Computer algorithm illuminates need of high-volume hospitals and standard care for transplant patients – Science Daily

Using the results from a computerized mathematical model, Johns Hopkins researchers investigated whether they could improve heart and lung transplantation procedures by transferring patients from low-volume to high-volume transplant centers. Investigators have long observed a positive relationship between a high operative volume and improved patient outcomes across a variety of surgical procedures, meaning that the … Continue reading “Computer algorithm illuminates need of high-volume hospitals and standard care for transplant patients – Science Daily”

Family Rallies Behind Infant In Desperate Need Of Liver Transplant – CBS Local

BOSTON (CBS) — At Boston Children’s Hospital organ transplant floor, 7-month-old Gabriella puts on a brave smile even though she’s fighting for her life. “We are trying to keep hope. We are doing our best for her,” her mother Meghan Stuart said. Gabby has Biliary Atresia, a liver disease that develops shortly after birth. Gabby’s … Continue reading “Family Rallies Behind Infant In Desperate Need Of Liver Transplant – CBS Local”

Computer algorithm shows need of standard care for transplant patients Johns Hopkins Medicine – EurekAlert (press release)

Using the results from a computerized mathematical model, Johns Hopkins researchers investigated whether they could improve heart and lung transplantation procedures by transferring patients from low-volume to high-volume transplant centers. Investigators have long observed a positive relationship between a high operative volume and improved patient outcomes across a variety of surgical procedures, meaning that the … Continue reading “Computer algorithm shows need of standard care for transplant patients Johns Hopkins Medicine – EurekAlert (press release)”

New score seeks to expand pool of kidneys available for transplant – Science Daily

With over 120,000 patients in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant, scientists and physicians are constantly looking to expand the pool of available organs through increasing donation and optimizing allocation. Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University analyzed data from thousands of transplants and developed a scoring system for donor kidneys that they hope might … Continue reading “New score seeks to expand pool of kidneys available for transplant – Science Daily”

‘Liver in a Box’ could be game-changer in organ transplant process – WCVB Boston

A local company has created a high-tech upgrade for organ transplants, and doctors believe it could help save more lives as the use grows. The portable device, known simply as “liver in a box,” is made by TransMedics in Andover. It lets doctors keep a donated liver operating and functioning just like it is in … Continue reading “‘Liver in a Box’ could be game-changer in organ transplant process – WCVB Boston”

Cobb races raise money for heart transplant patients – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Runners hit the trail in Powder Springs for the Achy Breaky 5K to support Enduring Hearts, a nonprofit that supports research for pediatric heart transplants. Photo courtesy of Enduring Hearts. With the community’s help and The Achy Breaky 5K and Rock Around The Clock 5K, held in Powder Springs and Kennesaw, respectively, Enduring Hearts raised … Continue reading “Cobb races raise money for heart transplant patients – Atlanta Journal Constitution”

Robot carries out its first kidney transplant on two Britons – International Business Times UK

Two Britons have left hospital just four days following a kidney transplant after it was successfully carried out by a robot. Siobhan Morris, 42, and Andy Brooks, 58, who had transplants within a day of one another, are the first patients in Britain to undergo the procedure performed by a non-human. According to the Sunday … Continue reading “Robot carries out its first kidney transplant on two Britons – International Business Times UK”

Under the Microscope: Research helps doctors improve organ transplant viability – Stony Brook Statesman

Under the Microscope: Research helps doctors improve organ transplant viability Stony Brook Statesman BY RYAN KAWALERSKI / SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 CMSRC VIA CC BY-SA 2.0 In 1954, Dr. Joseph E. Murray of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston completed the first successful organ transplant: a renal transplant between twin brothers. Since then, there has been … Continue reading “Under the Microscope: Research helps doctors improve organ transplant viability – Stony Brook Statesman”

Kidney donors don’t always get priority when they need a transplant – Yahoo – Yahoo News

By Andrew M. Seaman Living kidney donors are supposed to get priority on the waiting list if they ever need a transplant themselves, and when a recent study found that wasn’t always happening, regulators put new policies and programs in place to reduce delays. “We were surprised to find that some donors did not immediately … Continue reading “Kidney donors don’t always get priority when they need a transplant – Yahoo – Yahoo News”

Son of Miami-Dade Police Officer Battling Leukemia, Needs Bone Marrow Transplant – NBC 6 South Florida

Members of the community came out Thursday to help the son of a Miami-Dade Police officer who’s battling Leukemia. Two-year-old Alex needs a bone marrow transplant and is looking for a potential donor who is a match. Looking to help, people filed into the Miami Beach Police Department Thursday to get tested by OneBlood, to … Continue reading “Son of Miami-Dade Police Officer Battling Leukemia, Needs Bone Marrow Transplant – NBC 6 South Florida”