Edmond boy needs liver transplant | News OK

EDMOND — Jaxon Saenz runs down the hallway of his home, excitedly showing off his colorful paintings. He acts like any 4-year-old. His parents, Joey and Kacee Saenz, are both proud and scared. Jaxon Saenz, 4, talks as his parents, Kacee and Joey Saenz, listen while Joey holds Jaxon’s sister, Shylee, who is 10 months … Continue reading “Edmond boy needs liver transplant | News OK”

New clues found to preventing lung transplant rejection | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis

February 25, 2014 By Caroline Arbanas Broadly suppressing the immune system after lung transplantation may inadvertently encourage organ rejection, according to a new study in mice. Pictured from left are study co-authors Daniel Kreisel, MD, PhD, Andrew Gelman, PhD, and Alexander Krupnick, MD. Organ transplant patients routinely receive drugs that stop their immune systems from … Continue reading “New clues found to preventing lung transplant rejection | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis”

Infant son’s heart transplant leads to Lehi mom developing medical app

Jamie Lampros,Standard-Examiner correspondent Feb 25 2014 – 7:43am LEHI — Tammy Bowers was tired of carrying around a five-pound binder full of her son’s medical information, so she came up with an easier solution. Bowers developed an application called the Pocket Physician, which allows caregivers, parents and individuals to track vital signs and medical events, … Continue reading “Infant son’s heart transplant leads to Lehi mom developing medical app”

Some hospital infections reduced by computerized checklist – Medical News Today

A computerized safety checklist that automatically pulls information from patients’ electronic medical records was associated with a threefold drop in rates of one serious type of hospital-acquired infection, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. The study, conducted in the hospital’s pediatric intensive … Continue reading “Some hospital infections reduced by computerized checklist – Medical News Today”

Some children are more resilient than others to post-traumatic stress – Medical News Today

Children exhibit a range of responses to traumatic events such as natural disasters, with some suffering acute traumatic reactions that resolve over time and others experiencing long-term symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Identifying factors that may help predict which youths are at greater risk of more serious disorders and which are likely to be more resilient … Continue reading “Some children are more resilient than others to post-traumatic stress – Medical News Today”

Promising skin tumor vaccine offers hope for transplant patients – Medical News Today

Monday 24 February 2014 – 12am PST Papillomaviruses (linked to cervical cancer when they infect the mucosal tissue in the female reproductive tract) can also infect normal skin, where they cause warts and possibly non-melanoma skin cancer, mostly in immune-suppressed organ transplant patients. An article published in PLOS Pathogens suggests that vaccination might prevent virus-associated … Continue reading “Promising skin tumor vaccine offers hope for transplant patients – Medical News Today”

WILSON, N.C.: 2-year-old Wilson boy busy after transplant | Health | The State

BY LISA BOYKIN BATTS The Wilson Times February 23, 2014 WILSON, N.C. — Jasiah Macon can’t sit still. He toddles from chair to chair, person to person, before scooting out the door and down the clinic hall, throwing a green ball as he runs. It’s almost as if he’s making up for lost time. Maybe … Continue reading “WILSON, N.C.: 2-year-old Wilson boy busy after transplant | Health | The State”

High family stress can impact a child’s immune system – Medical News Today

Thursday 20 February 2014 – 2am PST High family stress can lead to the child’s immune system being affected, as a research group at the School of Health Sciences at Jönköping University and the Faculty of Health Sciences at Linköping University in Sweden shows in a study being published in the renowned American periodical Journal … Continue reading “High family stress can impact a child’s immune system – Medical News Today”

For heart transplant patients, blood test serves as ‘crystal ball’ – Medical News Today

Thursday 20 February 2014 – 1am PST A new UCLA-led study shows that a blood test commonly used to determine whether heart transplant recipients are rejecting their new organ can also predict potential rejection-related problems in the future. Reporting in the online edition of the peer-reviewed journal Transplantation, researchers demonstrate how the AlloMap test, which … Continue reading “For heart transplant patients, blood test serves as ‘crystal ball’ – Medical News Today”

Disc golf tournament to help fund 9-year-old’s kidney transplant – The Herald Journal: News

A winter disc golf charity fundraiser will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cache County Fairgrounds. Registration and check-in starts at 10 a.m. Proceeds will go to the family of 9-year-old Evie Wentz for medical expenses. Evie was diagnosed with hemolytic-uremic syndrome resulting in kidney failure and will receive a … Continue reading “Disc golf tournament to help fund 9-year-old’s kidney transplant – The Herald Journal: News”