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    25-Jun-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 714591

Does Hypertension Pose a Health Risk to Older Adults Who Wish to Donate a Kidney?

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among older living kidney donors, those with hypertension had higher risk of developing kidney failure through 15 years after donation; however, the absolute risk was small. • Hypertension was not linked with a higher risk of early death among older donors.

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20-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    19-Jun-2019 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714471

Scientists Identify Genes Associated with Biliary Atresia Survival

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have identified an expression pattern of 14 genes at the time of diagnosis that predicts two year, transplant-free survival in children with biliary atresia – the most common diagnosis leading to liver transplants in children. The researchers also found that the antioxidant N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) reduced liver injury and fibrosis (excess fibrous connective tissue) in mice with biliary atresia and increased survival times.

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17-Jun-2019 4:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Father's Day: This Father and Son Have A Lot of Heart

Article ID: 714267

Father's Day: This Father and Son Have A Lot of Heart

Cedars-Sinai

While many parents and children go into related lines of work, few do it with as much heart–literally–as a father-and-son duo at Cedars-Sinai. Fardad Esmailian, MD, transplants hearts. His 23-year-old son, Gabby Esmailian, is part of the crew that dashes around California and other states, procuring hearts, and sometimes lungs and livers, before delivering them to waiting Cedars-Sinai surgeons.

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12-Jun-2019 6:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Opioid Epidemic Increases Number of Organs Available for Transplant
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    6-Jun-2019 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713826

Opioid Epidemic Increases Number of Organs Available for Transplant

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The confluence of two major health crises—the opioid epidemic and organ shortage—has moved surgeons to consider transplanting organs deemed as less than “perfect” in an effort to expand the donor pool and save more lives.

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3-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713740

Platelet-Rich Fibrin May Lead to Better Outcomes with Fat Grafting

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

A "second-generation" platelet concentrate called platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) might enhance the outcomes of fat grafting for plastic surgery procedures, reports an experimental study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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31-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Viral study suggests an approach that may decrease kidney damage in transplant patients

Article ID: 713642

Viral study suggests an approach that may decrease kidney damage in transplant patients

University of Alabama at Birmingham

BK polyomavirus is harbored in most humans; in kidney transplant patients, immune suppression drugs to help the kidney can reactivate the virus and instead cause kidney failure. Research shows a way to reduce BK polyomavirus levels in patients without reducing immunosuppressing drugs.

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30-May-2019 12:45 AM EDT
Newswise: Path paved for printing replacement organs

Article ID: 713548

Path paved for printing replacement organs

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Bioengineers have developed a 3D printing technique that creates the interacting networks for transport of air, blood, and other bodily fluids—a major step toward 3D printed replacement organs.

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28-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: An 84-year-old man becomes oldest living kidney donor in the United States at Houston Methodist Hospital

Article ID: 713397

An 84-year-old man becomes oldest living kidney donor in the United States at Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston Methodist

An 84-year old becomes the oldest living kidney donor after donating to his 72-year old neighbor. Also, talks about how you are never too old to save someone's life.

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23-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713153

Boston Doctors Honored for Pediatric Cancer Teamwork

American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has honored oncologist Jennifer Whangbo, MD, PhD, and dermatologist Jennifer Huang, MD, FAAD, as Patient Care Heroes for their collaboration in caring for pediatric stem cell transplant patients.

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20-May-2019 10:30 AM EDT
Newswise: Loyola Medicine Performs its 1,000th Lung Transplant

Article ID: 713033

Loyola Medicine Performs its 1,000th Lung Transplant

Loyola University Health System

Loyola Medicine’s groundbreaking lung transplant program has reached a major new milestone by performing its 1,000th lung transplant. Loyola has performed more than twice as many lung transplants as all other transplant centers in the state combined.

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16-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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