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Latest Pancreas transplantation Stories

2011-12-06 23:12:02

Mayo Clinic in Florida is now offering kidney and pancreas transplants to HIV positive patients with advanced kidney disease and diabetes. Evidence is now solid that HIV-positive patients have the same favorable outcome in terms of patient and allograft survival as non-HIV positive organ transplant recipients, says Mary Prendergast, M.D., a kidney specialist whose focus is the care of patients who receive kidney and pancreas transplants. "With the utilization of HAART therapy to control...

2011-10-24 13:06:00

MIAMI, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a study to be presented at the CTS-IXA Congress today, Lorenzo Piemonti, M.D., the director of the islet transplantation program at the San Raffaele Diabetes Research Institute of Milan, will show Phase II clinical data that supports the development of Reparixin for use in pancreatic islet transplantation experimental procedure as an alternative to pancreas transplant in patients with advanced stages of Type 1 diabetes who develop a resistance...

2010-03-29 11:25:16

A new clinical prediction index has been developed to determine the risk of death in patients with end-stage kidney disease considering transplantation, states a Research article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The article reports on a study aimed at developing and testing a new index that can calculate survival for various options a patient faces with end-stage kidney disease. It included patients on the kidney transplant wait list between 1995 and October 2006 as well as...

2010-03-02 17:13:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The tradition of stepping has been a part of the African-American sorority and fraternity experience for decades. Spoken word as a performance art dates back to the legacy of storytelling that has existed for generations. For the first-time ever, an event that combines these two expressions will be featured as a part of the state's effort to raise awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donor designation among African-Americans. The...

2010-01-25 16:45:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As the accomplishments and sacrifices of African Americans in Pennsylvania are celebrated during Black History Month, more than 2,550 individuals from the African-American community in need of organ or tissue transplantation face an uncertain future. A shortage of organ and tissue donors means nearly 60 percent of those needing a transplant will wait for more than a year. Many can expect to wait for more than five years. Waiting for matched organs...

2010-01-14 11:48:00

(Only Pancreas Transplant Program in Bronx and Westchester) NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montefiore Medical Center continues to expand its portfolio of options for patients in need of organ transplantation. The new Pancreas Transplant Program will treat patients with severe, end-stage diabetes. As the only Pancreas Transplant Program in the Bronx and Westchester, and one of only several in Greater New York, patients will be able to receive world-class care close to home....

2009-11-27 12:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Considered a highly risky and controversial medical procedure only 25 years ago, solid organ transplantation is now a life-saving mainstream operation thanks to the extraordinary men and women who gathered at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas on Nov. 11. Leaders came together from medical centers around the world to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Baylor Regional Transplant Institute (BRTI), one of the pioneers of solid organ transplant in the...

2009-11-17 13:36:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Organ and Tissue Transplantation - A World Market Analysis http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164252/Organ-and-Tissue-Transplantation---A-World-Market-Analysis.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire World uro-gynecological surgical devices market is driven by the growing acceptance of minimally invasive procedures as a convenient...

2009-11-16 07:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Methodist Dallas Medical Center recently made history when it became the first in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to perform a kidney transplant on an HIV positive patient. The patient, a 40-year old African American male, is healthy, well, and enjoying a life free from dialysis for the first time in six years. The surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Dickerman, with transplant surgeons Dr. Jose Castillo-Lugo, Dr. David Nessar, and Dr. Freda Levy. Dr....

2009-11-09 15:14:54

Physician bias might be the reason why African Americans are not receiving kidney/pancreas transplants at the same rate as similar patients in other racial groups. Dr. Keith Melancon, director of kidney and pancreas transplantation at Georgetown University Hospital and associate professor of surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center, and colleagues explore this phenomenon in the November issue of the American Journal of Transplantation. Medicare coverage for people needing a...