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Two-Week Prophylaxis May Prevent Hep C After Kidney Transplant

β€” Direct-acting antiviral prophylaxis worked in all 10 cases in pilot trial

A photo of a surgeon holding a kidney from a living donor prior to surgery.

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Disgraced Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini Sees New Wave of Media Attention

A podcast, Netflix series, and TV adaptation examine regenerative medicine doctor's wrongdoings

Nov 30, 2023
Rude Awakening on Trying to Keep Donor Hearts Usable With Common Hormone Infusions

Long-standing practice of levothyroxine supplementation fails in randomized trial

Nov 30, 2023
Pelosi vs Trump on ACA; Life Expectancy Rises; Legal Definition of Death Questioned

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ·¬ΗΡΚΣΖ΅ staff

Nov 29, 2023
Mahvash Disease Case Resolved With Liver Transplantation

Rare disease should be part of the differential in the presence of massive pancreaticomegaly

Nov 22, 2023
Pelosi vs Trump on ACA; Life Expectancy Rises; Legal Definition of Death Questioned

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Mahvash Disease Case Resolved With Liver Transplantation

Rare disease should be part of the differential in the presence of massive pancreaticomegaly

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Emergency Liver Transplant Effective for Severe Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure

1-year survival reached 78% for patients who received an emergency transplant

Nov 14, 2023
AASLD over a photo of Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts
AKI Response Tied to Improved Survival for Patients Waiting on Liver Transplant

Results highlight the importance of prompt recognition and treatment of acute kidney injury

Nov 13, 2023
AASLD over a photo of Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts
MASLD Predicted to Increase by 23% by Middle of the Century

AASLD president: "No way we are going to be able to transplant our way out of this"

Nov 12, 2023
AASLD over a photo of Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts
Doctors Perform First Partial-Face, Full-Eye Transplant

Stem cells injected into optic nerve, but unclear whether recipient will regain his sight

Nov 09, 2023
Three stages of James' face. Photo courtesy of NYU Langone Health.
Kidney Week Roundup: Cell Therapy Cuts Immunosuppressive Drug Use Post-Transplant

Plus: bardoxolone methyl for diabetic kidney disease and spironolactone in hemodialysis patients

Nov 07, 2023
Kidney Week over a photo of Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Heart Injuries Suggest Reconsideration of Holding BP Meds for Surgery

Pause on ACE inhibitors, ARBs yields more acute hypertension with no prevention of hypotension

Nov 06, 2023
A photo of a senior woman sitting on an operating table prior to surgery.
Kidney Transplant Rates Stubbornly Resist Systems Intervention in Canada

Multi-pronged approach to boost living and deceased donor transplant fails in randomized trial

Nov 06, 2023
Kidney Week over a photo of Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Fecal Transplants in Kidney Recipients Reduced Resistant Pathogens

Multidrug resistant organisms replaced by competing antibiotic-susceptible relatives

Nov 01, 2023
A scanning electron microscope image of fecal bacteria.
Opportunistic Infections Put a Damper on Belatacept After Lung Transplant

Center had to refine its use of the kidney-friendlier immunosuppression regimen

Oct 11, 2023
CHEST over a photo of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, HI.
Stem Cell Transplants Effective in MS

AHSCT shows long-term benefit in Swedish cohort

Sep 29, 2023
A photo of a technician preparing a bag of hematopoietic stem cells
COVID Conspiracies Return; Norovirus on the Hiking Trail; 2nd Pig Heart Transplanted

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ·¬ΗΡΚΣΖ΅ staff

Sep 25, 2023
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Legionnaires Disease in Lung Transplant Recipients Likely From Donor

Transmission via organs has not previously been reported, researchers say

Sep 15, 2023
A Scanning electron micrograph of Legionella pneumophila bacteria
Fresh Blood Not Always the Best Blood?

French study assesses red blood cell transfusions and kidney transplant outcomes

Sep 14, 2023
 A photo of bags of donated blood in a blood bank refrigerator.
Stem-Cell Mobilization Booster Wins FDA Approval for Multiple Myeloma

Motixafortide plus filgrastim increased adequate harvest rate from 9.5% to 67.5%

Sep 11, 2023
 FDA APPROVED motixafortide (Aphexda) for use with filgrastim (Neupogen) over a fluorescent image of human stem cells
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