Latest Transplant rejection Stories
Rapid discontinuation of the immunosuppressive steroid prednisone after a kidney transplant can help prevent serious side effects.
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.
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.
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.
Patients who receive kidney transplants must take lifelong medications that, while preventing organ rejection, can also compromise other aspects of health.
Surgery to correct gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can preserve lung function in patients with end-stage pulmonary disease both before and after transplantation.
Our livers can fight back against the immune system—reducing organ rejection but also making us more susceptible to liver disease.