Swedish birth makes history in transplant first – The Local

Published: 26 Nov 2013 11:51 GMT+01:00 Updated: 26 Nov 2013 11:51 GMT+01:00 A Swedish woman who was made infertile due to cancer treatment made history on Monday morning when she gave birth to a baby girl following an ovarian transplant, the first successful birth of its kind in Sweden. “This is incredibly important for women … Continue reading “Swedish birth makes history in transplant first – The Local”

19-year-old undergoes heart transplant – The Hindu

Heart of the donor transported from Yashodha Hospital in Secunderabad to the Apollo in eight minutes and surgery done in two hours “I never thought I will get a new lease of life. I thought I had no future,” remarked 19-year-old Veer Anjaneyulu, a pharmacy student, who recently underwent the first heart transplant surgery carried … Continue reading “19-year-old undergoes heart transplant – The Hindu”

Opportunistic microorganism could be a signal of transplant rejection – Medical News Today

Monday 25 November 2013 – 12am PST More than 260,000 Americans are alive today thanks to transplant operations that have replaced their failing kidneys, hearts, lungs or livers with healthy organs donated by volunteers or accident victims. But treatment doesn’t end with surgery. Transplant recipients follow strict drug regimens designed to suppress their immune systems … Continue reading “Opportunistic microorganism could be a signal of transplant rejection – Medical News Today”

Missoula brothers born with rare lung disease thrive after transplants

November 24, 2013 7:30 am • By Betsy Cohen(0) Comments A cruel twist of hereditary fate ties the Cross brothers, James and Wesley, to matching oxygen tanks and an extremely rare form of lung disease. TO HELP A benefit account for J.D. and Wesley Cross has been set up at the Missoula Federal Credit Union. … Continue reading “Missoula brothers born with rare lung disease thrive after transplants”

Two new studies offer clues to antibiotic use and resistance in US children’s hospitals – Medical News Today

Two studies published in the December issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology show antibiotic resistance patterns for children have held stable over a seven-year period and surgical patients in U.S. children’s hospitals account for 43 percent of all antibiotic use in children’s hospitals, presenting an opportunity for targeted intervention. The release of the findings … Continue reading “Two new studies offer clues to antibiotic use and resistance in US children’s hospitals – Medical News Today”

Chicago Teen To Donate Kidney To Stranger To Aid Mother | News One

Nov 20, 2013 By Hannington Dia Just in time for Thanksgiving, a Chicago teenager whose mother is on dialysis will donate his kidney to a stranger so she can receive one from another donor, CBS Chicago reports.   Tevin Hamilton (pictured left) has always wanted to give his mom, Rhonda McClarn (pictured right), one of his kidneys, … Continue reading “Chicago Teen To Donate Kidney To Stranger To Aid Mother | News One”

Transplant: How research is improving lives now – BC | Globalnews.ca

The transplant surgery may be the first big hurdle patients have to get through, but it’s certainly not the last. For all transplanted organs, the definitive way to check for rejection is with an invasive biopsy. This is a catheter procedure done under general anesthetic for pediatric patients, minimal or no anesthetic for adults. During … Continue reading “Transplant: How research is improving lives now – BC | Globalnews.ca”

Transplant: Keeping donated organs ‘alive’ outside the body – BC | Globalnews.ca

By Elaine Yong Global News Last year more than 1900 Canadians received a life-saving transplant, yet 3400 people were on the wait list. Some just couldn’t hang on long enough. 161 people died. Five of them were children. Right now, 506 British Columbians are waiting, most of them needing kidneys. There is a chronic shortage … Continue reading “Transplant: Keeping donated organs ‘alive’ outside the body – BC | Globalnews.ca”

Transplant research | Globalnews.ca

By  Global News In April, Ottawa made a $13.8 million announcement that could prove to be the game changer for transplant research in this country. The Canadian National Transplant Research Program http://www.cntrp.ca/ brings together more than 100 investigators from nine provinces, the brightest minds in all aspects of the field. From the ethics of dying to cell regenration, … Continue reading “Transplant research | Globalnews.ca”

Siblings overcome odds in kidney transplant – Regional | The Star Online

Published: Tuesday November 19, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM Updated: Tuesday November 19, 2013 MYT 7:10:17 AM WHEN his elder sister’s kidneys both failed in 2009, operations manager Yow Kok Kheong wanted to give her one of his. Then antibody tests showed they were not a match. But early this year, against all odds, 38-year-old teacher … Continue reading “Siblings overcome odds in kidney transplant – Regional | The Star Online”