Latest Pancreas transplantation Stories

2008-08-02 03:00:31

By Chris Togneri, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 2--As Julie Trahan recovers from a multiple-organ transplant, she dreams of the day she can thank her donor's family. "I want to let them know how grateful I am," Trahan said.

2008-07-16 09:00:00

Walk into virtually any urban dialysis center, and chances are a disproportionate number of patients tethered to the machines will be African-American.

2008-07-16 06:00:44

By Celanie Polanick, The Valley News-Dispatch, Tarentum, Pa. Jul. 16--Surgeons removed Rudy Molnar's first bad heart in 1989, but they couldn't remove his love of bowling.

2008-06-13 13:39:29

Doctors in this week's BMJ debate the issue of selling kidneys.

2008-01-23 06:00:54

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2007-10-16 21:00:23

The National Kidney Registry, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those facing kidney failure, is pleased to announce the addition of David Serur, MD, and Marian Charlton, RN, CCTC, to its Medical Board. Dr.

2006-01-19 14:15:00

In certain patients with diabetes-related kidney disease, performing a transplant before the need for dialysis arises seems to be advantageous, researchers report.

2005-06-28 15:40:30

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with type 1 diabetes often develop kidney failure and, when it's available, a combined kidney and pancreas transplant offers the prospect of curing both problems.

2005-06-07 17:10:43

Carolinas Medical Center is one of only 10 facilities nationwide offering this specialized procedure, which is still experimental but offers hope of dramatic lifestyle improvements for a huge number of Type 1 diabetics.

2004-12-24 08:25:11

Fifty years ago today, Dr. Joseph E. Murray led a team of surgeons at Boston's Peter Bent Brigham Hospital -- now Brigham and Women's Hospital -- that gave Richard Herrick a second shot at life. In the process, the doctors revolutionized modern medicine.

Word of the Day
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