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Liver Transplantation for Patients With Alcoholic Hepatitis Liver Transplantation for Patients With Alcoholic Hepatitis

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 03:34
Liver transplantation for patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis remains a controversial issue. What medical and ethical questions should be considered?Liver International (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)

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How to Boost Your Stem Cells

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 19:28
A California man named Kris Boesen was completely paralyzed after breaking his neck in a terrible car crash last March. But now he can brush his teeth and hug his family again… He's even started to regain sensation in his legs. And it's all because of a simple procedure he underwent about a month after his accident: stem cell therapy. During Kris' procedure, researchers at the University of Southern California injected 10 million stem cells into his spinal cord. Within two weeks, he could wiggle his fingers. Three months later, he was able to feed himself, write his name and operate his wheelchair. His recovery has been nothing short of amazing. Especially when you consider that Kris broke the same part of his spine that "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve broke&#8...
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Overweight young men 'more likely to get severe liver disease'

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:45
Conclusion This cohort study aimed to assess whether a high BMI in late adolescence is associated with an increased risk of severe liver disease and liver cancer in later life. The researchers generally found a higher BMI was associated with an increased risk of severe liver disease, including liver cancer. A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes during follow-up was associated with a further increased risk of severe liver disease, regardless of BMI at the start of the study. This study included a very large population, and has used reliable sources of data for medical diagnoses and cause of death. But there are limitations to address: A study like this isn't able to prove higher BMI in late adolescence is the cause of severe liver disease – it can only suggest this as a possible explanati...
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Current Challenges, Future Directions for Liver Transplants Current Challenges, Future Directions for Liver Transplants

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 04:29
Learn about the current issues and future strategies concerning liver transplantation.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
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Outcomes of Reprioritized Liver Transplant Candidates Outcomes of Reprioritized Liver Transplant Candidates

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 03:06
How does Share 35 allocation impact waitlist outcomes among liver transplant candidates?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
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Paying it 26.2 miles forward

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:37
There is a spot on the Boston Marathon route called “The Liver Mile.” It’s where the grind begins, where the storied course starts to tests runners and where legs often weary from pounding 16.8 miles of punishing roads. Yet, it’s also where 21-year-old Tom Williams, a liver transplant recipient from Dracut, Massachusetts, first fell in love with the idea of running the Boston Marathon. “I wasn’t thinking about the difficulty of it,” he says. “I was just thinking, I want to run for other people who are sick.” Located in front of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, “The Liver Mile” is where volunteers hand out water and gather in support of the Run for Research team, which raises money to benefit the American Liver Foundation. For years, while someone else ran for him as pa...

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Masimo touts study of SpHb monitoring tech

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 19:55
Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) today released results from a study which compared the company’s noninvasive SpHb measurement to conventional laboratory HbL measurements for patients undergoing liver transplantation, touting equivalence between the 2 methods. Researchers in the study reported that Masimo’s SpHb monitoring had “clinically acceptable accuracy of hemoglobin measurement [compared] with a standard laboratory device when used during LT,” according to the company. Masimo said that monitoring a patient’s hemoglobin is essential during liver transplants because shifts in blood and fluid can cause graft dysfunction due to hypo-perfusion and tissue hypoxia, and that over-transfusion can cause end organ damage and graft dysfunction. “In prior studies using SpHb...
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Recurrent Autoimmune Liver Diseases After Liver Transplant Recurrent Autoimmune Liver Diseases After Liver Transplant

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 04:36
How often do autoimmune liver diseases recur after liver transplantation, and how might the risk of recurrence be reduced?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
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Transplant Pioneer Thomas E. Starzl Dies at 90 Transplant Pioneer Thomas E. Starzl Dies at 90

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 20:55
Dr Starzl performed the first successful liver transplant and helped advance antirejection drugs that led to improved patient and graft survival rates for liver and other organ transplants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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Surgeon who pioneered liver transplants at CU has died at 90

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 13:29
Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, known as the "father of transplantation" for his pioneering work on liver transplants at the University of Colorado, died Saturday at his home in Pittsburgh. He was 90, according to The New York Times. Starzl performed the first successful liver transplant at CU in 1967 after several previous attempts failed beginning in 1963. Those early attempts at what was then known as Colorado General Hospital were both a “test of endurance” and “a curious exercise in brutality,"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
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Thomas Starzl, liver transplant pioneer, dead at 90

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 04:16
Starzl performed the world ’s first liver transplant in 1963 and the world’s first successful liver transplant in 1967 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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Thomas Starzl, first surgeon to perform a liver transplant, dead at 90

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 04:01
Dr. Thomas Starzl, who pioneered liver transplant surgery in the 1960s and was a leading researcher into anti-rejection drugs, has died. He was 90. (Source: CBC | Health)
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Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, Pioneering Liver Surgeon, Dies at 90

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 00:15
In the 1960s, Dr. Starzl performed the first successful liver transplant on a human patient and later helped advance drugs that made organ transplants more survivable. (Source: NYT Health)
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Liver transplant pioneer Thomas Starzl dies aged 90

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 17:37
The surgeon carried out the first successful liver transplant in 1967 and helped normalise the surgery. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
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Thomas Starzl, Trailblazer In Organ Transplantation, Dies At 90

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 17:13
The doctor, who performed the world's first liver transplant surgery in 1963, eventually earned the moniker "father of transplantation."(Image credit: Gene J. Puskar/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
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Thomas Starzl, liver transplant pioneer and drug researcher, dies aged 90

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 15:52
University of Pittsburgh says doctor who carried out first transplant and gave baboon livers to humans ‘died peacefully’ at home on SaturdayThomas Starzl, who performed the first liver transplant and was the driving force behind the world ’s first baboon-to-human liver transplants and research on anti-rejection drugs, has died. He was 90.The University of Pittsburgh, speaking on behalf of Starzl ’s family, said the renowned doctor “died peacefully” on Saturday at his home in Pittsburgh.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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Liver transplant pioneer Dr. Thomas Starzl dies

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 15:25
Dr. Thomas Starzl, the pioneer of liver transplantation and the driving force behind the world's first baboon-to-human liver transplants and research on anti-rejection drugs, has died. He was 90.The University of Pittsburgh, speaking on behalf of Starzl's family, says the renowned doctor “died... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
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Use of opioid pain medications may affect liver transplant patients' survival

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 04:00
(Wiley) An analysis of nearly 30,000 patients undergoing liver transplantation in the United States between 2008 and 2014 found elevated death and organ loss rates in the first 5 years after transplantation among recipients with the highest use of opioid pain medications while on the waiting list. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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Anaesthesia for Liver Transplantation Anaesthesia for Liver Transplantation

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:39
Review the pathophysiology of end-stage liver disease as it relates to anesthesia. How does surgical technique impact anesthetic management and transfusion support for liver transplantation?BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
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Dad Writes Heartbreaking Tribute To Wife Who Is Carrying Baby Without Brain To Term

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 20:16
An Oklahoma father paid tribute to his pregnant wife’s selflessness in a beautiful viral post. On Feb. 17, Royce Young posted a photo of his wife, Keri, on Facebook. The photo shows Keri, who is seven months pregnant with their second child, sleeping peacefully on their couch. In the long caption, Royce explained why his wife is so inspiring to him and shared the tearjerking details of this pregnancy. Keri is pregnant with a baby girl, whom she and her husband have decided to name Eva. Tragically, the couple learned at their 19-week ultrasound that their daughter did not have a brain. Royce described that moment in his Facebook post. “Somehow through full body ugly crying, Keri looked up and asked, ‘If I carry her full term, can we donate her organs?’ ... Ther...
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