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Transplants involve the donation of organs from one person to another and are the best possible treatment for most people with organ failure. Kidney transplants are the most commonly performed. Transplants of the heart, liver and lungs are also regularly

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Testing urine for particular proteins could be key to preventing kidney transplant failure

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Testing for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and why, according to research presented at the 27th European Congress of...

Pancreas transplant: Use, what to expect, and recovery

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is a pancreas transplant, who needs a pancreas transplant, and what should be expected? What are the risks of pancreas surgery?

Donor-recipient weight and sex mismatch may contribute to kidney transplant failure

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study indicates that the success of a kidney transplant may rely in part on a kidney donor's weight and sex, factors that are not typically considered when choosing a recipient for a deceased...

Researchers discover test for earlier detection of transplant rejection

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Approximately 30,000 organ transplants occur in the United States each year.

Use of opioid pain medications may affect liver transplant patients' survival

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An analysis of nearly 30,000 patients undergoing liver transplantation in the United States between 2008 and 2014 found elevated death and organ loss rates in the first 5 years after...

Timing of anti-donor antibody responses affects the survival of kidney transplants

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research provides insights on transplant recipients' antibody responses against donor kidneys and how the timing of those responses can have important implications.

Exploring the cause of chronic lung transplant rejection, in a quest to stop it

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For patients affected by lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis and others, cures for their diseases are incredibly rare, if not...

HIV+ kidney failure patients face hurdles in receiving necessary transplants

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that HIV-infected individuals with kidney failure are less likely to receive a kidney transplant - especially from living donors - than their uninfected counterparts.

Dr. Olga Jonasson: Competency defeats gender bias

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

We look at how Dr. Olga Jonasson - America's first woman to head a surgical department - helped shape leadership opportunities for today's female surgeons.

Critically ill children can still undergo liver transplantation and survive

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Advancements in critical care make it possible for even the sickest children to successfully undergo liver transplantation.

Brain Tumor: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the different types of brain tumor and associated risk factors. What different treatment options are available?

Type 1 diabetes: Interspecies transplantation may be a viable treatment

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have grown pancreases in rats using mouse stem cells. Transplanting the organs in mice with type 1 diabetes was found to reverse the disease.

3-D bioprinter produces functional human skin 'suitable for transplant'

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists have developed a 3-D bioprinter capable of producing totally functional human skin either from cell lines or from patient-derived cells.

How Spain achieved a remarkably high rate of deceased organ donation

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Spain is leading the world in deceased organ donation. A new article published in the American Journal of Transplantation contains important information that can help other countries learn from the...

Palliative care has beneficial effect on quality of life following stem cell transplantation

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Among patients with hematologic malignancies undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, the use of inpatient palliative care compared with standard transplant care resulted in a smaller...

Scientists get closer to developing bioartificial kidney

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Investigators are getting closer to creating a functional bioartificial kidney, with advances presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

Donor lungs could be kept alive for substantially longer with new lung preservation technique

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 03:00:00 PDT

Extending transplant time could reduce geographical limitations on donors and recipients and allow more time for organ assessment and repair.

Five weird and wonderful surgical procedures

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PDT

From using an ankle as a knee to the world's first human head transplant, we take a look at five of the strangest, yet amazing surgical procedures to date.

Many young children with liver failure die while waiting for a transplant or soon after receiving one

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new analysis reveals unacceptable mortality rates in young US children with chronic liver disease while they are on transplant waiting lists as well as after transplantation.

Nose cells could help repair damaged knee cartilage

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Doctors report - 2 years post-transplantation - improvements in most of 10 patients with damaged knees repaired with cartilage grown from their nose cells.

Cell softness predicts corneal transplant success

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Stem cell transplantation is a promising strategy for restoring eyesight resulting from corneal damage, but tissue grafts must contain a high percentage of stem cells for clinical success.

New non-invasive assay may improve surveillance of heart and other solid-organ transplants

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Targeted, next-generation sequencing assay detects rejection by measuring donor-derived cell-free DNA levels in recipient's plasma, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

Many liver transplant candidates have deficits in physical activity that are missed by clinicians

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study found that patients waiting for a liver transplant tend to be highly sedentary.

New computational tool could help match kidney donors to recipients

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT

DNA-based scoring system uses many genes to predict long-term success of transplantation.

Skin cancer a risk for nonwhite recipients of organ transplants

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A total-body skin examination should be part of posttransplant care for all organ recipients because they have a higher risk of skin cancer, including nonwhite patients, according to a study...