Boy Receives Lung Transplant, Doing ‘Fine’ | NBC 10 Philadelphia

By David Chang |  Monday, Dec 30, 2013  |  Updated 4:32 PM EST   The family of a young boy who was in need of a lung transplant revealed some good news on Monday. Javier Acosta, 12, of the Bronx, New York, received a lung transplant on October 13 and is doing “fine,” according to his … Continue reading “Boy Receives Lung Transplant, Doing ‘Fine’ | NBC 10 Philadelphia”

The cost of antibiotic drugs for children – a comparison between the U.K. and the U.S. – Medical News Today

Monday 30 December 2013 – 12am PST The 2009 costs of antibiotics covered by private insurance companies in the U.S. for children younger than 10 years old were estimated to be more than five times higher than the costs in the United Kingdom (U.K.), which are covered by a government universal health plan. These results, … Continue reading “The cost of antibiotic drugs for children – a comparison between the U.K. and the U.S. – Medical News Today”

Paris heart transplant patient: French pensioner ‘feeding himself’ and ‘talking with family’ after ground-breaking surgery – Mirror Online

Dec 29, 2013 16:10 By Anthony Bond A French pensioner is recovering well more than a week after becoming the first person to be fitted with an artificial heart, his doctor has said. The 75-year-old Frenchman is feeding himself and chatting to his family following the ground-breaking surgery in a Paris hospital on December 18. … Continue reading “Paris heart transplant patient: French pensioner ‘feeding himself’ and ‘talking with family’ after ground-breaking surgery – Mirror Online”

New quality, payment initiative positively impacts pediatric care – Medical News Today

Within two years of implementation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ Alternative Quality Contract (AQC) had a small but significant positive effect on the quality of pediatric care, according to a new study from Boston Children’s Hospital. The results were published online Dec. 23 in Pediatrics. To stem the continued growth in health care spending, … Continue reading “New quality, payment initiative positively impacts pediatric care – Medical News Today”

The Woodlands girl, 11, awaiting life-saving kidney transplant | abc13.com

Christine Dobbyn THE WOODLANDS, TX (KTRK) — A local girl is hoping for a holiday miracle and the family praying someone will give it to her. Relatives say she needs a kidney transplant. Her mother stepped in to donate but doctors say it’s not working. The family doesn’t know where this gift could come from, … Continue reading “The Woodlands girl, 11, awaiting life-saving kidney transplant | abc13.com”

Jerusalem teenager gets lifesaving kidney transplant

Lindsey Seavert, KARE6:54 p.m. EST December 26, 2013MINNEAPOLIS – After a journey spanning almost a year, a Jerusalem teenager has a new beginning after receiving a lifesaving kidney transplant at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. Sara, 15, has a rare kidney disease called FSGS that requires a living donor, and few people are … Continue reading “Jerusalem teenager gets lifesaving kidney transplant”

Family spends Christmas waiting for transplant – News – McPhersonSentinel – McPherson, KS – McPherson, KS

By Jeremy Webster Staff Writer Posted Dec. 24, 2013 @ 10:12 am During this Christmas season, McPherson residents Rachel Hoffman-Goebel and Jeremy Steimel call the Aurora, Colo.  Ronald McDonald House home, as they await news of a heart transplant for their 9-month-old daughter, Brynleigh. Brynleigh is cared for at Children’s Hospital Colorado, also in Aurora. … Continue reading “Family spends Christmas waiting for transplant – News – McPhersonSentinel – McPherson, KS – McPherson, KS”

Artificial heart is Lexi’s lifeline until transplant | Ocala.com

Nalexia “Lexi” Henderson has something of a love-hate relationship with her heart. “The noise can be aggravating, especially when I’m trying to get to sleep,” the teenager said from the 10th floor of UF Health Shands Hospital — the pediatric intensive care unit — where she has lived for the past seven months. Lexi has … Continue reading “Artificial heart is Lexi’s lifeline until transplant | Ocala.com”

Teen wishing for 2nd kidney transplant

KARE10:13 p.m. EST December 24, 2013 ANDOVER, Minn. — A girl from Andover is wishing for the gift of health this Christmas. Vivica Loyd, 13, was born with both kidney disease and heart disease and has suffered strokes and heart attacks. She has already had a kidney and heart transplant, but is now in need … Continue reading “Teen wishing for 2nd kidney transplant”

John McCafferty: Record-breaking Briton becomes world’s longest-surviving heart transplant patient – Mirror Online

Dec 24, 2013 15:18 By Paul Cockerton A British man has entered the record books as the world’s longest-surviving heart transplant patient. John McCafferty, 71, was told he had five years to live when he underwent the life-saving operation at Harefield Hospital in Middlesex 31 years ago. He has now surpassed the previous record of … Continue reading “John McCafferty: Record-breaking Briton becomes world’s longest-surviving heart transplant patient – Mirror Online”