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2012-01-31 10:24:17

New research in the FASEB Journal describes a novel antibody that blocks inflammation that leads to transplant rejection: 'Toll-like' receptors are its target New research published online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) details a new antibody, called "OPN-305" that may significantly improve survival outcomes for those receiving donated kidneys and other organs. OPN-305 works by preventing inflammation triggered by oxygen deprivation in the donated organ, allowing for better...

2012-01-27 15:33:23

Transplant patients who develop head and neck cancer are more likely to be non-smokers and non-drinkers, and less likely than their non-transplant counterparts to survive past one year of diagnosis, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. As part of a 20-year review, Henry Ford researchers found cancers of the throat, tonsils and mouth may be more aggressive in transplant recipients as the result of long-term immunosuppressive therapy required to prevent solid organ...

2012-01-27 11:24:48

Stopping immunosuppressive prednisone soon after transplantation found safe Highlights:     Patients who quickly stop taking the immunosuppressant prednisone after receiving a kidney transplant avoid experiencing serious prednisone-related side effects.     This rapid discontinuation of prednisone does not jeopardize the long-term survival of patients and their new organs.     Approximately 16,500 patients receive kidney transplants each...

2011-12-12 15:31:26

Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), the transplantation of blood-forming stem cells from the bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord blood, is the primary option for treatment for many patients who suffer from various hematologic disorders, including blood cancers, sickle cell disease, bone marrow deficiencies, bleeding disorders, and autoimmune disorders. Research investigating breakthroughs in hematopoietic cell transplantation will be presented today at the 53rd Annual...

2011-10-07 11:35:06

Discovery may help prevent kidney damage in organ transplant patients Modern medicine´s ability to save lives through organ transplantation has been revolutionized by the development of drugs that prevent the human body from rejecting the transplanted organ. But those antirejection drugs have their own side effects – sometimes serious. A group of researchers led by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University have discovered the process that may be causing many of...

2011-10-06 09:13:12

Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a novel protocol that allows kidney-transplant recipients to jettison their indispensable immune-suppressing drugs. The protocol could also spell substantial savings to the health-care system. The researchers have reported their progress in a letter that will be published Oct. 6 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Eight of the 12 patients discussed in the small study have now been off of immunosuppressant drugs...


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