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Papers of note in Science Translational Medicine 9 (394)

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 23:00
This week’s articles describe how broccoli can combat type 2 diabetes, how monocytes contribute to the failure of organ transplant grafts, and how to more durably treat RET- or KRAS-driven lung cancer. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)

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5-year-old heart transplant patient gets good news

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 20:38
Last week, the 5-year-old's dad got some good news, and he couldn't wait to share it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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Richmond Ambulance Authority Paramedic Receives ‘Star of Life’ Award From the American Ambulance Association and Receives Award From Her Very First Cardiac Arrest Save!

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 17:53
RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) paramedic Julie Anderson has received an American Ambulance Association (AAA) Star of Life award for 2017.   The award, presented at AAA’s Stars of Life Celebration on Monday, June 12 in Washington, DC, honored remarkable ambulance service professionals from around the nation who truly stand out and represent excellence in their field.  Those who receive this award are nominated by their peers. Anderson, a Hanover, Virginia resident and RAA employee since 2007, was honored at Monday’s ceremony.  “Julie is the complete role model both in her clinical practice and the example she sets,” said Rob Lawrence, chief operating officer for the Richmond Ambulance Authority. “She is a consummate professional who is res...
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Richmond Ambulance Authority Paramedic Receives ‘Star of Life’ Award From the American Ambulance Association and Receives Award From Her Very First Cardiac Arrest Save!

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 17:53
RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) paramedic Julie Anderson has received an American Ambulance Association (AAA) Star of Life award for 2017.   The award, presented at AAA’s Stars of Life Celebration on Monday, June 12 in Washington, DC, honored remarkable ambulance service professionals from around the nation who truly stand out and represent excellence in their field.  Those who receive this award are nominated by their peers. Anderson, a Hanover, Virginia resident and RAA employee since 2007, was honored at Monday’s ceremony.  “Julie is the complete role model both in her clinical practice and the example she sets,” said Rob Lawrence, chief operating officer for the Richmond Ambulance Authority. “She is a consummate professional who is res...

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Study Finds Survival Rates Higher at Teaching Hospitals

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 18:35
Author Debbe Geiger Overview If you ’re hospitalized for a common medical condition or surgical procedure, your chance of surviving is better if your care is provided at a major teaching hospital. That’s according to an analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Content Blocks CTA HeaderMore information CTA LinkRead the JAMA article Section Features Call To Action Header Survival Rates for Common Conditions, Procedures Analyzed ContentThe study ’s authors looked at Medicare data for 21 million hospitalizations at more than 4,000 hospitals, including teaching hospitals and non-teaching hospitals, across the country. A teaching hospital is a hospital or academic medical center that is affiliated with a medical school and trains future doct o...

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Optellum unveils lung cancer analysis software

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:59
Artificial intelligence software developer Optellum said it will showcase a...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
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How creative FDA regulation led to first-in-the-world approval of a cutting-edge heart valve

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:00
Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health By: Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., and Bram Zuckerman, M.D. Nearly six years ago FDA approved an artificial transcatheter heart valve (THV) to treat patients having severe symptoms and life-threatening heart problems such as fainting, chest pain, heart failure, irregular heart rhythms, or cardiac arrest, because one of the valves in their heart (the aortic valve) was no longer working properly and they were too sick for surgery. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has revolutionized the treatment of these patients.  But the U.S. wasn’t the trendsetter – in fact, it was the 42nd country to approve the first TAVR device, the Edwards Sapien THV. Since that approval, FDA has sharpened its focus o...

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Teen shows off dance moves after heart transplant

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 18:13
Nothing could stop this teenage heart transplant patient from rocking out in his hospital bed (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Pediatric Liver Transplant for Teen Hockey Player

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 17:23
Treatment TermsChildren's healthLiver transplant CategoriesAdvanced treatments Sub-Title Rare Liver Condition Discovered After Fall During Hockey Game Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Colby Heath was a growing teenage boy, so his penchant for sleep didn't concern his mother. Nor did his occasional nosebleeds. Yet, as Colby's family now knows, those were clues that something was horribly wrong. Hero Imageskating_on_thin_ice_3.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA HeaderLiver Transplants at Duke CTA LinkLearn more Section Features Call To Action Header Playing Hockey was Risk Factor for Congenital Liver Abnormality Content“He went from being a seemingly healthy kid who plays hockey to a kid who needs aliver transplant in a very short span of time, ” said M...
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Skating On Thin Ice

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 17:23
Treatment TermsChildren's health Sub-Title Life-Threatening Condition Discovered After Fall During Hockey Game Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Colby Heath was a growing teenage boy, so his penchant for sleep didn't concern his mother. Nor did his occasional nosebleeds. Yet, as Colby's family now knows, those were clues that something was horribly wrong. Hero Imageskating_on_thin_ice_3.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Playing Hockey was Risk Factor for Congenital Liver Abnormality Content“He went from being a seemingly healthy kid who plays hockey to a kid who needs aliver transplant in a very short span of time, ” said Megan Butler, MD, a  hepatologist who treated Colby atDuke Children ’s Hospital.In fact, it was playing hockey that likely saved ...
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Pediatric Liver Transplant for Teen Hockey Player

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 17:23
Treatment TermsChildren's healthLiver transplant CategoriesAdvanced treatments Sub-Title Rare Liver Condition Discovered After Fall During Hockey Game Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Colby Heath was a growing teenage boy, so his penchant for sleep didn't concern his mother. Nor did his occasional nosebleeds. Yet, as Colby's family now knows, those were clues that something was horribly wrong. Hero Imageskating_on_thin_ice_3.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks CTA HeaderLiver Transplants at Duke CTA LinkLearn more Section Features Call To Action Header Playing Hockey was Risk Factor for Congenital Liver Abnormality Content“He went from being a seemingly healthy kid who plays hockey to a kid who needs aliver transplant in a very short span of time, ” said M...
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Skating On Thin Ice

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 17:23
Treatment TermsChildren's health Sub-Title Life-Threatening Condition Discovered After Fall During Hockey Game Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Colby Heath was a growing teenage boy, so his penchant for sleep didn't concern his mother. Nor did his occasional nosebleeds. Yet, as Colby's family now knows, those were clues that something was horribly wrong. Hero Imageskating_on_thin_ice_3.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Playing Hockey was Risk Factor for Congenital Liver Abnormality Content“He went from being a seemingly healthy kid who plays hockey to a kid who needs aliver transplant in a very short span of time, ” said Megan Butler, MD, a  hepatologist who treated Colby atDuke Children ’s Hospital.In fact, it was playing hockey that likely saved ...

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Sharing biliary atresia — and strength to beat it

MedWorm Liver Transplant - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:25
Everywhere Melissa Villaseñor goes her little sister, Isabella, follows. The 6- and 2-year-olds share just about everything. They share big personalities. They share a love of being lively and loud. And, they also share something else — they were both born with biliary atresia. “I am not going to lie,” says Andrea Torre, the girls’ mom. “I sometimes break down and cry and ask myself, ‘Why me?’” Biliary atresia is a chronic, progressive liver condition that is fatal if left untreated. For most parents, having just one child with this rare, life-threatening disease is overwhelming. “My husband keeps me grounded,” she says. “He reminds me, ‘See how much they fight for their health? We have to fight twice as hard.’” Isabella’s liver transplant When Isabella ...

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Artificial Intelligence to Assist in the Treatment of Heart Patients

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 07:00
The objective is to recognize serious difficult-to-predict complications as early as possible using the latest methods. (Source: eHealth News EU)

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Hidden immune cells cause lung transplant failure

MedWorm Lung Transplant - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 03:00
(Northwestern University) Scientists have discovered that a subset of immune cells called nonclassical monocytes, previously unknown to reside in the lungs, play a key role in driving primary graft dysfunction (PGD), the leading cause of death after lung transplantation. The study demonstrates targeting these cells could lead to novel treatments for PGD, a complication that currently impacts more than half of transplant patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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WATCH: 15-year-old dances after heart transplant

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 16:46
The teenager danced to celebrate his successful heart transplant after waiting months for a new heart. (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Teen dances after lifesaving heart transplant

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:51
Amari Hall's doctors, nurses and family danced alongside him. (Source: ABC News: Health)

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WATCH: 15-year-old dances after heart transplant

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:28
The teenager danced to celebrate his successful heart transplant after waiting months for a new heart. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Teen dances from hospital bed days after heart transplant

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 20:55
Fifteen-year-old Amari Hall went from open-heart surgery one week to a full-on dance party the next. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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WATCH: 16-year-old dances after heart transplant

MedWorm Heart Transplant - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 14:40
The teenager danced to celebrate his successful heart transplant after waiting months for a new heart. (Source: ABC News: Health)

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