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Antibiotic Doesn ’ t Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 20:00
Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped early (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 19:00
Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped earlySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Lung Cancer, Stem Cells (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
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Azithromycin Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 15:08
TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 -- An antibiotic treatment intended to lower stem cell transplant patients'risk of developing a respiratory complication appears to have backfired. French researchers explored the potential of administering the antibiotic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Pearls From: Eileen Hsich, MD

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:35
(MedPage Today) -- Why is mortality while awaiting heart transplant higher for women? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)

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Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 23:00
Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped early (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
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PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins

MedWorm Kidney Transplant - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:00
This week's topics include antibody depletion for kidney transplantation, a way to reverse dabigatran, the costs of board certification, and opioid use in the U.S. population
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HealthWatch: How Sweeteners And Sleep Influence Weight Gain

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:25
BOSTON (CBS) – A new report shows inadequate sleep could be making you fat. Researchers in the United Kingdom found that adults who slept an average of 6 hours a night weighed more and had a waist circumference about an inch larger than those getting 9 hours of sleep a night. They also had lower levels of HDL or “good” cholesterol. While most of us do not get 9 hours of sleep a night, we should all strive to get at least 7 to 8. That’s because there is growing evidence that chronic sleep deprivation can increase our risk of obesity and metabolic disorders like diabetes and high cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer. Additionally, there’s more evidence that artificial sweeteners, like Equal and Splenda, may backfire for people hopi...

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South Africa: Five-Year-Old Becomes Africa's Youngest Artificial Heart Recipient

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:55
[News24Wire] A five-year-old boy from Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, has become the youngest patient in Africa to receive an artificial heart, the Maboneng Heart Institute said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Study: Transplant Centers Routinely Reject Usable Donor Kidneys

MedWorm Kidney Transplant - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 21:00
Some centers may underestimate kidney quality, experts said
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Bose joins $3m Series A for HF monitor dev Signature Medical

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 16:25
Signature Medical said today it closed a $2.5 million Series A funding round which was joined by audio tech giant Bose Corporation to support its AcoustiCare wearable heart failure monitor. Also joining the round was Riot Ventures, and Allied Minds, of which Signature Medical is a portfolio company of. “We are excited about Signature Medical’s innovative use of audio to help heart patients with their recovery, and we’re pleased to support Signature Medical in their efforts,” Bose Ventures’ Steve Romine said in a prepared release. “Signature Medical’s incorporation of artificial intelligence and acoustic technology into a wearable device should help heart failure patients globally and have enormous impact,” Riot Ventures founder Stephen Marcus said in a p...

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Morning Break: Senate Rejects Bill; GSK Retrenches; You Can Buy Happiness

MedWorm Kidney Transplant - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:45
Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the ALLMedPage Today staff
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WATCH: 5-year-old heart-transplant recipient dies

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 19:41
Ari Schultz, the 5-year-old heart-transplant recipient who wow'd people with his positive attitude and joyful exuberance, has died. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Hemovent expands Series A

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:24
Hemovent said today it received an undisclosed amount of funding as part of an oversubscribed Series A expansion round. The funds came from all existing investors, the Aachen, Germany-based company said, as well as newly invested 1st Capital Partner. Hemovent said that the funding comes shortly after it completed the 1st series of in vivo trials of its artificial lung technology platform which it is developing for a range of indications including extracorporeal CO2 removal and extracorporeal life support. “The fact that all Hemovent investors participated in this new round, and that 1st Capital Partner is an experienced life sciences investment firm known for investing sizable funds in both early-stage and follow-on rounds, bears strong testimony to the opportunity ahead of us as we...

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HCA Midwest transplants 7 cardiologists from Olathe Health

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:53
HCA Midwest Health, the Kansas City area's largest hospital system, has poached seven cardiologists from Olathe Health. According to a release, the seven doctors are expected to practice at HCA Midwest's Overland Park hospitals — Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center — and will increase the health system's stable of cardiologists by more than 20 percent. The Midwest Heart& Vascular Specialists group already had 32 cardiologists. The cardiologists are: Dr. Thomas… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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Artificial sweeteners found to cause weight gain

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:11
(Natural News) A study published online on the Canadian Medical Association Journal website revealed that using artificial sweeteners may increase the odds of long-term obesity and related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The use of artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners — such as sucrose, stevia, and aspartame — picked up steam in the previous... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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This 3-D-printed artificial heart actually beats

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 06:41
A heart of gold may be hard to find, but a heart of silicone may be within reach. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Zion, the world ’s youngest double hand transplant recipient, can now swing a baseball bat

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:33
In 2015, Zion Harvey became known to the public as the youngest person in the world to go through a successful bilateral hand transplant. Zion, who was 8 at the time, captured hearts with his upbeat attitude toward life and his wise-beyond-his-years expositions — on everything from losing both of his hands to an infection at age […]Related:Scientists plan to trick Zika-carrying mosquitoes into breeding themselves out of existenceUnapproved stem-cell treatments touted on federal database ClinicalTrials.gov, study saysA gunshot destroyed her face. A rare surgery just gave her a new one. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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AliveCor partners with Mayo Clinic in sudden cardiac death study

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:44
AliveCor today announced it will collaborate with the Mayo Clinic to develop tools to screen for Long QT Syndrome by combining AliveCor’s artificial intelligence technology with patented algorithms from the Mayo Clinic. LQTS can be both congenital and acquired, and causes 3,000 to 4,000 sudden deaths in children and young adults a year, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said. The acquired form of the syndrome can be caused by antibiotics or antidepressants and other medications. “This agreement makes our vision of universal screening for the early detection of long QT syndrome – a potentially lethal, yet highly treatable condition – one step closer to reality. The electrical heart cycle is emerging as the next vital sign. With very few exceptions, we now know that a p...

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Researchers Grow Functioning Liver Tissue in Mice

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:07
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Researchers say they were able to coax tiny " seeds " of liver tissue into fully functioning livers in mice. If this approach works in people, it could help reduce long wait lists for liver transplants. It might also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Engineered liver tissue expands after transplant

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 03:00
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers have developed a way to engineer liver tissue by organizing tiny subunits that contain cells embedded into a biodegradable tissue scaffold. In a study of mice with damaged livers, the researchers from MIT, Rockefeller University, and Boston University found that after implantation in the abdomen, the structures expanded 50-fold and performed normal liver tissue functions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
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