QIAGEN Introduces QuantiFERON Monitor® for Tracking Immune Function in Solid Organ Transplant Patients and for Research Into Other Applications – MarketWatch

Published: Jan 27, 2015 4:00 p.m. ET HILDEN, Germany, and GERMANTOWN, Maryland, January 27, 2015 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — HILDEN, Germany, and GERMANTOWN, Maryland, January 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — QuantiFERON Monitor (QFM ® ) launches in Europe for monitoring immune function Target markets include transplant patients and research in managing immune modulation and suppression Novel … Continue reading “QIAGEN Introduces QuantiFERON Monitor® for Tracking Immune Function in Solid Organ Transplant Patients and for Research Into Other Applications – MarketWatch”

Toddler recovering after heart transplant – Local News – Prince George Citizen

SAMANTHA WRIGHT ALLEN / PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN JANUARY 26, 2015 07:42 AM Logan Vandermeulen, heart transplant recipient, sits with his happy mom, Veronica Vandermeulen.   – Citizen photo by Brent Braaten Veronica Vandermeulen knows more than most how much can change in a year. In January 2014, her months-old son was losing weight rapidly and fighting … Continue reading “Toddler recovering after heart transplant – Local News – Prince George Citizen”

Sarah Weiskind skates Baltimore’s Inner Harbor ice rink after heart transplant – Baltimore Sun

By Andrea K. Walker The Baltimore Sun American Heart Association Johns Hopkins Hospital Sinai Hospital in Baltimore Apple iPad Inner Harbor ice rink opens early for young girl recovering from heart transplant. Ice skating offers an opportunity for one Pikesville girl to heal her heart. Sarah Weiskind skated tentatively at first, sticking close to the … Continue reading “Sarah Weiskind skates Baltimore’s Inner Harbor ice rink after heart transplant – Baltimore Sun”

New technology preserves organs during transplant process – Medical Xpress

by David Templeton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Livers and other organs begin lacking oxygen the moment they are removed from the donor and may have damaged tissue by the time a transplant occurs. For the past 40 years, donor organs have been kept in “cold static preservation” – at less-than-ideal temperatures and levels of oxygenation – while … Continue reading “New technology preserves organs during transplant process – Medical Xpress”

MTS Launches Charitable Foundation and Announces $200,000 in Community Wellness Grants to Improve Health, Reduce the Need for Transplantation | Mid-America Transplant Services

MTS Launches Charitable Foundation and Announces $200,000 in Community Wellness Grants to Improve Health, Reduce the Need for Transplantation Posted January 22, 2015 in News Category St. Louis, MO – January 21, 2015: “When communities collaborate to improve health they can also reduce organ failure,” said MTS President and CEO Dean F. Kappel, in announcing … Continue reading “MTS Launches Charitable Foundation and Announces $200,000 in Community Wellness Grants to Improve Health, Reduce the Need for Transplantation | Mid-America Transplant Services”

Falcao helps Colombian teen find donor for heart transplant | Zee News

Last Updated: Friday, January 23, 2015 – 14:49 Bogota (Colombia): Colombian national team and Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao recently helped a 17-year-old countryman find a donor for a heart transplant, the patient’s mother said. After Falcao’s cousins told him about the case of Colombian John Andres Uyaban, the player immediately posted a message on … Continue reading “Falcao helps Colombian teen find donor for heart transplant | Zee News”

Pitt researcher to test organ-cooling device to protect human livers for transplant | TribLIVE

By Adam Smeltz Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, 12:01 a.m. An organ-cooling device that preserves livers from pigs might protect human livers for transplantation, a discovery that could help save untold lives, a University of Pittsburgh researcher said. Dr. Paulo Fontes said UPMC Presbyterian and Montefiore in Oakland could run the first human trial of the method … Continue reading “Pitt researcher to test organ-cooling device to protect human livers for transplant | TribLIVE”

Rady Children’s Doctors Perform Hospital’s First Pediatric Heart Transplant – Newswise

Rady Children’s Doctors Perform Hospital’s First Pediatric Heart Transplant 11-Year-Old Boy Receives Heart in Historic Surgery Released: 22-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST Source Newsroom: Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego Newswise — San Diego – Jan. 22, 2015 – In an historic first for Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, a team of surgeons successfully implanted a heart in 11-year-old … Continue reading “Rady Children’s Doctors Perform Hospital’s First Pediatric Heart Transplant – Newswise”

New machine-perfusion organ preservation system keeps livers healthier for transplant | EurekAlert! Science News

PUBLIC RELEASE: 22-JAN-2015 New machine-perfusion organ preservation system keeps livers healthier for transplant UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOLS OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES PITTSBURGH, Jan. 22, 2015 – A new preservation system that pumps cooled, oxygen-rich fluid into donor livers not only keeps the organs in excellent condition for as long as nine hours before transplantation, but also … Continue reading “New machine-perfusion organ preservation system keeps livers healthier for transplant | EurekAlert! Science News”

Team Birmingham: Great Birmingham 10k is a race of life for transplant patient – Birmingham Mail

Jan 21, 2015 14:50 By Jane Tyler Transplant patient Judith Thomas marks the anniversary of her life-saving operation by taking part in the Great Birmingham 10k. Judith ThomasJudith Thomas with her daughter Daisy, 8. One of the runners taking part in the Great Birmingham 10k will have more reason than most to be raising money … Continue reading “Team Birmingham: Great Birmingham 10k is a race of life for transplant patient – Birmingham Mail”