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Britain moves towards making adults presumed organ donors

Added: 24.02.2018 2:49 | 0 views | 0 comments

February 24, 2018 3:49 PM
LONDON (NYTIMES) - Britain took a crucial step on Friday (Feb 23) towards making all adults presumed organ donors unless they say otherwise, which would add the country to a growing list of those that have adopted the policy to address a chronic shortage for transplants.

From: www.straitstimes.com

U.K. Moves Toward Making Adults Presumed Organ Donors

Added: 23.02.2018 18:32 | 0 views | 0 comments

Dozens of countries have tried to address shortages for transplants with an “opt out” system that assumes consent.

From: www.nytimes.com

Analysis finds lower IQ in children with chronic kidney disease

Added: 23.02.2018 13:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

An analysis of published studies indicates that children with chronic kidney disease may have lower intellectual functioning compared than children in the general population. Compared with children with mild-to-moderate stage kidney disease and with kidney transplants, children on dialysis had the lowest IQ scores. Deficits were evident for attention, memory, and executive function domains.

From: www.sciencedaily.com

Boy is given new skin thanks to gene therapy

Added: 22.02.2018 21:31 | 0 views | 0 comments

A medical team has successfully treated a child suffering from extensive skin damage using transplants derived from genetically modified stem cells. The boy is a so-called butterfly child: he suffers from epidermolysis bullosa, a genetic skin disease that had destroyed approximately 80 percent of his epidermis.

From: www.sciencedaily.com

Minimising risks of transplants

Added: 21.02.2018 17:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

A bone marrow transplant is often the only therapy available to save leukaemia patients, but the risk of complications is high. Nearly half of all patients experience an unwanted reaction of their immune system, which often attacks their skin and liver and in up to 50 percent of cases the intestines. Researchers have succeeded in deciphering what causes this in some instances life-threatening inflammation of the intestines.

From: www.sciencedaily.com

Survivors of blood or marrow transplantation are likely to experience cognitive impairment

Added: 20.02.2018 17:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

Allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation recipients are at a significantly higher risk of cognitive impairment in the years post-transplantation, according to a new study. The research helps add a missing piece to a long-unsolved puzzle about post-transplant effects on recipients, specifically that vulnerable subpopulations of similar transplants can benefit from targeted interventions in the years after they receive their lifesaving treatment.

From: www.sciencedaily.com

With medicine running out, Venezuelans with transplants live in fear

Added: 20.02.2018 7:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago. The young Venezuelan was able to finish high school and went on to work as a manicurist.

From: feeds.reuters.com

With medicine running out, Venezuelans with transplants live in fear

Added: 20.02.2018 7:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

Ms Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago. The young Venezuelan was able to finish high school and went on to work as a manicurist.

From: www.straitstimes.com

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