Tag Archives: Transplant

Prioritizing Transplants When Other Surgeries Are on Hold

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 06, 2020 — Currently, living donors are urged to go ahead with the preliminary steps in the process remotely, but in-person appointments and transplants are largely on hold. Deceased-donor transplantations — deemed essential surgeries — are moving forward, but surgeons …

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Transplant Decisions Complicated by Donor COVID-19 Unknowns

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Without that clarification, organizations that facilitate transplants might not have been able to even enter a hospital. Living Donors Can Start the Process Virtually Living-donor kidney transplants, in contrast, are considered elective surgery and, under normal circumstances, can be scheduled at the convenience of the donor and …

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Unexplained Heart Failure at 24 Leads to Transplant

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WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — When Trent Paul Arnold was 24 and got worn out walking a short distance at work, it was a “big red flag” that something wasn’t right. “Gradually, I just kept losing more and more stamina,” he said. His mother, Laura Arnold, …

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Surgeons Safely Transplant Kidneys From Donors With Hep C

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By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In what could be a breakthrough in the world of organ transplants, Johns Hopkins researchers have taken kidneys from people infected with hepatitis C and safely transplanted them without transmitting the disease. The surgeries gave new kidneys to 10 …

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Second HIV Patient May Be Cured After Transplant

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By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Doctors say they have sent a second HIV patient into what might be permanent remission using a stem cell transplant. The news comes a decade after the first case of a cure was reported. Back in 2009, doctors published …

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Altered Stem Cells Limit Kidney Transplant Rejection

Black Men Most at Risk for Kidney Disease Complications

Approach Could Free Organ Patients From Anti-Rejection Drugs By Salynn BoylesWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD March 7, 2012 — New research holds the promise of freeing many organ transplant patients from a lifetime of anti-rejection drugs. In the first study of its kind, eight kidney transplant …

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With New Heart, Mom of Four Competes in Transplant Games

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THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Kristen Patton was settling in to feed her newborn on Christmas Eve as her three older children went to bed. It was the holiday evening she had envisioned — relaxed family time the day after coming home from the hospital following …

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Heart Transplant Survivor Gets Wedding Proposal at Finish Line

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THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Given the choice of walking 3 miles or 1 mile, Amanda “Mandi” Tate always opts for the longer route at the Tampa Bay Heart Walk. In 2015, her boyfriend Patrick Shelley and childhood friend Jessica Dosio joined her. When Mandi ran …

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Baby Born With ‘One-of-a-Kind’ Heart Receives Transplant

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TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — When a test showed a dangerous drop in the heart rate of Courtney Agnoli’s unborn daughter, the doctor who urgently admitted her to the hospital said, “You aren’t leaving here without a baby.” Doctors had already identified two critical congenital heart …

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Organ Transplant Drug Keeps Immune System in Check

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By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) — Adding a new drug to the heavy regimen of immunosuppressant drugs given to organ transplant recipients not only prevented rejection of the new organ but also cut down on the amount of immunosuppressant drugs needed, a new study finds. Researchers …

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