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MicroRNAs as Non-invasive Biomarkers of Heart Transplant Rejection – Medscape


Heart transplantation is a life-saving treatment for patients with end-stage heart failure, which represents a severe burden worldwide. Despite considerable advances in transplantation, allograft rejection remains a major issue leading to allograft …

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Greater Cleveland Sports Commission announces date for 2016 Donate Life … – Crain’s Cleveland Business

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Greater Cleveland Sports Commission announces date for 2016 Donate Life …
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“We expect to host the largest and most successful Transplant Games in history and we know Cleveland will provide a fantastic backdrop for this extremely meaningful event,” Gilbert said. “The Games will promote, highlight and celebrate donation and …

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10-year-old girl is youngest heart transplant patient at AIIMS – The Indian Express

10-year-old girl is youngest heart transplant patient at AIIMS
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A 10-year-old girl from Jharkhand became the youngest heart transplant patient at AIIMS last week, when she received a heart from an adult donor. The girl, who had been admitted to the Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery (CTVS) ward last month, was …

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Alternate drug therapy lowers antibodies in kidney patients – may decrease the likelihood of organ rejection

Findings of a three-year clinical trial led by University of Cincinnati (UC) transplant researchers suggest that a novel pre-operative drug therapy reduces antibodies in kidney patients with…

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CDC: current US flu season at threshold for ‘epidemic’ status

Half of the H3N2 viruses analyzed in this season are what are known as “drift variants” – viruses with antigenic or genetic changes that may make the virus less responsive to vaccination.

According to the latest figures from the CDC’s flu surveillance report, the flu season is at the epidemic level threshold, with 15 flu-related deaths reported among children.

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Harvard Student Living on Donated Kidney Needs Liver Transplant – NBC Connecticut

Harvard Student Living on Donated Kidney Needs Liver Transplant
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By Doug Greene
(Published Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014)
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 • Updated at 8:02 PM EST

After living for 18 years on a donated kidney, Mitchell Yeoh needs a liver transplant before he can have a kidney transplant, but at number 88 on the liver transplant eligibility list, he could be years away from getting it.
“I would like to write and illustrate children’s books, teaching children about life lessons and languages,” said the Harvard University freshman, who speaks seven languages including Russian and Chinese, at his family’s home in Fairfield.
He was well enough last summer to visit China with the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra, but this fall he spent more than 60 days at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.

“It’s scary,” said his mother, Lisa Yeoh, who donated one of her kidneys to Mitchell when he was born with a kidney disease. Mitchell needs part of the liver of someone with Type O+ blood.

“There was one Good Samaritan donor that came for Mitchell at Yale. Unfortunately his liver was too small,” Lisa Yeoh said.
She said a liver transplant now would be a miracle for Mitchell. In fact, that’s what she calls her Facebook page: Miracles for Mitchell.

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Family seeks help for child’s kidney transplant – KRQE News 13

By Dustyn Deerman and Adam Atchison
Published: December 31, 2014, 7:00 am Updated: December 31, 2014, 11:44 am

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Just looking at his sweet little smile, you would never be able to tell this 5-year-old was dealing with heartbreaking health issues.

Conner Morenus has a rare genetic kidney disease called Nephronophthesis, which requires him to have a kidney transplant. Currently, with his kidneys only functioning at 25 percent, he has to be fed nightly through a feeding tube and requires a minimum of five different medications and two shots on a daily basis.

As a result of this disease, Conner’s ability to grow and gain weight has been a fight. Due to his young age and size, he will be undergoing the kidney transplant at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.

His projected surgery date will be in the summer of 2015. Tanya, Conner’s mother, has undergone all the necessary testing and evaluations approving her as Conner’s donor.

Conner will be hospitalized approximately three weeks, but will be required to stay in Palo Alto for up to 12 weeks. These extra health costs are not covered by his health insurance.

Family and friends of the Morenus family have set up a website using Fundly, asking for donations to help them with the recovery costs.

With the money leftover from all the donations, the Morenus family will donate to another family going through a similar situation.

For more information or to donate, please visit their website.

Comprehensive care for high-risk, chronically ill children reduces serious illnesses and costs

High-risk children with chronic illness who received care at a clinic that provided both primary and specialty care and features to promote prompt effective care had an increase in access to care…

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