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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(®)...

2013-12-30 04:20:18

HORSHOLM, Denmark, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO), today announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval for the marketing and sale of Envarsus(®) (formerly LCP-Tacro(TM)) for the prevention of organ rejection in kidney transplant recipients. The submission is based on the entire data set from the company's clinical development program that comprised 25 studies and...

2013-12-27 00:21:38

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) GIFT OF LIFE Profile America -- Friday, December 27th. The first successful organ transplant in the U.S. was performed this month in 1954 in Boston by Harvard's Dr. Joseph Murray, who passed away just last year. He transplanted a kidney from one identical twin to another, who lived just over...

2013-12-12 23:04:33

Pioneering Work Receives $3.3 Million Grant From National Institutes of Health Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Groundbreaking research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine that aims to dramatically increase the number of lungs that can be used for transplant has received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The work seeks to use a drug developed at UVA to rehabilitate lungs that are currently deemed unusable. It could allow doctors, for...


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