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2012-06-20 06:21:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — An estimated 26 million American adults suffer with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and according to a new study, many cases are left untreated, especially among the elderly. In the study that included nearly two million adults in Canada, the rate of progression to untreated kidney failure was considerably higher among older adults (85 years and older), compared to younger individuals. Past research had indicated that older adults were least likely to have untreated...

2012-06-14 23:03:09

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman discusses organ transplant risk following the death of a living donor trying to donate a kidney to her ailing brother. The New York medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled all types of medical malpractice cases in New York over the past 30 years. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 A New York woman died during a kidney transplant operation she was undergoing. She had wanted to donate the organ to her younger brother,...

Doctors Use Stem Cells To Grow Vein For Young Patient
2012-06-14 11:07:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com A successful transplant operation in Sweden points to a medical future where your doctor can grow a transplant organ from your own cells, making organ donation a thing of the past. Doctors have now successfully transplanted a vein grown with a patient's own stem cells without complications or the need for immunosuppressants, according to a report published this week in The Lancet. The patient was a 10-year-old girl in Sweden who was suffering from a...

2012-06-07 23:01:47

Dancer Mia Welch Bridged to Heart Transplant with SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 Last fall, 21-year-old Mia Welch took the phrase “dancing your heart out” to a whole new level. It all began in summer 2010, when she was attending Mesa Community College and dancing 14 hours a week with the school´s summer dance company. “During our summer showcase, every time I did a dance, I was exhausted, which wasn´t normal for me,”...


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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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