Liver regrows after stem cell transplant – UPI.com – UPI.com

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 21 (UPI) — Researchers restored function to livers in mice by using stem cell transplants to regenerate them, the first time such a procedure has been done in a living animal. If human liver stem cells behave the same way as mice cells did in the study, published in Cell Biology, the … Continue reading “Liver regrows after stem cell transplant – UPI.com – UPI.com”

Liver transplant saves young girl’s life – FOX 13 News – FOX 13 Tampa Bay, WTVT-TV

LAND O’ LAKES (FOX 13) – Less than a year ago 2-year-old Corrie Eavenson was slowly dying.  She was born with biliary atresia. A blockage in her liver didn’t allow it to drain. Toxic chemicals in her body were building up and Corrie was running out of time. “Christmas came and went, and New Year’s … Continue reading “Liver transplant saves young girl’s life – FOX 13 News – FOX 13 Tampa Bay, WTVT-TV”

Researchers recommend use of HCV-positive organs for kidney transplant – Healio – Healio

In a new perspective paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania urged clinicians to consider transplanting kidneys infected with hepatitis C virus to uninfected people waiting for a kidney, as it could reduce mortality rates among this population. Researchers, including David S. … Continue reading “Researchers recommend use of HCV-positive organs for kidney transplant – Healio – Healio”

Change of Hearts: Defying odds, 8-year-old is thriving after her third … – The Seattle Times

A Spanaway girl who waited seven months for a second heart transplant, only to have it fail, has dodged the odds, doctors say — receiving a rare third donor heart within a matter of days. Eight-year-old Aiyana Lucas surprised even the surgeon who performed the latest transplants, one on July 3, and then a second, … Continue reading “Change of Hearts: Defying odds, 8-year-old is thriving after her third … – The Seattle Times”

Surgeon Dances With Former Transplant Patient at Her Wedding 10 Years After … – ABC News

Chrsitine Tabar invited her transplant surgeon Dr. John Fung to her wedding 10 years after her life-saving operation. Christine Tabar On Christine Taber’s wedding day, the surgeon who helped give her a new lease on life 10 years ago was again tasked with saving the day by becoming an emergency wedding photographer. “Our photographer for … Continue reading “Surgeon Dances With Former Transplant Patient at Her Wedding 10 Years After … – ABC News”

Neenah baby improves after transplant – Appleton Post Crescent

Mindi and Mark Piasecki relax with their daughter, Tess, who recently received a thymus transplant that strengthened her immune system.(Photo: Photo courtesy Mindi Piasecki) When Neenah residents Mark and Mindi Piasecki met their adopted daughter Tess as an infant last year, they were told she might not survive a year due to an immune deficiency. … Continue reading “Neenah baby improves after transplant – Appleton Post Crescent”

Cooling Bodies of Brain-Dead Donors May Boost Kidney Function After Transplant – U.S. News & World Report

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Transplant surgeons may have found a simple way to improve the functioning of kidneys from brain-dead donors: Cool the donor’s body by just a few degrees. Experts said the advance, reported in the July 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, … Continue reading “Cooling Bodies of Brain-Dead Donors May Boost Kidney Function After Transplant – U.S. News & World Report”

Transplant girl Phoebe Pace, 5, goes for gold again – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Transplant girl Phoebe Pace, 5, goes for gold again 29 July 2015 Last updated at 04:05 BST Every day, three patients in the UK die because they cannot get the donor organ they need, according to NHS figures. To help raise awareness of the problem, a five-year-old from … Continue reading “Transplant girl Phoebe Pace, 5, goes for gold again – BBC News”

Kidney transplant proves successful for Cleveland sisters | abc13.com – KTRK-TV

CLEVELAND, TX — Throughout her life, Diana Brom has endured multiple surgeries. After the failure of a transplanted kidney became apparent in July, she reluctantly prepared for another surgery. After an early diagnosis of juvenile diabetes, Brom began a long journey of surgeries and transplants – all with a determination to finally be in good … Continue reading “Kidney transplant proves successful for Cleveland sisters | abc13.com – KTRK-TV”

BMI doesn’t affect kidney transplant survival – Medical Xpress – Medical Xpress

For patients undergoing kidney transplantation, survival is unaffected by body mass index, according to a study published online July 3 in the American Journal of Transplantation. (HealthDay)—For patients undergoing kidney transplantation, survival is unaffected by body mass index (BMI), according to a study published online July 3 in the American Journal of Transplantation. Nithya Krishnan, … Continue reading “BMI doesn’t affect kidney transplant survival – Medical Xpress – Medical Xpress”