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Innovations Are Brightening Liver Transplantation Outcomes Innovations Are Brightening Liver Transplantation Outcomes

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:10
Dr William Balistreri recaps the breakthroughs that are increasing options for patients on the liver transplant waitlist.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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South Africa:How an Historic Heart Transplant Created a Celebrity Scientist 50 Years Ago

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:47
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's Chris Barnard stands out in medical history as the heart surgeon who became a global household name after transplanting the first human heart on 3 December 1967. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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South Africa:'It Was Because of Dr Barnard That My Father Got a Second Chance'

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:16
[News24Wire] Growing up, Candice Govender had found it difficult to believe that a heart could be removed from one person's chest and placed in another's, as Dr Chris Barnard and his team had done when they performed the world's first heart transplant in 1967. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation: 50 years of heart transplantation progress

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 04:00
(Elsevier) This month marks the 50th anniversary of the world's first human heart transplant performed at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town by South African surgeon, Christiaan Barnard. He transplanted the heart of a 25-year-old woman into Louis Washkansky, a 53-year-old diabetes patient who was in severe heart failure. A special issue of The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation presents a chronicle of the major milestones in heart transplantation over the last 50 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
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The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation: 50 years of heart transplantation progress

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 04:00
(Elsevier) This month marks the 50th anniversary of the world's first human heart transplant performed at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town by South African surgeon, Christiaan Barnard. He transplanted the heart of a 25-year-old woman into Louis Washkansky, a 53-year-old diabetes patient who was in severe heart failure. A special issue of The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation presents a chronicle of the major milestones in heart transplantation over the last 50 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
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Happy 50th Birthday, Heart Transplant Surgery!

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 12:05
A by-the-numbers look at the revolutionary procedure, then and now. by Jessica Blatt Press, AARP, December 1, 2017|Comments: 0. Heart Transplant Anniversary. Underwood Archives/Getty Images. Heart surgeon and transplant pioneer Christiaan Barnard, M.D., illustrates a  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
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Heart Transplants: 50 years since the first operation, and medicine is beating the disease

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 09:01
FIFTY years ago today a Cape Town surgeon became a global icon when he performed the first life-saving human-to-human heart transplant. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Fresh heart

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 23:18
It is 50 years since the first heart transplant took place, ushering in a new era of media attention and medical celebrity. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

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South Africa:Heart Transplantation Continues to Capture the Human Imagination

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 08:00
[News24Wire] Fifty years after Christiaan Barnard completed the world's first successful human heart transplant, heart transplantation continues to capture the human imagination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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EU Regulators to Review Fibroid Drug for Possible Liver Risk EU Regulators to Review Fibroid Drug for Possible Liver Risk

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 20:12
Reports of liver damage and transplants have surfaced regarding ulipristal acetate (Esmya), now before the FDA for approval to treat uterine fibroids.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Press invitation to Europe's largest congress on hepatology

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:00
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) The International Liver Congress ™ (ILC) is the annual EASL meeting, and the flagship event in EASL's educational calendar. Every year in April, scientific and medical experts from a broad range of fields including hepatology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, cell biology, transplant surgery, infectious diseases, microbiology and virology, pharmacology, pathology and radiology and imaging come together from around the world to learn about the latest in liver research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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FDA clears AliveCor ’ s KardiaBand ECG for Apple Watch

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:01
AliveCor said today that the FDA cleared its KardioBand electrocardiogram device for the Apple Watch, designed to monitor for early signs of atrial fibrillation. First introduced in March 2016, KardiaBand is the first medical device accessory to be cleared by the federal safety watchdog for the Apple Watch, Mountain View, Calif.-based AliveCor said. It’s designed to display and record clinical-grade cardiac rhythm readings in real time in about 30 seconds, the company said. AliveCor also said it launched the SmartRhythm artificial intelligence app for the Apple Watch, which is designed to continuously evaluate the correlation between heart activity and physical activity using data from heart rate and activity sensors in the watch. The app prompts users to capture an ECG reading whe...

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Optellum, Mirada present lung cancer study at RSNA 2017

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 23:36
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Optellum and imaging software...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mirada's deep-learning contours match human-drawn contours Optellum unveils lung cancer analysis software Mirada showcases XD:PACS at RSNA 2016 Philips, Mirada sign distribution deal Mirada launches nuclear medicine software at RSNA 2015 Former Philips CEO joins Mirada Medical (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
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New'Patch' May Repair Damaged Hearts

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:11
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 -- A patch that might one day help repair heart attack damage has been developed by researchers. The patch, which consists of fully functioning artificial human heart muscle, is large enough to cover damage typically caused... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Researchers develop new technique to model transplantation of the human liver

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 04:00
(World Scientific) A novel technology developed by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital enables the model-ing of human liver transplantation in an experimental setting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Optellum, Mirada tout lung cancer study at RSNA 2017

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:53
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Optellum and imaging software...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mirada's deep-learning contours match human-drawn contours Optellum unveils lung cancer analysis software Mirada showcases XD:PACS at RSNA 2016 Philips, Mirada sign distribution deal Mirada launches nuclear medicine software at RSNA 2015 Former Philips CEO joins Mirada Medical (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Lauren ’s life after transplant: Proving the impossible possible

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:02
I was born on January 29, 1992 with a birth defect called gastroschisis, which meant that my intestines extended outside my body through a small hole in my abdominal wall. I received a liver, small and large bowel transplant in December of 1992, just before my first birthday. Though I was transplanted in Pennsylvania, I have been cared for by the brilliant team at Boston Children’s Hospital ever since. When I was first recovering in Pennsylvania, my parents were told that I would never be able to swim in the ocean because I would have to have a central line in for the rest of my life. Well, to that person I would like to say: I have swam in two oceans. I have traveled across the country twice — hiking and backpacking in the Rocky Mountains. I attended an agricultural high school wher...

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Anniversary of first ever heart transplant is next week

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:28
Images from 'Christiaan Barnard: The Surgeon Who Dared' by David Cooper show the South African ground-breaking surgeon hard at work in the operating theatre doing open-heart surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Story of the surgeon who did the first heart transplant

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:42
Images from 'Christiaan Barnard: The Surgeon Who Dared' by David Cooper show the South African ground-breaking surgeon hard at work in the operating theatre doing open-heart surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Diabetes drug could prevent heart transplant complications

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:29
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London successfully repurposed a diabetes drug to prevent rejection without the side effects of current immunosuppressive drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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