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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...

2014-04-02 23:02:04

Dr. Rubin to Lead Saint Luke's Kidney Transplant Program Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Mario F. Rubin, M.D., has joined Saint Luke’s Hospital as chief of nephrology and medical director of the Kidney Transplant Program. Dr. Rubin will lead a highly experienced team of nephrologists and transplant specialists who since 1969 have performed more than 1,400 kidney transplants. “Dr. Rubin brings to Saint Luke’s Kidney Transplant Program a wealth of experience and knowledge,...

2014-04-01 16:20:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT encourages driver license and identification holders to help others in need of organ and tissue transplants live longer, better lives by registering to be an organ donor during National Donate Life Month in April. Nearly 46 percent of driver's license and identification card holders are registered organ donors - that's more than 4.5 million Pennsylvanians. More than 8,500 Pennsylvanians currently await organ...

2014-04-01 08:30:02

SynCardia Systems, Inc., Recognizes Outstanding Outcomes, Implant Leaders, Emerging Leaders & Fast Start Certified Centers TUCSON, Ariz., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine 'best of the best' SynCardia Certified Centers were honored by SynCardia Systems, Inc., for their use of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart, and the Freedom® portable driver that powers it....

2014-03-31 12:25:21

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Team Donate Life, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to promote organ donation and transplant awareness, will host a 1-mile walk around Sacramento Capitol Park starting at 8:00 AM on Saturday, April 12(th) at the West Steps of the State Capitol, 10(th) & L Street. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140331/PH94065-aLogo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140331/PH94065LOGO-b Celebrated in April each...

2014-03-30 23:02:50

Dr. Brett Bolton, founder and medical director at Great Hair Transplants has announced plans to offer a first ever MAXHARVEST™ live surgery workshop. The workshop, which will be held in the latter part of 2014, is being held to provide MAXHARVEST™ training to hair transplants surgeons around the world looking to provide patients with a better solution for hair loss. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 The hair transplant industry is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to...

2014-03-26 10:48:12

Among veterans meeting eligibility for liver transplantation, greater distance from a Veterans Affairs transplant center or any transplant center was associated with lower likelihood of being put on a waitlist or receiving a transplant, and a greater likelihood of death, according to a study in the March 26 issue of JAMA. Centralization of specialized health care services is used to control costs, concentrate expertise, and minimize regional differences in quality of care. Although...

2014-03-26 10:44:42

Findings reveal system of centralized transplantation care may place lives at risk Veterans with liver disease who live more than 100 miles from a Veterans Administration hospital that offers liver transplants are only half as likely to be placed on the liver transplant waitlist to receive a new organ compared to veterans who live closer to transplant centers, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. The findings, which are published...

2014-03-19 23:26:37

Hepatitis B Foundation honors liver transplant pioneer with highest scientific honor. Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 The Hepatitis B Foundation (http://www.hepb.org) is pleased to announce that it has selected Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D., to receive its 2014 Baruch S. Blumberg Prize, the highest scientific honor that it confers. The Pennsylvania-based foundation is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B. The board of directors...

2014-03-18 08:31:41

SynCardia Systems, Inc. Continues to Make Progress for Approval of the SynCardia Heart for Permanent Use to Save Patients Who Are Unlikely to Receive Another Donor Heart TUCSON, Ariz., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. is moving forward to gain FDA approval to use the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as destination therapy (a permanent replacement heart), which could save patients whose donor heart transplant is failing and are unlikely to receive another...


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