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1st Canadian patient to receive new liver therapy doing well
The first Canadian patient to receive an experimental transplant of liver cells in Alberta two years ago is now a healthy toddler, her doctors say. Nazdana Jan, of Winnipeg, received her transplant in November 2012 when she was two months old from a team at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary in an effort to help keep her alive long enough to receive a full liver transplant. In April, she ...
Mumbai girl grateful for heart from Chennai
The heart of a mother beats for her children. Arnaity Minocherhomji (54), a mother of Hvovi who underwent successful heart transplant surgery at Chennai, was overwhelmed after being on an edge for many months as her daughter battled a heart disease.
Northern Virginia: 'Ground Zero' for Kissing Bug Disease
Chagas, a disease common in Latin America, is gaining traction among immigrants in the U.S.
Merck Initiates Phase 3 Study of Letermovir, an Investigational Antiviral for Prevention of Cytomegalovirus (CMV ...
Merck , known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a global Phase 3 clinical study of letermovir , an investigational antiviral agent.
Device Makes Fatal Lung Disease Detection Faster and Cheaper
A scientist from the University of Exeter has developed a simple, cheap and highly accurate device for diagnosing a frequently fatal lung disease which attacks immune deficient individuals such as cancer patients and bone marrow transplant recipients. The lateral-flow device (LFD), created by Professor Chris Thornton, detects invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, a disease difficult to diagnose and ...
Scientist develops highly accurate device for diagnosing fatal lung disease
A scientist from the University of Exeter has developed a simple, cheap and highly accurate device for diagnosing a frequently fatal lung disease which attacks immune deficient individuals such as cancer patients and bone marrow transplant recipients.
EurekaMag.com Publishes 64,900 New Studies on Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease which results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person. The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has newly published abstracts of 64,900 studies of how this disease is transmitted and how such infection can be prevented. (PRWeb July 14, 2014) Read the ...
Fecal transplantation safe, effective for treating C. difficile in immunocompromised patients
Researchers have found that fecal transplantation is effective and safe for treating C. difficile in immunocompromised patients. This is the result of a study led by Colleen Kelly, M.D., a gastroenterologist in the Center for Women's Gastrointestinal Medicine at The Women's Medicine Collaborative.
Less Toxic Transplant Treatment Offers Hope for Sickle Cell Patients
Title: Less Toxic Transplant Treatment Offers Hope for Sickle Cell Patients Category: Health News Created: 7/1/2014 4:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Half of patients in a trial have safely stopped immunosuppressant medication following a modified blood stem-cell transplant for severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the July 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association . The trial was conducted at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, by researchers from NIH’s National Institute ...