Stanley C. Jordan, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Nephrology and Transplant Immunology programs in the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center, has been elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP).
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to harness new understandings of the immune system to develop innovative therapies for heart failure and the prevention of organ rejection following heart transplantation.
Young adults who received organ transplants as children may not be regularly attending their doctor appointments after leaving their pediatric providers. Missing these appointments is associated with longer and more frequent hospitalizations and poorer medication adherence, according to a new study.
Cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are available to discuss the latest advances in research, clinical care, transcatheter procedures and cardiothoracic surgery throughout the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Scientific Sessions 2022 and Heart Rhythm 2022.
The risk of major complications for people who donate a kidney via laparoscopic surgery is minimal. That is the conclusion of a 20-year Mayo Clinic study of more than 3,000 living kidney donors. Only 2.5% of patients in the study experienced major complications, and all recovered completely.
The 2022 Annual Report from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai is available now, detailing the latest research and medical achievements by the expert team ranked No. 1 for cardiology and cardiac surgery in California by U.S. News & World Report.
A new initiative called Pluralist will challenge the current paradigm and pursue equity in organ transplantation. The effort will place particular emphasis on communities of color in Sacramento and throughout California by using education intervention tools like social networks and digital media.
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health have appointed Ira Braunschweig, MD, as chief, Section of Transplant and Cell Therapy at Rutgers Cancer Institute, chief of the Transplant and Cell Therapy Service of the RWJBarnabas Health Oncology Service Line, and director for Cell Therapy and Bone Marrow Transplantation at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, an RWJBarnabas facility.
Black kidney transplant recipients have a faster clearance rate of the immunosuppressive drug tacrolimus than white recipients, according to a new study led by the University at Buffalo. The study, published earlier this year in Pharmacotherapy, is one of the first to examine how both race and sex influence tacrolimus pharmacokinetics.
عندما تم تشخيص فيرونيكا سيوداد ريال في أوائل العام الماضي بالورم النقوي المتعدد، وهو سرطان دم لم تسمع به من قبل، كان لديها أسئلة بلا إجابات. لقد كانت في الأربعين من عمرها، أي أصغر من معظم المصابين بالمرض.
Quando Veronica Ciudad-Real foi diagnosticada no começo do ano passado com mieloma múltiplo, um câncer do sangue do qual ela nunca tinha ouvido falar, ela teve mais perguntas do que respostas. Aos 40 anos, ela era mais jovem do que a maioria das pessoas com essa doença.
Cuando Verónica Ciudad-Real recibió a principios del año el diagnóstico de mieloma múltiple, cáncer de la sangre del cual ella nunca había escuchado hablar, tuvo muchas preguntas y pocas respuestas. A sus 40 años, era más joven que la mayoría de las personas que sufren de esta enfermedad.
Due to COVID-19 and a rapidly expanding list of conditions for which lung transplantation can be lifesaving, the need for new organs is growing. However, there’s a global shortage of donated lungs, which results in numerous deaths among patients on the waitlist. To help expand the donor pool, Northwestern Medicine is now using a device from XVIVO called XPS™ which is used for ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) – nicknamed “lungs in a box” – to rescue potentially viable lungs and those initially deemed “unacceptable” for transplant. Out of all solid organs, lungs have the lowest utilization, with only one in five donated lungs getting transplanted.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol use has been on the rise ― and so is alcohol-associated liver disease. Two Penn State Health doctors discuss what alcohol does to the liver and when it’s time for a transplant in this week’s Medical Minute.
Throughout the month of April—Donate Life Month—experts from Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center and the Smidt Heart Institute are available for interviews on issues related to transplantation, immunology and organ donation.
While 2021 proved to be a record-breaking year for organ donation in the U.S., many people are still hesitant to register to become a donor. Nationwide, only about 48% of people are registered to be organ donors, according to LifeSource. That's despite surveys showing that 95% of people in the U.S. support organ donation.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Surgery is the first in North America to demonstrate that living-donor liver transplant is a viable option for patients who have systemically controlled colorectal cancer and liver tumors that cannot be surgically removed.
In a new study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 10-second videos of white blood cell motion in the skin’s microvasculature greatly improved the prediction of which stem cell and bone marrow transplant patients would have a relapse of their blood cancer.
For the first time at Northwestern Medicine, surgeons have successfully performed a double-lung transplant on a patient with terminal lung cancer. The patient, 54-year-old Albert Khoury of Chicago, is a non-smoker who was diagnosed with lung cancer at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Six months after his transplant, Khoury’s new lungs are working well, and he currently has no signs of cancer left in his body, giving hope to other patients with advanced stages of this deadly disease.
The Donor Care Network has designated Loyola University Medical Center as a Center of Excellence. The Donor Care Network helps ensure living kidney donors are treated with the utmost courtesy and respect by implementing best practices and recognizing facilities that adhere to their guiding principles. The designation will help Loyola improve patient access to living kidney donor transplants through the National Kidney Registry.
A small black lump, about an inch or so in width, rests on the bottom of a sealed plastic container. It doesn’t look like much – in fact, it doesn’t look like anything. But this little black lump has untold potential, full of secrets for the researchers at Kentucky Research Alliance for Lung Disease (K-RALD) to discover about the pandemic that has ravaged the world for more than two years.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology researchers played a collaborative role in last month’s successful transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a patient with terminal heart disease by creating pathogen surveillance strategies and developing an infection prevention strategy for this unprecedent significant medical advancement.
A team of Harrisburg University professors and students have set out to develop a smart disaster prediction and prevention system that could help save thousands of lives across the U.S. each year.
Using sets of existing disaster data and an adaptive artificial intelligence model, the team plans to design an alert system capable of predicting natural and human-induced disasters, starting with wildfires and vehicle collisions.
African Americans have an increased risk of kidney failure, and new research shows that some of this risk is related to variations in a gene called apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1). Scientists will address racial disparities in kidney transplant outcomes.
A Mayo Clinic é pioneira e está refinando procedimentos regenerativos que são uma ponte para o transplante. Estes procedimentos estão proporcionando novas opções para fortalecer e reconstruir a saúde enquanto os pacientes aguardam o presente da vida.
Mayo Clinic no solamente va a la vanguardia de los procedimientos regenerativos que sirven como puente al trasplante, sino que también los refina. Estos procedimientos brindan nuevas alternativas para recuperar y fortalecer la salud, mientras los pacientes esperan que llegue ese regalo de vida.
UCLA researchers presented today the first case of a U.S. woman living with HIV-1 that is in remission after she received a new combination of specialized stem cell transplants for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The oral abstract was presented at CROI 2022, the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.
Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a new scoring system to help health care professionals predict the 30-day mortality risk for patients with alcohol-associated hepatitis, and the tool appears to more accurately identify patients at highest risk of death and those likely to survive.
Mayo Clinic and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) announced today a research agreement to transform organ transplantation. The institutions will bioengineer innovative approaches to address barriers in organ transplantation.
While balancing the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple was able to successfully help nearly 200 patients receive a life-changing organ transplant last year. From January through December 2021, 191 abdominal transplant procedures were conducted, a new record for the hospital and a 25% increase from its previous record set in 2017.
Diagnosed with acute liver failure and her health rapidly deteriorating, it seemed like 11-month-old Lennon would need a miracle to survive. Thanks to a team of specialists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, she just celebrated her third birthday.
For many COVID-19 patients with irrecoverable lung damage, transplantation is the only option for survival. However, there is limited information about the long-term outcomes of these patients, including postoperative complications, hospital length of stay and survival. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows positive outcomes in the first 30 consecutive COVID-19 patients who underwent a lung transplant at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago.