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2012-06-14 23:03:09

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman discusses organ transplant risk following the death of a living donor trying to donate a kidney to her ailing brother. The New York medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled all types of medical malpractice cases in New York over the past 30 years. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 A New York woman died during a kidney transplant operation she was undergoing. She had wanted to donate the organ to her younger brother,...

Doctors Use Stem Cells To Grow Vein For Young Patient
2012-06-14 11:07:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com A successful transplant operation in Sweden points to a medical future where your doctor can grow a transplant organ from your own cells, making organ donation a thing of the past. Doctors have now successfully transplanted a vein grown with a patient's own stem cells without complications or the need for immunosuppressants, according to a report published this week in The Lancet. The patient was a 10-year-old girl in Sweden who was suffering from a...

2012-05-23 20:05:27

Loyola University Medical Center researchers are reporting one of the first studies to examine how patients and families are soliciting living kidney donors on Facebook. Researchers examined 91 Facebook pages that were seeking kidney donations for patients ranging in age from 2 to 69. Twelve percent of the pages reported receiving a kidney transplant and 30 percent reported that potential donors had stepped forward to be tested to determine whether they were compatible. One page...

Italian Baby Receives World's Smallest Artificial Heart
2012-05-23 04:25:44

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Italian doctors recently announced they completed an operation that implanted the smallest artificial heart in a 16-month-old baby boy. He received the device prior to obtaining a permanent organ donation. The operation was completed at Bambino Gesù Hospital, a children´s hospital located in the capital city of Italy. The hospital, first founded in 1869, is now part of the Italian National Healthcare System. The organization focuses on...


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