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2014-07-02 23:06:35

An Oklahoma man who came to Pittsburgh for his second double-lung transplant was placed on a device never before used in the U.S., making him healthy enough to eventually get a transplant. Jon Sacker, of Moore, Okla., is now recovering after his lifesaving surgery at UPMC Presbyterian. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Suffering from cystic fibrosis and rejecting the transplanted lungs he had gotten just two years ago, Jon Sacker, 33, came to UPMC from his hometown in Moore,...

2014-07-02 16:24:34

Walkers offer hope to the nearly 200 Wyoming residents currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant CASPER, Wyo., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Wyoming families of organ, eye and tissue donors and transplant recipients will participate in the annual Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo Parade in downtown Casper on Tuesday, July 8. The Donate Life Wyoming parade entry, "Wyoming's Transplant Waiting List," will use walkers and balloons to represent the 184 Wyoming residents...

2014-07-02 12:51:45

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Adults stop anti-rejection drugs after stem-cell transplant reverses sickle cell disease NIH trial success suggests a new treatment option for older, sicker patients Half of patients in a trial have safely stopped immunosuppressant medication following a modified blood stem-cell transplant for severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the July 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The...

2014-06-30 12:32:19

Woman's Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital gifts $500,000 to novel organ transplant trial CHICAGO, June 30, 2104 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Northwestern Medicine(®) clinical trial aims to remove the need for organ transplant patients to take immunosuppressive drugs by increasing the number of their own regulatory T cells (T-regs). The first-in-human, Phase I clinical trial, known as TRACT (T-regs for adoptive cell transfer), recently enrolled its first three participants in late May...

2014-06-30 08:29:40

- Result seen across stable and de novo kidney transplant patients - HORSHOLM, Denmark, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced that once-daily Envarsus(®) XR (tacrolimus extended-release tablets), an investigational new drug under FDA review for the prevention of organ rejection in adult kidney transplant patients, demonstrated a lower treatment failure rate in African-Americans compared with twice-daily tacrolimus (Prograf(®)). These study...

2014-06-27 16:23:56

Dunn receives 2014 Association of Organ Procurement Organizations Cryolife Achievement Award DENVER, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sue Dunn, president and CEO of Donor Alliance, is the 2014 recipient of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) Cryolife Achievement Award, a national distinction. Donor Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. As the organ and tissue procurement agency for...

2014-06-25 23:06:31

Transplant Village, a group of organ transplant patients and families from Northwestern Medicine, is the official beneficiary of the 2014 Chicago Sharkfest Swim which will take place on August 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Ohio Street Beach. The funds raised will help Transplant Village fulfill its ongoing mission to support research at Northwestern Medicine’s Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC) which has saved over 4,000 lives. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The members of...

2014-06-25 08:27:04

Web Series Provides Latinos with Culturally-Relevant Information on Life-Saving Medical Procedure LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation (MNITF) announced that its telenovela-style web series, Fixing Paco, has been nominated for three 2014 Imagen Awards for Best Web Series: Drama; Comedy; and Reality or Informational. Funded by the UniHealth Foundation, Fixing Paco provides dialysis patients and their families with...

2014-06-12 23:14:32

Dr. Prakash Rao accepts award from the National Kidney Registry for the work of NJ Sharing Network Transplant Laboratory. New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 NJ Sharing Network’s state-of-the-art lab has received the National Kidney Registry’s “Excellence in Teamwork Award” for its participation in the longest kidney swap of 2013. NJ Sharing Network participated in “Chain 221,” the second longest chain in the history of kidney transplants with 56 participants, through...

2014-06-11 12:28:22

Bill Wohl lives a busy, active life participating in Transplant Games and competitions, including triathlons, while promoting organ donation TUCSON, Ariz., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottsdale, Arizona resident Bill Wohl is still going strong after he nearly died of heart failure 15 years ago, but received a second chance at life made possible by the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to a donor heart transplant....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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