Navigation Links
Maiden Quintuple Kidney Transplant Sets a Record

In a rather unique show of exemplary medical prowess and team effort, five concurrent kidney transplants were performed at John Hopkins //Comprehensive Transplant Center. This maiden feat was accomplished with the combined effort 12 surgeons, 11 anesthesiologists, and 18 nurses and it took place over 10 hours and required six operating rooms. A spokesman from the hospital has confirmed the good health of the donors as well as the recipients.

The transplant plan took shape after four patients approached the hospital with a relative each, who were willing to donate a kidney. The fifth patient was already overdue on the waiting list, with no donors in sight. Once the donors were in place and the matches showed promise, the five kidney transplants were conducted parallely to offset any chances of donors developing second thoughts.

Dr. Robert Montgomery, director of Hopkins' transplant center and head of the transplant team, has expressed immense satisfaction with the simultaneous transplants that has indeed set a precedent for the country, adequately demonstrating the success of team effort.

These were all unrelated 'altruistic donor' i.e. someone who is willing to donate his or her kidney to anyone who needs it. Currently unrelated transplants are banned in the United State under the purview of the National Organ Transplant Act. It states that 'donors cannot receive valuable consideration for donating organs.'

Currently about 16,500 kidney transplants are being done in the United sates; however there are 70,000 patients on the waiting list who require transplants. Most transplants come from cadaver organs. The number of living transplants of the paired kidney organ is retricted legally to first relatives.

In the last few years, in order to overcome shortage of kidneys; there has been a move to encourage unrelated donors. The fear however is that this may precipitate commerce in kidneys; similar to what is cur
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India
2. Kidney Stones - Interesting New Research implicates bacteria as its cause
3. Moderate Use of Analgesics - Not Associated With Kidney Dysfunction
4. New Dietary Approach To Manage Kidney Stones
5. Kidney cancer on the rise
6. Kidney function can be affected by lead exposure
7. Kidney Failure after Non-Kidney Transplants
8. Kidney Patients Risk Heart Attacks
9. Kidney Patients Risk Heart Attacks
10. Urine Test for Kidney Cancer
11. New Hope for Kidney Failure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Maiden Quintuple Kidney Transplant Sets Record

(Date:12/26/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 Pentec Health, ... in the state of Pennsylvania for 2014. The awards ... statewide programs of its kind in the country. The ... the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the ... Management and the Central Penn Business Journal. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 ... BambooFlooringChina.com combines beauty, strength and durability. Today, the ... promotion, which is valid until Jan. 30, 2015. ... grain of traditional hardwood. BambooFlooringChina.com is a well-known ... help consumers worldwide to find a reliable bamboo ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, iFitDress.com, the popular online supplier of wedding dresses and ... of black one-shoulder cocktail dresses . In addition, all ... at discounted prices, up to 70% off. , ... weeks only. You know, we have thousands of frequent callers ... new items can visit our website for more details. The ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Helen Harris’ RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) International ... after an 8 year battle with breast cancer. ... in her home in Woodland Hills California after an ... , As the founder and volunteer President ... and championed many of today's greatest breakthroughs in restoring ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dec. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overeating is common during ... eat in moderation, an expert says. "Don,t arrive at ... calories if you know you,ll be attending a party, but ... Ashbey-Pejoves, lead dietitian at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, ... to eat healthy during the day and even to have ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pentec Health Ranks Fourteenth on The Best Places to Work in PA for 2014 2Health News:Pentec Health Ranks Fourteenth on The Best Places to Work in PA for 2014 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:iFitDress.com: Black One-Shoulder Cocktail Dresses for 2015 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 4
... Webinar: , , What: Coverity Webinar, ... 10 am PT, Where:, http://seminar2.techonline.com/registration/distrib.cgi?s=1346&d=2794 , ... the web at the, ... , Overview: , In this web seminar, ...
... Vista, LLC, a marketing,and information services firm focusing on ... Kevin Grossman, who has been with the company,for seven ... , In his new role, ... HRmarketer Services Group. Mr. Grossman will continue,to report ...
... DiseasePHOENIX, Feb. 12 Although major advances have been ... attention needs to be given to one of the ... -- the painful and often progressive condition called lymphedema, ... so much about cardiovascular disease, few physicians are familiar ...
... Md., Feb. 11 Dialysis Corporation of America (Nasdaq: ... fourth quarter and full year 2008 financial results on Thursday, ... company will also host a conference call in conjunction with ... following morning, Friday, March 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM EST. ...
... Study suggest streamlining of prescribing system to avoid ... -- Doctors often override electronic medication safety alerts ... prescribing drugs for patients, which suggests that physicians ... a U.S. study. , Researchers looked at ...
... Corporation (Nasdaq: RGEN ), a global leader ... today that the Company has received ISO 9001:2000 (ISO) ... and quality systems. ISO certification was granted for ... and related services underlying its Protein A business. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Webinar Alert: Coverity Announces Verification and Validation of Medical Device Software with Static Analysis - A Review of FDA Guidance and Best Practices 2Health News:Kevin Grossman Named President of HRmarketer.com 2Health News:Vascular Experts Call for Increased Awareness of Growing Problem of Lymphedema 2Health News:Vascular Experts Call for Increased Awareness of Growing Problem of Lymphedema 3Health News:Dialysis Corporation of America Announces Fiscal Year 2008 Earnings Release Date 2Health News:Docs Override Most Electronic Drug Warnings 2Health News:Repligen Announces ISO 9001:2000 Certification 2Health News:Repligen Announces ISO 9001:2000 Certification 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014  Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) today announced the ... on Tuesday to help fund the expansion and consolidation of ... Sharon . PHN is the ... . It is the largest employer in ... people on staff. Currently, PHN Sharon offers scattered ...
(Date:12/24/2014)...  Conkwest, Inc., the Natural Killer Cell Company ... (NK) cell-line platform, Neukoplast® (NK-92™) as an immuno-oncology ... NantWorks founder, physician scientist and biotechnology entrepreneur, has ... $48 million of the Company,s Class A Common ... be named Co-Chairman of the Conkwest Board of ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... focused on skin permeation, continuous glucose monitoring and ... Hollander has been appointed Chief Executive Officer ... than 20 years of experience in the medical ... recently served as Vice President, Business Development, Otsuka ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Commonwealth Cornerstone Group Announces $8 Million in Tax Credits to Expand and Consolidate Healthcare Services in Sharon 2Commonwealth Cornerstone Group Announces $8 Million in Tax Credits to Expand and Consolidate Healthcare Services in Sharon 3Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 2Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 3Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 4Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 5Echo Therapeutics Announces Scott W. Hollander as President & Chief Executive Officer 2Echo Therapeutics Announces Scott W. Hollander as President & Chief Executive Officer 3
... , WESTWOOD, Mass., Dec. 7 CompuCyte ... instrumentation and the leading supplier of laser scanning cytometers, ... line of imaging cytometers to include four-laser versions of ... of four excitation lasers chosen from a palette of ...
... EDISON, N.J., Dec. 7 Q-Med AB and Oceana Therapeutics, Inc. ... primary endpoints for the treatment of fecal incontinence. , Q-Med AB ... the FDA during the first quarter of 2010 based on the ... result of years of hard work as we developed a product ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CompuCyte Announces the Release of Four-Laser Imaging Cytometers 2Q-Med AB and Oceana Therapeutics, Inc. Take Major Step Towards SOLESTA(TM) US Regulatory Filing 2Q-Med AB and Oceana Therapeutics, Inc. Take Major Step Towards SOLESTA(TM) US Regulatory Filing 3
Neuropack Sigma MEB-5500 series evoked potential measuring system is a compact, portable, all-in-one unit....
The Nicolet Bravo is a Multi-application system that can configure to meet the needs of neurophysiology deparent....
... Portable systems of the MYOHANDY ... units of the MYOQUICK - SystemPLUS ... they use acquisition systems of the ... channels (ISA 1002, ISA 1002 EP) ...
... Multi-channels Evoked Potential testing systems are the point ... and shows the extremely high technology level of ... channels headbox BQ 132S combined with Acquisition / ... headboxes: ISA 1002 EP with 2 channels, ISA ...
Medicine Products: