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Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, transcather valve replacement, TAVR

TCT 2017 Master Clinical Operator Award to Be Presented to Alec Vahanian, MD

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The Geoffrey O. Hartzler Master Clinical Operator Award will be presented to Alec Vahanian, MD, in a ceremony on October 31st at the 29th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in Denver, Colorado. TCT is the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). The award is given each year to a physician who has advanced the field of interventional cardiovascular medicine through technical excellence and innovation. TCT Directors, Martin B. Leon, MD, and Gregg W. Stone, MD, will present the award.

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Liver Diseases, Liver Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Mount Sinai Health System, American Liver Foundation, hepatic resection, hepatic diseases, hepatic cancer, Liver cancer surgery, Liver Cancer, Liver Transplantation

Myron Schwartz, MD, Honored With 2017 New York Physician of the Year Award from The American Liver Foundation’s Greater New York Division

Myron Schwartz, MD, the Henry Kaufmann Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of Liver Surgery at the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute, has been named as the 2017 Physician of the Year by the American Liver Foundation’s Greater New York Division.

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Organ Donation

Study Offers Insights on How to Decrease the Discard Rate of Donated Organs

• From 2008-2015, the number of kidneys donated after circulatory death that were obtained by the country’s 58 donor service areas varied substantially. • The outcomes associated with these organs were generally excellent. • The use of these organs could be increased if “cold ischemia times” are limited.

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Transplant, Organ Donation, Liver Failure, Drug Overdose, opioid abuse, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Opiod

‘Increased Risk’ Donor Organs a Tough Sell to Transplant Patients

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The opioid epidemic has created a tragic surge in donor organs. But despite their safety record, hundreds of these organs that could save lives go unused, according to an analysis of transplant trends.

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Are These Common Organ Donor Myths Stopping You From Saving a Life?

On October 4, NewYork-Presbyterian is celebrating Organ Donor Enrollment Day by launching a new campaign to educate New Yorkers about the need for organ donations and encourage people across the state to become organ donors.

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Kidney Transplant

Wake Forest Baptist Receives Federal Funding to Conduct National Study on Risks Associated With Kidney Transplantation

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded two five-year grants to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center worth more than $5 million to prospectively study the effects of a genetic variation in organ donors that appears to contribute to survival of kidneys after transplantation.

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Plastic Surgery, Medical Ethics, Surgery ethics, Northwestern Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Social Media

End to Circus in Plastic Surgery Social Media Videos?

The first code of ethical behavior for sharing videos of plastic surgery on social media -- written by Northwestern Medicine authors -- will be published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal Sept. 28 and presented Oct. 6 at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual meeting in Orlando.

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Cystic Fibrosis, Double Lung Transplant, lung translant

How a Double Lung Transplant Saved the Life of a New Mom

Cystic fibrosis patient Fanny Vlahos was pregnant when she caught pneumonia and her lung function declined drastically. By the time her son was four months old, Mrs. Vlahos was tethered to an oxygen tank and too weak to pick him up. But a double lung transplant has enabled Mrs. Vlahos to breathe easily again.

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Kidney Transplant, kidney transplant chains, kidney voucher, kidney gift certificate, Chronic Kidney Disease, Organ Donation, Kidney Donation, live kidney donors, Dialysis

How First ‘Vouchers’ in UCLA Kidney Donation Program Led to 25 Lifesaving Transplants

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A new UCLA-led study published in the September issue of the peer-reviewed journal Transplantation traces how the first three “kidney voucher” cases led to 25 lifesaving kidney transplants across the United States.

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Bone Marrow Transplant, Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, All

Leukemia Patient Meets Donor Who Saved His Life

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Leukemia survivor Jeffrey Hoffman owes his life to a complete stranger who altruistically donated bone marrow cells for Mr. Hoffman's successful bone marrow transplant. "It was a very noble thing to do," Mr. Hoffman said. On September 10, 2017, Mr. Hoffman (left) met his donor, Zachary Gold (right), for the first time, during Loyola Medicine's Bone Marrow TransplantCelebration of Survivorship. About 400 patients, family members, caregivers, donors, doctors and nurses attended the annual event at Loyola’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.







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