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A Porcine Dolly

...ms promises to produce an "ultimate pig" for human transplantation studies in 4 years. Even as these studies race off the press, a third report -- its publication also expedited by Nature -- finds that porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERV) can be transmitted across species. These viruses cause no disease in their h...

Novel "CYCLOSPORINE CAPSULE FORMULATION" to be launched

Cyclosporine has revolutionised the transplantation scene in the last 20 years by helping with immunosuppresion. Novartis have so far had the patent for the drug and enjoyed the profits. The cost of the medicine is prohibitively expensive.However in the past few years other pharma companies have been ...

Infant receives first bloodless liver transplant

... boy received 20% of his mother’s liver during the transplantation on February 7th at the children’s hospital in Los Angeles. To avoid complications during the surgery doctors recycled the blood lost from the infant’s body back to his circulation. Also the infant was given drugs to stimulate the production of red b...

Liver donors can thrive after transplant

...r. Elizabeth Pomfret, director of live donor liver transplantation at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts and her team, conducted a study into the post liver transplant scenario- from both the donor’s angle and the recipient’s angle. She found that all the donors continued to live and thriv...

GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia

...esses slowly. In the chronic phase, bone marrow transplantation is the only known cure. But there are many problems and side effects regarding the tranplantation which makes it more difficult to perform. Gleevec has produced higher remission rates in comparison to the drug-interferon alfa, in three short-duratio...

GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia

...esses slowly. In the chronic phase, bone marrow transplantation is the only known cure. But there are many problems and side effects regarding the tranplantation which makes it more difficult to perform. Gleevec has produced higher remission rates in comparison to the drug-interferon alfa, in three short-duratio...

Double impact vaccine

... lymphoma. High dose chemotherapy with bone marrow transplantation is given in case of relapse. If proved effective, the treatment derived from measles vaccine virus would become another treatment option for patients with relapsed lymphoma....

Angiotensin-II-receptor blockers - Treat kidney failure

...is equivalent to delaying the need for dialysis or transplantation by two years. The second trial involved researchers in Chicago who found that the progression of kidney disease or death was reduced by around 20 per cent in patients on irbesartan. Even those with advanced disease could benefit, although the treat...

Vitamins suppress artery injury after transplant

...eries from narrowing after heart transplant. Heart transplantation can be a life-saver// but, the vessels linking the new heart let the patient down by becoming blocked. If only a way could be found of blocking this process known clinically as arteriosclerosis. Now doctors at The Hopkins Hospital in Boston, US, beli...

Liver transplant oversight urged

...m people who have just died. ``Living-donor liver transplantation is a remarkably effective lifesaving procedure for selected patients,'' they wrote. But they warned that it may pose a greater risk of bile leaks for some recipients. In an accompanying article, Dr. Owen Surman, a psychiatrist who works with transpla...

Heart may pull Cells from Body to Self-repair

...s obtained the biopsies from men who had undergone transplantation with a heart from a female donor. For comparison, the researchers used tissue from one non-transplanted male, and heart biopsies from people who received a transplant from a donor of the same sex. In biopsies of 6 of the 12 men who had received femal...

Bone marrow transplants for limbs

...ts. The researchers conclude that bone marrow cell transplantation is a safe and effective treatment for peripheral arterial disease....

Damage to arteries from injury can be avoided with carbon monoxide

...rt ailments that are treated with angioplasty or a transplantation may result in injury of the arteries. While in transplantation there is an ever-present risk of rejection of the// organ, in angioplasty, placing a balloon in the ...

More risks connected with live-donor liver transplants

...es of success. Dr. Fred Gordon, director of liver transplantation at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., who said that the procedure is here to stay, said the findings will give potential donors a clearer picture of the risks....

Measles Risk in Transplant Patients

...compromised immune system who have undergone organ transplantation could be at a high risk of measles if they don’t receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in a timely manner.// Completion of MMR vaccination in southeast London is among the lowest in the United Kingdom. Just over 60 percent of children aged ...

West Nile and Blood Transfusions

...ents had weakened immune systems due to a previous transplantation or cancer, and 35 percent were age 70 or older and faced other medical challenges. Researchers say the virus took longer to fully develop in patients with weakened immune systems than in patients with normal immune systems. The 23 patients with conf...

Transplants Help Liver Cancer Patients

...or patients with liver cancer. If diagnosed early, transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with liver cancer and advanced cirrhosis."...

Bone Marrow Cells Help Heart Attack Patients

..."These results demonstrate for the first time that transplantation of a person’s own stem cells through direct intracoronary injection increased cardiac function, blood flow and metabolism in the damaged zone." Dr. Stauer concludes, "If a prospective, randomized, multi-center study confirms these encouraging result...

Pancreas Transplant for Diabetics

Pancreatic transplantation is done as a therapeutic option for patients with ...owever, in the absence of kidney failure, pancreas transplantation may be considered for diabetics who have severe diabetes with frequent episodes of very low or very ...

Recovery After Heart Transplantation

While still considered major surgery, heart transplantation has been around for almost 40 years. Most of the time, problems arise //after the person goes home. Some of those problems are fatal. Now a new drug on the horizon is helping transplant patients lead a normal life. Patients are at risk of two major ...

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