Matisse Reid: From sugar tube to fish and chips | Stuff.co.nz

by TRACEY CHATTERTON Last updated 05:00 24/01/2013 EVA BRADLEY/Fairfax NZ HOME AT LAST: Matisse Reid, 12, returns from America after undergoing multiple transplants in December 2010. She was born with a rare disease that meant she was unable to eat and had to be fed through a tube. Health More tests on promising diabetes vaccine … Continue reading “Matisse Reid: From sugar tube to fish and chips | Stuff.co.nz”

Do Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Cause Kidney Failure In Children?

**This is especially important for our transplant kids since they have enough drugs already bombarding their kidneys Article Date: 25 Jan 2013 – 0:00 PST Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen, are commonly used to treat pain and reduce fever in children. However, the use of NSAIDs has been shown to cause … Continue reading “Do Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Cause Kidney Failure In Children?”

Lung-transplant technology save patients with severe flu – FierceHealthIT

January 18, 2013 | By Susan D. Hall Technology normally used with lung transplant patients has saved the lives of five flu patients with severe respiratory problems, reports University Health Network’s Toronto General Hospital. Extra Corporeal Lung Support systems essentially are artificial lungs that work outside the body, according to an announcement. Even when injured, … Continue reading “Lung-transplant technology save patients with severe flu – FierceHealthIT”

Sheffield teen, awaiting heart transplant, ranks high on the ‘amazing’ scale

January 14, 2013 10:35 pm  •  By DEB NICKLAY(0) Comments SHEFFIELD — Madisyn Harper was only 14 weeks old when she had her first open heart surgery.It would be the first of 11 operations. Yet, it is her next surgery that is the most anticipated and perhaps most important. And it could happen any time. The … Continue reading “Sheffield teen, awaiting heart transplant, ranks high on the ‘amazing’ scale”

Teen sings past health issues to release new record | The Orange County Register

By JOANNA CLAY / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Clad in a plaid scarf and blue button-down shirt, Gavyn Bailey pushed his black bangs from his eyes and cooed into the microphone Sunday evening as the 14-year-old released his first EP. Though you might not be familiar with him yet, the Laguna Niguel resident could have been … Continue reading “Teen sings past health issues to release new record | The Orange County Register”

Theater motivates teen in need of transplant | ThisWeek Community News

By LORI WINCE ThisWeek Community News Thursday January 17, 2013 3:02 PM Seventeen-year-old Haley Wilson has not let the need for a kidney transplant slow her down. “I’m still just like a normal teenager,” she said. Though Wilson has missed much of her junior year at New Albany High School and Metro High School because … Continue reading “Theater motivates teen in need of transplant | ThisWeek Community News”

5 Athletes Who Competed After a Transplant – Yahoo! Sports

By Carol Bengle Gilbert | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:57 PM EST In virtually any sport, there’s an athlete who tested boundaries, competing despite overwhelming physical odds. Here are the stories of five athletes who played professional or Olympic sports after receiving organ transplants: Snowboarding In Olympic snowboarding, it’s Chris Klug who amazed … Continue reading “5 Athletes Who Competed After a Transplant – Yahoo! Sports”

Martinez boy recovering from double lung transplant surgery | The Augusta Chronicle

By Valerie Rowell Columbia County Bureau Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 9:32 AM Last updated 9:41 PM Sawyer Mobley, 10, underwent surgery late Wednesday at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital and came out early Thursday, according to information posted by his mother, Angel Mobley, on the Facebook page “Strength for Sawyer.” “Sawyer is currently stable,” she … Continue reading “Martinez boy recovering from double lung transplant surgery | The Augusta Chronicle”

Jones 10 year old transplant patient could come home today

by Jennifer Shrader Staff writer 3 days ago | 30753 views | 0 | 12 | | Jamie Bradfield turns 48 today, a week and a day after donating one of his kidneys to Thomas Jones. Jones, 10, could come home today. “That would be the best birthday gift in the world,” Bradfield says. “We … Continue reading “Jones 10 year old transplant patient could come home today”