Navigation Links
Organs From High-Risk Donors Often Shunned, Study Finds
Date:1/19/2011

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. transplant surgeons unnecessarily shun organs from high-risk donors instead of trying to develop new safeguards that would protect and inform transplant recipients, a new study finds.

About one-third of transplant surgeons in the nation "overreacted" to a 2007 case in which four patients in Chicago contracted HIV after receiving organs from a single donor unknowingly infected with HIV, the only such episode in 20 years, according to the Johns Hopkins University researchers. They surveyed 422 transplant surgeons about their attitudes and use of organs from high-risk donors before and after the Chicago case.

High-risk donors include intravenous drug users, men who have sex with men and prostitutes. These groups of people account for nearly 10 percent of organ donations in the United States, and they are tested for HIV and other infections before their organs are approved for transplantation.

"There is ample evidence that many patients are better off receiving organs from high-risk donors than waiting for a different organ, but that's not what's happening in many transplant centers," study author Dr. Dorry L. Segev, an associate professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in a Hopkins news release.

In the Chicago case, it's believed that the donor's HIV infection was too recent to show up on pre-transplantation screening tests.

The study appears in the January issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

More information

The United Network for Organ Sharing has more about organ transplantation.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Johns Hopkins Medicine, news release, Jan. 17, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. UT Southwestern unveils next generation CT scanner that views whole organs in a heartbeat
2. Shortage of Transplant Organs Spurs Proposals But No Solution
3. Kidney transplants: Expanding the pool of available organs
4. Number of Americans willing to donate organs rises, but still not keeping pace with need
5. New Sensors Stick to Organs to Monitor Health
6. Nitric oxide-releasing wrap for donor organs and cloth for therapeutic socks
7. Follow-up program helps detect melanoma earlier in high-risk patients
8. Tests between colonoscopies could be lifesaver for high-risk patients
9. Molecular imaging identifies high-risk patients with heart disease
10. New joint program for high-risk pregnant women and their babies
11. High-risk prostate cancer associated with significantly lower bone mineral content loss
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Organs From High-Risk Donors Often Shunned, Study Finds
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... MadgeTech will be showcasing its ... manufactured in Warner, New Hampshire at the MadgeTech headquarters. With products sold in more ... trusted by government agencies, including NASA. , In 2012, NASA strategically set up ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Dr. James ... Fighting Blindness, Long Island Chapter on June 4, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm at the ... founder of Retina Group of New York , is a Board Certified ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... In an effort to provide hair restoration information to the widest possible audience, ... who do not use the app. Dr. Mohebi, the founder of Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, ... . , Dr. Mohebi says, “The positive response to the Snapchat videos we started ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Leadership of Life Science Logistics (LSL), a ... earned its ISO 13485 certification, indicating the company’s quality control system for medical ... associated with ISO quality standard 13485. , BSI Group America, Inc., a ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Lung Institute has partnered with the Gulfcoast ... June 6 at their clinic in downtown Tampa. The class is complimentary for the ... has created a free downloadable 4 Week Smoking Cessation Guide for those ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... May 25, 2016 Inivata, ... precision of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) analysis to ... appointment of Professor Clive Morris as ... across the clinical development programme, scientific collaborations, and ... deliver significant improvements in clinical outcomes for patients. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)...   , Study met ... and superiority in , Excellent plus ... of the ascending colon   , ... B.V. today announced new positive data from the phase III MORA ... standard 2 litre PEG with ascorbate. The study met both primary ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... VMS BioMarketing as senior vice president of sales, announced Andrea Heslin Smiley , ... the company,s business development and sales team, exploring new opportunities for VMS to empower ... ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: