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Latest Transplant rejection Stories

2011-10-07 11:35:06

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.

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.

2011-09-23 11:27:41

Patients who receive kidney transplants must take lifelong medications that, while preventing organ rejection, can also compromise other aspects of health.

2011-09-19 23:54:45

Surgery to correct gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can preserve lung function in patients with end-stage pulmonary disease both before and after transplantation.

2011-09-19 23:34:43

Our livers can fight back against the immune system—reducing organ rejection but also making us more susceptible to liver disease.

2011-09-13 21:41:29

A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that substitution of a brand name immunosuppressive drug with a generic (manufactured by Sandoz) for preventing rejection of transplanted organs appears to be safe for transplant recipients.

2011-08-09 07:18:37

New research finds that growing blood stem cells in the laboratory for about a week may help to overcome one of the most difficult roadblocks to successful transplantation, immune rejection.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.