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2012-03-29 02:26:29

TUCSON, Ariz., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that on March 21, University of Washington (UW) Medical Center became the first hospital in the Pacific Northwest to discharge a patient without a human heart. Christopher Marshall, 51, is now waiting for a matching donor heart in Seattle using the Freedom® portable driver...

2012-03-29 02:26:13

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This Sunday is April Fools' Day, and the state's two organ procurement organizations - Gift of Life Donor Program and the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) - are imploring Pennsylvanians who are not yet registered organ and tissue donors to disregard the common myths associated with organ and tissue donation. According to a recent survey, one in four Pennsylvanians who are not currently organ and tissue donors believe if...

2012-03-29 02:25:47

HORSHOLM, Denmark, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced that enrolment has been completed in its pivotal LCP-Tacro Phase III study in de novo kidney transplant patients. The LCP-Tacro 3002 study is designed to demonstrate non-inferiority versus the gold standard therapy Prograf® and has randomized over 540 patients at approximately 90 clinical sites around the world. "With the results of our 3001 study already complete and our 3002 study...

2012-03-29 02:15:50

New study shows liver cancer patients are less likely to die on wait list than candidates without cancer Patients with end-stage liver disease complicated by the most common type of liver cancer – hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) – are less likely to die or become too sick for a transplant while waiting for a new liver than those with other complications of end-stage liver disease, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania....

Man Recovering Well After Full-face Transplant
2012-03-28 11:13:02

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com In what can be described as a scenario straight out of a Hollywood movie, hospital officials report that Richard Lee Norris, of Hillsville, Va., is recovering well after a 36-hour full-face transplant surgery that not only gave him a new appearance, but also functioning teeth, tongue, and a new set of jaws. Eduardo Rodriguez, the lead surgeon for the operation, said he hoped the transplant would give Norris his life back after living for years as a recluse....

2012-03-28 01:00:05

The University of Maryland released details today of the most extensive full face transplant completed to date, including both jaws, teeth, and tongue. The 36-hour operation occurred on March 19-20, 2012 at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center and involved a multi-disciplinary team of faculty physicians from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a team of over 150 nurses and professional staff. The face transplant, formally called...

2012-03-27 06:23:49

BALTIMORE, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland released details today of the most extensive full face transplant completed to date, including both jaws, teeth, and tongue. The 36-hour operation occurred on March 19-20, 2012 at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center and involved a multi-disciplinary team of faculty physicians from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a team of over 150 nurses...

2012-03-27 02:27:04

NEW YORK, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Islet Sciences, Inc., (OTC.BB: ISLT) a biotechnology company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of patented technologies in the field of transplantation therapy for patients with diabetes, today named six inaugural members to its Scientific Advisory Board: Dr. Paul Johnson, Dr. Jonathan Lakey, Dr. Steven Paraskevas, Dr. Miguel Riella, Dr. Christian Mende and Dr. Jerry Nadler. "Clearly this esteemed group of Doctors will be...

2012-03-26 10:23:57

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced that it has made significant advances in its two lead programs. A fourth patient was implanted in the last several weeks in the ongoing initial clinical trial of the Company's lead product candidate, the Neo-Urinary Conduit. The Company also submitted a pre-Investigational New Drug (IND) filing to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its lead...

2012-03-23 11:14:31

Music has a fundamental affect on humans. It can reduce stress, enhance relaxation, provide a distraction from pain, and improve the results of clinical therapy. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery demonstrates that music can reduce rejection of heart transplants in mice by influencing the immune system. The link between the immune system and brain function is not clearly understood, nevertheless music is used clinically to...


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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