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2012-05-25 06:24:17

LOS ANGELES, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The UCLA Health System has launched the UCLA Face Transplantation Program, the first surgical program of its kind in the western United States and one of only a handful in the nation. "Facial transplantation offers the potential to restore humanity to persons who have suffered the devastating loss of their face," said Dr. Kodi Azari, chief of reconstructive transplantation and associate professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of...

2012-02-22 12:57:00

CHICAGO, February 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Study results published today in the New-England-Journal of Medicine show that 3-year graft survival is significantly greater in all transplanted kidneys machine perfused in the LifePort(R) Kidney Transporter compared to those stored in a traditional box of ice (static cold storage) (91% vs. 87%, p=0.04).[1] The graft survival difference at three years was most pronounced for kidneys from expanded criteria donors (86% vs. 76%, p=0.01)....

2011-07-20 07:03:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Avoiding kidney mismatching is beneficial in pediatric kidney transplant patients, however, the likelihood of finding a matching donor must be considered against the wait time for a possible donation, according to this study. "Although avoiding HLA [human leukocyte antigen; cell surface antigens that regulate host cell responses to transplanted cells] antigen mismatching has been shown to benefit long-term graft survival, it has raised concerns about disadvantaging...

2011-07-15 10:16:00

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major step into a new transplantation frontier, UCLA has established a first-of-its-kind program to restore functionality and enhance quality of life for people who have suffered severe trauma or other disfiguring injuries to the upper extremities, face or abdomen. The UCLA Section of Reconstructive Transplantation represents a multidisciplinary effort to use a new transplantation approach known as vascularized composite...

2009-07-29 11:45:26

Female recipients of kidneys from deceased male donors demonstrate an increased risk of allograft failure in the first year after transplant, but show no increased risk after ten years, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The study authors note that proteins on male donor cells may affect the short term success of kidney transplants in women.Joseph Kim, MD (Toronto General Hospital and the University of Toronto,...

2009-06-02 11:00:00

 Early results from a Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.org/transplantcenter-rst/) research study demonstrate the effectiveness of a new approach to blocking an important part of the immune system that causes severe damage to some kidney transplants. Historically, these patients have been very difficult to treat successfully because their immune systems are already primed with antibodies to destroy the donor organ. These findings were presented today at the American Transplant Congress...

2009-02-19 17:09:51

How long a patient survives after a kidney transplant could depend on where he or she signs up to get the surgery, new research from the University of Florida shows.The shorter the waiting time at a transplant center, the longer patients are likely to live. A combination of center-related factors could mean up to a four-year difference in life expectancy for candidates.The UF study is the first to analyze overall survival chances for people waiting for a kidney transplant, rather than for...

2008-08-18 06:00:38

Regulatory News: LinkMed's (STO:LMED) portfolio company AbSorber recently received FDA approval in the U.S. for its patented transplantation test XM-ONE(R). Now AbSorber has received further support for its transplantation test from a major clinical trial in which six well-reputed transplantation centers in the U.S. and Sweden participated. The results of the study show that XM-ONE(R) provides valuable information that refines the diagnostics of matching the right organ with the right...