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Article ID: 696161

Medicaid Expansion Has Helped Low-Income Kidney Failure Patients Get on the Transplant Waitlist Before Starting Dialysis

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to cover more low-income individuals, there was an increase in the number of Medicaid beneficiaries who were preemptively waitlisted to receive a kidney transplant. • Medicaid expansion was associated with greater gains racial and ethnic minorities in being listed pre-emptively on the transplant waitlist compared with whites.

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Article ID: 696501

Bone Marrow Transplant and Cell Therapies Expand at the GW Cancer Center

George Washington University

The GW Cancer Center is pleased to welcome a team of internationally-recognized experts who together will lead the expanded Bone Marrow Transplant and Cell Therapies Program.

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Article ID: 696450

Turning A Phage

University of California San Diego Health

With microbial resistance to antibiotics growing into a major global health crisis, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with national research institutions and private industry, are leveraging hard-won expertise to exploit a natural viral enemy of pathogenic bacteria, creating North America’s first Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH).

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Article ID: 696125

Hep C positive lungs safely transplanted to patients at UHN

University Health Network (UHN)

Donor lungs from individuals infected with hepatitis C have been successfully transplanted into 10 patients at Toronto General Hospital (TG), University Health Network (UHN).

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14-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696037

Transparent Pricing Boosts Business at Outpatient Surgical Centers, Study Suggests

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a small study of ambulatory surgical centers across the country, Johns Hopkins quality care researchers found that publicly listing the prices of common operations, such as uncomplicated labor and delivery and tonsillectomies, generally increased business, revenue and patient satisfaction.

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13-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696029

New Cell Transplant Program, One of Few in the Country, Giving Pancreatitis Patients a Better Option

University of North Carolina Health Care System

The Chronic Pancreatitis and Autologous Islet Cell Transplant Program, created by Chirag S. Desai, MD, is helping patients improve their quality of life by eliminating severe pain and reducing or ending the use of narcotic pain medications, while preventing brittle diabetes.

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Article ID: 695873

Face Transplantation – An Established Option to Improve Quality of Life in Patients with Severe Facial Trauma

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Thirteen years after the first successful face transplant, US trauma surgeons should be aware of the current role of facial transplantation for patients with severe facial disfigurement – including evidence that the final appearance and functioning are superior to that provided by conventional reconstructive surgery. That's the message of a special update on 'Face Transplantation Today' in the June issue of The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Edited by Mutaz B. Habal, MD, and published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Article ID: 695592

Biomaterial Particles Educate Immune System to Accept Transplanted Islets

Georgia Institute of Technology

By instructing key immune system cells to accept transplanted insulin-producing islets, researchers have opened a potentially new pathway for treating type 1 diabetes. If the approach is ultimately successful in humans, it could allow type 1 diabetes to be treated without the long-term complications of immune system suppression.

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John Ryan Expert in Cardiovascular Medicine Including Heart Failure and Heart Transplants Available for Interview

University of Utah Health

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New Clues Found in Cause of Early Lung Transplant Failure

Northwestern University

Among organ transplant patients, those receiving new lungs face one of the highest rates of organ failure and death compared with people undergoing heart, kidney and liver transplants. One of the culprits is inflammation that damages the newly transplanted lung.

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