Preventative antibiotics could prevent Clostridium difficile infection among stem cell transplant patients – Science Daily

It may be possible to safely prevent one of the most common — and costly to treat — infections contracted by hospitalized patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation for the treatment of blood cancers, according to a study from the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The researchers will present their findings at this … Continue reading “Preventative antibiotics could prevent Clostridium difficile infection among stem cell transplant patients – Science Daily”

The Healthy WAAY with Erin Dacy: Artificial heart transplant – WAAY

More than 3,000 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant on any given day. Only 2,200 donor hearts are available each year. For a few critically ill heart patients, the total artificial heart is their best chance for survival. Fifty-two-year-old Bryan Tyo listens to his donor heart and smiles. Less than a … Continue reading “The Healthy WAAY with Erin Dacy: Artificial heart transplant – WAAY”

Man runs 5K just eight months after heart transplant – WDTN

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (WOOD) –- After undergoing a heart transplant followed by months of training, Scott Kovacs achieved his goal by crossing the finish line of the Turkey Trot 5K. “I didn’t think I would be running this race a couple months ago,” Kovacs said after the Thanksgiving Day race. Kovacs had a heart transplant … Continue reading “Man runs 5K just eight months after heart transplant – WDTN”

Boy has much to be thankful for after multi-organ transplant – WSPA.com

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – Tony Forte was diagnosed at six days old with a rare disease that effects the digestive system. He has never lived a normal life but things are looking up after receiving a multi-organ transplant back in late August. Forte says he is grateful for a chance at a normal life. “I … Continue reading “Boy has much to be thankful for after multi-organ transplant – WSPA.com”

Bill would outlaw denial of transplants to the disabled – Worcester Telegram

By Andy Metzger, State House News  BOSTON – Mental or physical disabilities could not form the sole basis for denying a person an organ transplant under a bill sent to Gov. Charles D. Baker Jr.’s desk Wednesday, outlawing a practice that might not occur at all in Massachusetts. Backed by the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, … Continue reading “Bill would outlaw denial of transplants to the disabled – Worcester Telegram”

After Heart Transplant, Simsbury Teen Fulfills Dream Of Returning To Football – Hartford Courant

Danny Deitz told Dave Masters he’d be back after he got a new heart. He told his football coach he would be Simsbury’s kicker his senior year. So Danny kicked. And kicked. “I couldn’t kick a ball 20 yards,” Deitz said. “I’ve always known that. I just wanted to give it a shot. That’s the … Continue reading “After Heart Transplant, Simsbury Teen Fulfills Dream Of Returning To Football – Hartford Courant”

Rapid Steroid Withdrawal Cuts Diabetes After Transplant – Medscape

CHICAGO — For kidney transplant patients at low immunologic risk, chronic corticosteroid therapy can be rapidly withdrawn after induction therapy with either basiliximab or rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (AGT), results from the 12-month HARMONY study show. “We thought that maybe basiliximab would not be as strong an immunosuppressant as the rabbit AGT regimen, but this was not … Continue reading “Rapid Steroid Withdrawal Cuts Diabetes After Transplant – Medscape”

New lung transplant technique could save lives: study – New Vision

Doctors typically rush to complete a transplant within about six hours of the lungs being taken from a donor, with time being of the essence because the tissue starts to break down. A new technique could help nearly double the precious few hours surgeons have to carry out lung transplants, raising hopes for saving more … Continue reading “New lung transplant technique could save lives: study – New Vision”

CareDx and Leading Transplant Clinicians to Present AlloSure® DART Data During Kidney Week at the American … – GlobeNewswire (press release)

CareDx and Leading Transplant Clinicians to Present AlloSure® DART Data During Kidney Week at the American … GlobeNewswire (press release) BRISBANE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CareDx, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDNA), a molecular diagnostics company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value diagnostic solutions for transplant … and more »

How Surgeons Stay Focused for Hours – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal How Surgeons Stay Focused for Hours Wall Street Journal Organ-transplant surgeons have skills most of us can only dream about. One, concentrating for hours straight, is something we can aspire to. Transplanting a liver can take eight to 10 hours. Surgeons are on their feet the whole time, hunched over the …