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3-D-printed ear creates hope for organ transplants

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina used a 3-D printer to fabricate human baby-sized ear structures and successfully implanted them beneath the skin of mice. Within two months, blood vessels and cartilage began to grow in the ear structures,...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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The sickest liver transplant candidates should be first in line when a donor liver becomes available, but transplant centers are increasingly removing these individuals from the waiting list, considering them "too sick to...

source: News Medical

Performing a parathyroidectomy in kidney transplant patients before their transplant can reduce the risk of graft failure and provide other benefits, the findings of a retrospective study of 913 patients suggest. Uremic hyperparathyroidism...

source: Clinical Endocrinology News

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) patients faced a higher risk than those without the disease of getting new-onset diabetes after getting a kidney transplantation, according to researchers. Based on a meta-analysis of data from 12 separate studies, the...

source: MedPage Today

Patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) seem more likely to develop new-onset diabetes after transplantation, researchers reported here. Based on a meta-analysis of data from 12 separate studies, the risk ratio of new-onset diabetes after transplantation...

source: MedPage Today

Although kidney transplantation is widely used for treating renal amyloidosis secondary to familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), data concerning transplant outcome are limited and inconsistent. The aim of this study was to...

source: Clinical Transplantation (login required)

The role of ProstaglandinE1 (PGE1) infusion in improving early graft function has not been well defined, especially in the scenario of Live Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT). We designed a randomized...

source: Liver Transplantation

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