Good long-term survival after childhood liver transplant – Medical Xpress


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Good long-term survival after childhood liver transplant
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Forty-two percent of survivors had elevated serum aminotransferase and/or gamma-glutamyl transferase activities after a single transplantation. In graft histology of 35 patients, 11 showed signs of chronic rejection and and five of biliary obstruction …

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Lab-Grown Bile Ducts Can Replace Liver Transplant in Mice – Labiotech.eu (blog)

Lab-Grown Bile Ducts Can Replace Liver Transplant in Mice
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A new study describes a method that could be used to regenerate bile ducts in children with biliary atresia instead of waiting for a liver transplant. Researchers at the University of Cambridge might have found an alternative to transplant for children …

Young Calgary cancer patient recovering from liver transplant needs ‘a miracle’ – Globalnews.ca

Globalnews.ca Young Calgary cancer patient recovering from liver transplant needs ‘a miracle’ Globalnews.ca A Calgary family whose GoFundMe was able to raise over $300,000 to pay for an out-of-country liver transplant for their three-year-old daughter posted an update to Greta Marofke’s recovery, but it wasn’t the news loved ones were hoping for. “While …

Florida Hospital, Nemours vie for pediatric liver transplant program – Orlando Sentinel

Two of the three children’s hospitals in Central Florida are seeking approval from the state to start pediatric liver transplant programs, once again fueling the debate about the number of specialized programs versus the quality of such services. Nemours Children’s Hospital and Florida Hospital filed separate Certificate of Need applications with the state this month … Continue reading “Florida Hospital, Nemours vie for pediatric liver transplant program – Orlando Sentinel”

Arizona 10-month-old home, happy and healthy after successful liver transplant – KPNX 12 News TV

KPNX 12 News TV Arizona 10-month-old home, happy and healthy after successful liver transplant KPNX 12 News TV TEMPE, Ariz. – After a whirlwind and life-saving few months in San Francisco, 10-month-old Elijah Vazquez, is happy, healthy and home in Arizona. Elijah had a successful liver transplant back in the middle of February and just … Continue reading “Arizona 10-month-old home, happy and healthy after successful liver transplant – KPNX 12 News TV”

Everolimus Reduces Weight Gain in Liver Transplant Recipients – Drug Discovery & Development

Drug Discovery & Development Everolimus Reduces Weight Gain in Liver Transplant Recipients Drug Discovery & Development Researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Transplant Program found that liver transplant patients taking everolimus (Afinitor) gained less weight – and kept it off at one and two years after starting the drug—than patients taking tacrolimus, … 

John Oliver takes on dialysis, a procedure that’s exhausting, deadly, and very profitable – Vox

Vox John Oliver takes on dialysis, a procedure that’s exhausting, deadly, and very profitable Vox It would be far better for DaVita and Fresenius’s patients to get kidney transplants, which extends your lifespan by about 10 years on average, relative to remaining on dialysis, while avoiding exhausting, time-consuming treatment that makes holding … Eric Liebowitz/HBO … Continue reading “John Oliver takes on dialysis, a procedure that’s exhausting, deadly, and very profitable – Vox”

New pill spares women trauma of liver transplant – Daily Mail

Daily Mail New pill spares women trauma of liver transplant Daily Mail ‘The 30 to 40 per cent of PBC patients who need Ocaliva are mostly those who have had an early presentation of the disease, and by default from suffering longer they are more likely to need a liver transplant. ‘This drug will make … Continue reading “New pill spares women trauma of liver transplant – Daily Mail”

Liver Transplant Outcomes Improve Over Time – MedPage Today

Action Points Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. Note that this retrospective study suggests that liver transplant outcomes have improved since the advent of the direct-acting agent era, particularly among those … Continue reading “Liver Transplant Outcomes Improve Over Time – MedPage Today”

Calgary girl given life saving transplant at Cincinnati Children’s hospital – CTV News

A three-year-old Calgary girl with a rare form of liver cancer is recovering in a Cincinnati hospital after undergoing a liver transplant on the weekend. Greta Marofke was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma just before her second birthday and had 70 percent of her liver taken out and several months of chemotherapy treatments. It appeared that the … Continue reading “Calgary girl given life saving transplant at Cincinnati Children’s hospital – CTV News”