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Medscape Transplantation Podcast

Latest medical news and features from Medscape Transplantation

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New Guidelines for HCC: The Big Questions Tackled

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:49:53 EST

Dr David Johnson provides clinicians with an overview of the new guidelines from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) on hepatocellular carcinoma.

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No Physician Shortage Despite Dire Warnings: Zeke Emanuel

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:07:34 EST

Dr Eric Topol discusses factors behind a predicted physician shortage (or lack thereof) with policy expert and ethicist Dr Ezekiel Emanuel.

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Will Pig Organs Be Used for Transplants?

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:20:35 EST

Immunosuppression and the fear of transmitting diseases that animals have to people have impeded pig organ transplants in humans. Will new scientific advances enable pig organ transplants?

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Should We Pay Organ Donor Heroes?

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 09:34:43 EDT

Altruistic organ donors incur many legitimate costs, such as days lost from work and travel, hotel, and dining expenses, yet they aren't compensated. Should the government pay for their expenses?

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Is an Organ From a Diseased Person Better Than Nothing?

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:20:45 EDT

With a shortage of organs and waiting lists growing, the idea of transplanting organs from people who have diseases may become reality.

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Should We Refuse Transplants for People With Disabilities?

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:03:32 EDT

Ethicist Art Caplan discusses the moral argument about when transplantation should and shouldn't be considered in people with disabilities.

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Enhancing the Effectiveness of Medical Missions

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:27:34 EDT

Dr Wilner and Dr Loh discuss approaches to optimizing the value of medical missions through local partnership and the organization 53rd Week.

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Kidney Patients Left in the Wind: A Heartfelt Story

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:56:02 EST

Dr Szczech provides a sobering view on what extreme actions uninsured immigrants are taking to push their symptom boundaries to near death every week in order to get emergent hemodialysis.

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Encourage Even HIV Patients to Become Organ Donors?

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 16:50:49 EST

With organs for transplant in short supply, it's vital to talk to patients--even if they are elderly or have a disease like HIV--about the prospect of becoming donors, an ethicist says.

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Liver Before Heart: Reversing Combined Organ Transplantation

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:24:15 EDT

Drs Sudhir Kushwaha and Rocky Daly share their considerations in reverse-order heart-liver transplant cases at Mayo's Heart Transplant Clinic.

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Leana Wen: Managing the Health of a City Amid the Freddie Gray Riots

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 17:18:32 EDT

Dr Leana Wen, city health commissioner for Baltimore, speaks with Medscape Editor-in-Chief Dr Eric Topol about her work as an emergency medicine physician and public health advocate.

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Unruly Teenagers Deserve Organ Transplants Too

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:58:52 EDT

Bioethicist Art Caplan argues that doctors shouldn't try to separate the saints from the sinners on transplant waiting lists.

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Baby Born From Transplanted Uterus: Should We Be Doing This?

Tue, 4 Nov 2014 10:12:09 EST

A woman born without a womb had a uterus transplanted and successfully became pregnant and gave birth. This event turned out happily, but it raises many ethical issues.

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'Docs Should Promote Gun Safety With Patients': Caplan

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:31:23 EDT

Gun violence is a public health issue, says a leading bioethicist. As such, it's up to doctors to talk about gun safety with patients.

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Hospital Security Cameras: Too Much Invasion of Privacy?

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:29:41 EDT

Hospital video cameras have become much more common, but some patients and doctors feel that they are too intrusive and have eroded privacy. Is there cause for alarm?

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Transplant Safety: Recognizing Donor-Derived Infections

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:26:59 EST

Microsporidiosis is an emerging transplant-associated infection, and CDC depends on astute clinicians to recognize the signs of this and other donor-derived diseases.

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Artificial Hearts: Maybe Not Such a Blessing

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:48:22 EST

A French company recently implanted a new artificial heart, and the patient is doing well. But artificial hearts raise many ethical and practical issues.

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Deciding on Death While Traumatized and Under Pressure?

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:29:14 EST

A man suffered a tragic, sudden accident and woke up paralyzed and with a breathing tube. Doctors asked him whether he wanted to continue living. Should they have waited?

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FDA's Hamburg on Clearing the Hurdles to Drug Approvals

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:45:13 EDT

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, talks with Medscape at the National Health Research Forum in Washington, DC.

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The 'Darkest Year Ever' for the NIH?

Thu, 3 Oct 2013 16:08:35 EDT

American Psychiatric Association President Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman on how government policies are out of sync with our country's medical needs.

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Is It Ethical to Tweet From Someone's Deathbed?

Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:23:24 EDT

People share the most private moments on social media, even when someone is at death's door. Is this an invasion of privacy?

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'Do As I Do: Take Aspirin Daily’

Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:23:50 EDT

The evidence for the benefits of low-dose aspirin in primary and secondary prevention of colorectal cancer is so compelling that it has convinced CRC specialist Dr. David Kerr to take 100 mg daily.

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Children Shouldn't Automatically Receive Organ Transplants

Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:47:39 EDT

Should a child receive lungs even if she is not the best transplant candidate? Art Caplan, PhD, says that children shouldn't automatically jump to the front of the line.

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Organized Medicine: The Problem or the Solution?

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:15:58 EDT

George Lundberg talks about the RUC -- how its structure and evolution have harmed healthcare, and the necessity of changing it.

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Doctors and Nurses Should Be Drug-Tested -- Get Used to It

Thu, 1 Aug 2013 13:05:29 EDT

Many doctors consider mandatory drug testing for health professionals an insult, but if we're going to improve quality of patient care, it makes sense, says bioethicist Art Caplan.

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Lung Transplantation in Kids: When All Else Fails

Mon, 8 Jul 2013 11:37:25 EDT

Which children are likely to require lung or heart-lung transplantation?

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Transplant Options for Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:26:17 EDT

Outcomes in whole-pancreas transplants continue to improve, as investigators study less invasive islet transplants. Dr. Michael Rickels discusses the latest developments with Dr. Anne Peters.

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Topol on the Cancer Clinic of the Future

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:22:32 EDT

Dr. Eric Topol explains how the cancer clinic of the future will look.

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Topol and Reed on a More Collaborative Drug Pipeline

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:29:44 EDT

Dr. Eric Topol interviews Dr. John Reed on his big decision to change careers and move to Switzerland.

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Clone a 'Jurassic Park' Human: Why Not?

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:29:26 EST

A Harvard genetics professor says that we have the ability to produce a cloned Neanderthal baby and it's worth discussing. Bioethicist Art Caplan has strong feelings about it.

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Should Doctors Reveal Public Figures' Health Details?

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:45:42 EST

Can an elected official keep the details of his or her health issues private? The public may be clamoring to know, but do they have that right? A leading bioethicist shares his thoughts.

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HHS Secretary Sebelius on the ACA and Women's Health Benefits

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:35:46 EDT

Medscape One-on-One host Eli Adashi, MD, talks with Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius about the new healthcare benefits offered to women under the ACA.

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Practice of Medicine: Anxiety Up, Morale Down

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:19:09 EDT

If healthcare as an industry is booming, asks Dr. John Marshall, then why is morale low among physicians? He has an idea or two -- and a question.

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Topol on Why Hospitals Are Still the Antechamber to the Tomb

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:31:46 EDT

Dr. Eric Topol talks about how electronic data can be used to improve patient care in hospitals.

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A Top MD and EHR Leader Sheds Light on the Confusion

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:47:16 EDT

Many docs are confused about EHR certification and meaningful use. Dr. Karen Bell, chair of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology, sheds light on the key issues.

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Did Molestation Continue Because Sports Are Too Important?

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:14:47 EDT

The child molestation scandal involving Jerry Sandusky at Penn State was terrible, but did it go on for so long because the importance placed upon sports prompted people to turn a blind eye?

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Two Docs Punch Left and Right After SCOTUS Ruling

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:52:12 EDT

Henry Black and Roxana Mehran argue the impact on physicians of the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

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Sen Blumenthal: Decisions Should Be Made by Doctors

Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:09:57 EDT

Sen Richard Blumenthal discusses the importance of healthcare reform; why the Physician Payments Sunshine Act is a work in progress; and why doctors, not politicians, know what's best for patients.

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Rep Hayworth: Doc Pressure Needed for SGR, Liability Reform

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:09:46 EDT

Rep. Nan Hayworth, MD (R, New York), offers her thoughts on funding Medicare and Medicaid and finding permanent solutions to the sustainable growth rate formula and medical liability reform.

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Antos on Why 'President Romney' Might Keep Parts of ACA

Tue, 29 May 2012 11:20:52 EDT

In this 2-part series, 2 renowned healthcare economists give their opinions of what US healthcare would look like should Mitt Romney be elected President in November.

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Cleaning the Healthcare Closet

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:49:22 EDT

Because the healthcare budget is not likely to get any bigger, Dr. John Marshall comments that we may need to 'clean the healthcare closet' to make room for new therapies. What can we do without?

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Steve Jobs: One More Thing

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:43:14 EDT

Dr. Bruce Cheson comments on Walter Isaacson's biography Steve Jobs, finding a poignant lesson in the life and death of the entrepreneur whom the author calls a 'magician genius.'

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Doc Takes Issue With Public Views of EMR

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:09:06 EDT

Comments posted to a New York Times article about electronic medical records prompt Dr. Bruce Cheson to assess the pros and cons of EMRs.

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How We Do Harm

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:15:07 EDT

Dr. Kathy Miller provides a short book review of Dr. Otis Brawley and Paul Goldberg's essential review of the US healthcare system.

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Star Wars in the Empire of All Maladies

Fri, 2 Mar 2012 13:21:00 EST

Dr. Bruce Cheson and his fellows discuss The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book about the history of cancer, and pick the investigators whose contributions they find most compelling.

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Should Mentally Challenged Patients Receive Organ Transplants?

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:11:34 EST

A Philadelphia doctor refused to recommend a kidney transplant for a mentally disabled 3-year-old girl. An ethicist talks about whether mentally challenged patients should receive organ transplants.

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Healthcare Gone Missing: The State of the Union Address

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:59:10 EST

Henry R. Black, MD, and Roxana Mehran, MD, talked with Medscape after the 2012 State of the Union address about why healthcare was missing and what that portends.

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HRSA's Wakefield on CHCs, ACOs and Strengthening the Health Workforce

Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:05:05 EST

Community health centers may already be ahead of the curve when it comes to care coordination, strengthening the healthcare workforce and the implementation of ACOs under the Affordable Care Act.

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NCI's Varmus Changes the Metaphor: There Is No War on 'Cancer'

Wed, 21 Dec 2011 11:22:05 EST

It has been 40 years since President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act. What have learned? What progress have we made? And what challenges lie ahead?

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Should Gay Doctors Reveal Their Orientation to Patients?

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST

A religious radio host recently exhorted parents to avoid gay doctors. An ethics expert talks about patients’ right to select their physicians and doctors’ rights to be open about their lives.

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