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Article ID: 697644

Vanderbilt Opens Telemedicine Clinic for Kidney Transplant Screening

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

With the opening of a pre-transplant kidney evaluation clinic in Jackson, Tennessee, the Vanderbilt Transplant Center is joining a range of other clinical programs participating in telemedicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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19-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696809

Older Patients with Knee Pain May Benefit from Allograft Transplant Technique

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Knee pain in active patients over 40 is often difficult to treat but according to researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in San Diego utilizing a special kind of allograft may be a step in the right direction.

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4-Jul-2018 6:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696901

Nature and Science Join Forces to Fight Surgical Infections

University of Adelaide

South Australian researchers are embarking on a $20 million medical and manufacturing research project which could reduce the chance of infection after orthopaedic surgery, thanks to a little help from the humble dragonfly.

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2-Jul-2018 4:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696625

UPMC/Pitt Launch Advanced Genome Sequencing Center

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Center will help diagnose diseases, advance immunotherapy research and guide treatment choices.

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26-Jun-2018 7:50 AM EDT
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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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15-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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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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21-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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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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21-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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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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12-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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