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2013-11-08 20:23:12

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A soldier's desire to save a fellow soldier's life doesn't always stop when the mission is complete. Retired Lt. Col. Beth Ward was having a casual conversation with her colleague and fellow Retired Lt. Col. Scott Porter at the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when the topic turned to organ donation and she mentioned she'd like to be an organ donor and save a life someday. It...

2013-11-05 12:29:16

MAYWOOD, Ill., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Loyola University Medical Center has performed its 750th lung transplant, a milestone that places Loyola first in Illinois by a wide margin, and among an elite handful of lung transplant centers worldwide. The 750th patient is John Bauer, 66, of Manteno Ill., who before the transplant had needed an oxygen tank for five years. He now is looking forward to doing normal activities again, such as riding a bike, taking a walk, and...

2013-11-02 08:21:45

Presented: November 3, 2013; Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Northwestern University and Emory University propose a simple tool to identify patients who are at risk of engaging in "medication tradeoffs." The study authors address the problem of patients with financial hardship who make the regular choice of meeting basic needs such as buying food rather than paying for medications after receiving a liver...

2013-11-02 08:21:39

Presented: November 3, 2013, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Up to now, liver transplantation for patients with neuroendocrine tumors of gastroentero-pancreatic (GEP-NET) has been controversial because accepted selection criteria are lacking, benefit in survival is unproven, and allocation of donated liver grafts for these patients still does not rely on reproducible results. Nontransplant treatment options for these...

2013-10-30 16:25:32

UofL enters licensing agreement to develop stem cell therapy LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Louisville today announced that researcher Dr. Suzanne Ildstad, representing Regenerex LLC, has entered into a license and research collaboration agreement with Novartis to provide access to stem cell technology that has the potential to help transplant patients avoid taking anti-rejection medicine for life and could serve as a platform for...

2013-10-29 23:32:18

Dr. Brett Bolton, founder and medical director at Great Hair Transplants, has launched a website to help people with hair loss better determine a result before having a hair transplant procedure. Updated almost every day, future patients are now able to track procedure results by watching photos and videos sent in from patients all over the world. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Dr. Brett Bolton, a true pioneer in the hair transplant industry, is confident his latest new...

2013-10-29 12:28:10

Organ procurement organization honored with the Grand Gold Leaf, along with five category awards DENVER, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Donor Alliance, the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving Colorado and most of Wyoming today announced its receipt of six Gold Leaf Awards from the Colorado Healthcare Communicators (CHC). The annual awards program recognizes excellence in public relations,...

2013-10-28 16:24:50

KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Traditionally, patients who contract C. difficile (C. diff)--an intestinal infection that causes severe cramping and diarrhea--have faced a treatment regimen filled with rounds of expensive antibiotics, each with their own troubling side effects and a less-than-spectacular success rate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rates of C. diff have increased nationwide over the past several years, resulting in half a...

2013-10-24 12:06:43

Discontinuing mycophenolate acid products does not seem to pose risks of transplant rejection Research suggests that fetal exposure to mycophenolic acid products (MPA)—which are drugs taken by transplant recipients to prevent rejection—may increase the risk of birth defects and spontaneous abortions. Results of this study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2013 November 5-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. To investigate these potential links, Serban...

2013-10-23 16:29:44

The Comprehensive Transplant Center and the Kovler Organ Transplantation Center mark a new milestone in liver transplantation CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine(®) announced that its surgeons performed their 1,500 liver transplant. This achievement comes shortly after the 20 year anniversary of Northwestern's first liver transplant. "I am very proud of our talented liver transplant team," said Michael Abecassis, MD, chief of the division of...