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30-year-old Russian man volunteers for world's first human head transplant

Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old computer scientist with a rare genetic muscle wasting disease, is to become the first person to undergo the world's first human head transplant.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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The world's first human head transplant: could it happen in the next 2 years?

In 2013, MNT reported on Italian neurosurgeon Dr. Sergio Canavero's bid to conduct the first ever human head transplant. Now, we report on an updated proposal for the procedure.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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After lung transplantation: Go back to work and feel better

Returning to everyday life and resuming work in one's regular occupation are common goals of transplant patients, yet not all who undergo lung transplantation can go back to work.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Purging a virus from organ transplants

Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is an extremely common virus, which as other members of the herpes virus family causes life-long infections in humans.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Innovative strategies needed to address the US transplant organ shortage

As the United States faces transplant waiting lists that continue to grow longer over time, there is increasing debate about the proper way to incentivize living donations.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Rapid testing for gene variants in kidney donors may optimize transplant outcomes

Kidney transplantation outcomes from deceased African-American donors may improve through rapid testing for apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1) renal risk variants at the time of organ recovery...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Injured kidneys may be more viable for transplant than previously thought

A Yale University study finds that it may be worth considering kidneys with acute injuries from deceased donors to fill the growing need for organ transplants.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Ophthalmologists encourage organ donation to help restore sight for thousands

The number of corneal transplants needed to restore vision keeps growing each year.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Tiny nanoparticles could make big impact for patients in need of cornea transplant

Animal study shows that a nanoparticle applied at the time of surgery slowly releases needed medicine to reduce risk of rejection after eye surgeryFast Facts...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Neurons grown from embryonic stem cells can contribute to repair of the damaged cerebral cortex in adult mice after brain transplant

As stem cell transplants show increasing promise to repair eye diseases of the cornea and retina, one of the next frontiers of regenerative medicine is using stem cells grown in the laboratory...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Artificial blood vessels

By combining micro-imprinting and electro-spinning techniques, researchers at Shanghai University's Rapid Manufacturing Engineering Center have developed a vascular graft composed of three...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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A 'Game Changer' for Patients With Joint Damage?

Most donated tissue for joint replacement must be discarded. A new technology holds the promise of providing more and higher-quality graft material for a more natural joint repair option for patients.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Acute Liver Failure: Treatment (Part 2 of 2)

Management of acute liver failure is largely supportive critical care for the multiorgan failure that frequently results. Severe acute liver failure results in rapidly progressive hepatic encephalopathy and lethal cerebral edema; this complication requires special vigilance and expert management. Hypoglycemia, hyponatremia, and metabolic disturbances from renal failure may also require continual attention. Whenever possible, transfer to a liver transplant center should be considered for any patient with severe acute liver failure. If this is not possible, local or remote consultation of a liver transplant physician (hepatologist and/or transplant surgeon) should be sought, as well as a neurologist.  
pulmccm.org
over 4 years ago
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HeartWare wins Health Canada nod for BTT heart pump – MassDevice

HeartWare International (NSDQ:HTWR) plans to start marketing its implantable heart pump in Canada as a bridge to transplant for patients with end-stage heart failure, in the wake of a regulatory sign-off for the device.  
massdevice.com
over 4 years ago
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Carmat artificial heart patient 'never felt so good' – MassDevice

(Reuters) — The 2nd patient to receive an artificial heart made by French firm Carmat (FRA:CXT) is leading a normal life, including physical exercise, 8 months after his transplant, the 69-year-old man told weekly Le Journal du Dimanche.  
massdevice.com
over 4 years ago
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Second Carmat artificial heart patient 'never felt so good': newspaper

The second patient to receive an artificial heart made by French firm Carmat is leading a normal life including physical exercise, eight months after his transplant, the 69-year-old man told weekly Le Journal du Dimanche in an interview.  
reuters.com
over 4 years ago
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Video: Teen Heart Transplant Recipient Dies in Police Chase

Anthony Stokes, 17, was fleeing police in a vehicle linked to a home burglary when the vehicle crashed. The Georgia teen received a heart transplant two years ago after initially being denied a transplant for "non-compliance" with medical directions.  
abcnews.go.com
over 4 years ago
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Teen Heart Transplant Recipient Dies in Fatal Police Car Chase

Anthony Stokes, 17 was initially denied a heart transplant over "noncompliance."  
abcnews.go.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA OKs SynCardia trial for bridge-to-transplant indication – MassDevice

SynCardia Systems said today that it won FDA approval for a clinical trial of its artificial heart as a bridge to transplant for patients with heart failure.  
massdevice.com
over 4 years ago