Latest Organ transplant Stories
New research published online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) details a new antibody, called "OPN-305" that may significantly improve survival outcomes for those receiving donated kidneys and other organs.
Transplant patients who develop head and neck cancer are more likely to be non-smokers and non-drinkers, and less likely than their non-transplant counterparts to survive past one year of diagnosis.
Rapid discontinuation of the immunosuppressive steroid prednisone after a kidney transplant can help prevent serious side effects.
A new system for delivering a drug to organ transplant patients, which could avoid the risk of harmful side effects, is being developed by scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
The heart transplant and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) are among the nation’s best in patient care quality, according to the latest report by the Scientific
Thousands more American senior citizens with kidney disease are good candidates for transplants and could get them if physicians would get past outdated medical biases and put them on transplant waiting lists.
SynCardia Profitable for 1st Time in Company’s 10-Year History Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) January 04, 2012 SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the world’s
The artificial heart, a mechanical heart replacement, is typically used in order to bridge the time to heart transplant or to replace the heart in case a transplant is impossible. Often ventricular assist devices are confused with mechanical hearts because the assist the heart through pumps. They are also different from a cardiopulmonary bypass machine which is an external device used to provide the function of the heart and lungs. CPBs are usually only used for a few hours at a time,...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.