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Philadelphia baby with rare disease receives liver transplant
Fox News
An 8-month-old Philadelphia baby is recovering after becoming the one of the smallest ever to receive a liver transplant at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Annalise Suthers was born with a rare disease that flushed her skin in a yellow hue and caused her liver to swell, MyFoxPhilly.com reported. Doctors diagnosed Annalise with Biliary atresia, a rare disease that occurs in about 1 in 5,000 babies. The condition occurs when a bile duct is blocked between the small intestine and the liver.
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Transplant-transmitted encephalitis
The Journal of the American Medical Association
Improved surveillance systems are needed to identify rare but difficult-to-diagnose encephalitis cases resulting from pathogens transmitted during organ transplants, according to a recent report. From 2002 to 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated several U.S. encephalitis clusters among transplanted organ recipients. The investigators found that some cases were caused by emerging pathogens including West Nile virus, rabies virus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, and Balamuthia mandrillaris ameba.
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Womb transplant marks birth of new legal and ethical dilemmas
The Boston Globe
Fertility medicine made a leap forward 10 days ago when a Swedish obstetrician announced the first birth of a baby from a transplanted womb, but specialists in Boston say such operations are unlikely to become commonplace anytime soon. Although the birth opens exciting avenues for exploration, there are complex ethical and legal considerations surrounding the transplantation of a uterus from one woman’s body to another, as well as high costs that no insurer is likely to pay, they said.
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Iran restricts organ transplants
Al-Monitor
Over 25,000 Iranian patients are on the waiting list for receiving an organ, according to the latest statistics that Iran's Ministry of Health has announced. Official statistics show that every day, 7 to 10 patients on this list die in dire need of an organ transplant. The administration has increased its efforts to inform and educate people to willingly become donors, which is why the donor card system was created. A section that has also been added to driver's licenses in Iran that indicates the license holder's decision to donate his/her organs.
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State 'must play a central role'
Irish Medical Times
International evidence shows that many potential organ transplants do not occur because organ donors are not detected early by the hospital system. In the end, the most important factor is whether or not doctors are willing to communicate with families, a Spanish expert has said. That makes a real difference in determining whether countries attain a high organ donation rate. This task requires highly trained people.
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C. difficile among LT recipients is associated with decreased overall survival after transplantation
Healio
Liver transplant recipients who developed Clostridium difficile after transplantation had a lower overall survival rate compared to those who did not develop the infection, according to data presented at IDWeek 2014.
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Nurse management: Open source or old school?
By Keith Carlson
Healthcare is a hierarchical culture, and probably for good reason. That hierarchy creates a structure that allows for appropriate supervision and division of labor, perhaps similar to the command structures of the military. Just like any industry, there are "old school" and "new school" approaches to nurse management. In the 21st century, many managers still cling to old ways of thinking that are, to a great extent, based on top-down, hierarchical corporate structures steeped in 20th-century patriarchal culture. Nursing has a chance to break that pattern.
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