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2014-01-28 09:29:14

Temple researchers find equivalent outcomes for double-lung transplants when blood type between donor and recipient is identical or compatible In the largest retrospective study to date using data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database for adult double-lung transplants, Temple University School of Medicine researchers have shown that there is no statistically significant difference between rejection and mortality rates among double-lung transplant recipients when their...

2014-01-24 23:23:20

California Transplant Donor Network, third largest nonprofit in the country devoted to saving and improving lives through donation, had more than 2,000 tissue donors in 2013, meaning corneas for the sight impaired and skin for burn victims, among others. Also recovered more than 900 organs for transplantation. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 California Transplant Donor Network completed its fourth year as a tissue recovery agency with a new high mark of 2,006 eye and tissue donors...

2014-01-22 12:26:30

Local organ procurement organization announces increase in driver's license office registration and lives saved through donation and transplantation DENVER, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A record 463 people received lifesaving organ transplants in 2013 thanks to 148 selfless donors in Colorado and Wyoming, according to Donor Alliance, the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving the...

2014-01-22 12:08:53

A collaboration of surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital and Medanta Hospital in India successfully transplanted kidneys into 50 recipients using an innovative robot-assisted procedure in which the organ is cooled with sterile ice during the operation. The research project – published online ahead of print in European Urology, the journal of the European Association of Urology – advances minimally invasive robotic surgery as a safe alternative to traditional open surgery. "Minimally...

2014-01-17 11:25:17

Depending on where they live, kids may get an organ in a matter of weeks or have to wait several years A new study has revealed large geographic variation in waiting times for children across the United States in need of kidney transplants, with differences due mainly to local supply and demand. The findings, which will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest that broader geographic sharing of kidneys for children should be...

2014-01-15 16:23:36

CINCINNATI, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cincinnati Children's has launched a pediatric lung transplant program that will be one of the few in the country capable of performing transplants for infants as small as 5 kilos (about 11 pounds). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Marc Schecter, MD, who recently joined Cincinnati Children's from Texas Children's Hospital, is Medical Director. David Morales, MD, is the surgical director. Currently,...

2014-01-13 20:21:32

Sets new national record for donation because of the generosity of donors and their families PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gift of Life Donor Program-the non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware-announced that the organization coordinated the recovery of 1,228 life-saving organs from 447 generous individuals in 2013--the highest number of organ donors ever...

Nine Swedish Women Have Successful Uterus Transplants
2014-01-13 14:05:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Doctors in a Swedish medical initiative have announced that nine women have received successful womb transplants. The recipients were either born without a womb or had theirs removed due to cervical cancer. While doctors have been performing successful transplants of other organs for years, the newly developed procedure marks a shift toward performing these operations with the focus primarily being on a quality of life issue like child...

2014-01-09 11:46:02

22 years of data suggest need for new heart-size matching strategy to improve outcomes Current protocols for matching donor hearts to recipients foster sex mismatching and heart size disparities, according to a first-of-its kind analysis by physicians at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Matching by donor heart size may provide better outcomes for recipients, who already face a scarcity of resources as they await a transplant. The analysis of 22 years of adult heart...

2014-01-08 12:30:01

HORSHOLM, Denmark, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO), today announced that United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Application Serial Number 13/167,420, a patent which covers the diurnal-independent administration of Envarsus(®). The subject patent covers a method of administering Envarsus(®), Veloxis' once-daily formulation of tacrolimus employing the company's proprietary MeltDose(®)...


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