Simple steps can safeguard against Ebola transmission through organ donation – Medical News Today

Last updated: 15 December 2014 at 2am PST While serious infections can be transmitted from donated organs, the risk of passing Ebola virus disease from an organ donor to a recipient is extremely small. In a new editorial published in the American Journal of Transplantation, experts explain how simple assessments of donors can help ensure … Continue reading “Simple steps can safeguard against Ebola transmission through organ donation – Medical News Today”

Heart transplant recipients can face serious distress from post-surgery identity issues, study suggests | National Post

Tom Blackwell | December 12, 2014 | Last Updated: Dec 14 12:39 PM ET More from Tom Blackwell | @tomblackwellNP It was soon after her July 2005 heart transplant that Jean Higgins, under treatment for a complication of the surgery, began to question the new organ beating inside her chest. “I got a little concerned, … Continue reading “Heart transplant recipients can face serious distress from post-surgery identity issues, study suggests | National Post”

CareDx Presents HeartBrothers Foundation with a Grant to Support Heart Transplant Education and Patient Support in New England Nasdaq:CDNA

December 12, 2014 16:50 ET | Source: CareDx, Inc. BRISBANE, Calif., Dec. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CareDx, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDNA), a molecular diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high value, non-invasive surveillance solutions for transplant recipients, today announced that it has provided an unrestricted grant to the HeartBrothers Foundation based … Continue reading “CareDx Presents HeartBrothers Foundation with a Grant to Support Heart Transplant Education and Patient Support in New England Nasdaq:CDNA”

Victorville family wishing for 2-year-old son’s heart transplant this Christmas | abc7.com

By Denise Dador Thursday, December 11, 2014 LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A Victorville couple want only one thing this holiday season, and that’s to find a heart for their ailing 2-year-old son. The fact Zakarii Rogers is still alive is largely due to new medical technology. Without it, his family’s Christmas wish wouldn’t even be … Continue reading “Victorville family wishing for 2-year-old son’s heart transplant this Christmas | abc7.com”

Toddler ready to spend first Christmas at home after receiving heart transplant | WINK NEWS

BY ALEC SCHRECK •   DECEMBER 11, 2014 ARCADIACHRISTMASHEARTSOUTHWEST FLORIDATRANSPLANTWINK NEWS ARCADIA, Fla.- A Southwest Florida family has a new outlook on life this holiday season. Last Christmas, baby Jayson was in the hospital with a failing heart. Doctors said he needed a rare infant heart transplant to survive. He spent the holidays in Miami, … Continue reading “Toddler ready to spend first Christmas at home after receiving heart transplant | WINK NEWS”

Air quality and its impact on transplants – Medical Xpress

by Scott Gordon As Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Jamie Schauer travels around the world studying air pollution, he tenaciously reminds people that pollution is a human health issue. That is especially crucial when it comes to particulate matter, an airborne mix of microscopic solid particles and liquids that can arise from any number of … Continue reading “Air quality and its impact on transplants – Medical Xpress”

Gaps in health coverage for children exposed – Medical News Today

Last updated: 11 December 2014 at 12am PST Despite the promise of health reform, millions of U.S. children still lack quality health coverage or have trouble getting the services they need to stay healthy or to develop properly, according to two articles published in the December issue of Health Affairs. To address these gaps in … Continue reading “Gaps in health coverage for children exposed – Medical News Today”

Waynesburg boy awaits transplant for heart condition – The Press-News | Stark County, Ohio

WAYNESBURG BOY AWAITS TRANSPLANT FOR HEART CONDITION By Walter Doerschuk The Press-News Published: December 10, 2014 10:00AM It was a little more than seven and a half years ago that Lavonne Dougherty received the troubling news. She was pregnant with her fourth child, a baby boy that she would name Micah. She was receiving an … Continue reading “Waynesburg boy awaits transplant for heart condition – The Press-News | Stark County, Ohio”

Family braces for daughter’s kidney transplant | Spokane/E. WA – KXLY.com

Author: Grace Ditzler, Multimedia Journalist, graced@kxly.com Published On: Dec 09 2014 11:54:44 PM PST Updated On: Dec 10 2014 12:12:18 AM PST AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. – A young girl’s life has been turned upside down from illness. Now she has a chance to get better, but her family needs the public’s help. The Harris family … Continue reading “Family braces for daughter’s kidney transplant | Spokane/E. WA – KXLY.com”

Pain relief for kids in the ER without a needle – Medical News Today

Last updated: 8 December 2014 at 12am PST Children in emergency departments can safely be treated for pain from limb injuries using intranasal ketamine, a drug more typically used for sedation, according to the results of the first randomized, controlled trial comparing intranasal analgesics in children in the emergency department. The study was published online … Continue reading “Pain relief for kids in the ER without a needle – Medical News Today”