Vitamins Help After Heart Transplant

Reviewed by Charlotte E. Grayson Mathis, MD March 28, 2002 — Antioxidant vitamins (such as vitamins C or E) may help heart transplant patients keep their arteries healthy and blood flowing smoothly after surgery, according to a new study. About 70% of heart transplant patients develop problems with hardening of the arteries, or arteriosclerosis, within … Continue reading “Vitamins Help After Heart Transplant”

Gore baby gets transplant | Stuff.co.nz

HANNAH MCLEOD IN GORE Last updated 16:56 28/03/2013 A baby from Gore, who suffers from a life threatening condition, is today receiving a much needed liver transplant at Starship Hospital in Auckland. Elliott Gulliver is 8-months-old, and suffers from biliary atresia, a disease that affects the tubes that carry bile from the liver to the … Continue reading “Gore baby gets transplant | Stuff.co.nz”

Country Music artist donates song to promote organ donation awareness » Local News » The Duncan Banner

Rebeka Rutledge The Duncan Banner DUNCAN — Just in time for Donate Life Month in April, a new video promoting organ donation has been produced by an Oklahoma country music artist along with a Jacksonville, Fla., heart transplant recipient. Recording artist Dawn Anita Plumlee, of Velma and business man Bob Aronson, who was recipient of … Continue reading “Country Music artist donates song to promote organ donation awareness » Local News » The Duncan Banner”

Australia improves organ donation rates – ABC Sydney – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

And waiting lists for transplants are also down, the AMA says. Western Australia’s waiting list of between 150 and 180 is now almost down to fifty. The organ donation lobby group ShareLife Australia has criticised a lack of progress under the initiative, for which funding expired at the end of June. But the AMA Federal … Continue reading “Australia improves organ donation rates – ABC Sydney – Australian Broadcasting Corporation”

Lacrosse player back after liver transplant Page 1 of 2 | UTSanDiego.com

Five months after undergoing liver transplant surgery, Nick Wallace is finally on the attack. The 13-year-old from Del Mar took the field as an attacker with his club lacrosse team, the North County Falcons, two weeks ago and scored the first goal of his young career. Three more goals, his first hat trick, followed last … Continue reading “Lacrosse player back after liver transplant Page 1 of 2 | UTSanDiego.com”

Artificial Wearable Lung to Help Patients be Mobile Before Transplant

by GENE OSTROVSKY on Mar 25, 2013 • 11:57 am Patients preparing for a lung transplant often end up bedridden for extended periods of time while awaiting surgery. Because poorly functioning lungs have to be continuously assisted by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machines, mobility for the patient flies out the window. This is not only a matter of great discomfort, but lack … Continue reading “Artificial Wearable Lung to Help Patients be Mobile Before Transplant”

Kilsyth toddler’s new lease on life thanks to liver transplant at Royal Children’s Hospital | Leader Newspapers East Melbourne | Local Community News VIC | Knox Leader | Manningham Leader | Maroondah Leader | Whitehorse Leader | Waverley Leader | Lilydale & Yarra Valley Leader | Free Press Leader | Herald Sun

LOOKING at energetic Kilsyth toddler Annie Kerr, it’s hard to believe she had such a tough start to life. Annie, 2, had a liver transplant at the Royal Children’s Hospital when she was just seven months old. Her mum Kerryn Billman said Annie was diagnosed with biliary atresia in February, 2011, when she was eight … Continue reading “Kilsyth toddler’s new lease on life thanks to liver transplant at Royal Children’s Hospital | Leader Newspapers East Melbourne | Local Community News VIC | Knox Leader | Manningham Leader | Maroondah Leader | Whitehorse Leader | Waverley Leader | Lilydale & Yarra Valley Leader | Free Press Leader | Herald Sun”

Scientists Growing Human Organs in Labs

By Michael Allen, Sun, March 24, 2013 In Madrid, Spain, Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Aviles and his team at the Gregorio Maranon hospital are trying to grow a living human heart in a lab. This would be the next step in the ever-expanding bioengineering field, which has already been able to grow organs various organs in labs, … Continue reading “Scientists Growing Human Organs in Labs”

Health Matters: Laparoscopic kidney removal – NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

Updated: Mar 25, 2013 2:00 AM FORT MYERS, FL – “Everyone has heard laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive, there’s less incisions, cosmetically there’s less of a scar and people feel recovered sooner,” says Dr. Barry Blitz, laparoscopic surgeon on Lee Memorial Health System’s medical staff. The use of laparoscopic surgery is nothing new, but doctors are … Continue reading “Health Matters: Laparoscopic kidney removal – NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida”

Clayton State University professor hosts organ donation information session

MORROW, Georgia — A Clayton State University professor working to help a student find an organ donor is gearing up to host a transplant awareness event. School spokesman John Shiffert says Sarah Stein, a criminal justice professor, is leading an informational event to raise organ transplant awareness and educate others on Lupus, which has left … Continue reading “Clayton State University professor hosts organ donation information session”