Navigation Links
Working Up Potential Living Liver Donors

Voluntary living liver donors should undergo a careful, but quick, workup and their selflessness should not be hampered by negativism from the transplant community//, say the authors of a new study in the issue of Liver Transplantation.

Over the past ten years, living donor liver transplantation has become a practical alternative to deceased donor transplantation. Through it, donors can save the life of a loved one; however, morbidity and mortality of donors remain major drawbacks. The workup of the potential donor is a serious procedure with potentially profound impacts on his or her psyche, decision and satisfaction, as well as on the outcome of the potential recipient.

Researchers, led by Professor Sheung Tat Fan of the University of Hong Kong, sought to analyze and report the experiences of donor workups at their center, which performs many more transplants from living donors than from deceased donors because of a major scarcity of the latter.

The researchers included 399 people who offered to become a living liver donor for a loved one between January 2001 and December 2004. To do so, each had to successfully complete a four-step process which ascertained their suitability for the surgery. First, they provided a detailed medical and drug history. Second, they underwent a comprehensive psychological assessment as well as medical testing including chest radiographs and an electrocardiogram. Third, they underwent liver biopsy, if there was any suggestion of fatty liver changes. Lastly, they gave informed consent.

A full 32 percent of the potential donors made it through the workup and went on to the donor surgery. Most of those who did not make it to the surgery dropped out after the first step; 144 due to medical reasons such as ABO incompatibility or because they were hepatitis carriers, though 42 dropped out voluntarily, and 24 because there was another better donor. From step two onward, there were very few dro
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Working in shifts may cause damage to your health
2. Junior Doctors Working Long Hours May Perform Poorly
3. New UK Policy Threatens The Flexible Working Scheme
4. Medicare Drug Plan Is Not Working in The US
5. Warning! Working For Long Hours On Your Computer Can Be Lethal
6. Stressed Pregnant Working Mothers Put Their Unborn Child’s Life in Dange
7. Working of Drug Department on Hold Without Drug Analyst
8. Doctor Faces Disbarment For Working In Multiple Hospitals
9. Computational Model Reveals Working of AZT in Body
10. Scientists Working On Drug Trial Guidelines
11. Scientists Uncover Complex Workings of Sperm
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Working Potential Living Liver Donors

(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Healthcare professionals who ... continuing education at home or on-the-go via laptops, ... 20 brand new, premium Seminar-on-Demand CE courses. The ... over 2,000 hours of CE course ... educational experience. With such a diverse library, there’s ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Akeso Biomedical, Inc. , a privately held ... infections, microbial biofilms, and chronic wounds, announced that Dr. ... , Dr. Sinskey is a Professor ... of Technology, or MIT. He has been a member ... holds positions as Co-Director of the Malaysia-MIT Biotechnology Partnership ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter ... part of conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) -- the incubation ... place in a device inside the vagina, new research suggests. ... the device, called an INVOcell, might sharply cut costs for ... the technology more accessible to those who don,t live near ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 With a ... Gov. Charlie Crist made a brief fundraising stop at ... on Thursday. , Fresh from a debate last night ... take the stage for the first seven minutes because ... former governor described the incident in one word: "weird." ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... T.E.N., a technology and information ... that William H. Murray, renowned author and industry ... Leadership Award winner. Presented annually, the ISE® Luminary ... leader and industry practitioner for his or her ... information security industry. , Formerly with IBM, Murray ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Top Provider of Continuing Education at Home Releases 20 New Online Courses 2Health News:Akeso Biomedical Appoints Dr. Anthony J. Sinskey to Board of Directors 2Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 2Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 3Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 4Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 2Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 3Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 2Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 3Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 4
... disease is now reported to have spread in about 26 ... the disease is not fatal it weakens the immune system ... reported in Tasmania. Maharashtra state health minister Vimal Mundada said ... could be sensitized by this new disease and take necessary ...
... past two months while seven new HIV positive cases were identified ... alone, seven new HIV positive cases were identified in the district ... Chief Medical Superintendent Rajni Kant Gupta said., ,With this, the ... 30 of the infected were between 20 and 35 years, he ...
... up the lives of thousands of cancer patients, with hope ... gut.// Initial examinations of the drug have left a clue ... ,This drug called Sutent, nicknamed as the ... the cells to proliferate rapidly, as is the case in ...
... offered reduced price in fertility treatment if they donate eggs ... given permission for a scheme for ‘egg sharing' so as ... the women who agree for this scheme and pass on ... the cost of IVF treatment by almost half. ...
... Fatty acids found in oily fish won’t only make you ... fatty acids found in fish oil will help keep the ... of exercise.// , ,Professor Peter Howe, from the University of ... on 68 overweight-to-obese adults at risk of coronary disease and ...
... drew many activists who held a demonstration in Burlington after ... stance in support of the practice.// , The rally ... group kicked off World Breastfeeding Week. ,Activists marched ... that say breastfeeding is not just a private bond between ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:IVF Price To Be Reduced If Women Opt For Egg Sharing Scheme 2Health News:IVF Price To Be Reduced If Women Opt For Egg Sharing Scheme 3Health News:Fatty Acids In Fish Oil Helps Fight Obesity 2Health News:Wide Support for Breast feeding 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Sanomedics International Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: SIMH) ... Research & Data Services, demand for thermometers is expected ... 2018, as demand for more accurate digital thermometers continues.  ... world,s largest market for thermometers, and one of the ... International Holdings, Inc. Sanomedics International Holdings designs, ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... NORWALK, Conn. , Oct. 22, 2014  Recently ... (GERD) have bolstered the already substantial database of evidence. ... and adoption of Stretta therapy for sufferers ... of clinical evidence supporting Stretta therapy as ... coverage policies that make Stretta therapy available to nearly ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... , Oct. 20, 2014  Indianapolis interventional medical ... Toronto -based 3D visualization leader ... of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting that they have ... brain surgery. The collaboration is the first of ... to improve patient outcomes. NICO,s BrainPath® interventional access ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sanomedics International Holdings Analyst Report: Taking Some Heat by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2Recent Clinical Study Data Confirms Efficacy of Stretta Therapy - Spurs Additional Insurance Coverage and Financing Round 2Indianapolis' NICO Corporation and Toronto's Synaptive Medical, Inc. Announce First-Ever Intervention-Visualization Partnership with Goal to Improve Standard of Care in Neurosurgery 2Indianapolis' NICO Corporation and Toronto's Synaptive Medical, Inc. Announce First-Ever Intervention-Visualization Partnership with Goal to Improve Standard of Care in Neurosurgery 3Indianapolis' NICO Corporation and Toronto's Synaptive Medical, Inc. Announce First-Ever Intervention-Visualization Partnership with Goal to Improve Standard of Care in Neurosurgery 4Indianapolis' NICO Corporation and Toronto's Synaptive Medical, Inc. Announce First-Ever Intervention-Visualization Partnership with Goal to Improve Standard of Care in Neurosurgery 5
... ... ... - Spasticity Affects a Significant Number of Post-Stroke ... , , ...
... Robbins & Myers, Inc. (NYSE: RBN ) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a regular cash dividend payment of $0.0425 per share. , ... , , ... ... The dividend is payable on May 7, 2010 to shareholders of record as of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:First European Patients Enrolled in Largest Ever Randomised Controlled Trial of ITB Therapy(R) in Post-Stroke Patients With Severe Spasticity 2First European Patients Enrolled in Largest Ever Randomised Controlled Trial of ITB Therapy(R) in Post-Stroke Patients With Severe Spasticity 3First European Patients Enrolled in Largest Ever Randomised Controlled Trial of ITB Therapy(R) in Post-Stroke Patients With Severe Spasticity 4First European Patients Enrolled in Largest Ever Randomised Controlled Trial of ITB Therapy(R) in Post-Stroke Patients With Severe Spasticity 5First European Patients Enrolled in Largest Ever Randomised Controlled Trial of ITB Therapy(R) in Post-Stroke Patients With Severe Spasticity 6First European Patients Enrolled in Largest Ever Randomised Controlled Trial of ITB Therapy(R) in Post-Stroke Patients With Severe Spasticity 7First European Patients Enrolled in Largest Ever Randomised Controlled Trial of ITB Therapy(R) in Post-Stroke Patients With Severe Spasticity 8First European Patients Enrolled in Largest Ever Randomised Controlled Trial of ITB Therapy(R) in Post-Stroke Patients With Severe Spasticity 9
... founded in 1975, is a full-service, ... clients throughout the United States and ... focuses on cutting-edge research and development ... refinement of existing diagnostic tests to ...
... ActCel Hemostatic Gauze is a collagen-like ... It is an effective, patented, hemostatic agent ... bleeding from open wounds and in body ... thrombin or collagen and is hypoallergenic. When ...
Sharp tipped straight scissors. For cutting in the iris plane or cutting peripheral membranes. May also be useful in ROP cases....
Sharp tipped illuminated scissors with a curvature of 12 mm to follow the contour of the retina. For cutting in the plane parallel to the retina, cutting membranes adherent to the retinal surface and...
Medicine Products: