Robotic kidney transplant in London a first in Canada

A London hospital has kept love alive with a procedure that is a first in Canada. Using a robot, surgeons at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) removed a kidney from Walkerton’s Kelley Kunkel with a single incision. The recipient was her diabetic husband, Steve, who was in kidney failure and faced a lifetime of dialysis … Continue reading “Robotic kidney transplant in London a first in Canada”

OrganJet helps identify where wait times for kidney transplants are shortest, offers concierge services | MedCity News

August 28, 2013 3:48 pm by Stephanie Baum By entrepreneur and Carnegie-Mellon University professor Sridhar Tayur’s reckoning, as many as 2,500 kidneys are wasted each year. The reasons vary but it’s usually because the people who need these lifesaving transplants are either not registered in more than a handful of transplant centers or they can’t … Continue reading “OrganJet helps identify where wait times for kidney transplants are shortest, offers concierge services | MedCity News”

Toddler Struggling In Ft. Laud. Hospital, Needs Lung Transplant « CBS Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – Clutching her pink stuffed animals, every breath is a struggle for 17-month-old Julia Salas. Salas needs a lung transplant and has been at Chris Everett Children’s Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale since April, that’s when she was hospitalized after being exposed to two different viruses and developing a respiratory illness that left … Continue reading “Toddler Struggling In Ft. Laud. Hospital, Needs Lung Transplant « CBS Miami”

Transplant Drug Added To Vanderbilt’s PREDICT Personalized Medicine Program

Newswise — Vanderbilt has added genetic screening for the drug tacrolimus to its personalize medicine pharmacogenomics program PREDICT. The new drug screening protocol was added following data that shows a single genetic variation largely impacts different dose requirements for patients. Tacrolimus is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for organ transplant recipients and is … Continue reading “Transplant Drug Added To Vanderbilt’s PREDICT Personalized Medicine Program”

Pa. Girl to Leave Hospital After Lung Transplants – ABC News

A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl recovering from two double lung transplants is expected to be released from the hospital this week, her mother said Monday. “We expect Sarah to go home this week! Maybe tomorrow…..” Janet Murnaghan said in a post on her Facebook page. Earlier, a spokeswoman for the family, Tracy Simon, said a final … Continue reading “Pa. Girl to Leave Hospital After Lung Transplants – ABC News”

Heart Transplant Recipient Arrives In Boston After 900-Mile Bike Ride « CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – After a 900-mile trek on his bicycle, a man who received a heart transplant from Brigham and Women’s Hospital nearly 10 years ago rolled into the Longwood Medical Area on Friday. Richard Gates rode from Pittsburgh to Boston to raise awareness for organ donation. Doctors and nurses who treated him nearly a … Continue reading “Heart Transplant Recipient Arrives In Boston After 900-Mile Bike Ride « CBS Boston”

One sister receives double organ transplant, other still on waiting list | FOX2now.com

Posted on: 9:45 pm, August 21, 2013, by Tom O’Neal, updated on: 10:14pm, August 21, 2013 CRYSTAL CITY, MO (KTVI)– We first introduced you to the Derque family of Crystal City about a year and a half ago. At that time, 7-year old Kate Derque and her 12-year old sister, Abbi both needed double organ … Continue reading “One sister receives double organ transplant, other still on waiting list | FOX2now.com”

Serbia will pay organ transplants for children – InSerbia News

BELGRADE – ”The state will pay for all the transplants abroad, and the first ones in the list of children who need a new heart, are five of them. They will be examined on Thursday by children’s cardiologist from Vienna, Andreas Zuckermann from the AKH clinic”, said for “Blic” Vladimir Djukic, State Secretary of the … Continue reading “Serbia will pay organ transplants for children – InSerbia News”

D’Alessandro: Erik Compton, PGA golfer who has received two heart transplants, spreads the word on organ donation | NJ.com

By Dave D’Alessandro/Star-Ledger Columnist on August 20, 2013 at 6:00 AM, updated August 20, 2013 at 6:10 AM In March, his career arc was a glorious sweep with no end in sight – fourth place at the Honda Classic, 16th place at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, another top-25 in Puerto Rico. The big money was … Continue reading “D’Alessandro: Erik Compton, PGA golfer who has received two heart transplants, spreads the word on organ donation | NJ.com”

Topical formulation identified for prolonged graft survival in corneal transplants

20 Aug 2013 – 1:00 PDT Argos Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies that modulate the immune system to treat cancer, infectious diseases, transplant rejection, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, has announced the publication of key findings on its soluble recombinant human CD83 protein (sCD83) in cornea transplants. The … Continue reading “Topical formulation identified for prolonged graft survival in corneal transplants”