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ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

...to be as effective as routine steroids in reducing rejection of transplanted organs without any of the side eff...r. Eason found patients treated with ATG had lower rejection and severity rates than patients who received standard steroid treatment. Also the acute rejection w...

Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration

...is the factory, there is no question of biological rejection as these new organs are produced by one's own body itself. Though Dr. Matapurkar has won the patent after four years of patient waiting, there is a long way to go before this magical technique becomes widely used....

Miscarriage linked to late embryos

...hat late-implanting embryos may be weaker and that rejection of them may be a protective mechanism designed to spare the mother the physiologic burden of supporting non-viable offspring. The new studies, which monitored the hormones in daily urine samples of healthy women trying to conceive, showed the day by...

Organs made from cloned embryos

... transplants and avoid the use of drugs to prevent rejection of the new organ....

Filtration treatment assigns more live kidney donation

...ing out the antibodies that can cause donor kidney rejection allows a higher success rate with live donor transplants. Many patients need a kidney transplant but are denied one because no donor organ can be found. Body organs, from dead bodies, are in short supply, and to have a kidney from a live donor //mean...

Damage to arteries from injury can be avoided with carbon monoxide

...n transplantation there is an ever-present risk of rejection of the// organ, in angioplasty, placing a balloon in the artery causes damage to the vessel walls. This in turn triggers the immune system response. A new study has however, revealed that pre-treatment with carbon monoxide may protect the arteries fr...

Better Drug for Heart Transplant

... everolimus combined with another drug reduced the rejection and risk of infection in kidney transplant patient...rolimus is a promising agent for the management of rejection and vasculopathy after heart transplantation....

Pain of Denial Compared to Physical Pain

If you never experienced the rejection of being picked last for a sports team, chances ar...researchers conclude that although the feelings of rejection and pain involve similar processes, there are still differences. However these similarities help to ...

Steroid-Free Liver Transplants

...played a major role in helping recipients fend off rejection of their new organ. However, the treatment is not ... combination of medications had a 25 percent graft rejection rate after one year vs. 50 percent among those who had received steroid therapy following their tran...

Stent Effective In Keeping Arteries Open

...us also has promise in preventing heart and kidney rejection after transplantation....

A Urine Test Could Predict Rejection In Transplant Patients

...ermine who will experience kidney failure or organ rejection after transplant surgery.// In the study, researchers analyzed 34 urine samples from 32 kidney patients who had transplant surgery. Thirteen protein markers were present in most samples of patients who experienced organ rejection, but none appeared ...

Recovery After Heart Transplantation

...are at risk of two major problems after surgery -- rejection of the donor heart and a condition called cardiac vasculopathy. This is where the arteries in the transplanted heart start to narrow, and they narrow throughout the whole length of the arteries. It’s the major cause of death after the first year afte...

Rejection Rate for Liver Transplants Patient Reduced

...matching done for liver transplant patients, organ rejection is still a common phenomenon. Transplant surgeon I...son University Hospital in Philadelphia, says that rejection happens in at least 40 percent of patients undergoing a liver transplant.A new medical breakthrough ...

Transplanted heart made more acceptable by daclizumab

...umab has been found to reduce the risk of cellular rejection after a heart transplant// when used on top of standard immunosuppression. The drug, a humanized monoclonal antibody, is directed against the interleukin-2 receptor, thereby inhibiting T-cell proliferation. Patients who were taken into the Study we...

Testosterone patch for women Rejected For safety Reasons

...enopausal after ovarian surgery however due to the rejection by members of the FDA panel the drug is kept on hold until more data is available to assess the drug. At a recent meeting panel members strongly criticized the company funded clinical trials as "inadequate" to assess issues of long term safety. Pan...

Cow's vein used in man to treat varicose ulcer.

...pared to the weakened valves of man and to prevent rejection of bovine tissue, the cows valve is pre treated with drugs."// The femoral vein is a primary vein of the upper leg near the groin and the valves in the vein help in the regulated flow of blood from the extremities to the heart. When the valv...

Bypassing open heart bypass surgery...

...e of a drug, Rapamycine, essentially used to treat rejection following an organ transplant, researchers did not find even a single case of restonsis even six months after the procedure. The drug, says Dr Kaul, takes about three to six weeks to disappear from its site of location. But by then, the body's initi...

Xenotransplantation “breakthrough”

... Therapeutics.Previous research has indicated that rejection of animal cells and organs by the human immune sys...round four years’ time. In addition to hyperacute rejection by the human immune system, other hurdles facing xenotransplantation include delayed rejection, coag...

The Use Of Steroids After Liver Transplants Questioned

...played a major role in helping recipients fend off rejection of their new organ. However, the treatment is not ... combination of medications had a 25 percent graft rejection rate after one year vs. 50 percent among those who had received steroid therapy following their tran...

Immune Boost With LHRH To Help Cancer And Transplant Patients

...// better. It is also hoped to reduce the risk of rejection in transplant patients. Materialization of the above concept would mean that the donated organ will be better tolerated by supplementation with LHRH before a transplant and then adding blood stem cells from the donor to a patient's thymus. Common ca...

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