Feb. 22, 2013 -- Administration of the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) at the time a deceased donor liver is being harvested led to improved graft survival in the recipients, Italian researchers reported.
Feb. 18, 2013 -- Everolimus (Zortress) has won FDA approval to prevent liver transplant rejection in adults, adding to its earlier similar approval in kidney transplant, according to the drug's manufacturer, Novartis.
Jan. 19, 2013 -- The updated 2011 appropriate use criteria for stress echocardiography resulted in more inappropriate tests, mostly for perioperative assessments for transplantations, a single-center study found.
Nov. 27, 2012 -- Joseph Murray, MD, who performed the first successful human organ transplant in 1954, died Monday at the age of 93 from complications of a stroke suffered last week.
Nov. 12, 2012 -- BOSTON -- Antiviral therapy after surgery appears to reduce the risk of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma related to hepatitis B, a researcher reported here.
Nov. 11, 2012 -- BOSTON -- Bariatric surgery patients may be at greater risk of acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure, researchers reported.
Oct. 5, 2012 -- A suction system for collecting surgical waste apparently killed one patient and seriously injured another, prompting its maker to recall it and several related devices, the FDA said.
Aug. 11, 2012 -- More sophisticated simulator technology is increasingly allowing medical schools to use it in place of animals for training in catheter placement, surgeries, and other procedures.
Aug. 8, 2012 -- A ventricular assist device designed for children of various sizes appears to lengthen survival in pediatric patients awaiting a heart transplant, researchers found.
Aug. 5, 2012 -- Twenty cases of Ebola virus infection, including 14 fatal ones, have been reported in the Uganda, setting off a new round of concern about the untreatable illness. Also this week: electronic sensors in oral meds.
Aug. 3, 2012 -- For children who received transplanted livers from obese adults -- those with a body mass index between 30 and 35 -- there was no increased risk for graft loss or mortality, a retrospective study suggested.
Aug. 2, 2012 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb has suspended treatment "to protect patient safety" in a phase IIb trial of an investigational oral drug for hepatitis C.
May. 24, 2012 -- SAN DIEGO -- Increases in factors associated with fatty liver disease may be leading clinicians to discard more donated organs, researcher found.
Apr. 6, 2012 -- This week's topics include video to promote organ donations, mammography 'plus' for breast cancer diagnosis, and a possible link between a common antibiotic and detached retinas.
Apr. 3, 2012 -- A 5-minute video shown on an iPod at the department of motor vehicles may help increase the number of organ donors, researchers found.
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100 Q&A About Liver Transplantation: A Lahey Clinic Guide (100 Questions & Answers about) see details » « hide
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This latest edition offers updated operative results from our center and the latest modifications of the technique. With contributions from a leading microvascular surgeon, a critical care clinician, a psychiatrist, and two anesthetists from the same liver transplant team, the LDLT experience at Queen Mary Hospital is depicted in an even greater extent.
Primer on Transplantation see details » « hide
In addition to 5 organ-specific chapters: kidney, pancreas, heart, lung and liver, the book includes essential information on:
- donor management
- infectious complications
- pediatric transplantation
- general principles of patient management
Fully updated and redesigned to make it even more user-friendly, the book now contains clinical vignettes, key point boxes, and self-assessment multiple choice questions in each chapter.
Primer on Transplantation, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for all health professionals in the transplant team including trainees, residents, fellows, physicians, surgeons, nurses and transplant co-ordinators.
Purchasing this book entitles you to access to the companion website:
The website includes:
- Interactive Multiple-Choice Questions for each chapter
- Figures from the book as Powerpoints for downloading
- All chapters online
Gifted: An Extraordinary Journey Through Illness and Liver Transplantation see details » « hide
Dan presents a compelling, first-hand account of the physical and emotional challenges of what he faced being chronically ill, enduring the loss of loved ones, struggling to obtain adequate health insurance, and ultimately undergoing a liver transplant surgery that saved his life. It's also a testimony to how one's faith and the unyielding love and support of family, friends, and strangers can truly overcome adversity. Gifted is a humbling and inspirational story of faith, courage, hope, trust, and perseverance that will have you cheering and crying, but most of all rejoicing in the message that with the gift of live, anything and everything is possible.
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Medical Care of the Liver Transplant Patient: Total Pre-, Intra- and Post-Operative Management see details » « hide
There are twenty-nine chapters containing practical advice on total patient management. They are arranged into 8 sections and follow the stages of transplantation from first indication and selection of potential recipient, through to acute recovery, long-term follow-up and continued health.
In this edition there are new chapters on special considerations in liver transplant patients such as viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease and live donor liver transplantation. It also contains the very latest information concerning complications and recurring problems after transplantation. Another new chapter considers fresh approaches and developments in the future.
This is a vital reference to all members of the medical team involved at different stages in the care of liver transplantation patients including hepatologists, gastroenterologists, transplant surgeons, specialist nurses, and nutritionists.