Navigation Links
More Kids Getting Donor Organs, But Gaps Persist, Study Finds
Date:5/22/2013

By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last decade, the number of American children who die each year awaiting an organ donation dropped by more than half, new research reveals. And increasing numbers of children are receiving donor organs.

During that time, the overall pool of potential organ donors expanded to include not just patients who've experienced brain death but also those with a "circulatory determination of death."

But it's unclear how much that shift in donor criteria helps children waiting for transplants.

"There are a couple of bottom lines, the first being that there are simply not enough donor organs for people on the waiting list, whether they're children or not," said study lead author Dr. Jennifer Workman, a fellow in pediatric critical care medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. "So we have to do anything we can as a medical community to chip away at the stark numbers.

"And in trying to get as many organ donors as possible, we have to think of who are the possible donor candidates," Workman added. "Traditionally, it's been those who met brain death criteria. But if the family has a child or adult who has such severe injuries or is so severely ill that there is no way to make any recovery they may choose to withdraw life-support, regardless of whether or not there's brain death. And in that situation that patient can still be an organ donor, and some families may feel that participating in this process is appropriate and meaningful for them."

The study authors noted that regardless of trends, the overall picture for those currently awaiting an organ donation continues to be dire.

Currently, the waiting list for organ transplants exceeds 117,000 American adults and children. And although roughly 28,500 transplants took place in 2011, that same year 7,000 people died while waiting for an appropriate don
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. HIV No Barrier to Getting Liver Transplant, Study Finds
2. Getting Fit at Face Fitness Skin Care with “The Skin Gym”
3. Freightwire Makes Getting a Freight Quote Easy and Garners Top LTL/Parcel Agent Award
4. Dont txt n drive: Teens not getting msg
5. PsychiatristSites (Websites for Psychiatrists) is Presenting a Webinar, "Discover 4 Secrets to Getting New Patients"
6. Severity of Kids Gun Injuries Getting Worse: Study
7. PsychiatristSites is Offering an Educational Webinar, "Discover 4 Secrets To Getting New Patients"
8. CoachingWebsites (Website for Coaches) Offers a Webinar, "4 Secrets To Getting New Clients"
9. Owner of Atlanta House Cleaning Service Interviewed About Getting Organized For Spring
10. Only 5% of Americans Getting 8 Hours of Sleep
11. Getting One's Nose Done Without the "Done" Look – Leading Cosmetic Surgeon Launches Premier Website, Offering Answers to Rhinoplasty’s Greatest Riddle
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
More Kids Getting Donor Organs, But Gaps Persist, Study Finds
(Date:7/13/2014)... type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and ... the device,s inventors at the Stanford University School ... be published online July 13 in Nature ... type-1 diabetes outside hospital settings. The handheld microchips ... mellitus, which are both characterized by high blood-sugar ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... American water storage systems market is estimated to grow from ... a CAGR of 21.0%, from 2013 to 2018. The water ... North America. The U.S. is experiencing high growth on account ... collection, and the increased spending on modernization and upgradation of ... in Canada, and is rising at a rapid pace in ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 Fuel additives are chemicals, ... diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, and so on, in order ... for reducing the corrosion effects caused by fuels and ... to any fuel, provide economies of scale in the ... the overall cost of the fuel products. , The ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 11, ... for people with diabetes is being developed to measure sugar ... report. Scientists at Brown University in Providence, R.I., created ... uses light, metal and a special enzyme that changes color ... have to prick their fingers to draw blood to check ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Recently, ... retailer, has unveiled its new range of gorgeous ... current market, the demand for elegant Quinceanera outfits ... more beautiful items. All the company’s newly released ... trends. They are all elegant and vivid. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes 2Health News:Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes 3Health News:Stanford researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes 4Health News:North American Water Storage Systems Market is Expected to Reach $5,450 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North American Water Storage Systems Market is Expected to Reach $5,450 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Fuel Additives Market is Expected to Reach $8,100 Million by 2017 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Fuel Additives Market is Expected to Reach $8,100 Million by 2017 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Fuel Additives Market is Expected to Reach $8,100 Million by 2017 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Saliva Test Might Someday Replace Needle Prick for Diabetics 2Health News:Saliva Test Might Someday Replace Needle Prick for Diabetics 3Health News:2014QuinceaneraDresses.com Releases Its New Quinceanera Dresses 2
... presented innovative, early-stage research at the 16th Annual ... AUA Foundation and the Society for Basic Urologic ... Foundation hosted the forum for young investigators to ... sexual medicine. These investigators represent the future ...
... Clinical Team Conference on October 23,2008, ALEXANDRIA, ... to improving America,s future. A strong advocate for,children ... vocal advocate and,tireless worker on behalf of important ... Mrs. Edwards will be the opening speaker at,the ...
... men with enlarged prostates, daily Cialis showed benefit without ... -- A daily dose of the erectile dysfunction drug ... men with signs of enlarged prostates, according to a ... age 50 and older have lower urinary tract symptoms, ...
... saves hospital money, enables more wide-spread ... authentication for network access, DALLAS, ... Medical Center already was,leveraging two-factor authentication via hardware tokens in ... The,solution, however, was cost-prohibitive to deploy to a wider audience ...
... ... Practitioners, NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., ... a Managed Compliance Services,Program (MCSP) for small healthcare practitioners -- the ... Program is tailored to meet the HIPAA compliance,requirements of small healthcare ...
... reach 210,000 cups sold by Labor Day ... 2008, First-of-its-kind virtual lemonade stand ... ... the,fight to eliminate pediatric cancer charges ahead. The world,s first,virtual lemonade stand, http://www.lemonadestandforlife.com ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New research on sexual function 2Health News:Elizabeth Edwards to be Opening Speaker at National Hospice Conference in Dallas 2Health News:ED Drug Relieves Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms 2Health News:Entrust IdentityGuard Enables Georgia-based Hospital Network to Deploy Strong Authentication for Remote Access 2Health News:Entrust IdentityGuard Enables Georgia-based Hospital Network to Deploy Strong Authentication for Remote Access 3Health News:Managed Compliance Services Program (MCSP) Introduced for Small Healthcare Practitioners 2Health News:Managed Compliance Services Program (MCSP) Introduced for Small Healthcare Practitioners 3Health News:Make an Impact on Pediatric Cancer Research Before Summer's End: Try Some Virtual Lemonade! 2Health News:Make an Impact on Pediatric Cancer Research Before Summer's End: Try Some Virtual Lemonade! 3
(Date:7/10/2014)...  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ... the sale to Galderma of all rights to Restylane, ... Valeant for $1.4 billion in cash, pursuant to the ... its acquisition of Galderma. "We are ... a company that is firmly committed to the aesthetic ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014   LabStyle Innovations Corp ... today announced the appointment of Professor Richard ... its Board of Directors. Prof. Stone ... experience to LabStyle as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist ... corporate governance expert. He currently serves on the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Sono-Tek Corporation (OTC BB: SOTK) ... November 30, 2013, compared to sales of $2,202,000 for the ... again, this quarter has also shown growth over the preceding ... quarter of this fiscal year. Markets that experienced sales increases ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 3LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 4Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results 2Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results 3Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results 4
The Bair Hugger outpatient blanket makes it easy to give your patients the benefit of prewarming and enhance patient comfort during outpatient procedures....
Cocoon Disposable Patient Warming Blankets are specially designed to prevent hypothermia and maintain normothermia in your patients. The soft warm coloured material is strong and resists tearing and ...
2-ply material consisting of polyethylene film inner layer and non-woven outer layers....
The upper body blanket is typically used for abdominal or lower body procedures. The upper body blankets warms the upper torso and arms. A clear drape is included to cover and warm the intubated pati...
Medicine Products: