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The deadline to submit an abstract is 15 January. Don't miss this opportunity to demonstrate your expertise! Share your insights at One World of Caring, 27-29 September 2014 at the JW Marriott Houston, Texas, USA.
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The call for abstracts for the 23rd Annual ITNS Symposium is now open!
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The first heart transplant for 2014
Greek Reporter
The first heart transplant for the new year was held at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery center, in Athens, Greece. A 56-year-old patient received the transplant from a donor who was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of Achillopouleio General Hospital in Volos. The patient was suffering from an end-stage congestive cardiac failure, caused by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The doctors reported that the progress of his recovery appears satisfactory.
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Too risky to transplant: Patients denied transplants as donor organs are discarded
The Associated Press via KitsapSun
Patients who need organ transplants are dying even while viable organs are being thrown out, as government regulations have forced transplant centers to focus on overall survival rates instead of the well-being of individual patients.
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Liver transplant survival rates lower in black than white pediatric patients
YottaFire
Novel research reveals racial and socioeconomic disparities among pediatric liver transplant patients. Findings published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, indicate that graft and patient survival was higher in white children than minorities.
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US: Organ-sharing network to oversee hand, face transplants
The Associated Press via
You know your liver or kidney could save someone's life. But would you donate your hands or your face? Signing up to become an organ donor may get more complicated than just checking a box on your driver's license. The government is preparing to regulate the new field of hand and face transplants like it does standard organ transplants, giving more Americans who are disabled or disfigured by injury, illness or combat a chance at this radical kind of reconstruction.
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Size of donor affects heart transpant survival rates
Onlymyhealth
The survival rates of patients who go through a heart transplant depend substantially on the height and sex of the donor, says a new study. More recent imaging studies have revealed that a person's weight doesn't necessarily correlate to his or her heart size, and that height and sex play a bigger role, explained study author Dr. Robert Reed, an assistant professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Maryland.
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Changing immunosuppressants after transplant may reduce cancer risk
By Joy Burgess
Recent research has shown that the risk of cancer is much higher for individuals dealing with chronic kidney disease. While other studies have shown similar findings, this new research shows that patients with chronic kidney disease are also more likely to die from cancers — specifically, urinary tract cancer and breast cancer. Unfortunately, transplant researchers and physicians feel that immunosuppressant medications may be the cause of the increased risk of cancer.
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Research tackles liver transplant failure
The Almagest
The re-infection of transplanted livers with hepatitis C virus — which can irreparably damage the new organ — could be halted by administering a drug which blocks the virus entering the liver, research from the University of Birmingham being presented at the Liver Meeting demonstrates.
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Woman's tragic death leads nurses to bond with her family overseas
USA Today
A nurse in a U.S. hospital kissed the patient's forehead. More than 6,000 miles away, Sanaz Nezami's family in Iran watched on a laptop computer and wept. Nezami, a vibrant 27-year-old woman who could speak three languages, wanted to pursue an advanced degree in engineering at Michigan Technological University. Instead, she was brain dead just a few weeks after unpacking her bags, the victim of a fatal beating by her new husband, according to police.
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