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Improve Kidney Function With IV Laser Treatment

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 18:44
If you're one of the more than 20 million Americans who suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), your doctor has probably told you there isn't much they can do for you. Mainstream medicine doesn't have a cure for CKD. What they do have is a lot of drugs to treat the symptoms of it. And most of the drugs will leave you worse off than before you started taking them… Like ESAs, which are prescribed to treat anemia caused by chronic kidney disease. These dangerous drugs can cause strokes, heart attacks, blood clots and seizures. And if your kidneys fail, your only options are dialysis or a kidney transplant. It's enough to leave you feeling hopeless… But I'm here to tell you there IS hope. It's called intravenous laser blood therapy, or IV laser treatment. ...

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Organovo unveils bioprinted liver transplant patches

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 22:16
Organovo (PINK:ONVO) today announced it is developing 3D bioprinted human liver tissue designed for direct transplantation to patients. The move to human development comes based on “strong results” from preclinical animal model studies, the San Diego, Calif.-based company said. The company expects to pursue a formal preclinical development program. “We’re excited to introduce an implantable bioprinted liver tissue as the first preclinical candidate in our therapeutic tissue portfolio, and see the early results as extremely promising. The scientific and commercial progress we have already made with ExVive Human Liver Tissue in drug toxicity testing has given us a firm foundation upon which to build a larger tissue for transplant.  Advancing our first therapeutic tissu...
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Timing & amp; severity influence value of HCV tx with liver transplantation

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 21:00
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Mum of baby who went through liver transplant: Her donor gave us back hope

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 12:01
WHILE baby Tiffany awaited a liver transplant, her determined mum Dee knew there was another way... (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Researchers update understanding of damaging liver disease

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:28
A new article updates the medical community on a potentially devastating liver disease that afflicts approximately 29,000 Americans. Primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC, is a condition that damages the ducts that carry digestive bile from the liver to the small intestine. Many individuals affected by this disease eventually require a liver transplant for continued survival. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
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Economics of Treating Hepatic Encephalopathy With Rifaximin-a Economics of Treating Hepatic Encephalopathy With Rifaximin-a

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 06:23
Rifaximin-alpha is effect in treating hepatic encephalopathy, but its cost is high. Might it still be cost-saving due to reduced hospital admissions and shorter stays?Liver International (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)

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Blood Salvage and Autotransfusion During Liver Transplant Blood Salvage and Autotransfusion During Liver Transplant

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 03:39
Could the autotransfusion of salvaged red blood cells during liver transplantation contribute to the recurrence of hepatocullar carcinoma after transplantation?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
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Tissue-engineered human liver made from stem & progenitor cells

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 14:48
Researchers at the Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles generated mouse and human tissue-engineered livers from organoid units composed of stem and progenitor cells, according to a study published in Stem Cells Translational Medicine last month. The tissue-engineered liver demonstrated normal attributes such as hepatocytes and blood cells and even restored some liver function in a mouse model of liver failure, according to the study. Get the full story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing.   The post Tissue-engineered human liver made from stem & progenitor cells appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
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The Moment You Face Your Child's Mortality

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 15:39
You just read that title and thought "I know my kid is mortal. I've faced this." And I would agree with you before my daughter was diagnosed with cancer. But I didn't realize what my child's mortality really was until it slapped me in the face. I knew, when I got pregnant, that I had this precious life that I had to care for. It was up to me to keep her healthy and warm and safe. It was up to me to make sure she grew up into a moderately tolerable adult. But I didn't see the forest for the trees. I was too concerned with whether she was walking or talking or behaving the way she was supposed to. I was too concerned with what school she'd go to and who would be her friends. I had this image of her walking down the aisle, graduating high school, college, becoming more than me. I saw into he...
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Family Rallies Behind Infant In Desperate Need Of Liver Transplant

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 21:10
BOSTON (CBS) — At Boston Children’s Hospital organ transplant floor, 7-month-old Gabriella puts on a brave smile even though she’s fighting for her life. “We are trying to keep hope. We are doing our best for her,” her mother Meghan Stuart said. Gabby has Biliary Atresia, a liver disease that develops shortly after birth. Gabby’s is now advanced and she’s in desperate need of a liver transplant. “Unfortunately, this is a disease if it gets to this point can be fatal for her if it progresses any longer without a liver transplant,” Boston Children’s Hospital Liver Specialist Dr. Maureen Jonas said. The family made a Facebook page called “Gabriella Quinn’s Journey.”  It’s to let people know how she’s doing but also...
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Why You Should Watch Out For These 5 Gnarly Chemicals In Your Clothing

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 18:51
As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Style will focus the month of September on simple ways to educate yourself on becoming a better consumer. Fast fashion is wildly enticing. A super-cute skirt for $20? A graphic tee for $10? Yes, yes, we will crack into our paychecks for these. But, as with anything, what’s the true cost? And what is this stuff we love actually made of? Turns out, some really gross stuff. Now, you may be thinking: “So what? My clothes are made of weird chemicals. What does that matter to me?” Chemicals can permeate your skin, which is constantly eliminating and absorbing ― all day, every day. So, things that go on your skin can also go in your body. If you are wearing clothing coated in toxic chemicals, it’s ...

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'Miss - you're a funny colour!' Teacher discovers she has just days to live without a liver transplant after pupil, 9, tells her she looks yellow

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 18:13
Emma Gregson, from Chorley, Lancashire, visited her GP after the boy, 9, made the comments. Hospital scans revealed her liver was failing and she needed a transplant to survive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The Laser Probe, The iKnife and The Cutting Edge of Surgery

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 20:29
If the thought of going under the knife fills you with fear, be reassured. No longer is surgery the brutal and hazardous experience faced by our ancestors. Thanks to wonders such as laparoscopy, robotic solutions, and, more recently, the iKnife and the laser probe, surgical intervention is getting safer all the time. Archaeologists believe that people have been carrying out surgery for up to 11,000 years. Cranial surgery, known as trephination, probably dates back to the Neolithic era. It involved drilling a hole in the skull of a living person. Speculation suggests it was done to cure disorders such as convulsions, fractures, headaches, and infections. The Ancient Egyptians used the same operation for "letting out" headaches and migraine. From 1812 onward, the New England Journal of ...
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Saving six: Life before and after transplant

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 11:57
An organ transplant is a life-changing event extending far beyond the operating room, the clinics and the hospital walls. Read about five children, one young adult and their families, whose lives were forever changed by the Pediatric Transplant Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. Lydia’s liver transplant, a mom’s gift Dawn Cavanagh gave her daughter life twice — first when she was born and, again, when she gave 13-year-old Lydia a piece of her liver last summer. The donor-approval process, which occurs with Boston Children’s partner Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, required hours of medical screening, including an interview with a social worker, who asked if Dawn expected anything in return for being Lydia’s liver donor. “And I said, ‘Of course I expect somethin...
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Father who gave his baby a transplant urges others to become organ donors

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 09:19
Allie Driva, from Los Angeles, was diagnosed with biliary atresia, causing her liver to fail. She was saved after her father Ryan, 30, was found to be a match and donated part of his organ. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Purest yet liver-like cells generated from induced pluripotent stem cells

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 03:00
(Medical University of South Carolina) A team of researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina and elsewhere has found a better way to purify liver cells made from induced pluripotent stem cells. This new methodology could facilitate progress toward an important clinical goal: the treatment of patients with disease-causing mutations in their livers by transplant of unmutated liver cells derived from their own stem cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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The Power Of The Gut

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 17:47
As an integrative medicine physician, I stay current with scientific research relevant to patient health in my clinical practice. Over the past two decades, I began seeing an increasing incidence of hormonal and immune dysregulations in my patients. Also, autoimmune diseases, depression, anxiety, and obesity began showing up in unprecedented numbers. A few years ago, I became aware of the ongoing research on the human gut microbiome. Much of the published researched explained what I was seeing in my clinical practice as linked to a disrupted gut biome. As I began applying the recommended protocols to healing the microbiome of my patients, I was amazed at the clinical improvements I witnessed in a relatively short time, both in symptoms and blood levels associated with inflammation, autoi...
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Dallas transplant company was losing money, but fixed its business model

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:03
If you have a bad business model, you have a bad business model. It doesn ’t matter whether you’re selling cars, lemonade or legal services, or recovering hearts, kidneys, livers and lungs for transplant. That was the situation Patti Niles found herself in when she started her role as president and CEO at Dallas-based Southwest Transplant Alliance almost four years a go. The more organs the alliance recovered, the more money it lost. Niles set out to stop the financial bleeding and to dramatically… (Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Depression, Frailty in ESLD Patients Referred for Transplant Depression, Frailty in ESLD Patients Referred for Transplant

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:37
Do ESLD patients with evidence of frailty have a greater risk of depression? A new study examines the question among patients referred for liver transplantation.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
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The 5 Top Tips For Feeding Our Children Right From The Start

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 20:42
As parents, we all want to do the best for our children. We advocate getting them into the best schools and making sure the best teachers are teaching them. We keep them physically active by shuttling them from one activity to the next. But sometimes we miss the mark when it comes to what we are feeding them. Our children are being left behind with the poor food they are fed. We are seeing an explosion of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism and developmental disorders. In addition, many of our children have what used to be diseases only seen in adults, such as obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and fatty liver. Many of these health conditions could be averted or improved with some simple changes in our children's diets. There are a few mistakes that I see parents mak...
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