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Tissue Engineering: Scientists Grow Cartilage to Reconstruct Nose

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Foto: Reconstructed cartilage [16/04/2014] Scientists at the University of Basel report first ever successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in the laboratory. Cartilage cells were extracted from the patient’s nasal septum, multiplied and expanded onto a collagen membrane. The so-called engineered cartilage was then shaped according to the defect and implanted.Tissue Engineering: Scientists Grow Cartilage to Reconstruct Nose - Read more

Transplantations: Detection of Chronic Graft-vs.-Host Disease

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Photo: Ventilation hose [20/03/2014] A simple questionnaire that rates breathing difficulties on a scale of 0 to 3 predicts survival in chronic graft-vs.-host disease (GVHD), according to a current study.Transplantations: Detection of Chronic Graft-vs.-Host Disease - Read more

World Kidney Day - 03/13/2014

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Photo: Official logo of World Kidney Day [12/03/2014] Up to 1 800 liters – this much blood flows through both human kidneys each day. As long as the organs are healthy, they filter metabolic end-products and toxic substances from the blood and control the body’s water balance. They also regulate the blood pressure this way.World Kidney Day - 03/13/2014 - Read more

Skin Cells: Blood and Lymphatic Capillaries Grown for the First Time in the Lab

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Photo: (Graphic) Cross-section through the skin [31/01/2014] Researchers at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich and the University of Zurich have engineered skin cells for the very first time containing blood and lymphatic capillaries. They succeeded in isolating all the necessary types of skin cells from human skin tissue and engineering a skin graft that is similar to full-thickness skin.Skin Cells: Blood and Lymphatic Capillaries Grown for the First Time in the Lab - Read more

Transplantation: Better Allocation of Donated Livers

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Photo: Math in the lab [21/01/2014] Researchers at the University of Cordoba (Spain) have developed a system that measures compatibility between donors and the most serious receivers in liver transplants. This mathematical method includes the experience of almost 1,500 donations registered in transplant units in Spain and the United Kingdom.Transplantation: Better Allocation of Donated Livers - Read more

Corneal Transplants: Donor Age Mostly Not a Factor

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Photo: Eye [28/11/2013] Ten years after a transplant, a cornea from a 71-year-old donor is likely to remain as healthy as a cornea from a donor half that age. Corneas from donors over 71 perform slightly less well but still remain healthy for most recipients.Corneal Transplants: Donor Age Mostly Not a Factor - Read more

Skin: Artificial Tissue Grown from Stem Cells

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Photo: Skin [25/11/2013] Spanish scientists have been able to grow artificial skin using stem cells from the umbilical cord. This breakthrough from the University of Granada will aid the immediate use of artificially-grown skin for major burn patients.Skin: Artificial Tissue Grown from Stem Cells - Read more

Transplant: Lungs Preserved for 11 Hours Outside Body

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Photo: Organs [16/10/2013] A multidisciplinary transplant team at University Hospitals Leuven successfully preserved a set of donor lungs for over eleven hours with the help of a machine, the longest period ever reported.Transplant: Lungs Preserved for 11 Hours Outside Body - Read more

Kidney Transplant: Protein-based Urine Test Predicts Outcome

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Photo: Analysis [26/08/2013] Levels of a protein in the urine of kidney transplant recipients can distinguish those at low risk of developing kidney injury from those at high risk, a study suggests. Low levels of the protein called CXCL9 can also rule out rejection as a cause of kidney injury.Kidney Transplant: Protein-based Urine Test Predicts Outcome - Read more

Transplants: Unemployment Restricts Access to Kidneys

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Photo: Waiting [21/08/2013] People in end-stage kidney failure in need of a new kidney are much less likely to be placed on a waiting list or to actually receive a new kidney once on the list if they are unemployed or work part time.Transplants: Unemployment Restricts Access to Kidneys - Read more

Transplants: Bigger Lungs May Be Better

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Photo: Lungs [02/08/2013] When it comes to lung transplants, bigger may be better. That is the main finding from a University of Iowa study, which found that oversized lungs lead to improved survival following lung transplants, particularly among patients receiving double-lung transplants.Transplants: Bigger Lungs May Be Better - Read more

Organ Shortage: Replacements Produced in the Laboratory

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[01/08/2013] The greatest challenge to transplantation medicine is organ shortage. This is the result of a low willingness to donate organs in the public. Many people who are waiting for an organ have a strongly limited quality of life for years. They even die because no suitable organ can be found. Cultivating organs in the laboratory may solve this problem one day.Organ Shortage: Replacements Produced in the Laboratory - Read more

Transplantation Medicine: Rapid Test Checks the Immune System

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[01/08/2013] Patients often wait years for an organ transplant. Even when they finally receive an organ, it is still not certain whether it is going to be rejected by the patient’s own immune system or becomes threatened by infection.Transplantation Medicine: Rapid Test Checks the Immune System - Read more

Transplantations: Making as Many Organs Viable as Possible

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[01/08/2013] Implants can be used to heal and replace many parts of the human body, but these technologies are limited: organs are too complex to copy. Patients often need a donor organ to survive. But nowadays there are more and more potential recipients for organs and less and less willing donors. Medical technology thus has the task to make as many organs as possible viable for donation.Transplantations: Making as Many Organs Viable as Possible - Read more

Transplantation: A Step towards Custom-built Blood Vessels

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Photo: Blood vessels [18/07/2013] Researchers at John Hopkins have coaxed stem cells into forming networks of new blood vessels in the laboratory, then successfully transplanted them into mice.Transplantation: A Step towards Custom-built Blood Vessels - Read more

Diabetes: Interspecies Transplant of Islet Cells

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Photo: Mouse [16/07/2013] In the first step toward animal-to-human transplants of insulin-producing cells for people with type 1 diabetes, Northwestern Medicine scientists have successfully transplanted islet cells from one species to another. Diabetes: Interspecies Transplant of Islet Cells - Read more

Donation: Eyes Are the Prize

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Photo: Eye [15/07/2013] Far more people are willing to donate their eyes to research than actually are registered to donate, according to a study led by a Michigan State University student.Donation: Eyes Are the Prize - Read more

Facebook: Boost In Organ Donor Registration

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Photo: Like-Button [19/06/2013] A social media push boosted the number of people who registered themselves as organ donors 21-fold in a single day, Johns Hopkins researchers found, suggesting social media might be an effective tool to address the stubborn organ shortage in the United States.Facebook: Boost In Organ Donor Registration - Read more

Catheter: Efficacy and Safety in Asian Patients Confirmed

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Photo: Asian man and woman [27/05/2013] Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is effective and safe in Asian patients, according to early experience based on first results from a multicentre Asian registry.Catheter: Efficacy and Safety in Asian Patients Confirmed - Read more

Surgery: Robotic Kidney Transplant Safer for Obese

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Photo: Renal transplantation [17/05/2013] Obese patients who received robotic kidney transplants had fewer wound complications than patients who received traditional “open” transplant surgery, according to surgeons at the University of Illinois (UI) Hospital & Health Sciences System.Surgery: Robotic Kidney Transplant Safer for Obese - Read more

Diabetes: Islet Transplant May Slow Atherosclerosis

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Photo: Pancreas [30/01/2013] Minimally invasive islet transplantation for patients with type 1 diabetes achieves insulin independence and reverses the progression of atherosclerosis in the first few years after transplant, according to a current study.Diabetes: Islet Transplant May Slow Atherosclerosis - Read more

No Advantage: Blood Stem Cells Versus Bone Marrow

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[22/10/2012] Doctor Claudio Anasetti of the Department of Blood & Marrow Transplant at Moffitt Cancer Center, and colleagues from 47 research sites conducted a two-year clinical trial comparing two-year survival probabilities for patients transplanted with peripheral blood stem cells or bone marrow stem cells from unrelated donors.No Advantage: Blood Stem Cells Versus Bone Marrow - Read more

Kidney Transplant Patients: Readmitted to Hospital Within 30 Days

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[17/10/2012] Three in 10 patients receiving a kidney transplant require readmission to the hospital within 30 days of discharge following surgery, according to a Johns Hopkins analysis of six years of national data.Kidney Transplant Patients: Readmitted to Hospital Within 30 Days - Read more

Dialysis: Quiz Could Determine Patients' Death Risk

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[15/10/2012] A simple six-question quiz, typically used to assess disabilities in the elderly, could help doctors determine which kidney dialysis patients of any age are at the greatest risk of death, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.Dialysis: Quiz Could Determine Patients' Death Risk - Read more

Transplantation: Half of Kidney Recipients Are Minorities

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[20/09/2012] The largest United States multicenter study of living kidney transplant donor chains showed that 46 percent of recipients are minorities, a finding that allays previous fears that these groups would be disadvantaged by expansion of the donor pool through this type of exchange process.Transplantation: Half of Kidney Recipients Are Minorities - Read more

Non-slip Tracheal Implants: Relieving Respiratory Distress

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[10/07/2012] If a person‘s windpipe is constricted, an operation in which the surgeon inserts a stent to enlarge the trachea is often the only way to relieve their respiratory distress.Non-slip Tracheal Implants: Relieving Respiratory Distress - Read more

Seeing: Foetal Membrane Transplantation Prevents Blindness

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[30/04/2012] Transplanting tissue from newborn foetal membranes prevents blindness in patients with a devastating disease called Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a Loyola University Medical Centre study has found.Seeing: Foetal Membrane Transplantation Prevents Blindness - Read more

T Lymphocytes: Tonsils Make T-Cells

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[07/03/2012] A new study provides evidence that a critical type of immune cell can develop in human tonsils. The cells, called T lymphocytes, or T cells, have been thought to develop only in the thymus, an organ of the immune system that sits on the heart.T Lymphocytes: Tonsils Make T-Cells - Read more

Heart Patients: Statins Linked with Lower Depression Risk

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[28/02/2012] Patients with heart disease who took cholesterol-lowering statins were significantly less likely to develop depression than those who did not, in a study by Doctor Mary Whooley of the San Francisco VA Medical Centre and the University of California, San Francisco.Heart Patients: Statins Linked with Lower Depression Risk - Read more

Liver Transplantation: Math Can Save Tylenol Overdose Patients

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[27/02/2012] University of Utah mathematicians developed a set of calculus equations to make it easier for doctors to save Tylenol overdose patients by quickly estimating how much painkiller they took, when they consumed it and whether they will require a liver transplant to survive.Liver Transplantation: Math Can Save Tylenol Overdose Patients - Read more

Intensive-Care Medicine: ECMO as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation

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[23/01/2012] Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support in awake, non-intubated patients may be an effective strategy for bridging patients to lung transplantation, according to a new study of the Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany.Intensive-Care Medicine: ECMO as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation - Read more

Full Face Transplants: An Inside Look at Face Transplantation

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[29/12/2011] In March 2011, a surgical team at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) performed the first full face transplantation (FFT) in the United States and went on to complete a total of three FFTs this year. Full Face Transplants: An Inside Look at Face Transplantation - Read more

Kidney Patients: Survival Rates in Germany are Better than in the U.S.

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[05/12/2011] In complex cases of kidney failure, medical care in Germany evidently operates better than in the United States. Scientists at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin were able to show that German patients who have an increased risk of rejection reactions due to prior immunisation have better survival rates than people with diseases of similar severity in the US.Kidney Patients: Survival Rates in Germany are Better than in the U.S. - Read more

Surgery: Integrated 3-D Imaging Facilitates Human Face Transplantation

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[28/11/2011] By combining conventional medical imaging with some of the same 3-D modelling techniques used in Hollywood blockbusters, researchers of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC) are offering new hope to victims of serious facial injuries.Surgery: Integrated 3-D Imaging Facilitates Human Face Transplantation - Read more

HCV: Experimental Drug Suppresses Rebound in Liver Transplant Patients

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[10/11/2011] A human monoclonal antibody developed of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) given to patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection undergoing liver transplantation significantly suppressed the virus for at least a week after transplant and delayed the time to viral rebound.HCV: Experimental Drug Suppresses Rebound in Liver Transplant Patients - Read more

Blood Vessel: Circadian Clock May Impact Organ Transplant Success

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[05/10/2011] Health care providers assess blood and tissue type as well as organ size and health to enhance transplant success. New research indicates that checklist might also need to include the circadian clock.Blood Vessel: Circadian Clock May Impact Organ Transplant Success - Read more

Heart Transplant: Researchers Develop New Way to Predict Survival

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[07/09/2011] Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed a formula to predict which heart transplant patients are at greatest risk of death in the year following their surgeries, information that could help medical teams figure out who would benefit most from the small number of available organs.Heart Transplant: Researchers Develop New Way to Predict Survival - Read more

Brain Death and Organ Donation: “There is still a significant need for research“

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[09/05/2011] Someone who dies of brain death for instance due to an aneurysm, can save lives with his organs – if he, depending on state specifications, owns a organ donor card, has not excluded himself from organ donation or relatives express the probable wishes of the deceased. Yet there are still too few organ donors compared to potential organ recipients. Brain Death and Organ Donation: “There is still a significant need for research“ - Read more

Overview of the topics of the year

MEDICA.de informed, researched and asks for. Are you looking for information about health policy, medicine, technology or research? In our archive you will definitely find them. Just find out more about the topics of the month in the overview of the year. Overview of the topics of the year - Read more

Transplantation: Kidney Weight Matters

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[28/05/2010] Receiving an organ low in weight in relation to the recipient's body weight increases kidney transplant recipients risk of complications and transplant failure, according to a new study.Transplantation: Kidney Weight Matters - Read more

Transplantation: Donating Kidney No Long-Term Health Risk

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[15/03/2010] An analysis of outcomes for live kidney donors in the U.S. over a 15 year period finds they have similar long-term survival rates compared to healthy individuals who were not kidney donors.Transplantation: Donating Kidney No Long-Term Health Risk - Read more

Stroke: Artificial Muscles Restore Ability to Blink

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[21/01/2010] Surgeons have demonstrated that artificial muscles can restore the ability of patients with facial paralysis to blink, a development that could benefit the people who no longer are able to close their eyelids.Stroke: Artificial Muscles Restore Ability to Blink - Read more

Hands: Amputation May Lead to Altered Perception

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[11/01/2010] According to new research amputation of the hand results in a distorted way of figuring out where in space objects are located.Hands: Amputation May Lead to Altered Perception - Read more

Organs: Formerly Cancerous Kidneys Transplanted

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[10/12/2009] Surgeons, who performed kidney transplants after removing small cancerous and benign masses from the donated organs, have published their results.Organs: Formerly Cancerous Kidneys Transplanted - Read more

Ear Infection: Surgery Best for Organ Transplant Recipients

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[09/10/2009] Organ transplant recipients benefit significantly when they are monitored and receive prompt diagnosis and treatment for otitis media, a common inner ear infection, according to a new study. Ear Infection: Surgery Best for Organ Transplant Recipients - Read more

Transplantations: Women, Blacks and Medicare Recipients Are Disadvantaged

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[14/09/2009] Patient race, gender and insurance status influence decisions about who will go on to receive liver transplants, according to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study. Transplantations: Women, Blacks and Medicare Recipients Are Disadvantaged - Read more

Survival: Double-Lung Transplant Better Than Single

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[23/04/2009] Having both lungs replaced instead of just one is the most important feature determining who lives longest after a transplantation, a new study shows.Survival: Double-Lung Transplant Better Than Single - Read more

Transplant Tourism: Getting Kidney Abroad Seems Risky

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[16/10/2008] People travelling to other countries to receive kidney transplants experience more severe post-transplant complications with a higher incidence of acute rejection and severe infections, according to a new study. Transplant Tourism: Getting Kidney Abroad Seems Risky - Read more

Transplant Psychology: Is It Really Mine?

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[01/10/2008] Transplantations are complex operations. Trying to cope psychologically with the intervention is almost as complicated as the surgery itself. Before the body part of a stranger is accepted as one’s own, patients often have to cope with an emotional rollercoaster. Transplant Psychology: Is It Really Mine? - Read more

Cell Therapy: Playing a Trick on the Immune System

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[01/10/2008] After receiving a new organ patients have to take drugs for the rest of their lives in order to prevent rejection of the foreign tissue. A new procedure developed by researchers from Kiel, Germany, reduces the intake of immunosuppressants and sometimes even makes the drugs almost unnecessary. Cell Therapy: Playing a Trick on the Immune System - Read more

Lack of Organs: „Role of Doctors Underestimated“

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[01/10/2008] In 2007, 12,000 patients waited for a donor organ in Germany but only 1,313 people donated an organ. Lack of Organs: „Role of Doctors Underestimated“ - Read more

Dialysis: Artificial Kidney Designed

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[17/07/2008] Two researchers have developed a design for an automated, wearable artificial kidney that avoids the complications patients often suffer with traditional dialysis.Dialysis: Artificial Kidney Designed - Read more

Lung Transplants: Alcohol May Amplify Chronic Rejection

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[30/11/2007] A recent study using an animal model of lung transplants shows that chronic alcohol consumption by the donor promotes scarring and airway injury after transplantation.Lung Transplants: Alcohol May Amplify Chronic Rejection - Read more

Surgery: Improving Liver Retransplantation

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[08/02/2007] A new study on liver retransplantation (re-LT) over a 15 year period found that indications for the surgery had changed and there were fewer rejections, complications, and recurrence of disease during that time.Surgery: Improving Liver Retransplantation - Read more

Transplantation: Hepatitis C Associated With Decreased Survival

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[20/10/2006] Heart transplant patients who receive a donor heart from a person with hepatitis C have a lower rate of survival, according to a study. Transplantation: Hepatitis C Associated With Decreased Survival - Read more

Transplant Patients: Kidney Donors May Fear Economic Problems

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[21/07/2006] People who donate a kidney to help someone else often suffer financially to do so, according to a study done in part by the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.Transplant Patients: Kidney Donors May Fear Economic Problems - Read more

MRI: Quicker Screening of Liver Donors with Contrast Agent

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[10/08/2005] A single dose of the contrast agent gadobenate dimeglumine can help liver donors avoid multiple MRI examinations during the screening process.MRI: Quicker Screening of Liver Donors with Contrast Agent - Read more

Transplants: Excellent Survival Rates for Liver Cancer Patients

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[31/10/2003] More than 60 percent of liver transplant patients with advanced liver cancer are still alive after five years, compared to nearly zero survival for those patients who did not undergo transplant, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers.Transplants: Excellent Survival Rates for Liver Cancer Patients - Read more

 
 

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