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2013-10-22 08:32:09

Omer Bayrak Has Returned to Work & Recreation While He Waits For a Matching Donor Heart, Thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Powered by the 6-Kilo Freedom® Portable Driver TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Omer Bayrak, who made headlines when he became the first patient in Turkey to be discharged from the hospital with his SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart powered by the Freedom® portable driver, continues to live at home with his family to wait for a...

Set Of Donor Lungs Preserved For 11 Hours Outside The Body
2013-10-15 08:47:34

KU Leuven The multidisciplinary transplant team at University Hospitals Leuven successfully preserved a set of donor lungs for over eleven hours with the help of a machine, the longest period ever reported. The lengthy preservation time was necessary because the patient needed a liver transplant immediately prior to the lung transplant. The patient has since left the hospital and is in good health. The patient, who suffered from chronic lung failure, developed sudden acute liver...

2013-10-15 08:30:33

Documentary States the SynCardia Heart is the Only Man-made Internal Organ That's Already Saving Lives TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A human-like bionic man envisioned in popular culture may be years away, but there's one man-made organ that already is saving lives: the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131015/LA97441) Scientists and roboticists researched and used the most advanced technology they could find to...

2013-10-14 12:24:46

Former Miss Arizona Contestant Doing Well PHOENIX, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An aspiring beauty pageant queen with big dreams ahead has received a life-saving double lung transplant at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Feeling grateful, the former Miss La Paz County is now thriving and aspires to become Miss America. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131014/LA97001) Not an ordinary pageant contestant, Alyson Tozer, 20, was born with a chronic...

2013-10-11 13:13:06

African Americans and those with less education often receive lower-quality kidneys Among younger kidney transplant recipients, a disproportionate number of African Americans and individuals with less education receive organs that are of lower quality or are considered marginal, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings suggest that there are racial and social disparities in the allocation of...

2013-10-11 13:10:57

Hispanics tend to have difficult-to-match blood types and to live in regions with limited organs for transplantation In the United States, Hispanics with kidney failure are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to receive a kidney transplant largely due to their blood type and because of where they live, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings highlight the need to implement new deceased donor...

2013-10-10 08:29:48

CENTENNIAL, Colo. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest non-profit providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts and the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, and Humacyte, Inc., a pioneer in regenerative medicine pursuing development of investigational bioengineered blood vessels, announced today that they have entered into a long-term strategic manufacturing partnership. According to...

2013-10-08 12:26:57

The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Provides Bridge to Transplant for 25-Year-Old Southern California Man Whose Father Died of the Same Disease TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin Stroh, 25, was fighting for his life against congestive heart failure, the same disease that claimed the life of his 29-year-old father. Thanks to the world's first and only FDA-approved SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, this Southern California resident had a much different...

2013-10-02 23:02:22

This week NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and The Rogosin Institute celebrate the 50th anniversary of their world-renowned transplant program. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 There have been a multitude of firsts, celebrated successes, groundbreaking research findings, and more than 4,000 lives saved – and that was just in the first 50 years. This week NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and The Rogosin Institute celebrate the 50th anniversary of...

2013-10-02 14:03:08

University of Michigan researchers developed, validated novel risk score to predict new onset end-stage renal disease End-stage renal disease is one of the major public health problems among solid organ transplant recipients that is associated with death after transplant and high cost of care. Using the national data of 43,514 liver transplant recipients, researchers at University of Michigan researchers in collaboration with Arbor Research Collaborative for Health created and validated...