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Blood Vessels Reorganize Themselves After Face Transplantation Surgery
2013-12-04 12:19:55

Radiological Society of North America For the first time, researchers have found that the blood vessels in face transplant recipients reorganize themselves, leading to an understanding of the biologic changes that happen after full face transplantation. The results of this study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Face transplantation is a recent development in reconstructive surgery for patients who have lost some or all of...

2013-11-27 23:31:35

Black’s book underscores the importance of giving thanks and living a life of passion and purpose year-round. Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 What would you do if you were told that without a heart transplant, you had less than two years to live? That’s exactly what author and success coach Mark Black was faced with at age 23; instead of giving up, Black gave back through his writing. This Thanksgiving, Black is still thankful for a second chance at life. He’s continuously...

2013-11-26 14:06:19

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the 2006 Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) or enacted similar legislation giving individuals the "First Person Authorization" (FPA) to consent to organ donation after death via a signed donor card or driver's license, or by enrollment in a donor registry. While such laws give hospitals legal authority to proceed with organ procurement without consent of the registered donor's family, a new study shows that organ procurement...

2013-11-21 13:04:03

Genomic analysis of transplant patients finds an opportunistic microorganism whose elevated presence could be used an indicator in treatment More than 260,000 Americans are alive today thanks to transplant operations that have replaced their failing kidneys, hearts, lungs or livers with healthy organs donated by volunteers or accident victims. But treatment doesn't end with surgery. Transplant recipients follow strict drug regimens designed to suppress their immune systems just enough...


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