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Redding 12-year-old gets lifesaving kidney transplant for Easter
Easter came with a happy surprise for Jonnie Cravens, a Redding 12-year-old in need of a lifesaving kidney transplant.
Girl trapped in an indoors 'bubble' saved by sister's bone marrow transplant
A GIRL who has lived in a “bubble” because of a rare immune disorder can play outside for the first time after a life-saving transplant from her sister.
Girl saves six-year old sister from rare immune disorder with transplant
Milly Smith's rare immune disease meant she couldn't play outside until her sister Kacey donated her bone marrow
Girl who "lived in a bubble" plays outside for the first time... and it's all thanks to her sister
A six-year-old girl who could have died from a scratch has been able to play outside for the first time in her life - and it's all thanks to her big sister.
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Updates Lung Transplant Recipient Selection Criteria
Evolving Concepts in Recipient Selection May Mean More Patients are Eligible for Lung Transplant (PRWeb April 13, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11716364.htm
Positive outcomes for hepatitis C transplant patients
There is new hope for the notoriously difficult-to-treat population of liver transplant patients with recurring hepatitis C, researchers have announced. Hepatitis C infection is a common cause of liver transplantation, with virus-related diseases comprising 40% of primary indications for liver transplantation in Europe among patients with cirrhosis. More than 5,500 liver transplantations are ...
New data reveals positive outcomes for hepatitis C transplant patients
( European Association for the Study of the Liver ) New research announced at the International Liver Congress 2014 today provides new hope for the notoriously difficult-to-treat population of liver transplant patients with recurring hepatitis C.
Common Virus May Cause Anemia in Patients with Kidney Disease
* Kidneys from most patients with chronic kidney disease were positive for active cytomegalovirus infection. * Patients with higher levels of anti-cytomegalovirus antibodies in their blood had lower number of red blood cells. * Cytomegalovirus blocks a protein needed to make a hormone that in turn stimulates red blood cell production.
Heavy drinkers to be considered for NHS liver transplants
Patients with severe alcohol-related liver disease will receive transplants for first time under pilot scheme People with a severe drink-related liver disease are to be considered for transplant for the first time, reopening the debate over whether people who are thought to bring ill health on themselves deserve expensive treatment. The decision by the NHS's blood and transplant service (NHSBT ...
Conatus Pharmaceuticals Reports 2013 Financial Results and Program Updates
SAN DIEGO -- Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. , a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel medicines to treat liver disease, today announced financial results for the ...