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2012-04-21 23:00:56

A revolutionary state-of-the-art integrated cloud based transplant system. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) April 21, 2012 OTTR Chronic Care Solutions, an Omaha-based clinical process management and informatics company, announced that they have signed an agreement with Porter Adventist Hospital. Porter Adventist Hospital will use the OTTR Transplant Care Platform comprehensively across all their transplant programs. In addition to using the unique cloud deployed OTTR Transplant Care Platform, Porter will...

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...

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....


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