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Transplant News

Heart cell transplants show 'less promise'

London - A new report argues that using bone marrow stem cells to treat heart disease is less promising than other research findings have suggested.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Swiss team scent breakthrough in nose implant surgery

Paris - Surgeons in Switzerland on Friday said they had carried out the first-ever operations to repair cancer-ravaged noses using tissue grown from the patient's own cartilage cells.
In the Media by AFP

Four women with transplanted wombs receive embryos

Stockholm - Four Swedish women with transplanted uteruses have received test-tube embryos in a cutting-edge bid to fall pregnant, Swedish researchers said Monday."I cannot verify if any of them are pregnant or not," Mats Braennstroem, head of the research team at ...
In the Media by AFP

Could lung transplant rates improve?

Organ transplant patients routinely receive drugs that stop their immune systems from attacking newly implanted hearts, livers, kidneys or lungs, which the body sees as foreign. However, the drugs used might actually trigger the organ rejections.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Canadian transplant survivor launches omega-3 shake Special

Paul Underhill has recently launched a shake that’s formulated with omega 3's, which makes it the first beverage of its kind on shelves in Canada. He developed the shake based on his own formula, designed to help him to recover for a major illness.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Bone marrow transplant did not cure HIV

The HIV virus is back in two patients in Boston who received bone-marrow transplants. The patients did not have detectable levels of virus for months and were thought, by some, to have been 'cured'.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Doctors denied disabled baby a heart transplant

Maverick, six months old, was born with a severe heart defect. He has received two surgeries, but still went into heart failure. Doctors discussed a heart transplant with parents Autumn Chenkus and Charlie Higgs. However, Maverick ended up being denied.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Bone marrow transplant for Gaurav Bains following Asian appeal

Tipton - An appeal for more Asian bone marrow donors in the UK has resulted in a huge increase to the donor register and one little boy looking at a life-saving operation.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

New kidney transplant safety test

A simple test that can reveal whether a kidney transplant recipient is at imminent risk of organ rejection has been developed. The test checks urine levels of an immune protein.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

FDA issues fecal transplant guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a guidance note about fecal transplants. A fecal transplant involves transferring the stool of a healthy person into the gut of someone with an antibiotic resistant microbe infection.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New support for fecal transplants (update) Special

Fecal therapy is a new method of treating people with infection. However, it is still at the early stages. Now a leading U.S. medical association has come out in support.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

High success rate for fecal transplant

Scientists have shown that fecal transplant, transferring the stool of a healthy person into the gut of someone with an antibiotic resistant microbe infection, has a high success rate.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Doctors amazingly grow ear on a cancer victim

While medical science has performed miracles, the ingenuity of innovative medical practitioners can do wonders. This is the case of Sherrie Walter, who lost her ear to cancer two years ago.
In the Media by Ajit Jha - 4 comments

Robin Roberts takes leave of absence for bone marrow transplant

Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts announced on Monday that her last day on the show prior to taking a leave of absence will be on Friday. Roberts is taking the medical leave into order to receive a bone marrow transplant.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Video: Avatar inspires scientists to plan brain transplants

Moscow - In the wake of the recent popular movie "Avatar", Russian scientists now have plans to transplant people's brains into robots.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Op-Ed: 'Sorry, Mr. Undocumented Alien! No green card, no kidney.'

Oakland - Don't you hate it when illegal immigrants sneak into our country just so they can get our precious, precious internal organs?
In the Media by Bill Schmalfeldt

HIV-infected organs transplanted to 5 patients in Taiwan

Taipei - Five people are now being treated with anti-AIDS drugs after a hospital mistake resulted in them receiving organs from an HIV-infected man in Taiwan.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

Mother agrees to donate womb to daughter

Eva Ottoson, a 56-year-old from Sweden, is set to become the first woman to have her womb transplanted into her own daughter.
In the Media by Christopher Bates - 1 comment

How organ donors are heroes that live on Special

Toronto - It's the hardest time for two families both waiting for doctors to walk down those long hospital corridors. For one the news will be heartbreaking and for the other the words will fill their hearts with hope.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Laboratory-constructed liver offers hope for human transplants

Boston - A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston succeeded for the first time in building a transplantable liver in the laboratory with the same characteristics as the original organ.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 1 comment

Barcelona hospital announces successful full face transplant

A spokesperson from Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain announced a man injured in a shooting accident had received the entire facial skin and muscles - including cheekbones, nose, lips and teeth - of a donor.
In the Media by Betty Kowall - 1 comment

Latin American singer Sandro has died at age 64

In November Sando, the famous Latin America entertainer had a heart and lung transplant. By Monday the entertainer had taken a turn for the worst. Reports now say Sandro has died at age 64.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Kidneys with Cancerous Masses Removed Used in Transplants

A team of surgeons from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have performed transplants on five patients using kidneys from which small cancerous masses had been removed.
In the Media by Chris Dade

Organ transplants can lead to later cancers

Organ transplants save lives. There can also be complications when it comes to having a new organ. The medication that stops the body from rejecting the new organ can also at times cause the body to develop cancer.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Soldier dies after receiving cancerous lung transplant

British soldier, Matthew Millington, 31, died at home in Brown Lees, England after receiving lungs from a donor who was known to have smoked between 30 and 50 cigarettes per day.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 10 comments

Doctors develop technique to help reduce chemotherapy in children

Doctors in the UK have developed a new technique that prevents bone marrow rejection in children who require transplants and as a result, reduces the need and therefore the side effects of intensive chemotherapy.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 1 comment

China: Most transplant organs from executed prisoners

While announcing the launch of a national organ donation system, authorities in China have revealed that, at present, most organs used in transplants come from executed prisoners.
In the Media by Chris Dade - 2 comments

Man Receives World's First Face, Jaw and Tongue Transplant

A 43-year-old man from the Canary Islands has become the first person ever to receive a face, jaw and tongue transplant following surgery that lasted 16 hours.
In the Media by Chris Dade

How Steve Jobs Received a Liver Transplant in Tennesse

This past week, staff at the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in Memphis, Tennessee acknowledged that Steve Jobs underwent a liver transplant there about two months ago.
In the Media by Cristina Quiñones

First complete face transplant goes ahead

A top surgeon based in France has successfully completed the first full face transplant. The surgery was done in two separate operations.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley
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