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NIH awards $8.6 million for bold bid to transform lung transplantation

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 03:00
(University of Virginia Health System) Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have received more than $8.6 million in federal grants to support efforts that could dramatically increase the number of lungs available for transplant - and then save the lives of the people who receive them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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French implant maker Carmat pins hopes on low energy heart

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:19
PARIS (Reuters) - Artificial heart maker Carmat is hoping a more energy-efficient implant and the appointment of a production chief can help it overcome recent failures at the French firm. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Lilly Wyburn with leukaemia faces double lung transplant

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 09:25
Lilly Wyburn, from Parkes in New South Wales, has endured rounds of gruelling treatments since being diagnosed with  leukaemia at the age of one. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Artificial bile ducts grown in lab & transplanted into mice could help treat liver disease

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 03:00
(University of Cambridge) Cambridge scientists have developed a new method for growing and transplanting artificial bile ducts that could in future be used to help treat liver disease in children, reducing the need for liver transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Heart transplant survivor dies just a few hours after giving birth

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 21:21
After giving birth to her baby girl, Megan Moss Johnson got to hold her daughter in her arms, feed her and burp her. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Her newborn kept getting sick because she was ingesting placenta, CDC says

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 19:48
The baby was born healthy and without complication in September, but then its health began to deteriorate rapidly. Doctors — scrambling to uncover the cause of the infant’s respiratory distress — transferred the baby to the neonatal intensive care unit and began a series of tests, according to a report released this week by the Centers for […]Related:Fresh polls find Republicans’ health-care proposal is still a clunkerA heart transplant gave her another chance to live. Hours after giving birth, she died.One politician’s solution to the overdose problem: Let addicts die (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 30, 2017

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 19:01
[Image from unsplash.com]From ConforMIS touting its knee replacement study to Consulting Radiologists’s new breast cancer detection tool, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Study: Low-dose CT scanning improves Ankylosing Spondylitis assessment A new study has shown that low-dose computed tomography (LD-CT) is more sensitive than X-rays for monitoring disease progression in people who have Ankylosing Spondylitis, according to a June 15 press release. LD-CT has previously been proven to be sensitive and reliable when assessing bone growth in different patients. The new study is designed to compare how well it can show the formation of new bony growth (syndesmophytes) and an increase in size in syndesmophytes. The study showed...
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7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 30, 2017

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 19:01
[Image from unsplash.com]From ConforMIS touting its knee replacement study to Consulting Radiologists’s new breast cancer detection tool, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Study: Low-dose CT scanning improves Ankylosing Spondylitis assessment A new study has shown that low-dose computed tomography (LD-CT) is more sensitive than X-rays for monitoring disease progression in people who have Ankylosing Spondylitis, according to a June 15 press release. LD-CT has previously been proven to be sensitive and reliable when assessing bone growth in different patients. The new study is designed to compare how well it can show the formation of new bony growth (syndesmophytes) and an increase in size in syndesmophytes. The study showed...

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Fresh polls find Republicans ’ health-care proposal is still a clunker

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 17:44
A slew of new national surveys completed during the past week shed light on how voters are reacting to Republicans’ bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The surveys show opposition continues to outpace support by a wide margin, with tepid support among Republicans and overwhelming opposition among Democrats. Comparing polls, there is […]Related:A heart transplant gave her another chance to live. Hours after giving birth, she died.One politician’s solution to the overdose problem: Let addicts dieThe U.S. fertility rate just hit a historic low. Why some demographers are freaking out. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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A heart transplant gave her another chance to live. Hours after giving birth, she died.

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 17:00
Not long after Megan Johnson gave birth, her husband posted a picture on social media, welcoming their daughter into the world. Years earlier, Johnson had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure and given a new heart and another chance to live. Her husband, Nathan, announced early Tuesday on Instagram that “her heart worked perfectly” during the […]Related:One politician’s solution to the overdose problem: Let addicts dieThe U.S. fertility rate just hit a historic low. Why some demographers are freaking out.President Trump wants you to know he actually does care about HIV/AIDS (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
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Heart transplant survivor dies after giving birth to first child

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 14:14
The couple spent six hours with their newborn before she started to experience complications (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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Nashville heart transplant survivor dies after having baby

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 06/29/2017 - 21:50
Meg Johnson, 31, delivered her daughter, Eilee Kate, in Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville on Tuesday at 2.40am, with her husband Nathan at her side. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Two life-threatening conditions.One remarkable wish.

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 13:35
When Lucas St. Onge blew out the five candles on his birthday cake, he made just one wish. He didn’t ask for ninja turtles, a T-ball set or an Xbox — the only thing he wished was to be just like any other kid. “It was a gift I couldn’t give,” says his mom, Heather. On that same day, last May, he got his wish. “He got a liver, stomach, pancreas, intestine and spleen — the five organs he needed to help him become healthy and happy,” Heather says. Heather was 18 weeks pregnant when she and her husband, Anthony, learned they were about to face a myriad of medical challenges with their unborn child. To what extent remained unclear, until the day Lucas was born. An emergency surgery to repair multiple intestinal blockages left him with short bowel syndrome, or simply “short g...
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On her third heart

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:15
At age 24 Amy Silverstein developed a life-threatening condition and received a heart transplant. She survived with that heart, and wrote an acclaimed book, "Sick Girl," but 25 years later it, too, began to fail. She is now on her third heart, and has written a moving new book, "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends," about how her family and friends' support kept her alive. Lee Cowan reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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Heart to heart

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:14
Amy Silverstein, who received a heart transplant at age 24, found herself with a failing heart again 25 years later. Her new book tells how a new donor, and her family and friends' support, kept her alive (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Clinical Trial Saves Baby ’s Lungs

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:47
Treatment TermsChildren's health CategoriesClinical trialsFamily health TagsPatient story Sub-Title Baby Collier Proves He ’s a Survivor Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Collier Hart sat smiling in his crib repeatedly saying, “Wa wa.” Given a sippy cup of water, he threw back his head and drained it. He put his hands together, fingertips touching, and made the sign for “more.” None of this is unusual for a 2-year-old, but it is for Collier. He spent the first 15 months of his life at Duke Children’s Hospital af ter being born with severely underdeveloped lungs. Hero Imagecollier_hart_patient_experience.jpg Content Blocks Header Against All Odds Content“All the odds were against this kid,” saidWilliam  Malcolm, MD, a neonatologist and medical director of D...

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Clinical Trial Saves Baby ’s Lungs

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:47
Treatment TermsChildren's health CategoriesClinical trialsFamily health TagsPatient story Sub-Title Baby Collier Proves He ’s a Survivor Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Collier Hart sat smiling in his crib repeatedly saying, “Wa wa.” Given a sippy cup of water, he threw back his head and drained it. He put his hands together, fingertips touching, and made the sign for “more.” None of this is unusual for a 2-year-old, but it is for Collier. He spent the first 15 months of his life at Duke Children’s Hospital af ter being born with severely underdeveloped lungs. Hero Imagecollier_hart_patient_experience.jpg Content Blocks Header Against All Odds Content“All the odds were against this kid,” saidWilliam  Malcolm, MD, a neonatologist and medical director of D...

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Clinical Trial Saves Baby ’s Lungs

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:47
Treatment TermsChildren's health CategoriesClinical trialsFamily health TagsPatient story Sub-Title Baby Collier Proves He ’s a Survivor Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Collier Hart sat smiling in his crib repeatedly saying, “Wa wa.” Given a sippy cup of water, he threw back his head and drained it. He put his hands together, fingertips touching, and made the sign for “more.” None of this is unusual for a 2-year-old, but it is for Collier. He spent the first 15 months of his life at Duke Children’s Hospital af ter being born with severely underdeveloped lungs. Hero Imagecollier_hart_patient_experience.jpg Content Blocks Header Against All Odds Content“All the odds were against this kid,” saidWilliam  Malcolm, MD, a neonatologist and medical director of D...

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UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital and Miller Children’s & Women ’s Hospital plan strategic affiliation

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:03
Two leading children ’s hospitals —UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital, part of UCLA Health, and  Miller Children ’s& Women ’s Hospital Long Beach, part of  MemorialCare Health System— announced today their intent to form a strategic affiliation that brings together their academic, clinical and research expertise, and resources to enhance children’s health care services in Southern California.The two organizations, which share similar missions and values, plan to establish a wider geographic pediatric collaboration that strengthens and broadens their ability to offer the highest-quality, patient- and family-centered care to their respective and shared communities. In addition to working together with physicians, patients and families, the collaboration will work closely wi...

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Real Stories Of Americans Who Will Be Affected By The Proposed Changes To The ACA — And What YOU Can Do To Fight

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 19:11
With the proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million Americans are at risk of losing their health care coverage. A survey, conducted by Brunswick Partners, found that “75 percent of Americans agree that the proposed changes to Medicaid in the AHCA are a bad idea. And that we should not allow 14 million Americans to become uninsured even if there is a potential to reduce Medicaid spending. These results are significant because they find majorities of Americans identifying as conservatives (55 percent), moderates (82 percent) and liberals (90 percent) are opposed to the AHCA’s Medicaid provisions.” Some of the proposed changes to the ACA made by the House include: Over $800 Billion in cuts to Medicaid* Elimination of the Medicaid expansion* Rev...
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