Liver transplant patient starts school | Stuff.co.nz

NATASHA THYNE Last updated 05:00 28/05/2014 Fit, healthy and starting school. Alice Johnston, 5, has come a long way from her tough start in life as one of New Zealand’s youngest liver transplant patients. Her first day at Winchester Rural School this week was a dream becoming a reality for her mum, Kate Manson. “When … Continue reading “Liver transplant patient starts school | Stuff.co.nz”

Major step towards portable artificial kidney – Medical News Today

Monday 26 May 2014 – 2am PST   Today three international innovators join forces to develop and deliver to patients the world’s first portable artificial kidney. Debiotech of Switzerland, AWAK of Singapore and Neokidney Development, an initiative of the Dutch Kidney Foundation, have signed a joint venture agreement to complete a functional model in 2015. … Continue reading “Major step towards portable artificial kidney – Medical News Today”

Success for world’s first newborn kidney dialysis machine – Medical News Today

In a major breakthrough, researchers from Italy have created the world’s first kidney dialysis machine that can be used to treat newborn babies and small infants. The machine has already seen success in treating a newborn baby who had multiple organ failure. Prof. Claudio Ronco, of San Bortolo Hospital in Italy, and colleagues recently published … Continue reading “Success for world’s first newborn kidney dialysis machine – Medical News Today”

Sisters receive life-saving transplants | FOX2now.com

POSTED 6:03 PM, MAY 22, 2014, BY TOM O’NEAL CRYSTAL CITY, MO (KTVI)– We have followed the Derque family of Crystal City through a remarkable medical journey. The latest development is a giant step toward a normal life for the family. Both daughters needing organ transplants have received them. We first introduced you to the Derque … Continue reading “Sisters receive life-saving transplants | FOX2now.com”

12-Year-Old Boy Needs Second Liver Transplant

By: Emily Johnson May 19, 2014 Imagine getting the news that your child needs a liver transplant… at just 5 years old. And now imagine your child’s liver is failing again, and he’ll need another transplant. The only thing that 12-year-old James Brown, III wants to do is play football, but he has a serious … Continue reading “12-Year-Old Boy Needs Second Liver Transplant”

Storm Lake Pilot Tribune: Local News: Teen recovering from heart transplant (05/20/14)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 By DANA LARSEN A Pilot Tribune series Some of her first words coming out of heart transplant surgery reflected a mix of emotions. “She said how thankful she was to receive a donor heart, and how sad she was that someone else had to go through a tragedy for this to … Continue reading “Storm Lake Pilot Tribune: Local News: Teen recovering from heart transplant (05/20/14)”

Finalists Announced for the Inaugural Transplant Angel Awards | American Transplant Foundation

American Transplant Foundation Announces Inaugural Transplant Hero Awards – Finalists Honoring Outstanding Medical Professionals in the Transplant Community DENVER, May 19, 2014 – American Transplant Foundation announced today the finalists for the Inaugural Transplant Angel Awards, a national event recognizing transplant medical professionals for their outstanding personal and professional commitment to patient advocacy, support and … Continue reading “Finalists Announced for the Inaugural Transplant Angel Awards | American Transplant Foundation”

Headaches hospitalize young heart transplant recipient

  Liv Osby, The Greenville News12:27 p.m. EDT May 19, 2014 After being released from the hospital last Wednesday less than two weeks after her heart transplant, Natalie Davis was headed back today so doctors can find out why she’s been having intensely painful headaches. “She’s been having excruciating pain from the back of her … Continue reading “Headaches hospitalize young heart transplant recipient”

New kidney allocation policy could improve the success of transplantations in the US – Medical News Today

Monday 19 May 2014 – 1am PST A newly approved US policy regarding allocation of kidneys from deceased donors will likely improve patient and transplant survival, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The true effects of the new policy are yet to … Continue reading “New kidney allocation policy could improve the success of transplantations in the US – Medical News Today”

Kyoto surgeons successfully transplant right lung of husband to wife – The Japan Daily Press

May 16, 2014 Maan Pamintuan-Lamorena A transplant surgery in the Kyoto University Hospital was successful in transplanting a man’s right lung into his wife’s left lung. This is the first time such living donor transplant was completed and the first for a lung from a different side to be attached to the other side. A … Continue reading “Kyoto surgeons successfully transplant right lung of husband to wife – The Japan Daily Press”