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2014-04-22 04:21:29

"I was completely shocked," recalls Tiernee Gonzalez of Ohio. "I found out that it wasn't the end, that I had another chance at life." TUCSON, Ariz., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Tiernee Allegra Gonzalez, 21, was discharged from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center on Monday, April 14, 2014 she left with a new human heart and, as physicians had hoped, a fully recovered kidney. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140421/76846 The heart transplant and the revitalized kidney...

2014-04-17 23:13:10

CPMC liver, kidney transplant programs earn recognition from transplant registry Sutter Health affiliate transplant team’s risk-adjusted survival rate is nation’s best. SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Sutter Health affiliate California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) has been identified as the nation’s only hospital with both kidney and liver transplant programs that have higher-than-expected one- and three-year adult patient survivals that are statistically better-than-expected....

2014-04-15 23:03:28

NJ Sharing Network Marks National Healthcare Decisions Day by Celebrating Growth that is Quadruple the National Average New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Today marks National Healthcare Decisions Day, an initiative to provide clear information on healthcare decision-making to the public and health care providers. NJ Sharing Network utilizes the day to help demystify healthcare decision-making. Advance healthcare decision-making involves much more than discussing living wills; the...

2014-04-15 08:31:27

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced today, during National Donate Life Month, that Astellas Pharma US, Inc. was named the first-ever National Presenting Sponsor for the Kidney Walk. Through this partnership, Astellas will support more than 85 Kidney Walk events being held in major cities across the country. "Our partnership with NKF exemplifies what Astellas and these walks are all about - enabling patients to be their own...

2014-04-14 12:37:01

ANDOVER, Mass., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The PROCEED II heart transplant Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pivotal trial results using the Organ Care System (OCS(TM)) -Heart platform were announced on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 34(th) Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in San Diego, Calif. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130425/NE01744LOGO-b The OCS Heart PROCEED II FDA pivotal trial met its success...

2014-04-14 10:39:24

Precise attitudes rather than general support predict action on good cause, according to research Most Americans say they support the idea of organ donation, yet fewer than half of eligible donors ever register, national polls show. That may be because supporting a good cause doesn't mean people will take action. However, people are more likely to sign up if they have positive attitudes specifically about registering as a donor, according to research published by the American Psychological...

2014-04-11 23:02:54

Every year, thousands of Americans die waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant because there just aren't enough organ donors. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital offers 12 facts about becoming an organ donor. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Top 12 Facts About Becoming an Organ Donor Every year, thousands of Americans die waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant because there just aren't enough organ donors. Only 21 percent of New Yorkers are registered organ donors, compared...

2014-04-11 12:57:21

New research announced at the International Liver CongressTM 2014 today provides new hope for the notoriously difficult-to-treat population of liver transplant patients with recurring hepatitis C (HCV). As part of a compassionate use program, 104 post-liver transplant patients with recurring HCV who had exhausted all treatment options and had poor clinical prognoses, received sofosbuvir (SOF) and ribavirin (RBV) with pegylated interferon (PEG) included at the physicians’ discretion for...

2014-04-11 12:23:30

BANGALORE, India, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Organises a screening camp for patients with CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE Prevalence of kidney diseases in Ethiopia: In developing countries such as Ethiopia, chronic kidney disease is a growing problem. The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rising due to increase in risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus. In Africa, End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) has poor...

2014-04-03 12:58:10

New research suggests that drugs commonly used to prevent organ rejection after transplantation may also be helpful for combating HIV. The findings, which are published in the American Journal of Transplantation, suggest a new strategy in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Despite the effectiveness of antiviral therapies at suppressing HIV, the virus still persists indefinitely at low levels in infected patients who are diligent about taking their medications. "Current therapies fail to cure...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.