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2012-01-31 10:24:17

New research in the FASEB Journal describes a novel antibody that blocks inflammation that leads to transplant rejection: 'Toll-like' receptors are its target 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. OPN-305 works by preventing inflammation triggered by oxygen deprivation in the donated organ, allowing for better...

2012-01-27 15:33:23

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, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. As part of a 20-year review, Henry Ford researchers found cancers of the throat, tonsils and mouth may be more aggressive in transplant recipients as the result of long-term immunosuppressive therapy required to prevent solid organ...

2012-01-27 11:24:48

Stopping immunosuppressive prednisone soon after transplantation found safe Highlights:     Patients who quickly stop taking the immunosuppressant prednisone after receiving a kidney transplant avoid experiencing serious prednisone-related side effects.     This rapid discontinuation of prednisone does not jeopardize the long-term survival of patients and their new organs.     Approximately 16,500 patients receive kidney transplants each...

2012-01-26 12:21:39

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 drug, cyclosporine (CsA), is widely used in transplant operations and helps prevent the patient's body rejecting the organ but it can cause adverse drug reactions, of which the most serious problems are kidney and liver damage, in the doses which are currently administered in the long term....

2012-01-23 19:00:00

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 Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 The heart 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 Registry of Transplant...

2012-01-12 20:54:06

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, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers. The Hopkins investigators estimate that between 1999 and 2006, roughly 9,000 adults over 65 would have been "excellent" transplant candidates and approximately 40,000 more older adults would have been "good" candidates for new...

2012-01-04 21:00:00

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 only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that in 2011, the company nearly doubled sales for the second straight year, representing a four-fold increase since 2009. “This is the first full year that SynCardia has been profitable during the company´s 10-year history,”...


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2010-10-14 16:46:25

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,...

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