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Heart transplant surgeon: Longest living patient 'remarkable' - BBC News

The surgeon who operated on the world's longest-surviving heart transplant patient says surviving "in excess of 30 years" is "remarkable".  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Clinical Experience Using Epidermal Skin Grafts on Wounds

Read about epidermal grafting and its potential roles in wound care and closure.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Transplantation and Marijuana Use

Should a patient's marijuana use affect the chances of receiving a transplant? This article explores the issue.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Endovascular Grafts for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

This paper reviews the current best practice and evidence for endovascular aortic repair and stenting in abdominal aortic aneurysm. What issues remain unresolved?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA Expands Use of Liver Drug to Subset of Patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the use of Gilead Sciences Inc's drug Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir) to some hepatitis C patients in the advanced stage of cirrhosis, including those who have undergone liver transplant.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Wounded U.S. Soldier Soon to Receive First U.S. Penis Transplant

A U.S. soldier wounded in an explosion will be the first person in the United States to receive a penis transplant, which could open the way for about 60 other servicemen with genital injuries to have this surgery.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Sirolimus to Prevent Vasculopathy after Heart Transplant

Dr Sudhir Kushwaha describes vasculopathy following heart transplants and gives the lowdown on sirolimus-based immunosuppression.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Late Failing Heart Allografts

Learn more about the role of antibody-mediated rejection and coronary arteriosclerosis in late failing heart allografts.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Stem Cell Transplant in Multiple Sclerosis: Next Steps

Hematopoietic stem cell transplant looks promising in relapsing MS, while more biologically cell-based approaches may be needed for progressive forms. Two important studies are in development.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Harry and Simon Maceachen prepare for liver transplant surgery - BBC News

Tim Muffett caught up with the Maceachen family as Harry and Simon prepared for liver transplant surgery.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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After Nation's First, More US Uterus Transplants Planned

The nation's first recipient asked for privacy at a news conference about her procedure.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Graft Failure in Emerging Adult Heart Transplant Recipients

Late adolescent and emerging adult heart transplant patients may be at a greater risk for graft failure compared to older adult recipients, a new study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Amniotic Patch for Glaucoma Safe and Imperceptible

Amniotic membrane and umbilical cord patch grafts are safe and effective after glaucoma drainage implant surgery, and cosmetic appearance is better than with pericardium grafts, new research shows.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Transplanted Uterus Removed From Cleveland Clinic Patient

The patient, who underwent the nation's first uterus transplant on February 24, experienced a "sudden complication." The Cleveland Clinic said its uterus transplant trial will continue.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Fresh or Frozen? Fecal Transplant Samples in Recurrent CDI

Acquiring fresh donor stool makes the logistics of fecal transplant more complicated. Is it really necessary?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Good Match Not Always Needed for Living Donor Kidney Transplant

Transplanting a mismatched kidney from a living donor may lower the risk of death more than not doing a transplant at all, according to a new study that could open the door to more operations.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir in the Post-transplant Setting

What does the latest research tell us about the safety and efficacy of the antiviral drugs, sofosbuvir and simeprevir, for hepatitis C patients who have undergone liver transplants?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Survival after kidney transplant from non-matching live donor is good

Patients who receive a kidney transplant from an HLA incompatible live donor show significantly better survival than those who wait for transplants from compatible deceased donors or who remain on the transplant waiting list, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Liver transplant boy Harry Maceachen and father 'doing well' - BBC News

Father Simon Maceachen, who gave part of his liver to his four-year-old son, Harry, has said they are both doing well after the transplant.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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FDA Proposes Tighter Rules for Fecal Transplants

The agency would allow the use of fecal transplants for curing C difficile as long as they're made in hospitals with clinician oversight, or by factory-style stool banks meeting IND requirements.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago