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Growing number of patients who might benefit from liver transplant removed from wait list

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHICAGO (April 28, 2016): 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 ...

First liver transplant between HIV men performed in Switzerland

GhanaWeb - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
In October 2015, when a 75-year-old HIV-positive man died from cerebral haemorrhage after agreeing to give his organs, the transplant of his liver into another HIV-infected man was approved. The operation was a success, but the hospital decided to wait ...

Second liver transplantation in Manipal Hospitals

The Hindu - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
The liver and kidney of a lecturer from Guntur, who was declared brain dead, were harvested and transplanted to patients in Manipal Hospital here on Saturday.
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First Evidence That Hep C Drugs Curb Liver Transplants

Medscape - ‎Apr 15, 2016‎
BARCELONA, Spain - Thanks to direct-acting antivirals that can cure the majority of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus, the need for liver transplantation in this population could be greatly reduced, according to the results of a new study. In ...

Of liver Transplantation and Surrogacy

Daily Excelsior - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Liver disease is a rare complication of pregnancy, but when it occurs it may do so in a dramatic and tragic fashion for both mother and infant.

FMI Releases New Report on the Global Liver Transplantation Market (blog) - ‎Apr 16, 2016‎
Future-Market-Insights347 Liver transplantation or hepatic transplantation is a surgical procedure performed when the liver fails to perform its normal functions such as synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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Should Liver Transplant Come Sooner in Wilson Disease?

MD Magazine - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
In the late stage of the illness, liver transplantation is an option, but usually only when the liver has stopped functioning despite treatment.
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In a First, 11-month-old Undergoes Liver Transplant

The New Indian Express - ‎Apr 16, 2016‎
KOCHI: In a milestone achievement, 11-month-old girl Hazal Mariam has successfully undergone a liver transplant at Aster Medcity in Kochi.

Alternative medicine-induced liver injury linked to high LT rate, lower transplant-free survival

Healio - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Patients with complementary and alternative medicines-induced liver injury had higher rates of liver transplantation compared with prescription medication-induced injury.

Hepatitis C, the top reason for a liver transplant, could be considered a 'rare disease' by 2030

St. Louis Public Radio - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
“In liver disease, the explosion that is going on is the development of new therapies for new treatment of Hepatitis C,” said Bacon.

Manipal Hospital performs second liver transplant

The Hans India - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
A young Lecturer from Guntur S Ashok Kumar (25), who was declared brain dead, left his vital organs to be donated. A team of specialists at Manipal Hospitals conducted the second Liver Transplantation surgery at their hospital. Kidneys, Liver and eyes ...

CF Patient, 25, Reclaims His Life Through Rare Lungs-and-Liver Transplant at UT Southwestern

Cystic Fibrosis News Today - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Two Texas surgical teams recently performed an extremely rare, lungs-and-liver double organ transplant at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center's William P. Clements Jr.

Pediatric LT recipients show increased odds for survival post-transplant

Healio - ‎4 hours ago‎
47 children underwent whole liver, 77 underwent partial and four underwent split transplantation. Most of the patients received cyclosporine/steroids as primary immunosuppression post-transplant (n = 123) and five received tacrolimus/steroids. Of the ...

Liver transplant survivor takes on Three Peaks challenge as thank you to live-saving hospital staff

Bradford Telegraph and Argus - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
A DAD-OF-FOUR, who needed a liver transplant after a motorbike crash led to him having a contaminated blood transfusion, has taken on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge as a thank you to the hospital staff who helped save his life.

Two surgical teams perform rare lung-liver transplant, a first in north Texas and only 75th nationally (press release) (blog) - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
DALLAS - Surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center's William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital successfully completed the first combined lung and liver transplant in North Texas on a 25-year-old Gainesville man - the 75th patient nationwide to ...

Acute liver failure after massive hepatectomy improves with liver cell transplantation - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Liver failure often occurs after an extensive hepatectomy, which is the surgical resection of the liver. While liver cell transplantation is a useful therapy for acute liver failure after massive hepatectomy, when cells are transplanted through liver ...

Transplanted liver cells protect against liver failure after massive hepatectomy surgery

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
(April 25, 2016) - Liver failure often occurs after an extensive hepatectomy, which is the surgical resection of the liver. While liver cell transplantation is a useful therapy for acute liver failure after massive hepatectomy, when cells are ...

New Data Endorse Use of Hepatitis C-Positive Liver Donors

Medscape - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
BARCELONA, Spain - For patients infected with hepatitis C who are on the transplant list, a hepatitis C–positive donor liver "could be reasonably safe option," a new study suggests. However, although there was no association between donor hepatitis C ...

'2 people had to die for me to still be here': Transplant recipient becomes transplant surgeon - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
Dr. Scott Livingstone had end-stage liver disease at age 14 because of a rare genetic condition. An urgent liver transplant at the University of Alberta Hospital saved his life, but later failed. Then a second donor came through with another liver for ...
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City's 15th heart transplant surgery exposes several holes in the system

Hindustan Times - ‎55 minutes ago‎
“The family was willing to donate all her organs but we could retrieve only the heart and liver. The kidneys were not medically fit,” he added.