Latest liver transplant Stories

2007-08-16 06:16:41

By Stewart, Susan Context.-Pulmonary infections are common and often life- threatening in solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients. Understanding their pathology is critical to making improvements in care and survival as well as in surgical techniques, immunosuppression management, prophylaxis, and treatment. Pulmonary infections are particularly common and serious in the susceptible population of lung transplant recipients. Objective.-To summarize recent updates in the field for...

2005-11-11 16:29:52

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California hospital has suspended its liver transplant program after the Los Angeles Times reported 32 patients awaiting transplants had died while the facility turned down scores of donor organs. The University of California at Irvine Medical Center in Orange, south of Los Angeles, issued a statement late on Thursday saying the U.S. government had revoked its certification of the liver transplant program, denying further Medicare reimbursements for...

2005-10-06 17:32:03

CHAPEL HILL -- An estimated 20 percent of people with chronic hepatitis C who receive a liver transplant will develop advanced cirrhosis, scarring of the new organ severe enough to impair its ability to function normally within five years of transplantation. A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine may have found a way to identify those at greatest risk, thereby allowing doctors to decide who should receive treatment that could save the transplanted...

2005-09-27 18:45:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday suspended its liver transplant program after allowing a Saudi patient to jump to the top of the waiting list and falsifying data to cover it up. St. Vincent Medical Center said that two of its chief liver transplant surgeons had been fired and that it had launched a thorough investigation. "This event appears to involve an individual who received a liver that was designated for transplantation in another patient," said Gus Valdespino,...

2005-09-22 16:56:40

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Surgeons in California have succeeded in routinely transplanting livers without using blood transfusions in the recipients. "If we can do liver transplantation, which is one of the most difficult surgeries in the abdomen to do without blood transfusion, then we can pretty much do almost any surgery in the abdomen without blood transfusions," Dr. Singh Gagandeep told Reuters Health. In the Journal of the American College of Surgeons,...

2005-09-09 18:55:06

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A new treatment for patients with a type of bile duct cancer promises a greater chance at survival by combining radiation, chemotherapy and liver transplantation, Mayo Clinic physicians report in the September issue of the Annals of Surgery. The five-year survival rate for patients who received a liver transplant after radiation and chemotherapy was 82 percent, significantly higher than for those who had a conventional operation. "With the combined benefits of radiation,...

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