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2014-01-28 09:29:14

Temple researchers find equivalent outcomes for double-lung transplants when blood type between donor and recipient is identical or compatible In the largest retrospective study to date using data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database for adult double-lung transplants, Temple University School of Medicine researchers have shown that there is no statistically significant difference between rejection and mortality rates among double-lung transplant recipients when their...

2013-06-11 13:57:51

New research reveals that transplantation of partial livers from deceased adult and teen donors has become less risky for infants and young children, helping to save these young lives. Findings published online in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, indicate that risk of organ failure and mortality from partial or split liver transplant was comparable to whole organ transplant in this...

2013-02-12 20:21:25

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While flowers, dinner and chocolate work as gifts for some couples this Valentine's Day, one Kansas City couple had a very unique gift experience. Taesha Benson granted her boyfriend, Travis Spire-Sweet, the ultimate gift of love: her left kidney. Travis, an acupuncturist, had suffered chronic kidney problems since birth. Having been born with only 25 percent of a functioning kidney, Travis wasn't expected to live past his first birthday....

2012-10-23 15:24:42

Largest living donor kidney transplant program in the country reaches milestone CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine® transplant surgeons and physicians have reached a significant milestone with the completion of the 100th successful kidney paired donation transplant, a strategy which has enlarged the pool of kidneys available for donation for patients with a living donor who is not compatible. "We are proud of this accomplishment and our diligent...

2012-09-19 15:55:59

Finding allays fears that minorities would be disadvantaged by expansion of the donor pool The largest U.S. multicenter study of living kidney transplant donor chains showed that 46 percent of recipients are minorities, a finding that allays previous fears that these groups would be disadvantaged by expansion of the donor pool through this type of exchange process. The study of a series of chain transplantations performed from February 2008 to June 2011 at 57 centers nationwide included...

2012-04-02 06:25:33

Kovler Organ Transplantation Center employs techniques to expand the living donor pool CHICAGO, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newly released data from the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) indicates that Northwestern Memorial Hospital's living donor kidney transplant program is the largest in the country based on volume of transplants from last year. In 2011, surgeons performed 154 living donor kidney transplants. Northwestern Memorial also ranked among the largest...

2012-02-22 12:57:00

CHICAGO, February 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Study results published today in the New-England-Journal of Medicine show that 3-year graft survival is significantly greater in all transplanted kidneys machine perfused in the LifePort(R) Kidney Transporter compared to those stored in a traditional box of ice (static cold storage) (91% vs. 87%, p=0.04).[1] The graft survival difference at three years was most pronounced for kidneys from expanded criteria donors (86% vs. 76%, p=0.01)....

2011-10-07 11:05:31

Hearts used in transplants can only be sourced from donors that are brain dead before circulation to their heart has ceased. Data from a study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care indicate that the time at which organ donation in brain dead donors is first discussed with family members could affect whether or not they consent to donation. The researchers believe that discussing the issue of donation with relatives of victims of catastrophic brain injury earlier...

2011-09-28 14:03:59

Transplant centers with higher volumes achieve better risk-adjusted survival rates The shortage of available organs for transplantation has driven up use of high-risk donor livers. New research published in the October issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, reported that high volume transplant centers more frequently utilized livers with a high donor risk index, but achieved better risk-adjusted graft and recipient survival...

2011-09-08 13:05:00

National study investigates possible new option to increase transplantable lung supply BALTIMORE, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center have transplanted the first lungs treated in the United States with an experimental repair process before transplantation. The procedure is part of a five-center national clinical research trial to evaluate the efficacy of repairing, before transplant, lungs that might otherwise have been passed...