Phase II clinical study of LCP-Tacro tablets in stable liver transplant patients which are in line with earlier data announced for stable kidney transplant patients. These new data for LCP-Tacro, a once daily immunosuppression drug to prevent rejection after organ transplantation, demonstrated that LCP-Tacro tablets also for stable liver patients have a potential best-in-class profile when compared to...

2008-06-30 06:02:50

LIVER transplant patients will receive special dental care after their operations under a scheme to be launched by NHS Lothian. The patients will receive dental assessments before and after their transplants and advice on how to avoid problems with their teeth. Patients from the Lothians needing dental treatment that can't be provided by their local dentist will have their dental care co- ordinated through the dental unit at the city's Royal Infirmary. Transplant patients are at risk...

2008-06-16 12:01:03

China liver transplant recipients to be registered: Health Ministry SHANGHAI, June 15 (Xinhua) -- The Health Ministry will use mandatory registration of valid personal information for liver transplant patients, officials said. The ministry will implement the China Liver Transplant Registry (CLTR), a compulsory reporting system, said Vice Health Minister Huang Jiefu while attending a transplant meeting held here on Saturday. "The CLTR system can help doctors track the condition of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.