Navigation Links
Facial transplantation: Almost a decade out, surgeons prepare for burgeoning demand
Date:4/29/2014

on, watch for early signs of infection, and keep up with their physical, occupational, and speech rehabilitation regimens. Having a strong family support system greatly helps.

Psychological improvements have been steep, the surgeons report in The Lancet, with most transplant recipients declaring a renewed sense of self and body image, showing fewer signs of depression, and experiencing fewer episodes of verbal outbursts than before their transplant. None had signs, as originally feared, of a "split" personality, in which they assumed their donor's identity. Indeed, donor family members say recipients do not even resemble their donors after the surgical transformation. Dr. Rodriguez attributes this to the rigorous psychological screening and counseling that preceded surgery.

Because facial transplantation is life-changing and not life-saving, Dr. Rodriguez points out that the procedure still raises grave concerns about the ethics of putting otherwise healthy, mostly young people on a lifetime regimen of toxic immunosuppressive drugs and at risk of potentially fatal infections and vital organ compromise.

"These moral considerations must be taken very seriously as the number of face transplants and medical centers equipped to perform them grows," says Dr. Rodriguez. "We have the medical ability to restore these people's lives. With some victims from fire, police and military armed services, it can be argued that we have a moral imperative to restore them to society."

Despite accelerated psychological recovery in many cases, physical recovery can take years, the surgeons report. While recipients claim feeling sensations of cold and heat as early as a few months after surgery, sensing touch and pain on the skin often takes eight months or longer, as does recipients' ability to open and close their mouths and move their lips.

For some, speech, smelling, chewing, and swallowing abilities can resume within months and rapi
'/>"/>

Contact: David March
david.march@nyumc.org
212-404-3528
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Rare bone diseases and their dental, oral and craniofacial manifestations
2. Speech disrupts facial attention in 6-month-olds who later develop autism
3. The Cleft Palate–craniofacial Journal Marks 50 Years of Research With an Ethical Review
4. Groundbreaking Anti-Aging Facials from Supreme Skin, An Asheville, NC Company Utilizes Non-Invasive DNA Repair to Infuse Skin with Vibrant Health
5. Supreme Skin Introduces an Anti-Aging Microcurrent Facial in Asheville, NC that Restores the Skin, Similar to What Many Celebrities Now Choose for a Natural Result
6. Supreme Skin Reveals The Secret to Their Popular Anti-Aging Facial in Asheville, NC that Improves the Skin With Noninvasive Methods
7. Top Utah Facial Plastic Surgeon Finds Positive Results From Juvederm Voluma XC After Early Product Administration through Allergan
8. Denver Medical Spa Facial Aesthetics Inc. Now Providing Voluma to Colorado Patients
9. San Diego Dermatology Expert Encourages Patients to Seek Facial Filler Treatments from Board-Certified Cosmetic Dermatologists
10. This Thanksgiving, a Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon Has Given a Young Girl's Life Back
11. Facial Recognition Market (Emotion, Thermal, Mobile, Forensic, 2D, 3D, Cloud-based Facial Recognition) worth $6.5 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/1/2015)... Ore. (PRWEB) June 01, 2015 ... (AHIP) announced today a new, interactive Affordable Care ... large employers. The course, called “Affordable Care Act ... professionals with the strategic and consultative insights necessary ... as they navigate the impacts of the ACA. ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... a leading web-base electronic healthcare software (EHR) is providing ... Louisiana. The entrepreneurial trio behind Sharenote, will travel to ... with the tools and resources to monitor key performance ... , Find out why Sharenote is the EHR ... 250 practices. , Four Day Schedule , ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... 2015 KC and Monica Craichy, Founders ... the best superfood products in the world ... Texas. , "Monica and I are excited to ... distributing Living Fuel Super Meals - SuperBerry®, SuperGreens and ... in Texas," KC Craichy said. "We have attempted to ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... (PRWEB) June 01, 2015 More than 22 ... summer months when school is out and they lose access ... Month and America’s dairy farmers and milk companies are on ... need with The Great American Milk Drive. , In ... provided in the school cafeteria for the bulk of their ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... Northridge dentist , Dr. Michel Elyson, ... promotion on Invisalign for a limited time only. With ... to $3,700. Patients can find out about their candidacy ... the extent of correction they need. This promotion expires ... any other offer. , Invisalign has continued to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cambia Partners with AHIP to Offer Expert Series ACA Training Course 2Health News:Cambia Partners with AHIP to Offer Expert Series ACA Training Course 3Health News:Nearly $100,000 In Emergency Food Aid to Flood Victims in Texas Provided by Living Fuel and Natural News 2Health News:Nearly $100,000 In Emergency Food Aid to Flood Victims in Texas Provided by Living Fuel and Natural News 3Health News:Summer Nutrition Vital for Kids who Depend on Schools for Healthy Foods 2Health News:Northridge Dentists, Drs. Michel Elyson and Ramin Assili, are Now Offering a Limited Time Promotion on Invisalign 2
... menstrual cycle into account when booking exam may cut need ... News) -- Using a blood test to pinpoint the optimal ... cycles could reduce the need for repeat scans, U.S. researchers ... scans during the follicular phase (days 3 to14) of the ...
... of successful events organised last year, a second Joint ... (ESC) and the European Association for the Study of ... organisations in Europe, will be held from 27-29 November ... Guangzhou. The theme is the Optimal Management of Diabetes, ...
... YORK, Nov. 20 Mallika Chopra, healthy living expert and ... natural stress relief products in the US, are teaming up ... program kicks off with advice from Chopra, to be posted ... the holidays without the stress or foreboding that typically comes ...
... and palliation in patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNTs), ... therapy, according to a largest of its kind study ... Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics , the official journal of ... is a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that ...
... every 2 years or more, not annually, , FRIDAY, Nov. ... week, medical experts are revising the advice given women on ... should get their first screening for cervical cancer -- including ... in guidelines released Nov. 20 by the American College of ...
... 20 New data released today by Quest ... provider of employment-related drug testing services, reveal that drug testing ... general U.S. workforce has tracked sharp downward trends in cocaine ... 2009 that mirror similar drops shown by urine testing. Data ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Blood Test Could Boost Clarity of Breast MRI Results for Some 2Health News:ESC to give talks on diabetes in 3 cities in China 2Health News:Survive and Thrive This Holiday Season with Rescue Remedy and Advice from Mallika Chopra 2Health News:Survive and Thrive This Holiday Season with Rescue Remedy and Advice from Mallika Chopra 3Health News:Rare pancreatic cancer patients may live longer when treated with radiation therapy 2Health News:New Pap Test Guidelines: Start Later, Have Fewer 2Health News:New Pap Test Guidelines: Start Later, Have Fewer 3Health News:New Pap Test Guidelines: Start Later, Have Fewer 4Health News:New Hair Data Validate Sharp Downward Trend in Cocaine and Methamphetamine Positivity in General U.S. Workforce, According to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index(TM) 2Health News:New Hair Data Validate Sharp Downward Trend in Cocaine and Methamphetamine Positivity in General U.S. Workforce, According to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index(TM) 3Health News:New Hair Data Validate Sharp Downward Trend in Cocaine and Methamphetamine Positivity in General U.S. Workforce, According to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index(TM) 4Health News:New Hair Data Validate Sharp Downward Trend in Cocaine and Methamphetamine Positivity in General U.S. Workforce, According to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index(TM) 5Health News:New Hair Data Validate Sharp Downward Trend in Cocaine and Methamphetamine Positivity in General U.S. Workforce, According to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index(TM) 6Health News:New Hair Data Validate Sharp Downward Trend in Cocaine and Methamphetamine Positivity in General U.S. Workforce, According to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index(TM) 7Health News:New Hair Data Validate Sharp Downward Trend in Cocaine and Methamphetamine Positivity in General U.S. Workforce, According to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index(TM) 8Health News:New Hair Data Validate Sharp Downward Trend in Cocaine and Methamphetamine Positivity in General U.S. Workforce, According to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index(TM) 9Health News:New Hair Data Validate Sharp Downward Trend in Cocaine and Methamphetamine Positivity in General U.S. Workforce, According to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index(TM) 10
(Date:6/1/2015)... CHICAGO, Ill. , June 1, 2015  AbbVie ... 2015 Healthcare Conference on Thursday, June 4, 2015. ... will participate in a question and answer session at ... webcast of the presentation will be accessible through AbbVie,s ... archived edition of the session will be available later ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... BOSTON , June 1, 2015 Symbiotix ... a $2.3 million Phase 2 Small Business Technology Transfer ... (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). ... is developing a novel class of molecular therapeutics ... lead clinical candidate, Polysaccharide A (PSA), is the first ...
(Date:6/1/2015)... N.J. , June 1, 2015  Elusys ... and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing ... Anthim® (obiltoxaximab) for the treatment and prevention of ... submitted on March 20, 2015. Anthim is a ... Stockpile, the U.S. government,s repository of critical medical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Symbiotix Biotherapies Announces $2.3 Million Award from NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 2U.S. Food And Drug Administration Accepts Biologics License Application For Anthim (Obiltoxaximab) 2U.S. Food And Drug Administration Accepts Biologics License Application For Anthim (Obiltoxaximab) 3
... NEW YORK, April 18, 2012 Financial executives in ... excise tax and the burden of its related compliance ... bottom lines, according to a survey conducted by KPMG ... of respondents said their companies are already contemplating actions ...
... NEW YORK, April 18, 2012 ... initiates coverage on Pacira Pharmaceuticals ... price target $18.00. ... is a member of the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:KPMG Survey: Medical Device Execs Say New Excise Tax Will Hit Their Company Bottom Lines Hard 2KPMG Survey: Medical Device Execs Say New Excise Tax Will Hit Their Company Bottom Lines Hard 3
The ARC Laser MISC combines a pharo unit + Lyla laser module = Photolysis....
... Detect™ IgM Capture ELISA is for the ... WNV recombinant antigens (WNRA) in serum as ... of West Nile virus infection in patients ... results must be confirmed by Plaque Reduction ...
Adult; dilates 6.0 to 34.0 French; individually packaged, sterile....
The removable inflation adapter allows the ureteroscope to be removed after the catheter is in place. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
Medicine Products: