When children need specialist care, parents need guidance – Medical News Today

Parents vary widely in views about their responsibilities in getting specialty care for their children, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. Most children get their health care from a primary care provider, known as a PCP, but when there are signs or symptoms of a … Continue reading “When children need specialist care, parents need guidance – Medical News Today”

Survival benefit from transplantation greatest in highest-risk patients | Cardiology

January 29, 2014 The risk for wait-list mortality varies among heart transplant candidates, and new study data found that survival benefit is increased for candidates with higher risk for wait-list mortality. Tajinder P. Singh, MD, MSc, of Boston Children’s Hospital, and colleagues aimed to assess survival benefit from transplantation, as defined by reduction in risk … Continue reading “Survival benefit from transplantation greatest in highest-risk patients | Cardiology”

Music breathes life into lung transplant recovery | Video | Reuters.com

Jan. 28 – A Broadway musician who underwent two lung transplant surgeries is breathing life into his recovery with harmonica therapy. Larry Rawdon’s condition has improved to the point where he is now teaching fellow transplant patients how to exercise their lungs with music. Ben Gruber reports. ( Transcript ) via Music breathes life into lung … Continue reading “Music breathes life into lung transplant recovery | Video | Reuters.com”

Fort Scott Tribune: Local News: Celebrating transplant anniversary (01/29/14)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 By Loretta George   Loretta George/Tribune photo Brylynn Koppa dances in her living room in Fort Scott, one year after her double organ transplant. [Click to enlarge] Three-year-old Brylynn Koppa just celebrated the one year anniversary of her double organ transplant which took place Jan. 22, 2013 at Children’s Mercy Hospital in … Continue reading “Fort Scott Tribune: Local News: Celebrating transplant anniversary (01/29/14)”

The National Kidney Foundation: A to Z Health Guide

IMMUNOSUPPRESSANTS What are immunosuppressants? Immunosuppressant are drugs or medicines that lower the body’s ability to reject a transplanted organ. Another term for these drugs is anti-rejection drugs. There are 2 types of immunosuppressants: Induction drugs: Powerful antirejection medicine used at the time of transplant Maintenance drugs: Antirejection medications used for the long term. Think of … Continue reading “The National Kidney Foundation: A to Z Health Guide”

Long-term Survival Possible for Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients

Survival rates beyond 15 years with reasonable quality of life achievable Released: 1/23/2014 4:20 PM EST Embargo expired: 1/28/2014 12:05 AM EST Source Newsroom: Society of Thoracic Surgeons Citations 50th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Newswise — Orlando – Infants and children who undergo heart transplantation are experiencing good outcomes after surgery … Continue reading “Long-term Survival Possible for Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients”

Medical advocates decry insurance rules in Wash. state on waiting period for transplants – The Washington Post

By Ariana Eunjung Cha, Published: January 26 Newly insured consumers in Washington state who purchased health plans through the online exchange might find a surprise when they comb through the fine print in their policies: They’ll have to wait 90 days from when their insurance begins before coverage for transplants will kick in. The waiting period, … Continue reading “Medical advocates decry insurance rules in Wash. state on waiting period for transplants – The Washington Post”

St. Joseph offers free kidney transplant conference – Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald

Jan 25, 2014 at 11:05AM St. Joseph Nephrology Services will host a free conference for dialysis patients and family members interested in learning about kidney transplantation. The event will be held Monday, Feb. 3 at St. Joseph Medical Center located at 1717 South J Street in Tacoma. Experts from the region’s three leading transplant centers … Continue reading “St. Joseph offers free kidney transplant conference – Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald”

Fundraiser tonight for girl who needs kidney transplant – Your Houston News: News

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014 4:56 pm By Kimberly Sutton Halle Ludwig, 12, is in desperate need of a new kidney. Friends and family are hosting a fundraiser for her from 5-11 Saturday at Mama J’s Restaurant in South Montgomery County. Ludwig continues to need community support in her ongoing battle, according to Doug Sarant, … Continue reading “Fundraiser tonight for girl who needs kidney transplant – Your Houston News: News”

Renal cooling during robotic kidney transplant benefits patients – Medical News Today

Thursday 23 January 2014 – 12am PST A collaboration of surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital and Medanta Hospital in India successfully transplanted kidneys into 50 recipients using an innovative robot-assisted procedure in which the organ is cooled with sterile ice during the operation. The research project, published online ahead of print in European Urology, the … Continue reading “Renal cooling during robotic kidney transplant benefits patients – Medical News Today”