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2011-11-05 19:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adherence to strict outcome requirements imposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has an adverse effect on liver transplantation centers performing life-saving liver transplantations under less than optimal conditions, according to researchers at Northwestern University. According to researcher Edward Wang, PhD, "While quality improvement initiatives aim to enhance post-transplant outcomes, the inadequately risk-adjusted...

2011-11-05 19:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is growing in incidence in the United States. It is also growing as an indication for liver transplantation. Researchers from the University of California - San Francisco concluded in their study that patients with or suspected of having NASH have poorer survival rates than patients who have neither NASH nor hepatitis C virus (HCV). According to Danielle Brandman, MD, MAS, "In 20-30 years, NASH will likely be...

2011-11-04 11:55:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in the Delaware Valley Region, a patient has undergone a complex and intricate bilateral hand transplant that could significantly enhance the quality-of-life for persons with multiple limb loss. The procedure was performed by Penn's Hand Transplant Program which operates under the leadership of the Penn Transplant Institute and in collaboration with Gift of Life Donor Program, the nonprofit organ and tissue donor program...

2011-11-02 13:00:00

Total Artificial Heart Manufacturer Joins Members From More Than 60 Countries Judged by Their Peers as the Most Innovative in the Technology World Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (http://www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that it has been inducted into the World Technology Network (WTN) as a new Corporate Member. Membership can only occur through the annual Awards process, in which individuals and...

2011-11-02 08:40:59

Patients who have received a solid organ transplant, such as kidney, liver, heart or lung, have an overall cancer risk that is double that of the general population, with an increased risk for many different types of malignancies, according to a study in the November 2 issue of JAMA. "In 2010, a total of 28,664 transplants were performed in the United States, including 16,899 kidney transplants, 6,291 liver transplants, 2,333 heart transplants, and 1,770 lung transplants," according to...

2011-11-01 20:48:52

First such procedure performed in the region For the first time in the Delaware Valley Region, a patient has undergone a complex and intricate bilateral hand transplant that could significantly enhance the quality-of-life for persons with multiple limb loss. The procedure was performed by Penn's Hand Transplant Program which operates under the leadership of the Penn Transplant Institute and in collaboration with Gift of Life Donor Program, the nonprofit organ and tissue donor program which...

2011-11-01 13:43:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Oct. 29, 18-year-old Jordan Merecka received a phone call that changed his life; he learned that he was a good match for a donor heart. After a 12-hour heart transplant surgery at Texas Children's Hospital, Merecka and his family are celebrating his amazing gift of a new life. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111101/DC97765) "There are no words to express our feeling of gratitude for this beautiful gift for our...

2011-10-28 16:03:00

Penn Medicine Surgeons Team, with Gift of Life, Extends Frontier of Life-Enhancing Surgery PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in the Delaware Valley Region, a patient has undergone a complex and intricate transplant procedure that could significantly enhance the quality-of-life for persons with multiple limb loss. Last month, a highly-skilled, specially-trained team from the newly established Penn Hand Transplant Program at the Penn Transplant...

2011-10-28 12:18:41

Individuals over 70 years old can safely donate without risking their lives People over age 70 years of age can safely donate a kidney, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results provide good news for patients who need a kidney but have limited options for donors; however, kidneys from these elderly donors do not last as long as those from younger living donors. Because of a profound shortage in...

2011-10-27 12:50:00

âœItâs a Miracle to Have the Opportunity to be at Home with My Family and to Have a Life Againâ Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 SynCardia Systems, Inc. (http://www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the worldâs only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that Oklahoma pastor Troy Golden has surpassed one year of life at home using the Freedom® portable driver to power his...


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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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