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Article ID: 700759

For Transplant Candidates, Virtual Classroom Brings Education to the Learner

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Higher education deeply values online learning, but a lung transplant coordinator is now teaching a virtual class that allows the personal caregivers of patients to learn all about their role - and make the patient eligible for the wait list.

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19-Sep-2018 8:25 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700462

Liver Allocation System Disadvantages Children Awaiting Transplants

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Children are at a considerable disadvantage when competing with adults for livers from deceased organ donors in the U.S. allocation system for liver transplants, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis reveals today in JAMA Pediatrics.

Released:
13-Sep-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700362

First Canadian Face Transplant Performed in Montreal

Universite de Montreal

Led by UdeM professor Daniel Borsuk, surgeons at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont announce that four months after the operation, their 64-year-old patient can breathe properly, chew, smell and speak.

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12-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700375

Keck School of Medicine of USC receives $100,000 donation for the Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research

Keck Medicine of USC

The Keck School of Medicine of USC has received a generous $100,000 donation from PUMA for the Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research, two years after the singer/actress established the fund.

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12-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699388

Back on Track

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Doctors do the darndest things. Take the one who walked right up to Dan Thomas, MD, at a lecture, got into the ready position, and proceeded to perform several squats as Thomas watched, puzzled.

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5-Sep-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699746

Clearing a Xenotransplantation Hurdle: Detecting Infectious Agents in Pigs

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers have developed and tested 30 quantitative assays for pig infectious agents. The assays had sensitivities similar to lab assays for viral loads in human patients. After validation, they also used the assays on nine sows and 22 piglets delivered from the sows through caesarian section.

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29-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699542

Warming Up: New Method of Liver Transplant Keeps Organ at Body Temperature

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Transplant surgeons are testing a new device that keeps the liver warm and circulates blood through its vessels during transport.

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24-Aug-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699193

NYU Langone’s Blood & Marrow Transplant Program Expands Services

NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone’s Blood and Marrow Transplant Program expands services and receives accreditation for adult allogeneic transplants.

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20-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698531

Advancing Transplantation: Hepatitis C-infected Organs Safe for Transplantation When Followed by Antiviral Treatment

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Team Eradicates Hepatitis C in 20 Patients Following Lifesaving Transplants from Infected Donors

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3-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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