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kidney and liver transplant, Kidney Cancer Association, Organ Allocation System, Kelley School Of Business

Small Changes to Organ Procurement System Could Lead to More Life-Saving Transplants

Slight changes to the system for allocating deceased-donor kidneys could result in higher rates of organ procurement and lead to more kidney transplants across the country, according to new research co-authored by an Indiana University Kelley School of Business professor.

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Diabetes & Endocrinology, Diabetes, bioartificial pancreas, Pancreas Transplant

Can a Common Ingredient in Laundry Detergent Help Advance Diabetes Research?

Being able to build a bioartificial pancreas offers the potential to cure type 1 diabetes. A major challenge with the effort is how to supply the structure with enough oxygen to keep the cells alive. Now, new research suggests that oxygen-generating compounds found in some laundry detergents may play a key role.

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Stem Cell Based Tissues, stem cell bio-manufacturing, Gastro Intestinal, induced pluripotent stem, technology acceleration, pediatrics disorders, Organ Transplant, liver transplant, Hirschsprung disease, Intestinal Disorders, stem cell medicine, Research & Development, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, press release, Medical Center

Cincinnati Children’s Launches Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine

Seven years ago Cincinnati Children’s scientists first used pluripotent stem cells to mimic natural human development and grow working human intestine in a lab. Today medical center doctors can bioengineer the gastrointestinal tissues of sick children to find clues about a child’s disease and how to treat it. Cincinnati Children’s is building on this early research advancement in personalized medicine by launching the Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM).

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JAMA Opthalmology, jonathan lass, cornea preservation, Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine, University Hospitals Eye Institute, NIH, NEI, corneas, Cornea preservation time study, donor corneas, Clinical Trial, corneal transplantation

New Study Offers Added Hope for Patients Awaiting Corneal Transplants

New national research led by Jonathan Lass, MD of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center has found that corneal donor tissue can be safely stored for 11 days before transplantation surgery to correct eye problems in people with diseases of the cornea. This is four days longer than the current conventional maximum of seven days in the United States.

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Lung Transplantation, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, William Whited, MD, University Of Louisville, Matthew Fox, MD, United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), Older Donor Lungs, single lung transplant , Double Lung Transplant, advanced age donors, Ideal donor criteria

Older Donor Lungs Should Be Considered For Transplantation

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The use of lungs from donors older than age 60 has been shown to achieve reasonable outcomes and should be considered as a viable option.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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VA Patients Face Disparities in Kidney Transplantation

• From 2004 to 2016, VA patients had lower rates of transplantation compared with patients with Medicare or private insurance. • VA patients also had a higher rate of mortality on the waiting list compared with privately insured patients. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

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Disparities, Kidney Transplantation

Non-Medical Factors Affect Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Kidney Transplant Wait-Listing

• In a recent analysis, African American patients were less likely to be wait-listed than White patients.  This difference was influenced by factors including age, comorbidities, socio-economic status, being on dialysis, having a living donor, transplant knowledge, and social support. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

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Nyu Langone, Ken Cadwell, IBD, Tnf Alpha, Remicade, Skirball, ATG16L1, Paneth Cells, Graft-versus-host disease, Bone Marrow Transplant

Research Suggests New Way to Treat Inflammatory Gut Disease and Prevent Rejection of Bone Marrow Transplants

A new study explains how a widely used drug is effective against inflammatory bowel disease and rejection of bone marrow transplants, while suggesting another way to address both health issues.

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Germs, Robots, Decontamination, Disinfectant, MRSA, burn injury infections, c. diff

Room-Cleaning Robots Use UV Radiation to Zap Microorganisms

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Germ-killing robots are being enlisted to further safeguard Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) patients from health care-associated infections.







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