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Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient

...urable with a high dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant using cells harvested from the patient before the ...osage is a reduction of blood cells so a stem cell transplant is given to replenish the body’s immune system through a process similar to a blood transfusion. Thr...

Son Donates Part of Liver to Ailing Father, Transplant Successful

...more than half of his liver to his father, and the transplant has been successful. David and Stephen Lomas, f...d. "Then they told me about the possibility of a transplant I couldn't believe it. I'm feeling all right, considering. They're talking about me being discharged...

Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies

...lture dish to obtain a particular neuron type, and transplant them back into patients. Notably, the distribution of adult neural stem cells throughout the subventricular zone raises the possibility, he says, that the cells' activity is regionally modulated in order to regulate the production of different type...

Australian Research Reveals AIDS, Cancer Link

AIDS sufferers and transplant patients are at a much higher risk than the genera... groups -- those infected with HIV/AIDS and kidney transplant patients. "Immune suppression is really the only thing they share," he told AFP. "What we found ...

BMA Scotland Calls for Public Debate on How Best to Increase Organ Donation Rates

...rgans available and the number of people needing a transplant showing no sign of narrowing, doctors believe that the time is right to consider a review of the current organ donation system and look at new ways to improve donation rates. Dr George Fernie, a member of the BMAs Scottish Council, said: The BMA...

Cancer Risk is High Among HIV/AIDS and Kidney Transplant Patients

Researchers have found that HIV/AIDS and kidney transplant patients are at higher risk of developing 20 diffe...red cancer rates between these HIV/AIDS and kidney transplant patients with the general population. The study found that HIV/AIDS patients were 11 times more li...

World's First Face Transplant Patient Feels She is Alive Again

...e French woman who received the world's first face transplant 18 months ago said Friday she felt reborn, but adm..."I met the Chinese surgeon who did the second face transplant on a man who was mauled by a bear. He said he was amazed by the results of my transplant and that I ...

Belgian Doctor Restores Woman's Fertility With Ovary Graft

...ment. In 2005, a US doctor reported a successful transplant of ovarian tissue supplied to a patient by her twin sister, which greatly reduced the chances of the graft being rejected. This time the graft was achieved with sisters who were not identical. However, they were compatible in a group of genes cal...

Viagra Improves Heart Function, Finds Study

...ail rapidly and even result in death, like in lung transplant surgery, for example. In such a case, Viagra may increase the right ventricle's performance and save the patient," Dr Nagendran added. Dr. Evangelos Michelakis, a U of A cardiologist, the Canada Research Chair in Pulmonary Hypertension and the seni...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...e way for developing new therapies to prevent lung transplant rejection a major problem that limits the long-te...success of the procedure. Five years after lung transplant surgery, only about 45 percent of patients are still alive, according to the U.S. Organ and Procurem...

Organ Donors Solicited During UKs National Transplant Week

...oo, not just for the 7,500 people currently on the transplant list, but also for the hundreds more who add their...urrently, there are around 311 people on the liver transplant waiting list in the UK. The number of donors is far exceeded by the number of patients desperately ...

Men Under Knife to Reduce Bulging Waistline in Britian

...ier Silvio Berlusconi, 70, had a facelift and hair transplant three years ago, while singer Julio Iglesias, 63, also admits to plastic surgery, as does 66-year-old nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow....

Treat Every Patient as a Potential Organ Donor, British Health Official Says

...d coming home with serious complications. "These transplant tourists' often face low standards of safety and quality of care," Donaldson wrote in his annual report, at www.dh.gov.uk. "The risks of damaged organs, infections and death are markedly increased." The British Medical Association, which represents...

Chief Medical Officer Urges Presumption of Organ Donation to End Transplant Shortfall

...an donation that leaves around 7,000 people on the transplant waiting list at any one time, he said. "We have something of a crisis in this country," said Donaldson. "Every day at least one patient dies while on the list. There is a shortage of organs in this country and the situation is getting worse." Sur...

Chennai Hospital Conducts Bone Marrow Transplantation Successfully

...by successfully conducting a unrelated bone marrow transplant in an eight-year-old Ugandan boy using the cord b...hed Howard's needs and carried out the bone marrow transplant that saved the boy's life. Doctors say that Howard is now almost 100 percent normal. Revathi Raj, ...

Around the World in 86 Days ... on Motorbike With Double-hand Transplant

...ration on a man in France. The first double hand transplant on a woman took place last November in Spain, when...Kelz' surgery lasted 17 hours and was performed by transplant specialist Raimund Margreiter at Innsbruck University Hospital in western Tyrol. "I did 5,000 hour...

US Patient Implanted With HeartMate II, Leaves ICU

...d Washington University School of Medicine's heart transplant and artificial heart programs. First the regular mechanical pump was tried out. It is an external device that can only be used in an ICU and is intended to support a patient for a month or two. Over the next few months, his liver function and brea...

Four Organ Transplants Dont Help, Canadian Teenager Dies

...olumbian province of Canada underwent a four-organ transplant at Toronto General Hospital. During the surgery, he received a new liver, pancreas, stomach and bowel, and also had his spleen and gall bladder removed. MacIver suffered from a rare condition where blood vessels in his bowels would not only bleed, ...

China to Curtail Organ Sale

...ove by the state council attempts to standardize transplant surgery procedures besides regulating the organ ...igin of the organs but attempts to regularize the transplant system. Under the new laws, organs cannot be taken from donors who are below the age of 18 years. It...

Hair Restoration Procedures Performed Worldwide Increased 34 Percent in 2006

...the survey include: In 2006, 92.9 percent of hair transplant procedures targeted the scalp area, and 7.1 percent of procedures targeted non-scalp areas of the body, including: Eyebrows (3.4 percent in 2006 vs. 3 percent in 2004) Face/moustache/beard (1.5 percent in 2006 vs. 1 percent in 2004) Eyelashes (1....

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