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How maple syrup urine disease led to transplants and saved lives
When two Maryland children got lifesaving liver transplants from deceased organ donors in January, the children’s diseased livers were not discarded, as such organs usually are.
How maple syrup urine disease in one girl saved another man’s life
Children usually can?t donate organs, but this case was different: Her diseased liver offered a cure.
Health Canada willing to ease fecal transplant rules for recurrent C. difficile
Health Canada has signalled it is willing to loosen the rules on the use of fecal transplants to treat persistent C. difficile infections. Up until now people who wanted to undergo a fecal transplant to try to cure a recurrent Clostridium difficile infection had to be part of a clinical trial. Dr. Michael Silverman, who has performed about 50 of the procedures, lauded the federal agency's move ...
Lung Transplant at UT Southwestern Breathes New Life Into Father's World
At 77, John Bunton rode a ski lift up a mountain near Ogden, Utah, and spent an hour hiking around at 11,000 feet, admiring the craggy scenery and breathing in deeply the crisp mountain air. In June, he plans to walk his daughter down the aisle
'Wear yellow for Seth': Boy with rare ‘bubble’ disease still awaiting bone marrow transplant
The 5-year-old with “bubble boy” disease who asked supporters to wear yellow before his second bone marrow transplant is still awaiting the procedure due to health problems. A video of Seth Lane asking people to wear yellow on March 27 went viral last week after his family posted the touching clip on YouTube. But Jade Ruthven, a family friend who launched a GoFundMe page for Seth, told TODAY.
Doctors claim first successful penis transplant
A team of surgeons in South Africa performed the transplant in December. The nine-hour operation occurred on December 11, 2014, involving a team of doctors at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town and others from Tygerberg Hospital.
First National Kidney Graft Survival Study of HIV-Positive Recipients
Kidney recipients infected only with HIV do as well as uninfected recipients, but HIV-infected recipients co-infected with hepatitis C virus have poorer outcomes.
Study Reports Excellent Outcomes Among HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients
* Compared with uninfected (HIV-/HCV-) kidney transplant recipients, mono-infected HIV+ (HIV+/HCV-) recipients had similar 5-year and 10-year kidney survival rates, while HIV+ recipients co-infected with HCV (HIV+/HCV+) had worse kidney survival rates. * Patient survival among mono-infected HIV+ recipients was similar to uninfected recipients but was significantly lower for co-infected recipients.
Cancer-suffering teenager’s legacy lives on in charity
A CHARITY shop in memory of a teenager who died from an infection after undergoing a 10-hour double lung transplant, has opened in Padiham.
Fecal transplants may up risk of obesity onset
Fecal microbiota transplantation can be effective for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, but new-onset obesity could follow transplant of stool from an overweight donor, a new study finds -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com