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Catch 22

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 21:23
Time is running out for Cary Gallant, who is going to court to get a liver transplant. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

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‘ Collision Of 2 Crises ’ : Organ Donations Up Due To Opioid Overdose Deaths

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 20:30
BURLINGTON (CBS) – Doctors at Lahey Hospital told Matt Higgins a new liver was his only option for survival as chronic liver disease ravaged the Seabrook, New Hampshire man’s body. “My energy levels, I was down to nothing. I could barely walk a 100 yards without having to stop. I was jaundiced, completely yellow,” Higgins told WBZ-TV. When the call came that a liver transplant was available from a 24-year-old donor who had died from an opioid overdose, Higgins said, he did not hesitate. He immediately accepted it. “Being as sick as I was, of course I said yes. I’ll take anything that’s going to increase my chances of living,” Higgins said. Matt Higgins. (WBZ-TV) Higgins is the beneficiary of a striking trend in New England: a rise in the number of organ ...

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8 Transplants in 10 days for Solid Organ Transplant

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:08
The cases consisted of five kidney transplants, one pancreas transplant, and two liver transplants. Patients hail from Monroe County, Buffalo, Utica and Elmira. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)

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Pilot project to halt six-months sober requirement for liver transplants

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 01:21
The agency that runs Ontario’s organ transplant system will launch a three-year pilot program that could eventually overturn its policy requiring alcoholics to be sober for six months before they can be eligible for a new liver. (Source: CBC | Health)

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Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:46
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
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Exertional heat illness resulting in acute liver failure and liver transplantation - Boni B, Amann CA.

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 06:05
We report the case o... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Boy, 12, now thriving after undergoing 3 liver transplants

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:50
Theo Bowens, from Guiseley, Yorkshire, was struck by a mysterious virus which caused acute liver failure when he was just 13 months old. He had three liver transplants before turning three. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Parents worry their four-year-old needs a transplant

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 09:28
Laura and Liam Keenan, both 29, from Leeds, watched their 14-month-old son Harry battle through a liver transplant operation in late August after being diagnosed with a rare disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Hepatocellular carcinoma: Resection vs. transplantation

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 03:00
(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Liver transplantation is the gold standard for treating early hepatocellular cancers. Because of the lack of donors, this option is, however, available to a limited degree only. Curative liver resection is an alternative in this setting. Markus B. Schoenberg, Julian N. Bucher, and coauthors investigated whether liver resection can yield results that are comparable to those of liver transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
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UCLA receives $8.4 million NIH grant to help liver transplant recipients stay healthier

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:00
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) UCLA has received an $8.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research ways to help donated livers last longer and improve outcomes for transplant recipients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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UCLA receives $8.4 million NIH grant to help liver transplant recipients stay healthier longer

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 17:11
UCLA has received an $8.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research ways to help donated livers last longer and improve outcomes for transplant recipients.The five-year grant is the fourth in a series from the NIH to the Dumont –UCLA Transplant Center to develop medications to prevent the body from rejecting a transplanted liver and help patients live longer, healthier lives. The grants have totaled more than $13 million.The initiative is headed by Dr. Jerzy Kupiec-Weglinski, the Paul I. Terasaki Chair in Surgery and vice chair of research at the Department of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The project brings together the expertise and experience of researchers from the UCLA departments of surgery, pathology and laboratory medicine, and m...
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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Epidemic Increasing Greatly Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Epidemic Increasing Greatly

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 19:58
The burden of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing greatly, and the need for liver transplants is likely to outstrip the supply of donors, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)

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Franklin Square Medical Center wants to start doing liver, kidney transplants

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 10:51
The programs would not require any new building or renovation at the hospital, and comes with an equipment price tag of about $75,800. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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New use of blood cleaning device saves high-risk patients with liver failure

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 03:00
(University of Maryland Medical Center) University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers report that a device that removes toxins from the blood can also effectively provide a bridge to liver transplantation or buy time for a traumatically injured liver to heal, suggesting broader uses for the device than previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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New Use of Blood Cleaning Device Saves High-Risk Patients With Liver Failure

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 23:00
Severe acute liver failure (ALF), a rare but life-threatening illness, is associated with high death rates if patients don’t receive timely treatment or a liver transplant. Unlike the heart or the kidneys, there is no established mechanical device to replace the liver’s function. Now, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) researchers report that a device that removes toxins from the blood can also effectively provide a bridge to liver transplantation or buy time for a traumatically injured liver to heal, suggesting broader uses for the device than previously thought. (Source: University of Maryland School of Medicine News Headlines)
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Chris Martin surprises 17-year-old fan with fatal disease

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 19:06
Coldplay singer Chris Martin surprised a fan, Heidi Hernandez - who is in desperate need of a liver transplant - on Saturday. Hernandez said Coldplay's music kept her from being depressed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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‘An easy decision’: Finding care for short bowel syndrome

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:00
Allie DeRienzo loves to dance, sing and play with her big brother, switching from the pink-and-purple cartoon world of Shimmer and Shine to the action-packed fantasy of Star Wars with the blink of an eye. It’s a flexibility that has served her well: In just a few years, she’s endured more ups and downs than most 3-year-olds. Although her pregnancy was normal, it became clear as soon as Allie was born that something wasn’t right. “She was incredibly distended and was transferred almost immediately to a high-level neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in New York,” remembers her mother, Nanci. Concern and confusion It was a confusing time for everyone. “She was failing to thrive in the NICU, but no one there actually told us she had short bowel syndrome,” says Nanci. This rare b...

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A biventricular repair for Jayce ’s one-of-a-kind heart

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:00
Amanda Mattioli was working in Afghanistan as a government contractor and had just completed a whirlwind round of travel to three separate continents when she learned she was pregnant. The helicopter unit that took her back to the main base so she could return home for her pregnancy gave her a unit sticker to commemorate her baby’s first helicopter ride. Little did she know it would also mark the beginning of a much longer journey for her and her son, William “Jayce” James. Amanda got her first hint the ride would be bumpy at her 20-week ultrasound, when she learned Jayce’s heart was on the right side of his chest, rather than the left side. She was sent to a hospital in nearby Pittsburgh for a level 2 ultrasound, where doctors discovered Jayce had three other major heart defects: ...

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The tube, the team and the family that give life

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 13:24
As 2-year-old Naema Alshehhi turns the pages of her favorite book, her eyes glimmer with curiosity. Sitting with her father, Àbdulla and big sister, Dana, in their temporary Boston apartment, the inquisitive toddler points to a number of shapes and is fascinated by the rainbow of color. During this quiet moment, you see the gentle outline of Naema’s central line through her tiny shirt. The lifesaving tube — surgically inserted into her chest — provides the nourishment needed to manage the rare intestinal disorder she was born with, called microvillus inclusion disease (MVID). The condition, which causes severe diarrhea and an inability to absorb nutrients, requires specialized parenteral nutrition (PN) and intravenous hydration support at home. For the Alshehhi fam...
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Researchers Grow Functioning Liver Tissue in Mice

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:07
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Researchers say they were able to coax tiny " seeds " of liver tissue into fully functioning livers in mice. If this approach works in people, it could help reduce long wait lists for liver transplants. It might also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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