Teen heart transplant patient graduates in hospital | wwltv.com New Orleans

Posted on May 26, 2013 at 12:07 PM WWLTV.com NEW ORLEANS — There are lots of graduations taking place this time of year, but none quite like this one. Family and friends attended what was supposed to be a surprise high school graduation for a 17-year old heart transplant patient at Ochsner. Kaylon Marshall has … Continue reading “Teen heart transplant patient graduates in hospital | wwltv.com New Orleans”

Girl back home after heart transplant

Updated: Friday, 24 May 2013, 11:49 AM EDT Published : Friday, 24 May 2013, 11:49 AM EDT TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – An 8-year-old Terre Haute girl who spent five months in the hospital is finally home a month after she received a heart transplant. Katelyn Newell returned home Thursday, and her mother, Robin Newell, … Continue reading “Girl back home after heart transplant”

Delco girl still awaiting lung transplant 18-months later | 6abc.com

Annie McCormick PHILADELPHIA – May 25, 2013 (WPVI) — A Delaware County girl, being treated at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is in desperate need of a lung transplant, but a policy hurdle is standing in her way. 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan has remained on the lung transplant list for 18 months. The fourth grader was … Continue reading “Delco girl still awaiting lung transplant 18-months later | 6abc.com”

Sophomore awaits double lung transplant – News-Times

Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 11:55 pm CHERYL BURKE BEAUFORT — East Carteret High School sophomore Alexandria “Allie” Cayton, 16, is awaiting a double lung transplant at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. She is currently being treated in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Duke, where doctors determined recently that a virus decimated her … Continue reading “Sophomore awaits double lung transplant – News-Times”

Glasgow Science Centre Features SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in $3 Million Exhibition – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee

By SynCardia Systems, Inc. Published: Thursday, May. 23, 2013 – 3:55 am TUCSON, Ariz., May 23, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world’s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that the Glasgow Science Centre in Scotland, which boasts more than 380,000 visitors … Continue reading “Glasgow Science Centre Features SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in $3 Million Exhibition – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee”

Kidney transplant recipient graduates preschool – ky3.com

By Dustin Hodges, KY3 News 5:56 a.m. CDT, May 23, 2013 BRANSON, Mo. – A local preschool graduate has a lot more to celebrate than just the end of the school year. Tim and Gillian Hendrix weren’t sure if they would see their son Cooper graduate preschool. Cooper was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease before he … Continue reading “Kidney transplant recipient graduates preschool – ky3.com”

Coventry mum whose baby needs heart transplant tells of anguish – Coventry Telegraph

By Cara Simpson 22 May 2013 The mum of a 15-week-old Coventry baby who desperately needs a new heart has spoken of her anguish. Lois Tasker has returned home to Coventry for a short reprieve from baby Oscar’s hospital bedside in Newcastle to see the rest of her family. Tiny Oscar is being kept alive … Continue reading “Coventry mum whose baby needs heart transplant tells of anguish – Coventry Telegraph”

Novel liver transplant method gives new life to Patna child – Times Of India

Pranava K Chaudhary, TNN May 20, 2013, 03.00AM IST PATNA: Priya, a housewife living in Bengali Tola of the city, now breathes easy. Her young child, Karthikey, is doing well after having undergone a liver transplant even though his blood group didn’t match that of Priya, who donated a part of her liver to save … Continue reading “Novel liver transplant method gives new life to Patna child – Times Of India”

Futurity.org – Tripped T-cells reject transplant organs

This recent discovery challenges a long-held assumption about how biologic pathways trigger immune system rejection of donor organs—and suggests a different paradigm is needed to develop better anti-rejection therapies. Immune system troops called T-cells migrate to transplanted organs and fight the foreign tissue, explains Fadi Lakkis, professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School … Continue reading “Futurity.org – Tripped T-cells reject transplant organs”

Fewer Kids Die While Waiting for New Organs

By Kathleen Struck, Senior Editor, MedPage Today Published: May 20, 2013 Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner The number of children dying before they could receive a transplant dramatically decreased from 262 to 110 as pediatric transplants increased from 2001 to … Continue reading “Fewer Kids Die While Waiting for New Organs”