‘Dead heart’ transplant breakthrough at St Vincent’s Hospital | The Australian

THE AUSTRALIAN OCTOBER 24, 2014 3:16PM Print Save for later John Ross Higher Education Reporter Sydney A SYDNEY surgeon has successfully transplanted “dead” hearts into three patients, in a breakthrough that could dramatically boost the survival prospects of people with serious heart disease. St Vincent’s Hospital’s Kumud Dhital has successfully used hearts that had stopped beating, … Continue reading “‘Dead heart’ transplant breakthrough at St Vincent’s Hospital | The Australian”

‘Molly Grants A Wish’ helps children waiting for a transplant – Local – The Shelby Star

By Lauren Baheri / Halifax Media Services Published: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 09:41 AM. Molly Elizabeth Justice lived 19 short months, but her legacy will survive far longer. The blonde toddler’s tragic death will ensure another child gets a chance at life. Molly’s parents, labor and delivery nurse Amber Justice and Gastonia police officer … Continue reading “‘Molly Grants A Wish’ helps children waiting for a transplant – Local – The Shelby Star”

Bariatric Surgery Now an Option for Transplant Patients Trying to Get on the Waiting List

Released: 21-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom: Houston Methodist Newswise — Lejuan Holmes’s weight was keeping him from receiving a new kidney. With a Body Mass Index over 30, Holmes did not qualify to be on the waiting list for a new organ. To get him on the list, surgeons at Houston Methodist Hospital performed … Continue reading “Bariatric Surgery Now an Option for Transplant Patients Trying to Get on the Waiting List”

Scientists create fully functional ‘organoids’ of human intestines – Medical News Today

Last updated: 20 October 2014 at 12am PST Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have used induced pluripotent stem cells to grow “organoids” of fully functioning human intestines. Having successfully transplanted these organoids into mice, the team says their findings could one day lead to the creation of personalized human intestinal tissue for the treatment … Continue reading “Scientists create fully functional ‘organoids’ of human intestines – Medical News Today”

Medical Marvels Runners Edition: Supporting pediatric liver transplant patients | 7online.com

John Antalek Friday, October 24, 2014 06:28PM NEW YORK (WABC) — Eyewitness News is taking you inside Manhattan’s New York-Presbyterian Hospital for a look at some extraordinary stories that we call Medical Marvels. It’s a digital series exclusive to 7online. Tara Barlow is running the New York City marathon for the first time. Her work … Continue reading “Medical Marvels Runners Edition: Supporting pediatric liver transplant patients | 7online.com”

Philadelphia baby with rare disease receives liver transplant | Fox News

Published October 14, 2014FoxNews.com An 8-month-old Philadelphia baby is recovering after becoming the one of the smallest ever to receive a liver transplant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Annalise Suthers was born with a rare disease that flushed her skin in a yellow hue and caused her liver to swell, MyFoxPhilly.com reported. Doctors diagnosed … Continue reading “Philadelphia baby with rare disease receives liver transplant | Fox News”

Computerized surveillance system quickly detects disease outbreaks among preschoolers – Medical News Today

A web-based system that allows preschools and child care centers to report illnesses to local public health departments could improve the detection of disease outbreaks and allow resources to be mobilized more quickly, according to University of Michigan research to be presented Saturday, Oct. 11 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & … Continue reading “Computerized surveillance system quickly detects disease outbreaks among preschoolers – Medical News Today”

Longest-Living Heart Transplant Recipient Celebrates 30 Years With New Heart | NBC Bay Area

By Denisse Moreno Monday, Oct 13, 2014 • Updated at 9:17 AM PDT The nation’s longest-living heart transplant recipient, Lizzy Craze, is celebrating a very special anniversary: 30 years since she received the gift of life. Craze was just two years old when she received the life-saving surgery. She is celebrating this week with her … Continue reading “Longest-Living Heart Transplant Recipient Celebrates 30 Years With New Heart | NBC Bay Area”

Hospitalized children benefit from antibiotic stewardship programs – Medical News Today

Last updated: 10 October 2014 at 2am PST Hospitalized children go home sooner and are less likely to be readmitted when the hospital has an antibiotic stewardship program that’s dedicated to controlling antibiotic prescriptions and treatment, according to a study being presented at IDWeek 2014™. The study is the first to show the benefits of … Continue reading “Hospitalized children benefit from antibiotic stewardship programs – Medical News Today”

Award-winning heart transplant movie ‘Gods’ premieres – Thenews.pl :: News from Poland

08.10.2014 09:11 Gods, an unlikely comedy about the maverick doctor who made Poland’s first successful heart transplant, had its Warsaw premiere on Tuesday night. – See more at: http://www.thenews.pl/1/11/Artykul/183604,Awardwinning-heart-transplant-movie-Gods-premieres-#sthash.4UbIOhX7.dpuf The eagerly anticipated movie, which focuses on larger than life surgeon Zbigniew Religa, who died in 2008, goes into cinemas fresh from scooping the top award … Continue reading “Award-winning heart transplant movie ‘Gods’ premieres – Thenews.pl :: News from Poland”