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Veteran Receives Rare Dual Transplant of Heart & Liver at Vanderbilt

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A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard recently received a new heart and liver at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), one of only a handful of hospitals that have performed the dual transplant surgery this year.

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Cardiology, Atheroclerosis, Imaging, Cardiovascular Risks

Mount Sinai Researchers Find The Significance of Plaque Burden Using 3D Vascular Ultrasound in Estimating Cardiovascular Risk

Inexpensive and Radiation-Free Technology Has Potential to Become a Key Screening tool for Identifying at Risk Individuals

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Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Keck Foundation

SBP Scientist Receives Prestigious W.M. Keck Foundation Grant

Medical research grant will fund research to create new organs

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Acoustic Neuroma, vestibular schwannoma, cranial base tumors

Two Loyola Surgeons Team Up to Remove 1,500 Acoustic Neuromas

In one of the nation’s longest and most successful surgical partnerships, Loyola Medicine ENT surgeon John Leonetti, MD, and neurosurgeon Douglas Anderson, MD, have worked together to remove 1,500 acoustic neuromas during the past three decades.

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Clinical Practice Guidelines, Colectomy, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, proctectomy, ileus

New Guidelines Released by Two Major Surgical Societies

This month, two large surgical societies, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, jointly published guidelines for enhanced recovery after colon and rectal surgery.

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poverty and health, Public Health, U.S. Public Health Service, Surgeon General, social inequity

Baylor Professor Urges Surgeon General to Improve Public Health by Fighting Poverty

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Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and professor of medical humanities at Baylor University, wants the nation’s next surgeon general to spread awareness of the harmful impact of poverty on the nation’s health. His article “An Antipoverty Agenda for Public Health: Background and Recommendations” was published recently in Public Health Reports, the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service.

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STEMI, Cardiac Care, Cardiac Catheterization, heart catheterization, Stents, American Heart Association, Heart Attack, Door To Balloon, Cardiovascular

Ben Taub Hospital Is Three-Time ‘Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus’ Heart Care Recipient

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For three years in a row, Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital cardiac service has been recognized with the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Receiving Center award by the American Heart Association. Additionally, the hospital also received the Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI-Silver Achievement Award.

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Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome , Pulmonary Fibrosis, lung transplanatation, Puerto Rico

Researchers Studying Debilitating Lung Disease that Targets Puerto Ricans

Loyola Medicine is enrolling patients in the first major study of a rare, debilitating lung disease that disproportionately affects people from Puerto Rico. Puerto Ricans who have the disease, Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS), are believed to have descended from a single founding patient.

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Kidney Donation

Biopsy Tests May Lead to Inappropriate Discards of Donated Kidneys

• Kidney biopsy results had no impact on the function of kidneys transplanted from living donors. • Outcomes following kidney transplantation using deceased donor kidneys were influenced by biopsy findings; however, even transplantation with kidneys with the worst biopsy findings would result in 5 additional years of life for a patient compared with remaining on dialysis. • Most deceased donor kidneys with suboptimal biopsy results were still functioning 5 years after transplantation.

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Lungs, Lung Transplantation, Transplant, University Of Virginia, UVA, University Of Virginia Health System, UVA School of Medicine, Uva Health System, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Victor Laubach, Irving Kron, Christine Lau, Sasha Krupnick, Organ Donation, Organ Donor, lung donation, Lung Transplant, Organ Shortage, lung shortages, lung rehabili

NIH Awards $8.6 Million for Bold Bid to Transform Lung Transplantation

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Researchers at the University of Virginia have received more than $8.6 million to support efforts that could dramatically increase the number of lungs available for transplant – and then save the lives of the people who receive them.







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