Navigation Links
Small bowel transplant, Crohn's experts from around the world hosted by Georgetown
Date:9/14/2011

(Washington, DC) Fifty-two year-old Paul McNeel, a fire chief from Leonardtown, Maryland was 37 in 1996 when a sudden health problem caused the loss of his small intestine. Almost all of it had to be surgically removed to save his life. For 13 years after that, McNeel continued to fight fires and stayed alive only because he fed himself a special liquid formula through a tube that went from a port in his chest directly to his heart and into his bloodstream. Over time that feeding process called TPN or total parenteral nutrition took a toll on his body; it was damaging his liver and he began to suffer frequent and worsening infections. He began to run out of places to put new ports. McNeel eventually needed a life-saving transplant that 13 years earlier would not have been survivable. Thanks to research into improved surgical methods, better anti-rejection medications and a better understanding of how the small intestine works, Paul McNeel was able to have that transplant in May of 2009 at Georgetown University Hospital under the care of Thomas Fishbein, MD, executive director of the Georgetown Transplant Institute and a specialist in small bowel transplants. The Georgetown Transplant Institute is a collaborative program with scientific research and education programs run through Georgetown University Medical Center and the clinical arm operating at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center and Children's National Medical Center.

"I had never heard of a small intestine transplant when I started having all my health problems back in 1996," said Paul McNeel. "It was a hard life getting most of my nutrition from a tube and living with a constant upset stomach. I was really glad when I got my new intestine. It's allowed me to eat normally and become a whole person again."

Experts from all over the world who have helped thousands of people like Paul McNeel are coming together in Washington, DC, September 15-18, 2011 to share their l
'/>"/>

Contact: Marianne Worley
worleym@gunet.georgetown.edu
703-558-1287
Georgetown University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Small molecule receptor detects lipids telltale sign of cell death
2. Office of Naval Research looks for big opportunities at small business conference
3. Small molecules shed light on cancer therapies
4. Disordered networks synchronise faster than small world networks
5. Sneaky squid: Why small males have big sperm
6. TREW Marketing Introduces Smart Marketing for Engineers, a Free Guidebook for Small Businesses Targeting Technical Audiences
7. Study shows small-scale fisheries impact on marine life
8. Being small has its advantages, if you are a leaf
9. Researchers engineer functioning small intestine in laboratory experiments
10. Treatment approach to human Usher syndrome: Small molecules ignore stop signals
11. Transport Phenomena and Membrane Digestion in Small Intestinal Mucosa by Pensoft
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... -- Fingerprint Cards, (FPC,s) new mobile touch sensor ... Chinese Top 5 smartphone OEM has selected FPC1021 for a ... October 2014.   FPC is proud to announce ... has a planned date for the start of mass production ... phone of 3 million units. The Chinese OEM wants to ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 9, 2014  Acuity Market Intelligence today released ... 2014 Edition" indicating that the global market for National Electronic ... 2013 to 2018. During this time, the number of National ... 3.5 billion. Asia , with its vast ... National eID cards issued, while Europe ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... for Basic Science (IBS), the main organization of the ... has announced that a group of researchers, led by ... in the field of optogenetics that can remotely control ... technology "OptoTrk" and it has succeeded with neuronal differentiation ... is that it requires only light to activate neuronal ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):FPC Wins DW for 1021 Touch Sensor for Flagship Smartphone from Chinese Top 5 Smartphone OEM 2National Electronic ID Programs Generate $54 Billion Between 2013 and 2018 with 3.5 Billion National eID Card Holders Worldwide 2New optogenetic tool for controlling neuronal signalling by blue light 2
... N.M. A matchbook-sized atomic clock 100 times smaller than ... researchers at Symmetricom Inc. Draper Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. ... 1.5 inches on a side and less than a half-inch ... its predecessors. Instead of 10 watts, it uses only 100 ...
... Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE ), a leading supplier ... today announced that Edmund C. Reiter has resigned, effective April ... of the board of the company citing personal reasons.   ... General Counsel have been named co-CEOs and co-Presidents on an ...
... April 11, 2011 MiMedx Group, Inc. (OTCBB: MDXG), ... biomaterial-based products and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, ... product, EpiFix™, a biologic implant specifically processed to offer ... options. The Company also announces the hiring of Frank ...
Cached Biology News:World's smallest atomic clock on sale 2World's smallest atomic clock on sale 3World's smallest atomic clock on sale 4Aware, Inc. Announces Resignation of Chief Executive Officer 2Aware, Inc. Announces Resignation of Chief Executive Officer 3MiMedx Group Announces Launch of EpiFix™ and Hiring of Vice President, Wound Care 2MiMedx Group Announces Launch of EpiFix™ and Hiring of Vice President, Wound Care 3MiMedx Group Announces Launch of EpiFix™ and Hiring of Vice President, Wound Care 4
(Date:7/10/2014)... EvoDerma ’s NOOME Anti-Aging Motion has been upgraded ... with a second treatment cup to help prevent and smooth ... is thinner on the edges for a softer contact with ... uneven surfaces on the face, neck and décolleté. Choose to ... areas such as the cheeks and neck, or opt for ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... POINT, Ind. , July 10, 2014 ... expanded its use of capnography for respiratory ... growing group of healthcare leaders in embracing ... measures how effectively patients are breathing and ... depression occurs. By measuring the amount of ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... -- Kainos Capital, a firm specializing in acquiring and managing ... acquired the Slim-Fast brand from Unilever. Unilever will retain ... transaction were not disclosed. Slim-Fast is a ... ready-to-drink shakes, powders, bars and snacks to retail customers ... the United Kingdom and Ireland.  ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014 Research ... addition of the "International Photonic Integrated Circuit ... Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. ... The concept of photonic integration traces its ... century. The promise of photonic integration went unexplored ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Introducing a New Bonus Treatment Cup for EvoDerma’s NOOME Anti-Aging Motion 2Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Underscores Patient Safety Commitment Through Expanded Use of Capnography 2Kainos Capital Acquires Slim-Fast From Unilever 2International Photonic Integrated Circuit (Monolithic Integration, Hybrid Integration, Module Integration) Market - Forecasts to 2019 2
... and chief executive officer with Radiation Shield Technologies (RST), ... the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 94th Scientific ... a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30 to Dec. 5 ... Dr., Chicago. North Building, Hall B. Booth No.: 9517. ...
... DNA Mini Portrait™ is this years, most unique must-have gift , ... ... of custom portraits made from the customers, DNA, launch DNA Mini Portraits™, ... and pop culture. DNA Minis are the most personal and unique ...
... Calif., and SEATTLE, Nov. 26 Spectrum,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... Inc.,(Nasdaq: CTIC )(MTA: CTIC) announced today ... 50/50 owned joint venture, RIT Oncology LLC, to ... States.,ZEVALIN, a radioimmunotherapeutic (RIT), is currently marketed in ...
Cached Biology Technology: New Radiation-Blocking Medical Garments Introduced at RSNA Meeting in Chicago : Demron-M Technology Provides Total Protection in a Lightweight, Durable, Flexible Fabric 2DNA 11, Creators of DNA Art, Introduces a More Affordable Line of Custom Portraits for this Year's Gift Giving Season 2Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Cell Therapeutics to Jointly Market ZEVALIN, a Proprietary, Marketed Oncology Drug 2Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Cell Therapeutics to Jointly Market ZEVALIN, a Proprietary, Marketed Oncology Drug 3Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Cell Therapeutics to Jointly Market ZEVALIN, a Proprietary, Marketed Oncology Drug 4Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Cell Therapeutics to Jointly Market ZEVALIN, a Proprietary, Marketed Oncology Drug 5Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Cell Therapeutics to Jointly Market ZEVALIN, a Proprietary, Marketed Oncology Drug 6Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Cell Therapeutics to Jointly Market ZEVALIN, a Proprietary, Marketed Oncology Drug 7Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Cell Therapeutics to Jointly Market ZEVALIN, a Proprietary, Marketed Oncology Drug 8
... GC-rich nucleic acids ,The GC-RICH PCR ... and a proofreading polymerase, powers through templates ... with other polymerases and other blends of ... and the unique GC-RICH Resolution Solution combine ...
... Hot Start Taq ... activity before the onset ... nonspecific amplification and primer-dimer ... is raised, the antibody ...
B-FABP (FL-132)...
Roll of Mesh 5m x 25cm...
Biology Products: