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Does CXL Reduce the Need for Transplants for Keratoconus?

It has been proposed that crosslinking reduces the number of corneal transplants performed for keratoconus. However, Dr Rapuano sees holes in the data and stresses the need for better trials.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Protecting Infants From HBV Transmission by Liver Transplant

A regimen of hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine protects pediatric recipients of core antibody-positive livers from developing HBV infection, researchers from Korea report.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Chimerix Antiviral Drug Fails in Late-Stage Study

Chimerix Inc said its oral antiviral drug brincidofovir did not significantly reduce cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection through week 24 after hematopoietic stem cell transplant in a late-stage study, sending its shares down 72% in premarket trading Monday.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Increased Cancer Death Risk After Solid Organ Transplant

With advances in immunosuppression, recipients of solid organ transplants are living longer, but now face an increased risk for death from cancer.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Organ transplantation may link to deaths from cancer, study finds

Patients who receive kidney, liver, heart, or lung transplants are at higher risk of dying from cancer than the general population, research published in JAMA Oncology has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Plan to reduce organ donation vetoes by families - BBC News

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) says it will no longer seek the consent of families formally after the death of a registered donor to reduce the number of vetoed transplants.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 5 years ago
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Use ATG for Stem Cell Transplantation in Hematologic Cancers

In recipients of nonrelated hematopoietic stem cell transplants, rabbit antithymocyte globulin (ATG) is associated with lower rates of chronic graft-vs-host disease. Should it be the standard of care?  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Stem Cell Transplants Promising in ALS

Preliminary results of a small open-label trial show 87% of patients with 6 months of follow-up were responders.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Kidney transplant: Antrim parents' gratitude after innovative surgery aided by 3D printing - BBC News

The parents of a three-year-old toddler who underwent an innovative kidney transplant that involved 3D printing say they are "very fortunate".  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Mandelbaum on Grafts, Biologics, and Rehab in ACL Repair

In the second of two columns on ACL reconstruction, an eminent surgeon discusses the latest thinking on the use of grafts, biologics, and rehab programs in hastening an athlete's return to play.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Sirolimus Curbs Post-Transplant Skin Cancer Risk

In solid-organ transplant recipients who develop cancer, sirolimus, a mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor, reduces the chances of subsequent skin cancer, according to Massachusetts-based researchers.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Immunosuppression After Kidney Transplant Does Not Impair Pubertal Development

Immunosuppression with mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) or calcineurin inhibitors does not adversely affect pubertal development in pediatric kidney transplant patients, researchers from Germany report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Needle-phobic pancreas transplant 'world first' - BBC News

A British woman is told by doctors she is the first person in the world to have a pancreas transplant because of a severe needle phobia.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Do Transplant Centers De-list Patients After Survey Results?

When poorer-than-expected performance is recorded in a biannual national report, kidney transplant centers in the U.S. change the way they manage their waiting list, a new study has found.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Hand transplants to be offered to UK patients on NHS - BBC News

Hand transplants are to be carried out on the NHS, with the "highly complex procedure" available from April, health officials say.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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The country that supplies eyes - BBC News

There is a worldwide shortage of corneas for transplant operations but Sri Lanka is doing its best to satisfy demand, without seeking any reward - at least in this life.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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How Does Dialysis Care Differ for Minority Patients?

A large study found that patients from racial minority groups were less likely to receive certain types of dialysis or to receive kidney transplants.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Living Donor Kidney and Parathyroid Transplant Successful

A young woman with end-stage nephrocalcinosis secondary to congenital absence of parathyroid glands has received a simultaneous living donor kidney and parathyroid gland transplant, Chicago-based researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal review – the poetry of a medical transplant

Through masterly control of language, the French philosopher’s slim novel manages to make a medical procedure moving  
theguardian.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA Expands Use of HCV Drug Daclatasvir (Daklinza)

Updated label permits use of the drug for patients with HCV genotype 1 and 3 and HIV-1 coinfection, advanced cirrhosis, and HCV recurrence after liver transplant, the company says.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago