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2011-12-13 11:57:27

Ex vivo technique uses oxygen, nutrients and antibiotics to assess and recondition donor lungs outside the body prior to transplantation A 59-year-old woman from upstate New York and a 60-year-old woman from the New York metro area were the first patients in New York state and among the first in the United States to receive transplanted lungs that were assessed and reconditioned in the operating room -- a technique that has the potential to dramatically increase the availability of lungs...

2011-12-12 22:25:37

Transplant surgeons live in the hope that one day they will be able to wean at least some of their patients off the immunosuppressive drugs that must be taken to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ. A team of researchers led by Alberto Sánchez-Fueyo, at the University of Barcelona, Spain, has now identified markers that might make this possible for liver transplant recipients. Transplant recipients must take immunosuppressive drugs for the rest of their lives to prevent...

2011-12-08 14:35:00

List Features 100 Privately-Held Companies with Compelling Business Models, Strong, Management Teams, Investment Capital and Notable Customers Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) December 08, 2011 SynCardia Systems, Inc., the privately-held manufacturer of the worldâs only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, has been selected by Forbes as one of âœAmericaâs Most Promising Companies.â The list features 100...

2011-12-06 23:12:02

Mayo Clinic in Florida is now offering kidney and pancreas transplants to HIV positive patients with advanced kidney disease and diabetes. Evidence is now solid that HIV-positive patients have the same favorable outcome in terms of patient and allograft survival as non-HIV positive organ transplant recipients, says Mary Prendergast, M.D., a kidney specialist whose focus is the care of patients who receive kidney and pancreas transplants. "With the utilization of HAART therapy to control...

2011-12-02 13:11:43

U-M researcher finds patients would rather be on waiting list than accept an organ with higher risk of failure Liver transplantation candidates want to be involved in decisions regarding quality of the donor organ, and many are reluctant to accept organs with a higher risk of failure, according to research by U-M physicians and experts. More than 42 percent of patients would choose to remain on the waiting list rather than accept a "lower quality" liver according to the study's lead...

2011-12-02 01:32:51

New research reveals that liver transplantation candidates want to be involved in decisions regarding quality of the donor organ, and many are reluctant to accept organs with a higher risk of failure. In fact, more than 42% of patients would choose to remain on the waiting list rather than accept a "lower quality" liver according to the study appearing in the December issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of...

2011-12-01 08:00:00

According to post-transplant patient David Courtney, Americaâs present system of organ donation that relies primarily on âœaltruismâ is failing miserably in meeting the demand for organs because the waiting list keeps increasing rapidly, now nearing 113,000 according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, the Federally contracted operator of the US Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. According to the Los Angeles Times, on...

2011-11-30 10:48:32

Removing organs for transplant unless person explicitly opts out of donation before death not best way to address scarcity, raises sticky ethical questions Changing the organ donation process in this country from opt-in -- by, say, checking a box on a driver's license application -- to opt-out, which presumes someone's willingness to donate after death unless they explicitly object while alive, would not be likely to increase the donation rate in the United States, new Johns Hopkins...


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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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