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Study Gives An Inside Look At Face Transplantation
2011-12-29 11:27:04

Face transplantation, a procedure popularized in fiction, most notably from the movie Face Off, starring Nicholas Cage and John Travolta, is now reality, thanks to researchers at Brigham and Women´s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, who have successfully performed three such operations this year. The details of the three groundbreaking full facial transplants (FFTs) were released in a research article published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. A surgical team at BWH...

2011-12-22 12:35:30

Research published today in the British Journal of Anaesthesia suggests that organ donation rates in the UK could be increased if the current issues affecting declined consent are improved. At present, only 30% of the UK population are registered on the NHS Organ Donor Register (ODR). From 2003 to 2005, the overall consent rate for donation after brain death (DBD) was 59%. This figure remains largely unchanged with a consent rate of 63% for DBD in 2007-2009. The low consent rate for organ...

FDA Approves First Heart Pump For Children Awaiting Transplant
2011-12-19 06:30:26

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that it has approved the first heart pump for children with heart failure, giving a new treatment option for patients who are too small to receive adult implants. The ventricular assist device is made by Germany-based Berlin Heart, and is the first heart pump approved to help children survive as they await a heart transplant.   The device does the work of a normal heart in children with congenital or other cardiovascular...

2011-12-13 17:00:00

At present, a lot of regenerative medicine technologies are in the developmental stage and approaching commercialization stage. The market was estimated at USD 7.2 billion last year and is poised for rapid development in the forthcoming years. New market research report âœGlobal Regenerative Medicine Marketâ developed by RNCOS E-Services has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) December 13, 2011 Regenerative medicine is...


Latest Organ transplant Reference Libraries

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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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