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Death Rate Escalates for Pediatric Liver Transplant Patients in ‘Growth Failure Gap’

6 days ago

1 in 6 Children Loses Priority Points Due to Flawed Score System, UCSF Study Shows. Children waiting for…
Study finds kidney dialysis profit status may influence timeline for receiving transplant

September 11, 2019

Patients with end-stage kidney disease who receive dialysis at for-profit dialysis centers are less likely to receive a…
Scientists triple storage time of human donor livers

September 10, 2019

Scientists have greatly extended the amount of time human livers can be stored for transplantation by modifying a…
Liver Transplant Candidates with Public Insurance Have Worse Waitlist Outcomes Than Those with Private Insurance

September 4, 2019

Patients with similar liver cancer characteristics on the waitlist for a liver transplant had significantly worse outcomes with…
Many Kidneys Discarded in the United States Would Be Transplanted in France

August 28, 2019

French organ transplant centers are far more likely to accept “lower-rated” kidneys, like those from older organ donors,…
UW Medicine: 12 patients saved with Hep C transplant protocol in Year 1

July 15, 2019

In the first year of a new protocol, UW Medicine specialists transplanted 13 patients with donor organs – seven…
Perfectly punctual or fashionably late, it takes all kinds of stem cells to build a kidney

July 3, 2019

Arriving early or late can have big consequences for early-stage cells that gather to form a new kidney,…
Hepatitis C-Infected Hearts and Lungs Safely Transplanted

April 29, 2019

Infectious diseases experts and transplant physicians and surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have blocked the transmission of…
Scientists Print First 3D Heart Using Patient’s Own Cells and Materials

April 18, 2019

In a major medical breakthrough, Tel Aviv University researchers have “printed” the world’s first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a…
Team Eradicates Hepatitis C in Nine Patients Following Lifesaving Heart Transplants from Infected Donors

March 5, 2019

Nine patients at Penn Medicine have been cured of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) following lifesaving heart transplants from deceased…
NIH clinical trial to track outcomes of liver transplantation from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients

February 19, 2019

The first large-scale clinical trial to study liver transplantation between people with HIV has begun at clinical centers…
Despite Improved Survival, LVAD Patients Face High Infection Rates

February 14, 2019

Once used as a temporary helper while a person waited for a new heart, ventricular assist devices are…
Region’s 1st hepatitis C heart-transplant recipient is cured

January 21, 2019

UW Medicine is declaring success with the Pacific Northwest’s first heart-transplant recipient to purposely acquire the hepatitis C…
Sugary stent eases suturing of blood vessels

January 14, 2019

Reconstructive procedures and organ transplants demand nimble fingers that can restore blood flow by stitching together millimeter-scale arteries.…
The Road to More Hand Transplants

December 27, 2018

Over the past 20 years, more than 85 amputees around the world have received a hand or bilateral…
Which factors are linked with wellbeing and medication adherence in young adults with kidney failure

October 19, 2018

In addition to affecting their physical health, kidney failure affects the psychosocial health of young people. With this…
Transplant-linked cancer deaths pose questions about safety

September 27, 2018

Cancer transmission is less than 1 percent across all cases. UW Medicine transplant chief describes precautionary measures. “4…
First Canadian face transplant performed in Montreal

September 19, 2018

In a Canadian first, a team of surgeons from Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal), led by the distinguished…
Scientists are trying to make rejected livers viable for transplantation again

August 16, 2018

The waiting list for liver transplantation is unbearably long and not getting any shorter. It is extremely taxing…
How to better enable kidney exchanges to improve health and save money

July 12, 2018

Organs come from one of two sources — from living donors, typically a friend or family member willing…
Heart-transplant program opens access to Hep C-positive donors

June 14, 2018

UW Medicine’s heart-transplant team this month began giving all of its patients access to suitable donor hearts from decedents who…
New algorithm more accurately predicts life expectancy after heart failure

May 17, 2018

UCLA research could help health care providers make better use of life-saving resources. A new algorithm developed by…
NIH researchers develop “hibernation in a dish” to study how animals adapt to the cold

May 8, 2018

Researchers at the National Eye Institute have discovered cellular mechanisms that help the 13-lined ground squirrel survive hibernation.…
Drug could cut transplant rejection

November 22, 2017

In the study, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in Immunity, researchers found that the enzyme…
NIH study finds donor corneas can be safely preserved for longer period

November 13, 2017

Results from a large, national clinical trial show that corneal donor tissue can be safely stored for 11…
Bioengineering Fate

October 13, 2017

Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), a Harvard Medical School research team has bioengineered functional small intestine…
Nanoparticles trick body into accepting organ transplants

August 7, 2017

Using nanoparticles, Yale researchers have developed a drug-delivery system that could reduce organ transplant complications by hiding the…
Gut Viruses Tied to Potentially Deadly Complication of Bone Marrow Transplant

August 2, 2017

A virus hiding quietly in the gut may trigger the onset of a severe complication known as graft-versus-host…
Artificial bile ducts grown in lab and transplanted into mice could help treat liver disease in children

July 4, 2017

In research the researchers grew 3D cellular structure which, once transplanted into mice, developed into normal, functioning bile…
Organ donation: a new frontier for AI?

April 25, 2017

Organ transplants are a game of odds. Success depends on a number of factors: how old and how…
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