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Greater Access to Donated Livers Promised to Transplant Patients

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 09:00
Under revised guidelines, the sickest patients may qualify to receive organs from regions outside their own. (Source: NYT Health)

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Transplant patient's Christmas plea: talk to your family about organ donation

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Fri, 12/22/2017 - 06:01
With hundreds waiting for heart transplants, experts and patients urge public to register as organ donors – and make their wishes clear to family membersFamilies are being urged to talk about becoming an organ donor in the hope that more people on the waiting list for a heart transplant will be given the chance of life.Since last Christmas Day, 31 people have died on the heart transplant waiting list, according to NHS Blood and Transplant. To try to tackle the shortage of organs, the government hasrecently announced a consultation into an “opt-out” scheme. Everybody would be assumed to be willing to donate their organs unless they had signed up to a register to say no.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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5 Shocking Medical Stories From 2017

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 22:09
CBS Local — The field of medicine has made tremendous strides in 2017. Here’s a list of shocking stories from this year that shows just how far science has come and how unbelievable (and a little gross!) it can be. Laymen beware: the following may contain highly technical terminology for procedures (like swallowing balloons) and medical recommendations (like not to swallow coins). New Procedure Has People Swallowing Balloons To Lose Weight Having trouble hitting your goal weight? With the help of her doctor and a few gas-filled balloons, Bronx-resident Suzy Soto found out how to get rid of those last few pounds. Scientists Say Your Brain Still Works After Death, And You Know When You’re Dead This one will have your mind racing. Researchers are studying patients whose hear...

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Many transplant patients adhering to 6-month sobriety rule improve to point operation not needed: doctor

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 20:42
The six-month sobriety rule is just one of many conditions that patients needing liver transplants must meet to be considered for a transplant, according to guidelines set by Trillium Gift of Life Network, the agency that co-ordinates organ donations in Ontario. (Source: CBC | Health)
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UR Medicine Helps Genesee County Family Embrace Heart of Holidays

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 17:29
“Mommy is coming home for Christmas!” You can almost hear squeals of delight from a toddler who couldn ’t possibly understand the harrowing fight for life that her mother has survived. Carrie Thornley Fisher was in heart failure near the end of her second pregnancy. After giving birth to a healthy boy, the 32-year-old spent nearly two months on life-saving mechanical support until she received a heart transplant Sept. 19 at UR Medicine ’s Strong Memorial Hospital, upstate New York’s only comprehensive heart failure service. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)

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Four moving forward, following living donation

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:42
Many children wait months — and sometimes years — for a transplant, but thanks to the generosity of living donors, some kids don’t have to wait. Read about the lives and futures of four children saved by living donation. Helping Sloan live up to her name Without Lt. Steve Tenney, 7-month-old Sloan wouldn’t be nursing, beginning to roll over on her own or meeting other milestones. “I did what anyone would have done,” says Tenney, who donated a piece of his liver when Sloan was only 5 months old. “Sloan means ‘warrior,’” her mom, Sarah says. “We didn’t think she’d need to be a warrior at such a young age — but she showed us she is.” Read more about Sloan’s liver transplant. Godzilla-loving Gavin Monsters make 3-year-old Gavin smile. “He builds LEGO homes...

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2017 ’ s Year In Health News: Medical Breakthroughs, Opioid Crisis And More

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 19:33
CBS Local — There’s been plenty of progress in the medical world this year, and as a result we now know that more Americans than ever have high blood pressure, but also that coffee everyday is actually good for you. Here’s a look back at the year in health. Opioid Crisis The opioid crisis has dominated much of the health news cycle. President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency earlier this year. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for people under 50 in the United States. New Guidelines for High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association revised its guidelines for high blood pressure. The new threshold is 130 over 80, replacing 140 over 90. This means that nearly half of adults in the US have hypertension. Labratory Breakthroughs A game...
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Delilah Saunders 'grateful and outraged' by struggle to get liver transplant

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:00
From her hospital bed in Toronto transplant unit, Indigenous rights advocate Delilah Saunders says she's both 'grateful and outraged' by her experiences since being denied a liver transplant for having a history of alcohol use. (Source: CBC | Health)
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Your NEJM Group Today: Seizures & Progressive Dystonia Case / Liver Transplant Indications Changing / New Mexico IM Opportunity

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Wed, 12/20/2017 - 02:38
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 20-year-old woman was evaluated for seizures and... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

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Should uninfected patients accept hepatitis C-infected livers to reduce waiting time?

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 04:00
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A modeling study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators finds that the availability of directly-acting antiviral drugs to treat hepatitis C virus infection could allow the transplantation of livers from HCV-positive donors into HCV-negative recipients without posing undue risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Researchers are developing light therapy as a non-invasive, alternative treatment for disease

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 22:28
(Natural News) Artificial light has both its risks and benefits, but a new study shows that it may be the solution to minimally invasive, drug-free treatments. Researchers are currently developing new ways using infrared neuromodulation to treat cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat), hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, sleep apnea (suspension of breathing during sleep), diarrhea, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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UCLA senior delivers digital health monitoring to fight disease in Cameroon

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 18:45
As Vikash Singh looks forward to 2018 he is also looking forward to witnessing his education in action. Specifically how his background in medical research, artificial intelligence and machine learning — along with a $5,000UCLA Global Citizens Fellowship award and some innovative thinking — may potentially help save lives in Cameroon.Doctors at the HSPC Polyclinic in Kumba, a city located in the country ’s southwest region, will soon begin uploading patient information to a software application designed by Singh and a team of student programmers through Project DataReach, a company Singh launched in 2015 with funding provided by the Stamps Foundation Scholarship program. The student programmers, who attend various universities, include Singh’s roommate Matthew Khanzadeh, a fourth-y...

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UCLA researchers create skeletal muscle from stem cells

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 18:02
UCLA scientists have developed a new strategy to efficiently isolate, mature and transplant skeletal muscle cells created from human pluripotent stem cells, which can produce all cell types of the body. The findings are a major step toward  the development of a stem cell replacement therapy for muscle diseases including Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which affects approximately 1 in 5,000 boys in the U.S. and is the most common fatal childhood genetic disease.The study, which was published in the journal Nature Cell Biology, was led by senior author April Pyle, associate professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics and member of the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA.Using the natural human development process as a guide,  ...
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Making heart transplants obsolete with small removable pump

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Mon, 12/18/2017 - 04:00
(University of Houston) On this 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant, which occurred in December 1967, a University of Houston biomedical engineer is creating a next-generation heart pump for patients suffering with heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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What is DIOS?

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 23:56
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are living longer with improved morbidity because of new treatments including lung transplantation but they also are at higher risk of having gastrointestinal problems over th...

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What is DIOS?

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 23:56
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are living longer with improved morbidity because of new treatments including lung transplantation but they also are at higher risk of having gastrointestinal problems over th...
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What is DIOS?

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 23:56
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are living longer with improved morbidity because of new treatments including lung transplantation but they also are at higher risk of having gastrointestinal problems over th...
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Amnesty International joins call for Delilah Saunders to be put on liver transplant list

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:14
Supporters of a Labrador Inuk woman denied access to a liver transplant waitlist because of alcohol abuse rallied at Confederation Building in St. John's Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)

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Cardiovascular AI imaging dev Bay Labs raises $6m in Series A

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:16
Cardiovascular artificial intelligence medtech firm Bay Labs said today it raised $5.5 million in a Series A round to support clinical validation and further development of its cardiovascular imaging tech. The round was led by existing investor Khosla Ventures and joined by newly invested Data Collective, Greenbox Venture Partners, Minneapolis Heart Institute Ventures and Georges Harik. As part of the funding round, Khosla Ventures general partner Ben Ling and DCVC operating partner Armen Vidian will join the San Francisco-based company’s board of directors. “Bay Labs’ unique application of AI with ultrasound has the potential to enable medical professionals to provide faster and better care to patients. We are excited to increase our investment in Bay Labs to revolutioni...

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Isaac ’s story: A ‘new normal’ with short bowel syndrome

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:00
It was the morning after their baby son Isaac had come home from the hospital, and Jennifer and Brian Campbell were performing the same sweet act of bonding as many new parents: giving him a bath in the sink. But as they maneuvered around the room, they suddenly realized something was very wrong. “I fell to the floor and started screaming and crying as formula shot out of his stomach,” remembers Jennifer. “I thought we’d broken him.” The reality, of course, was that the Campbells were simply adjusting to their new “normal” — something any parent of a medically complex child can understand. Isaac wasn’t a newborn. He had finally been discharged from the hospital after nine months. And his parents hadn’t hurt him. They’d just accidentally pulled out his gastrostomy (G-t...

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