Mary Ashley continues her fight for life on transplant list – WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 – Charleston News, Sports, Weather

By Victoria Hansen vhansen@abcnews4.com CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – It’s been nearly two years since Mary Ashley was introduced to the Lowcountry on ABC News 4. She’s a young girl born with a rare kidney disease in desperate need of a transplant. She and her family are still fighting for her life. A little girl cries … Continue reading “Mary Ashley continues her fight for life on transplant list – WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 – Charleston News, Sports, Weather”

CareDx Presents Cell-Free DNA Biomarker Results in Heart and Kidney Transplant Recipients at the World Transplant Congress – WSJ.com

PRESS RELEASEJuly 28, 2014, 4:06 p.m. ET CareDx Presents Cell-Free DNA Biomarker Results in Heart and Kidney Transplant Recipients at the World Transplant Congress Graft-Derived cfDNA in Bloodstream Correlates to Acute Cellular Rejection in Kidney as Well as in Heart Transplant Recipients BRISBANE, Calif., July 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CareDx, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDNA), a molecular … Continue reading “CareDx Presents Cell-Free DNA Biomarker Results in Heart and Kidney Transplant Recipients at the World Transplant Congress – WSJ.com”

Veloxis Gets EU Marketing Authorization for Transplant Drug

Mon, 07/28/2014 – 10:47am Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S and Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for Envarsus for the prevention of organ rejection in adult kidney and liver transplant patients in the European Union (EU). Key points: The EMA marketing authorization is based on review of the favorable results … Continue reading “Veloxis Gets EU Marketing Authorization for Transplant Drug”

Henry Ford study: Burnout impacts transplant surgeons

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 28-Jul-2014 Contact: Tammy Battaglia Tammy.Battaglia@hfhs.org 248-881-0809 Henry Ford Health System Henry Ford study: Burnout impacts transplant surgeons VIDEO: Despite saving thousands of lives yearly, nearly half of organ transplant surgeons report a low sense of personal accomplishment and 40 percent feel emotionally exhausted, according to a new national… Click here for more … Continue reading “Henry Ford study: Burnout impacts transplant surgeons”

Kidney transplant drug halves the early risk of rejection and allows less toxic treatment

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 27-Jul-2014 Contact: Andrew Trehearne andrew.trehearne@ctsu.ox.ac.uk 44-018-657-43960 University of Oxford Oxford University scientists have shown that a powerful drug given at the time of a kidney transplant operation not only halves the early risk of rejection, but that it also allows a less toxic regimen of anti-rejection drugs to be used after the … Continue reading “Kidney transplant drug halves the early risk of rejection and allows less toxic treatment”

Mumbai doctors bust myth, say liver grows back in 3 weeks – The Times of India

Sumitra Deb Roy, TNN | Jul 28, 2014, 12.00AM IST A study by a Mumbai hospital has revealed that a transplanted liver in a recipient, and the remnant liver in a donor, grows back to its normal size much faster than has been previously believed. MUMBAI: The marvel of liver is not just its capacity … Continue reading “Mumbai doctors bust myth, say liver grows back in 3 weeks – The Times of India”

Perth girl wins gold at World Transplant Games | Ottawa Citizen

By Brandi Machan Mike and April Doyle welcomed their first child, Courtney into the world on Dec. 21, 2001. At first Courtney seemed perfect, but by the end of her first month of life things had dramatically changed.  It was discovered that Courtney had a kidney disease called Finnish Type Nephrotic Syndrome. The next two years … Continue reading “Perth girl wins gold at World Transplant Games | Ottawa Citizen”

Donations pour in for The Colony girl’s rare disorder, transplant | Dallas Morning News

By DANIEL HOUSTON dhouston@neighborsgo.com Published: 25 July 2014 08:43 AM Updated: 25 July 2014 11:56 AM When Brandon and Sarah Turman learned last year that their infant daughter Ava would need a life-saving transplant, it came with a sense of relief. Ava spent the first four months of her life in the hospital as doctors … Continue reading “Donations pour in for The Colony girl’s rare disorder, transplant | Dallas Morning News”

Helping stem cells survive transplantation into damaged tissues – Medical News Today

Friday 25 July 2014 – 12am PST Stem Cell ResearchTransplants / Organ Donationsadd your opinionemail Adapted Media Release Stem cells offer much promise for treating damaged organs and tissues, but with current transplantation approaches stem cell survival is poor, limiting their effectiveness. New methods are being developed and tested to improve the survival and optimize … Continue reading “Helping stem cells survive transplantation into damaged tissues – Medical News Today”

Brave hearts: Faces of heart transplant | Emory University | Atlanta, GA

Brave hearts: Faces of heart transplant July 24, 2014 Your heart weighs about 10 ounces and is the epicenter of your body. A muscle shaped like a pear and protected by a cage of ribs, it pumps more than a gallon of blood through your circulatory system every minute. Electric signals make your heart contract … Continue reading “Brave hearts: Faces of heart transplant | Emory University | Atlanta, GA”