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Scott & White Medical Center Kidney Pancreas Transplant Program Sets Record

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140 patients received a life-saving kidney or combined kidney-pancreas transplant in a year

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Temple University Hospital Ranked #1 in the Nation for Lung Transplant Volume in 2017

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Temple University Hospital (TUH) performed 131 lung transplants in calendar year 2017, making it the number 1 volume program in the nation according to data just released by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

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UC Davis Researcher Urges Caution on Engineered Stem Cells

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In a commentary published in the Jan. 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, UC Davis researcher William Murphy expressed cautious optimism about efforts to genetically engineer hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to temporarily resist cell death during transplantation. While these gene therapy approaches could dramatically improve patient outcomes, Murphy argues that their risks must be carefully studied in diverse models.

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Face Transplantation, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery

Educational Video May Increase Public Willingness to Become Face Transplant Donors

After watching a brief educational video, members of the public are more likely to say they would be willing to donate a facial transplant to a severely disfigured patient, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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World Record Kidney Chain Extends with Inspired Organ Donors

Tyler Williamson went to TEDx Birmingham’s 2017 event in March expecting to be inspired and to network and make new connections with fellow attendees. What the 27-year-old did not anticipate was that inspiration would lead him to volunteer to become a living kidney donor just seven months later.

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Transplant Games’ Medalist Represents Cedars-Sinai in the 2018 Rose Parade

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Three months after receiving a kidney transplant, Holly Miyagawa was back on the beach playing volleyball. That was 17 years ago. Since then, the Hermosa Beach, CA, resident has gone on to medal in volleyball at the World Transplant Games and the Transplant Games of America. This New Year's Day, she'll accompany the Donate Life float in the Tournament of Roses Parade, representing Cedars-Sinai, where she received her transplant.

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Cochlear Implant Surgery Now Offered at Bayshore Medical Center

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Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center is proud to announce that it has expanded services to include cochlear implant surgery to help individuals with moderate to profound hearing loss who are not receiving enough benefit from a hearing aid or aids. Cochlear implants replace the function of damaged inner ears and are designed to mimic natural hearing.

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Bortezomib, Kidney Transplant

Clinical Trial Does Not Support the Use of Bortezomib for Kidney Transplant Recipients

• In a trial of kidney transplant recipients with late antibody-mediated rejection, treatment with bortezomib, a type of proteasome inhibitor, failed to improve the function of transplanted kidneys and prevent immunologic tissue injury. • Bortezomib treatment was also linked with gastrointestinal and hematologic toxicity.







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