Transplant Surgery
New approach to preserving organs for later use

New approach to preserving organs for later use

New York: Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have discovered a new approach to preserving tissues and even organs for later use. more

Dogs with missing gut lining treated with lab-grown 3D intestine

Dogs with missing gut lining treated with lab-grown 3D intestine

New York: In a major advancement towards an implantable replacement intestine for humans suffering from devastating gut diseases, researchers have successfully grown healthy intestine atop a 3-D scaffold that can function well in a living organism. more

Lung ‘filtering’ technique can reduce transplant rejection

Lung ‘filtering’ technique can reduce transplant rejection

London: University of Manchester researchers have used a new technique to recondition poorly functioning lungs and remove donor white blood cells in an attempt to increase the number of lungs available for transplant, and at the same time reduce the risk of acute rejection. more

Transplant recipients more likely to develop aggressive melanoma

Transplant recipients more likely to develop aggressive melanoma

Washington: Organ transplant recipients are twice as likely to develop melanoma as people who do not undergo a transplant, and three times more likely to die of the dangerous skin cancer, suggests new research led by a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health student. more

‘Using kidneys from very small donors for transplant is safer than expected’

‘Using kidneys from very small donors for transplant is safer than expected’

Washington: Kidneys transplanted from infants who died of birth-related or other complications are less likely to fail due to a post-surgical vascular complication known as graft arterial stenosis (GAS) than kidneys from deceased adults, researchers have found. more

‘Recycled’ kidneys for transplant come a step closer

‘Recycled’ kidneys for transplant come a step closer

New York (IANS): Donated kidneys that are discarded due to abnormalities or other factors may soon be “recycled” to engineer tailor-made replacement kidneys for patients, the US scientists have reported in two studies. more

Study identifies potential new strategy to improve odds of corneal transplant acceptance

Study identifies potential new strategy to improve odds of corneal transplant acceptance

Washington: For the estimated 10 per cent of patients whose bodies reject a corneal transplant, the odds of a second transplant succeeding are poor. All that could change, however, based on a University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre study that has found a way to boost the corneal transplant acceptance rate. more

New drug cuts risk of deadly transplant side effect in half

New drug cuts risk of deadly transplant side effect in half

Washington: A new class of drugs reduced the risk of patients contracting a serious and often deadly side effect of lifesaving bone marrow transplant treatments, according to a study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Centre. more

Urine biomarker test can diagnose as well as predict rejection of transplanted kidneys

Urine biomarker test can diagnose as well as predict rejection of transplanted kidneys

Washington: A breakthrough non-invasive test can detect whether transplanted kidneys are in the process of being rejected, as well as identify patients at risk for rejection weeks to months before they show symptoms, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). more