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Arterys Receives First FDA Clearance for Broad Oncology Imaging Suite with Deep Learning

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:07
FDA clearance covers all solid tumors. Initial launch will include Liver AI and Lung AI oncology software to empower clinicians to quickly measure and track lesions and nodules in MRI and CT scans SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Mark... Devices, Radiology, Oncology, FDA Arterys, imaging, artificial intelligence (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)

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Why Pig Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:15
Making human tissue in a lab has always been more sci-fi than sci-fact, but powerful genetic technologies may change that soon. For the most part, the only way to replace diseased or failing hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers is with donor organs. Even then, many people struggle to find a good biological match with a donor, and 8,000 die each year in the U.S. while waiting for an organ. In one promising solution to the shortage, researchers have been putting a new DNA editing tool called CRISPR through rigorous tests in organ regeneration. Last August, a group of scientists led by George Church, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, generated more than a dozen pigs that were bred without certain viruses that had made many of their organs unusable for human transplant. Pig genomes...

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Scientists create most sophisticated human liver model yet

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 04:00
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Scientists have developed the most sophisticated mini-livers to date. These organoids can potentially help scientists better understand certain congenital liver diseases as well as speed up efforts to create liver tissue in the lab for transplantation into patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Can we improve prognostic indications in acetaminophen-induced hepatic failure?

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 20:13
The objective was to compare the markers of hypoglycemia (glucose < 50 mg/dL,) coagulopathy, and lactic acidosis (lactate above hospital’s “normal” range) in predicting a composite endpoint of death or liver transplantation. The authors identified 334 unique cases. 19 of these were listed for transplant, and 13 actually received liver transplant. (2 transplanted patients subsequently died.) Although 96 patients (29%) met the King’s College Criteria, it is not clear how many of these who were not transplanted died. There were 40 deaths in all. After some statistical manipulation  which was not at all nearly described, the authors conclude that: The combination of hypoglycemia, coagulopathy, and lactic acidosis performed better than the King’s College crite...

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People on Liver Transplant Waitlist May Be No Worse Off if They Have Used Marijuana People on Liver Transplant Waitlist May Be No Worse Off if They Have Used Marijuana

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 20:11
Candidates on the liver transplant (LT) waitlist who have used marijuana have no worse outcomes than their counterparts on the list who have not used it, a single-center study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
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Cincinnati Children ’s advances effort to grow organs for transplant

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 16:05
Scientists at Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital recently advanced efforts to grow human organs in a lab, which could lead to life-saving transplants for people who are seriously ill.  Researchers at the Avondale-based hospital’s Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine have developed a new way to bioengineer human gut tissue a nd liver tissue, according to Cincinnati Children’s. The scientists devised a way to ensure genetic stability so organs are free from the risk of tumor growth as well… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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OHSU ditches 'archaic' transplant policy

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 20:53
Oregon Health& Science University reversed course and announced Wednesday that it had ditched its “archaic" transplant policy that had prevented an undocumented woman from getting evaluated for a liver transplant. “Upon learning of the policy, OHSU leaders acted immediately and terminated the policy,” the university said in a written statement posted on its website. “We deeply regret th e pain this has caused the family.” The transplant team informed the family of the change, and OHSU’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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Living-donor Liver Transplantation May Benefit Children Living-donor Liver Transplantation May Benefit Children

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 18:52
Living-donor liver transplantation appears to have significant benefits in pediatric transplant patients, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
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Undocumented Woman Cleared For Liver Transplant After Oregon Hospital Rolls Back ‘Archaic’ Policy

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:58
An Oregon hospital has eliminated an “archaic” policy that would have barred an undocumented Portland resident from getting a lifesaving liver transplant. Silvia Lesama-Santos, a mother of four who is covered by her husband’s insurance and has lived in Portland for 30 years, was originally denied care at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) hospital because of her immigration status, the Oregonian reports. The Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took up Lesama-Santos’ case, putting out a statement on Tuesday calling for the hospital to roll back any policy that limits access to organ transplants based on immigration status. “Everyone deserves to have access to life-saving medical care,” the statement reads. “It is i...
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A hospital refused a new liver to a woman because she was undocumented. Then it found its heart.

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 02:40
Hospital officials in Oregon have ended a policy that prevented an undocumented woman from getting a liver transplant because of her immigration status after outcry, according to local news reports. Silvia Lesama-Santos, 46, a mother of four who has lived in the country for at least 30 years, was denied the transplant in a letter Tuesday from […]Related:Robin Williams’s suicide was followed by a sharp rise in ‘copycat’ deathsBillionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, who just purchased the Los Angeles Times, is a controversial figure in medicineFDA ramps up warnings about kratom, calling unregulated herb an ‘opioid’ (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
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A hospital refused a new kidney to a woman because she was undocumented. Then it found its heart.

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 02:40
Hospital officials in Oregon have ended a policy that prevented an undocumented woman from getting a liver transplant because of her immigration status after outcry, according to local news reports. Silvia Lesama-Santos, 46, a mother of four who has lived in the country for at least 30 years, was denied the transplant in a letter Tuesday from […]Related:Robin Williams’s suicide was followed by a sharp rise in ‘copycat’ deathsBillionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, who just purchased the Los Angeles Times, is a controversial figure in medicineFDA ramps up warnings about kratom, calling unregulated herb an ‘opioid’ (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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'It's a ticking timebomb': NHS set for liver disease crisis

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 07:07
LIVER disease caused by obesity and poor lifestyle is a “ticking timebomb” for the NHS, experts say. Around three million Britons are believed to have dangerous levels of fat building up around their livers which could lead to organ breakdown and the need for transplants. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Herbal Supplements May Be Dangerous When You Take Certain Prescription Drugs

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 18:37
A number of common herbal supplements, including green tea and Ginkgo biloba, can interact with prescription medications, according to a new research review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. These interactions can make drugs less effective—and may even be dangerous or deadly. Doctors know that herbs can affect medication regimens, wrote the researchers, from the South African Medical Research Council, in their new paper. But because people often don’t disclose to their healthcare providers what over-the-counter drugs and supplements they’re taking, it’s difficult for scientists to keep track of which drug and supplement combinations should be avoided. The new review analyzed 49 case reports of adverse drug reactions, along with two observa...

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Powerful food-derived antioxidant can halt, prevent fatty liver disease in mice

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 04:00
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) As obesity continues to rise in the US, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a major public health issue, increasingly leading to cancer and liver transplants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Liver transplant saves life of Sydney girl Erika Vidaic

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 02:26
A mother has spoken of the terrifying moment her baby daughter's condition deteriorated when she suffered a rare liver disease. Here, she reveals how a transplant saved her daughter's life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Cardiac, Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Liver Transplantation Cardiac, Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Liver Transplantation

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:39
This article provides recommendations for the diagnosis and management of cardiac and pulmonary vascular disease in liver transplant candidates.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)

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British surgeon fined, avoids jail after burning initials onto livers of patients

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:49
A British surgeon who burned his initials onto patients' livers during transplant operations has been fined the equivalent of $17,100 Cdn and ordered to perform community service. (Source: CBC | Health)
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'Arrogant' UK surgeon burned initials onto patients' livers

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:46
A British surgeon who burned his initials into patients' livers during transplant operations has been fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) and ordered to perform community service (Source: ABC News: Health)

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'UK should follow Wales' lead on organ donation'

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:12
Liver transplant patient Ellie Lacey urges other UK nations to move to presumed consent organ donation. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

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Study: Implantable robot helps spur tissue regeneration

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:24
An implantable, programmable robot induced cell growth and lengthened part of the esophagus in an animal model by more than 75%, according to researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital. The team reported in Science Robotics today that the robot triggered tissue growth without interfering with organ function. The system could help regrow parts of the esophagus that are missing in people with long-gap esophageal atresia, the researchers noted. “This project demonstrates proof-of-concept that miniature robots can induce organ growth inside a living being for repair or replacement, while avoiding the sedation and paralysis currently required for the most difficult cases of esophageal atresia,” co-investigator Dr. Russell Jennings, surgical director of the Esophageal and Air...

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