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NBA Champion, 'Survivor' Contestant Receives Heart Transplant

— Scot Pollard "feeling great" following surgery, his wife says

5 Hrs Ago
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Opinion
Do Organ Transplants Cause Personality Changes?

Anecdotal evidence suggests a real possibility, but more research is needed

Feb 22, 2024
AGA Backs Fecal Microbiota-Based Therapies for Recurrent C. Diff

But new guidelines do not recommend use in inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome

Feb 21, 2024
Reversing Anticoagulation in Hemorrhagic Stroke; E-Cigs for Smoking Cessation

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Feb 17, 2024
Immunotherapy May Hold Promise for Skin Cancers After ľ¹ÏÖ±²¥ Transplant

Two studies had "important differences," but can help guide clinicians

Feb 13, 2024
Reversing Anticoagulation in Hemorrhagic Stroke; E-Cigs for Smoking Cessation

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Immunotherapy May Hold Promise for Skin Cancers After ľ¹ÏÖ±²¥ Transplant

Two studies had "important differences," but can help guide clinicians

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Risk Score Proposed to Anchor Forthcoming Donor Heart Allocation Rules

Current six-tier system on the outs due to excessive manipulation

Feb 13, 2024
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Former NBA Player, 'Survivor' Contestant Waits in Hospital for Heart Transplant

But few donors can provide a match for his extra-large body

Feb 09, 2024
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Stigmatizing Language Common on Liver Transplant Websites

Researchers searched for terms including "alcoholic," "alcoholism," and "alcohol abuse"

Feb 08, 2024
 A photo of a surgeon opening a plastic bag containing a donor liver.
Most Immunocompromised Patients Clear Omicron Infections

B-cell malignancies, B-cell treatments associated with longer duration of infection

Jan 30, 2024
A scanning electron microscope image of a cell heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles
New Federal Health Agency Sets Bold Goals

Changing rural health delivery, perfecting whole eye transplants among ARPA-H's aims

Jan 24, 2024
The ARPA-H logo over a photo of the interior of a mobile clinic.
First-Ever Experiment Shows How Pigs Could One Day Help Liver Failure Patients

Penn surgeons externally attached gene-edited pig liver to brain-dead human

Jan 19, 2024
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Donated Heart Valves Still Growing a Year After World's 1st Partial Heart Transplant

Child and transplanted tissue together remain in good condition per case report

Jan 02, 2024
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Death by Doctor; Apple Watch Sales Rebooted; Nerve Transplanted to Paralyzed Hand

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ľ¹ÏÖ±²¥ staff

Dec 28, 2023
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Longer Letermovir Prophylaxis Reduced Risk of Cytomegalovirus Infection After HSCT

Randomized study showed extending prophylaxis from 100 to 200 days was effective and safe

Dec 27, 2023
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ASCT Tops CAR T-Cell Therapy for Relapsed LBCL in Complete Remission

Better 2-year PFS, OS, but not applicable to primary refractory disease

Dec 10, 2023
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Transplant Advocates Sound Alarm Over Proposed Medicare Test Coverage Policy

Proposed rules would decrease early detection of organ rejection, they say

Dec 06, 2023
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Two-Week Prophylaxis May Prevent Hep C After ľ¹ÏÖ±²¥ Transplant

Direct-acting antiviral prophylaxis worked in all 10 cases in pilot trial

Dec 01, 2023
A photo of a surgeon holding a kidney from a living donor prior to surgery.
Disgraced Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini Sees New Wave of Media Attention

A podcast, Netflix series, and TV adaptation examine regenerative medicine doctor's wrongdoings

Nov 30, 2023
The cover art for the Netflix documentary next to a photo of Paolo Macchiarini
Rude Awakening on Trying to Keep Donor Hearts Usable With Common Hormone Infusions

Long-standing practice of levothyroxine supplementation fails in randomized trial

Nov 30, 2023
A photo of surgeons performing a heart transplant.
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