Texas man in need of kidney transplant again searching for donor

ELGIN, Texas - An Elgin man who has been fighting kidney failure since he was two years old, is now in need of another transplant. Matthew Novelli is one of nearly 10,000 people in Texas who are waiting for an organ transplant. "A big chunk of those people that are...
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Stem Cell Transplant for Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cell cancer that can be treated with several different therapies, including stem cell transplantation. This procedure involves a few sequential phases, beginning with collection of stem cells, pretransplant medication and radiation, intravenous infusion of the stem cells, and maintenance therapy. Stem cell transplant...
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Donations like Elias Pettersson's help benefit local families

Evan Bissoondatt was diagnosed with autism when he was 13 years of age. Before that diagnosis, doctors believed he had developmental coordination disorder. But that didn't seem right, as the support from occupational therapists wasn't working. Evan's mother Bernadette, was determined to find an answer, and they were referred to a psychiatrist, who discovered that Bissoondatt was on the spectrum of autism.

Enduring Hearts Donates Funds to Pediatric Heart Transplant Research

November 29, 2021 ( – — Enduring Hearts is proud to announce its new board member, Greg McClaire, to the Enduring Hearts team to head the expansion of its diversified heart families and build-out of its sports programs. McClaire has a background in sports science and plans to bring in sports programs that will keep people engaged. “I love the work that Carolyn is doing at Enduring Hearts,” said McClaire. “I look forward to bring awareness of the work that they fund in order to make pediatric heart transplants patients live longer, healthier lives.”

ECMC Transplant Program Director Dr. Liise Kayler Selected by UB CTSI For Top Clinical Research Achievement Award

ECMC Transplant Program Director Dr. Liise Kayler Selected by UB CTSI For Top Clinical Research Achievement Award. BUFFALO, NEW YORK— Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation today announced that the University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has selected Liise Kayler, MD, Program Director, Regional Transplantation and Kidney Care Center of Excellence at ECMC, to receive the “Top Clinical Research Achievement Award.”
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Grady gears up for another season of giving

SALEM, N.H. — Grady Smith, a fifth-grader, knows he can do hard things. He’s been forced to for years. So when it came to planning his annual holiday fundraiser, the 11-year-old was ambitious, setting a lofty goal of $20,000. Locals, business owners, first responders and strangers have given a total...

Medicine, experts in comparison on immunological monitoring to optimize treatments

Understanding how treatments impact the response of our immune system and therefore how they fight the disease, is essential for optimizing and personalizing treatments. It was discussed today in Rome, on the occasion of a meeting between clinicians and researchers, organized by ‘Inrete’, with the collaboration of Becton Dickinson, a company in the medical devices sector. At the center of the debate the evidence of the consensus document “Application of immunological monitoring. Focus on autoimmune diseases and development prospects”, created – thanks to the unconditional contribution of Becton Dickinson with the scientific collaboration of Edra, with the patronage of Fadoi (Federation of associations of internist hospital managers), Sin (Italian Society of Neurology), Sin Reni (Italian Society of Nephrology), Iscca (Italian Society for cytometric cell analysis) and elaborated by a board of clinicians.

Would it be possible for transgender women to get uterus transplants?

Several women have received uterus transplants from living or deceased donors. Researchers now argue that such transplants may also be made available to transgender women. “[A] uterus transplant is the only option that allows women with UFI the opportunity to carry and deliver their own babies,” says Kathleen E. O'Neill, MD, MTR, co-principal investigator of Penn Medicine’s Uterus Transplantation for Uterine Factor Infertility trial.

What We're Reading: Omicron Variant Response; Lung Transplants for Patients With COVID-19; Panel to Review Merck’s COVID-19 Pill

President Joe Biden will provide an update today on his administration’s response to the Omicron COVID-19 variant; marked rise in lung transplants for patients with COVID-19 sparks ethical questions; an independent panel of experts will advise FDA tomorrow on the use of Merck’s COVID-19 antiviral pill. President Biden to Announce...
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Organ transplant patients are at risk from covid. But some donors and recipients are fighting vaccination requirements.

When hospital officials canceled his kidney transplant, Mike Ganim’s surgery date was just five days away. He had already undergone a preoperative appointment and taken medical leave from work for the long-awaited, lifesaving operation. His close-knit family had created videos for him and for the woman who was giving him her kidney, stitching together tearful well-wishes and thank-yous from dozens of loved ones.

UChicago Medicine sets Illinois heart transplant record

University of Chicago Medicine physicians have completed 55 heart transplants in 2021, with two back-to-back procedures on Thanksgiving setting an Illinois state record for the year, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Nov. 26. "Everyone on the team was thankful that they could spend that time saving a life," Sean Pinney, MD,...