Navigation Links
Lack of private insurance contribute to higher deaths among black heart transplant patients
Date:5/31/2010

ames, within a month, three months, six months or a year after transplantation.

Study investigators found that race matching did little or nothing to close the significant gap in blacks' survival rates. Whether or not African Americans received a heart from a black donor, they faced a 46 percent higher chance of dying within 10 years after heart transplantation. Specifically, 45.8 percent of blacks were alive and well after 10 years, a rate 11.4 percent lower than for whites and 10.8 percent lower than for Hispanics.

Researchers say previous reports from nearly a dozen other academic medical centers offered conflicting accounts about any potential benefits from race matching. They say the latest study findings help set the clinical record straight by pooling data from more than 140 hospitals licensed to perform heart transplants instead of relying on data within individual hospitals.

Shah says the data "really prompts us to re-evaluate everything that we do for our more vulnerable patients and to tailor our efforts to the specific needs of each patient, especially African Americans, if we hope to fix racial disparities in surviving heart transplantation.

"This problem is not just about biology or race, it is also about the health system that supports our patients," says Shah, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart and Vascular Institute.

He also notes that transplant patients can now put their minds at ease that having a racially matched donor heart will not help or hurt them.

Lifting survival rates among blacks, who represent 15 percent of all heart transplants, will, Shah says, require further study of which life-extending factors may work, such as antirejection drug dosages, more stringent follow-up to ensure patient compliance with drug regimens and scheduled appointments, and education about early signs of infection and possible organ rejection, inclu
'/>"/>

Contact: David March
dmarch1@jhmi.edu
410-955-1534
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Integrating private insurance with public health would improve US health care -- study
2. Algeos Launches UK's First Private Podiatrist Loyalty Program
3. AdCare Health Systems Completes Private Placement to Fund Aggressive Growth Initiatives
4. Study confirms prostate cancer is treated differently at county vs. private hospitals
5. Equinox Holdings, Inc. Commences $400 Million Private Debt Offering
6. AVIVA's Private Health Insurance Products Solutions Go International
7. Hong Kong Government Invites Expressions of Interest in Development of Private Hospitals
8. LuckyJets.com, the Las Vegas Private Jet Connection, Enhances Website
9. Secure-24 and ATMP Consulting Group Launch Partnership for Private Practice Physicians to Meet IT and Electronic Medical Record Standards
10. Public and Private Partners Join PBSs This Emotional Life Effort to Bring Help, Hope to Millions of Americans
11. The private sale of drugs in public hospitals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York, New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... filed after Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo ... the federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, ... an Order dated January 20th, the Court has remanded ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Joan ... and keynote speaker at the upcoming 32nd Annual ... ACCME-accredited Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) , shares ... would have gone undetected if she had not followed ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... IsoComforter, Inc. has introduced the most innovative ... design to treat specific body parts and muscle groups. , ... easy to use patented cold therapy machine with the innovative ... and muscle injuries. IsoComforter has become the industry leader ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... As interest in the value of spiritual support as ... Rev. Eric J. Hall , president and CEO of the ... the keynote speaker on January 27 at an international summit ... The conference, “Hope and Resilience: Innovative and Interdisciplinary Spiritual Care,” ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Step into a macabre ... Science Museum of Virginia. Wicked Plants, the Museum’s latest ... unearths 75 poisonous, carnivorous and diabolical plants inside of ... to uncover the biochemical, physical and neurological processes between ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 3Health News:Wicked Plants are taking over the Science Museum of Virginia 2
... ... feature that allows project managers to find out about changes across multiple projects in ... ... a leader in online project management software innovations, sets a new project ...
... to return to normal state of alertness , WEDNESDAY, June ... of having to start the day without a cup of ... way. , Regular coffee drinkers seem to need caffeine to ... the side effects of caffeine withdrawal such as headaches. That ...
... Minority organ donations have more than doubled since the ... new retrospective study published in the May issue of the ... 2010, the percentage of minority donors is expected to reach ... Since the first organ transplant in 1954, the shortage of ...
... are reporting development of the first "dipstick" test for instantly ... a few pennies. Their study on the test, which involves ... strip, appears in ACS, semi-monthly journal Analytical Chemistry , ... health care in developing countries. The test also could be ...
... After years of research and anticipation, insulin pills that could ... diabetes are finally moving ahead in clinical trials and a ... in a two-part cover story on drug manufacturing in the ... C&EN ), ACS, weekly newsmagazine. C&EN ...
... -- Cancer-related fatigue is often a major problem ... and after completing therapy. Researchers at Mayo Clinic ... Treatment Group ( http://ncctg.mayo.edu/ ) (NCCTG) recently completed ... cancer-related fatigue and found that, while it did ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Wrike Introduces a Game-Changing Microblogging Tool for Project Managers 2Health News:Coffee's Jolt Just an Illusion? 2Health News:Coffee's Jolt Just an Illusion? 3Health News:Grassroots programs to encourage minority organ donation prove successful 2Health News:Results from a study testing methylphenidate for cancer-related fatigue 2Health News:Results from a study testing methylphenidate for cancer-related fatigue 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vzhr6h/video ) has announced ... Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" ... been the topic of fascination since the era of the ... and the Soviet Russia. Earlier even a small glimpse of ...
(Date:1/23/2015)...  Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NWBO )("NW Bio"), a ... and inoperable solid tumor cancers, announced today that CEO ... Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum in Washington D.C. ... place on January 26 at 10:30 a.m. EST at the ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... all-time hits leader, is the new spokesperson for the topical ... announced. "Pete,s a Hall of Famer in our ... with Myoflex," said Ducere Pharma Chief Executive Officer Chris ... across all generations. The passion and intensity that Pete brought ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Video Telemedicine Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Video Telemedicine Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3NW Bio To Present At The 7th Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum 2NW Bio To Present At The 7th Annual Phacilitate Immunotherapy Forum 3Pete Rose bets on Myoflex to relieve aches and pains 2
... MediSapiens Ltd , a Finnish bioinformatics company, has released the ... use. The data is available through a graphical tool, ... Ltd , allowing exploration of the expression activity of genes ... sequencing of the human genome, understanding which genes are expressed ...
... Systems (NYSE: VAR ) announced today that it ... following the close of regular trading on Thursday, October 27, ... available to all interested parties at 2:00 p.m. PT.  The ... will be available on the company website at: www.varian.com/investor ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Transcriptome Viewer - Comprehensive Genome-wide Map of Human Gene Expression Activity Released for Public by MediSapiens 2Varian Medical Systems Schedules Fourth Quarter FY2011 News Release and Conference Call 2
... capability to quickly deliver up to 250 ... for powerful single-pulse ablation. This type of ... coldest and cleanest CO2 surgical laser available ... with the independent adjustment of pulse energy ...
... is a new CO2 laser system with ... panel and an exclusive design for easy ... SmarXide is the leader in a ... traditional features of Dekas laser devices, like ...
... removal for all skin types, ... for leg and facial veins, ... a large spot sizes with ... treatment. An optional scanner ...
... through an ultra thin flexible 400 - 1000 ... of movement when performing surgery. The MedArt® ... of handpieces. Handpieces are supplied with standard ... Straight and angled fiber guides with different ...
Medicine Products: