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Kidney Donor Alleges Fraud by Doctors

...nt of the patients who undergo transplantation and compatibility had nothing to do with it. He said the hospital was exploring the option of a second transplantation for Venkateswarlu, who is now getting free dialysis. Narayan added that the allegations had demoralized the doctors. Following the incident, surg...

Zodiac Signs Has No Impact on Finding the Right Partner

...rsity's School of Social Sciences, said no special compatibility was found between star signs. "If there is even the smallest tendency for Virgos to fancy Capricorns, or for Libras to like Leos, then we should see it in the marriage statistics," he said. "When you have a population of 10 million couples, then ...

South African Minister Recovering After Liver Transplant

...it comes to liver. There is also an issue of donor compatibility involved in this. Professor Jeff Wing, the minister’s physician said that a patient stays in the ICU for ten days after a liver transplant followed by a month’s stay at the hospital. He also added that it takes around 5-6 months for the patient to ...

Research Improves Kidney Transplant Chances for Sensitized Patients

...ot ready to commit to a system based only on organ compatibility as determined by antibodies. "Kidneys are a scarce resource," he says. "We have to put sensitization in perspective. There is always an unsensitized patient out there." The Emory algorithm helps equalize the allocation scheme, Dr. Pearson says. Wi...

Nanoparticle Research Offers Hope of Artificial Retinas, Prostheses

... "from the bottom up" with characteristics such as compatibility with living cells and the ability to turn light into tiny electrical currents that can produce responses in nerves. That's what the UTMB and Michigan researchers did, using a process devised by Michigan chemical engineering professor Nicholas Kotov...

Anti-rejection Therapy a Boon for Patients With "anti-donor" Antibody Levels

...rs in the nation addressing this problem. Tissue compatibility issues exist for all patients receiving transplanted organs, but rejection risks are dramatically increased for those with high exposure to “non-self” human leukocyte antigens (HLAs). Exposure may come through blood transfusions, previous transplanta...

Therapy Modulates Highly Sensitized Immune System to Let Mother Give Kidney to Daughter

...rs in the nation addressing this problem. Tissue compatibility issues exist for all patients receiving transplanted organs, but rejection risks are dramatically increased for those with high exposure to “non-self” human leukocyte antigens (HLAs). Exposure may come through blood transfusions, previous transplanta...

'Risperdal' Cleared By FDA To Treat Autistic Children

..., attempted self-mutilation, and aggression. Its compatibility to treat irritability and aggression in children was proved in a series of tests conducted in two 8-week, placebo-controlled trials done amongst 156 patients between ages 5-16. The results of the battery of tests showed remarkable improvement in symp...

Novel genetic blood test

...ood transfusions are inherently safe. But with the compatibility between the donor and the recipient being tested using serological techniques, there is a significant section of the population that suffer serious illness and side effects after receiving multiple transfusions of blood that is not a perfect match." ...

Heparin Based Nanoscale Materials Developed For Dialysis Treatment

...d pores, and then demonstrated the materials' high compatibility with blood. Heparin is a common therapeutic used to maintain blood flow or prevent clotting during medical procedures and treatments. The researchers demonstrated the composite heparin membrane with nanopores could work as an artificial kidney, or ...

Stem Cell Bank In UK Would Require 150 Embryo-Derived Stem Cell Lines

...herapeutic bank would have to be tested for tissue compatibility to minimise chances of rejection and eliminate need for immunosuppressant drugs. Unlike the one to one donor – patient liver, cardiac and renal transplants being performed currently, a single stem cell line could be exploited to benefit multiple reci...

New sensors developed to predict effectiveness of radiotherapy treatment

...ferent forms of radiation used in radiotherapy and compatibility of the device with microprocessors offer a superior advantage. The device is based on the working principle of semiconductor material that senses the incoming radiation and transmits it to a display unit. INVORAD also developed a cylindrical 'body ...

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