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Fungus made 5 sick kids even sicker; all died
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Five very sick children died after a fungus apparently brought into a New Orleans hospital on sheets and other linens made them sicker, federal and state investigators said Wednesday. The children died in 2008 and 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and ...
Patients with end-stage liver disease caused by hepatitis C to get new drug
NHS will pay for about 500 people to receive Sofosbuvir, which could cure them, without waiting for guidance from Nice The NHS is to pay for around 500 people with end-stage liver disease caused by hepatitis C to receive a new drug which could cure them, without waiting for guidance from the advisory body, Nice. The new drug, Sofosbuvir, has been shown to cure 90% of people with hepatitis C ...
Girl, 2, to be saved by bone marrow transplant from 10-month-old sibling
A two-year-old girl from Essex with a rare illness will undergo a life-saving bone marrow transplant after doctors discovered her baby brother was a match.
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 ...
Common virus may cause anemia in patients with kidney disease
Kidneys from most patients with chronic kidney disease in a new study 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.
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.
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 ...
Transplant Drugs May Help Wipe Out Persistent HIV Infections
The findings, which are published in the American Journal of Transplantation, suggest a new strategy in the fight against HIV and AIDS. read full article Read related articles on: Health , HIV , organ transplant , pharmacology
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 ...