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  • stem cell trans
  • This study will evaluate a treatment regimen that alternates two different 3-drug regimens every eight weeks for patients that have previously completed autologous stem cell transplant. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The rate of MRD negativity from this study will be compared to historical control data from the Total Therapy 4 trial which used continuous VRD maintenance therapy after stem cell transplant(s). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Patients must have completed a stem cell transplant regimen for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) consisting of (at least) induction chemotherapy and single or tandem autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) within eight months of study enrollment. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • A stem cell transplant (sometimes called a bone marrow transplant) can replenish a child's supply of healthy hematopoietic stem cells after they have been depleted. (kidshealth.org)
  • Sometimes doctors will use extra-high doses of chemotherapy during treatment (to kill as many cancer cells as possible) if they know a patient will be getting a stem cell transplant soon after. (kidshealth.org)
  • A Stem Cell Transplant (SCT) is a way of using someone's own stem cells instead of someone else s bone marrow. (angelfire.com)
  • organs
  • Four other transplants failed after the surgery, and the organs had to be removed, said Dr. Giuliano Testa, principal investigator of the research project and surgical chief of abdominal transplantation. (nytimes.com)
  • Transplanted organs are often acquired from a cadaver (usually a host who had succumbed to trauma), whose tissues had already sustained ischemia or inflammation . (wikipedia.org)
  • Before being placed on the transplant list you'll need to have some tests to make sure your other major organs, such as your heart, kidneys and liver, will function properly after the transplant. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Some organs are easier to transplant than others. (slate.com)
  • It is evident that such persons are not cadavers, and that it is possible to remove organs only from real corpses who are already in a state of decomposition, and that such corpses are unable to be used for organ harvesting for transplant. (ewtn.com)
  • If you're on the waiting list, the transplant centre will need to contact you at short notice as soon as organs become available for transplantation, so you must inform staff if there are any changes to your contact details. (www.nhs.uk)
  • You'll usually be contacted before the transplant surgeons have had a chance to assess the suitability of the donated organs, which means there's a chance you may be called in several times for "false alarms" before the operation is eventually carried out. (www.nhs.uk)
  • EVER SINCE DOCTORS PERFORMED the first successful kidney transplant in Boston in 1954 -- from one identical twin to another -- the biggest worry in the field has been finding enough organs for the tens of thousands of people who linger on waiting lists each year. (latimes.com)
  • How many organs are transplanted. (upmc.com)
  • centers
  • Participating BMT CTN investigators collaborate through an organization designed to maintain continuity of operations, to facilitate effective communication and cooperation among participating transplant centers and with collaborators at the National Institutes of Health, and to offer trials participation to patients in all regions of the U.S. (emmes.com)
  • Thousands of people are alive today because of the work of transplant centers around the country. (latimes.com)
  • And because the stakes are so high - life or death for patients, prestige and millions of dollars for hospitals - the temptations for transplant centers to bend or break the rules are ever-present. (latimes.com)
  • Since 2000, the nonprofit organization has considered revoking the "good standing" of at least 15 transplant centers - its most serious public sanction and a potentially embarrassing blow to a hospital's reputation. (latimes.com)
  • livers
  • Weeks later, it was revealed that yet another center, UC Irvine, was turning down livers for transplant at two to three times the rate of other hospitals because it didn't have enough full-time surgeons -- issues it failed to disclose to patients and regulatory officials. (latimes.com)
  • procedure
  • WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lab-grown lungs have been successfully transplanted into pigs with no apparent medical complication for months after the procedure, researchers report. (webmd.com)
  • The lead researcher, Geoffrey Raisman of University College London's Institute of Neurology, said the procedure clears the way for neural transplants to treat patients who can't walk due to stroke and other neurological damage. (voanews.com)
  • Hair Transplant
  • Examination of the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) Census Survey Data from 2004-2010 reveals a steady increase in hair transplant procedures as well as significant trends in harvesting technique. (slideshare.net)
  • Less invasive hair transplant procedures FUE Follicular Unit Extraction procedures are exponentially and the popularity of strip-harvesting is decreasing, despite the overall increase in numbers of procedures worldwide. (slideshare.net)
  • With the advanced technology both men and women can get benefit from hair transplant surgery, although it's important to understand that hair loss tends to affect women differently than it does men. (slideshare.net)
  • This presentation provides solutions and information to hair loss patients to regrow the hair they loose through Hair Transplant, and return to their passionate day to day activities without being isolated among their peers. (slideshare.net)
  • 3. You must put in order yourself for a long wait for the transplanted hair to obtain root and gradually fill in, if you do make your mind up to go in for hair transplant. (slideshare.net)
  • surgery
  • You may be eligible for heart transplant surgery if you have severe heart disease that does not respond to other treatments. (nih.gov)
  • If a match is found, you will need to have your heart transplant surgery right away. (nih.gov)
  • Heart transplant surgery will be done in a hospital. (nih.gov)
  • Another hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, performed the first uterus transplant in the United States in February 2016, but it failed after two weeks because of an infection that caused life-threatening hemorrhage and required emergency surgery to remove the organ. (nytimes.com)
  • I am not really sure but I think that a transplant is a viable option to anyone who is healthy enough to go thru such a major surgery. (angelfire.com)
  • But aside from that, many teens who have kidney transplants go on to live normal, healthy lives once they recover from surgery. (kidshealth.org)
  • For teens who are candidates for transplant surgery, a transplant can be a good option. (kidshealth.org)
  • A nutritionist who will work closely with you and your doctor to determine the right diet for your needs after transplant surgery and make any necessary revisions should your medical condition or treatment change. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Prior to the transplant, Jensen was unable to speak or breathe normally because of complications stemming from a previous surgery several years ago that closed off her airway and made her completely dependent on a tracheotomy tube. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • rejection
  • and learn the signs of heart transplant rejection and infection. (nih.gov)
  • Rejection is most likely to occur within six months after the transplant. (nih.gov)
  • The transplants are meant to be temporary, left in place just long enough for a woman to have one or two children, and then removed so she can stop taking the immune-suppressing drugs needed to prevent organ rejection. (nytimes.com)
  • The first successful organ transplant, performed in 1954 by Joseph Murray , involved identical twins, and so no rejection was observed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Otherwise, the number of mismatched gene variants, namely alleles , encoding cell surface molecules called major histocompatibility complex (MHC), classes I and II, correlate with the rapidity and severity of transplant rejection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Though cytotoxic-crossmatch assay can predict rejection mediated by cellular immunity , genetic-expression tests specific to the organ type to be transplanted, for instance AlloMap Molecular Expression Testing , have a high negative predictive value. (wikipedia.org)
  • Different types of transplanted tissues tend to favor different balances of rejection mechanisms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Finding a good match can reduce the severity of tissue rejection, but transplant doctors always expect some degree of immune response. (slate.com)
  • coordinators
  • The entire transplantation involved nearly two dozen doctors, nurses, technicians, transplant coordinators and other medical personnel. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • We provide outstanding diagnosis and treatment for patients with kidney disease through a multidisciplinary team of highly experienced surgeons and nephrologists , and a specially trained team of registered nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, financial counselors, and transplant coordinators. (memorialhermann.org)
  • patients
  • Most heart transplants are done on patients who have end-stage heart failure, a condition in which your heart is severely damaged or weakened, and on people who have failed other treatment options. (nih.gov)
  • Some patients who have a heart transplant that fails may be eligible for another transplant. (nih.gov)
  • At Baylor, eight women have had transplants, including the new mother, in a clinical trial designed to include 10 patients. (nytimes.com)
  • The clinic halted its program for an extended period, but has restarted it and has patients awaiting transplants, a spokeswoman, Victoria Vinci, said. (nytimes.com)
  • A nephrologist, a kidney disease specialist who has training and experience in caring for kidney transplant patients, who will monitor all of your medical care before, during, and after your transplant. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Last week, Times reporters Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber revealed that Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco put patients at risk when it hastily started a kidney transplant program in 2004 and forced members waiting for transplants elsewhere to join it. (latimes.com)
  • Kaiser Permanente now says that its patients can go outside its network for transplants, and its top official in Northern California has officially apologized. (latimes.com)
  • The little-known organization that oversees the nation's organ transplant system often fails to detect or decisively fix problems at derelict hospitals - even when patients are dying at excessive rates, a Times investigation has found. (latimes.com)
  • But it has shown itself a reluctant enforcer, according to a Times review of confidential UNOS documents and interviews with dozens of past and present board members, transplant doctors, patients and others. (latimes.com)
  • UNOS statistics showed that Kaiser Permanente's new kidney program in San Francisco was in serious trouble last year: Twice as many patients had died awaiting transplants as had received them. (latimes.com)
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Learn more about the Kidney Transplant Team at Cleveland Clinic. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • The only other documented larynx transplant took place at the Cleveland Clinic in 1998. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • According to the Cleveland Clinic, the baby 's mother required a uterus transplant due to a condition called uterine factor infertility , which affects about one in every 500 women of childbearing age. (webmd.com)
  • The unnamed woman was in her mid-30s when she joined an ongoing clinical trial at Cleveland Clinic, exploring the possibility of uterus transplant to help her bear a child. (webmd.com)
  • surgeries
  • In one of the most complex transplant surgeries ever performed, an international team of surgeons which included Professor Martin Birchall (UCL Ear Institute) has restored the voice of a US woman who had been unable to speak for more than a decade. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • It wasn't performing any transplants, yet kept children on its waiting list, effectively putting them out of the running for critical surgeries. (latimes.com)
  • waiting list
  • After fighting with my insurance to get the transplant approved, I was placed on the organ waiting list, and got the call just two weeks later on 8/7/00. (angelfire.com)
  • If your name is on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, you'll need to stay in close touch with your doctors and the rest of your health care team. (kidshealth.org)
  • If you're suitable for a small bowel transplant and are unable to receive a living donation from a family member, you'll be placed on the national waiting list. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The transplant center will notify you within 2 weeks of your evaluation to let you know whether you have been placed on the waiting list. (upmc.com)
  • lungs
  • As early as two weeks after being transplanted, the bioengineered lungs created a network of blood vessels they needed to survive, according to the study published Aug. 1 in the journal Science Translational Medicine . (webmd.com)
  • But the researchers said it may be possible to grow lungs to transplant into people within five to 10 years. (webmd.com)
  • If you personally needed a transplant of a vital organ (such as a heart or lungs) would you accept it? (ewtn.com)
  • Kaiser
  • I find that appalling," said Scull, a Kaiser transplant candidate from Sacramento who now is transferring to another center. (latimes.com)
  • United Network
  • If you are interested in donating an organ, contact the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) at 1-888-894-6361 or go online at www.unos.org to get more information and to locate the nearest transplant center. (upmc.com)
  • To locate a transplant center near you, ask your doctor or contact the United Network for Organ Sharing by going online at www.unos.org or calling 1-888-894-6361. (upmc.com)
  • newly
  • Her newly restored voice, while sounding hoarse at times, has improved significantly since the transplant as her nerves regenerate and she learns again how to speak. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • tend
  • Corneal transplants , for example, tend to have high success rates because of the cornea's relative isolation within the body. (slate.com)
  • oversight
  • It is, of course, important to allow doctors and hospitals to innovate and experiment with medical procedures such as transplants, and too much oversight can be stifling. (latimes.com)
  • people
  • What is some important things people should know about the transplant? (angelfire.com)
  • Joan Nichols, associate director of the Galveston National Laboratory at UTMB, added, "Our ultimate goal is to eventually provide new options for the many people awaiting a transplant. (webmd.com)
  • People who have kidney transplants will take medications for the rest of their lives to prevent the body from rejecting the kidney. (kidshealth.org)
  • Although it's unlikely that people with these conditions will need kidney transplants during their teens, managing diabetes and high blood pressure now could help teens avoid kidney disease when they become adults. (kidshealth.org)
  • A small bowel transplant may be considered for people with bowel failure who develop complications from total parenteral nutrition (TPN), or if TPN isn't possible. (www.nhs.uk)
  • On average, people wait just under six months for a small bowel transplant. (www.nhs.uk)
  • This transplant provides us with a much greater understanding about the viability of laryngotracheal transplantation and patient response, and it may prove to be a good option to help other people. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Other California programs showed the opposite pattern: Twice as many people received transplants as died. (latimes.com)
  • After a transplant, many people say they feel better than they have in years. (upmc.com)
  • adults
  • Diabetes and high blood pressure are two top reasons for kidney transplants in adults - and both of these conditions are becoming more common in teens. (kidshealth.org)
  • Limited success has been achieved in ABO-incompatible heart transplants in adults, though this requires that the adult recipients have low levels of anti-A or anti-B antibodies. (wikipedia.org)
  • team
  • During the assessment, you'll have the chance to meet members of the transplant team and ask questions. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Your doctor will keep the transplant team updated about changes to your condition. (www.nhs.uk)
  • This evaluation, which is generally completed in a single day, consists of a complete physical exam and consultations with members of your personal transplant team. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Our success required that we assemble an exceptional, multi-disciplinary team, use the most recent advances in surgical and rehabilitation techniques, and find a patient who would relish the daunting challenges of undergoing the transplant and the work necessary to use her new voicebox. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • During this time, the transplant team monitors the patient to ensure that his or her condition remains stable. (memorialhermann.org)
  • make
  • You may also need to make lifestyle changes, such as giving up smoking and losing weight (if you're overweight), so that you're as healthy as possible when it's time for the transplant to take place. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Another assessment is sometimes necessary to make sure you're still suitable for a transplant. (www.nhs.uk)