This Surgeon is Redefining the Possibilities of Organ Transplant Surgery – UVA Today (press release) (registration)

Robots have assisted in transplant surgeries for more than a decade in the United States, but Dr. Jose Oberholzer sees untapped possibilities for the technology. Having performed more than 1,000 transplant-related surgeries himself, Oberholzer is bringing his experience and his plans for innovation to the University of Virginia Health System. In March, he will become … Continue reading “This Surgeon is Redefining the Possibilities of Organ Transplant Surgery – UVA Today (press release) (registration)”

Dedham author chronicles heart transplant in biography – Wicked Local Dedham

Max Bowen mbowen@wickedlocal.com   Shortly after she returned from her heart transplant surgery, Ali Barton took to her computer, eager to set down the details while they were fresh in her mind. Details of her travels to Florida, undergoing heart transplant surgery at the age of 34, and deciding to keep a child when her … Continue reading “Dedham author chronicles heart transplant in biography – Wicked Local Dedham”

Young children experience better long-term kidney transplant success than adults, study finds – News-Medical.net

February 27, 2017 at 7:08 PM The success of kidney transplants has vastly improved for children over the past half-century, with young children now experiencing better long-term transplant success than adults, according to study results from a large pediatric transplant center. These findings are published online as an “article in press” on the Journal of … Continue reading “Young children experience better long-term kidney transplant success than adults, study finds – News-Medical.net”

New antiviral drug cuts cytomegalovirus infection, improves survival in patients undergoing donor stem cell transplant – Science Daily

In a significant advance in improving the safety of donor stem cell transplants, a major clinical trial led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has shown that a novel agent can protect against the most common viral infection that patients face after transplantation. The results represent a breakthrough in … Continue reading “New antiviral drug cuts cytomegalovirus infection, improves survival in patients undergoing donor stem cell transplant – Science Daily”

Building Cy’s Place, Rochester’s First Pediatric Transplant House – KAALtv.com

“Your heart breaks and then it breaks and you wonder how many times it can continue to break,” Randy Erickson said.  After many trips to Mayo Clinic, the Ericksons lost Silas to cancer in December of 2007. Sunday, they raised money for a place to help families, just like theirs by promoting ‘Cy’s Place’. “If … Continue reading “Building Cy’s Place, Rochester’s First Pediatric Transplant House – KAALtv.com”

Tucson teen needing transplant hopes to inspire others – KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona – KVOA Tucson News

Kristi’s Kids has some promising news about a Tucson girl, with serious medical issues. She’s not letting anything get her down, or hold her back. Stephanie Roat,13, has been through a lot in her young life, and she’s preparing for, perhaps, her biggest challenge yet. All the while, she’s hoping to inspire others to have … Continue reading “Tucson teen needing transplant hopes to inspire others – KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona – KVOA Tucson News”

Preschool teacher, 4-year-old recovering after ‘perfect kidney’ transplant – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

Lifestyle Stories MADISON, Wis. – Doctors said a 4-year-old girl who underwent a lifesaving transplant Wednesday received the “perfect kidney” from her donor, with whom she shares a special connection. News 3 first told you about Lyla Carreyn and her need for a kidney transplant last September. She has a rare autoimmune disorder that caused … Continue reading “Preschool teacher, 4-year-old recovering after ‘perfect kidney’ transplant – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3”

Teacher, student kidney transplant set for Wednesday – News8000.com – WKBT

Teacher, student kidney transplant… MADISON, Wis. – After a year-and-a-half long mission to save the life of 4-year-old Lyla Carreyn, is nearing an end.  On Wednesday morning, doctors at the American Family Children’s Hospital will give the little girl a life-saving kidney transplant. “I can’t wait to see all of the milestones she gets to … Continue reading “Teacher, student kidney transplant set for Wednesday – News8000.com – WKBT”

‘He was on death’s door’: US teen, 15, who survived cancer makes incredible recovery after rare and risky heart-lung … – Daily Mail

Spencer Kolman, 15, underwent a rare and risky heart-lung transplant in 2016 The Chicago boy was diagnosed with a disease that causes scarring in the lungs  Doctors said if Spencer didn’t receive a transplant, he would die within a year Only five hospitals perform the surgery but many thought he was too high risk The … Continue reading “‘He was on death’s door’: US teen, 15, who survived cancer makes incredible recovery after rare and risky heart-lung … – Daily Mail”

Baby’s heart transplant allows her to come home – Altoona Mirror

Mirror photo by J.D. Cavrich/Mirror photo illustration by Lindsey Shinn / Abby Levine and Eric Vey craddle Gwendolyn. Gwendolyn received a life-saving heart transplant at UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. The nurses in the intensive care unit at UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh were smiling as Abby Levine walked in. Levine’s baby, Gwendolyn, was about … Continue reading “Baby’s heart transplant allows her to come home – Altoona Mirror”