Tag Archives: Transplants

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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With Nips, Tucks and Fat Transplants, Americans are Reshaping Their Bodies

News Picture: With Nips, Tucks and Fat Transplants, Americans are Reshaping Their Bodies

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — From face-lifts to fat grafts, Americans are increasingly turning to cosmetic procedures to look their best. The number of these procedures in the United States rose 3 percent last year from 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That’s 17.1 million …

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Men’s Legs May Be New Source for Hair Transplants

Men's Legs May Be New Source for Hair Transplants

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) — Doctors may have a leg up on baldness: Transplanting hair from a patient’s legs to his head for what may be a more natural look. In the February issue of the Archives of Dermatology, Dr. Sanusi Umar explained that the …

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Stem Cell Transplants May Help Some With Multiple Sclerosis

News Picture: Stem Cell Transplants May Help Some With Multiple Sclerosis

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Stem cell transplants may halt the progression of aggressive multiple sclerosis (MS) in nearly half of those with the debilitating disease, but picking the right patients for the treatment is key, a new study suggests. Specifically, younger patients with …

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Corneal Transplants Can Carry Infection Risk

Corneal Transplants Can Carry Infection Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) — People who donate corneas are giving the gift of sight, but they may also be passing along a serious infection to the recipients, a new study finds. This infection, called endophthalmitis, most commonly comes from donors who die in a …

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