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Bacteria linked to hyperammonemia in lung transplant patients

New research shows a rare but often fatal complication among lung transplant patients is likely caused by bacteria normally found in the urinary tract. Dr. Ankit Bharat, a thoracic surgeon and surgical director at the Northwestern University...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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The Mayo Clinic and United Therapeutics Corporation recently announced the establishment of a partnership focused on creating a new lung restoration center. The facility will be built on Mayo's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, and is...

source: Lung Disease News

For adult kidney transplant recipients, nephrologists take an active approach to medication management, according to a study published online June 17 in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. Kimberley Crawford, Ph.D.,...

source: HealthDay via Monthly Prescribing Reference

During the first year after kidney transplantation, vitamin D supplementation does not reduce the risk for acute rejection episodes or infection, and might promote the development of hypercalcemia, results from a randomized controlled trial suggest. "VITA-D was a hypothesis-driven...

source: Medscape

Because of a persistent discrepancy between the demand for liver transplantation (LT) and the supply of deceased donor organs, there is an interest in increasing living donation rates at centers trained in this method of...

source: Liver Transplantation (login required)

Blood glucose levels increase abruptly after graft reperfusion during living donor liver transplantation, but studies on perioperative factors contributing to this phenomenon are rare. Researchers developed...

source: Annals of Transplantation

Living-donor lobar lung transplantation is indicated for rapidly deteriorating patients, and the total volume of two lower lobe grafts must be sufficient for the recipient. To rescue patients with small lobar grafts,...

source: American Journal of Transplantation (login required)

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