FDA approves fecal transplant therapy

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Switzerland-based Ferring Pharmaceuticals' fecal transplant-based therapy to reduce the recurrence of a bacterial infection, making it the first therapy of its kind to be cleared in the United States. The therapy, Rebyota, targets Clostridium difficile, or C. diff —...
Nursing Times

Safe blood transfusion in recipients of haemopoietic stem cell transplant

This article explores the reasons for recent errors in performing blood transfusions following haemopoietic stem cell transplants and provides recommendations to improve safety. Abstract. In a haemopoietic stem cell transplant, stem cells are infused intravenously into a patient to renew the blood system. The stem cells can be autologous (collected...

England enter Senegal’s dreams and join France in the quarter-finals

Much more realistic than the African champions, England crushed Senegal (3-0) in the round of 16. Next step for the Three Lions: the reigning French world champions. England win the Lions duel. The Three Lions beat their cousins ​​​​Téranga, Sunday, December 4, in the round of 16 of the World Cup (3-0). Jude Bellingham’s teammates will face the French team, winners of Poland earlier.

Personalities of Pittsburgh: Dr. Indu Poornima is raising awareness for heart health

Dr. Indu G. Poornima is a cardiologist and expert in women’s heart health at Allegheny Health Network. She’s AHN’s medical director of nuclear cardiology and director of the section of Preventive Cardiology at Women’s Heart Center. She came to AHN from the Mayo Clinic, where she received her training in nuclear cardiology. In addition to her cardiology practice, Poornima is a passionate advocate of heart health and prevention and an expert in women’s cardiovascular health. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States.

Life-changing gland transplant at UHN a North American first

Dawn Ethier has a short, slightly curving scar on her right forearm. It’s just an inch or so long. A seemingly inconsequential mark on the soft flesh below her elbow. But this scar represents a type of transplant surgery never before tried in North America. And it’s a constant...
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Become a Living Kidney Donor

There are a ton of social networking web sites. But one stands apart for a very special reason—-this one saves lives. It’s links organ donors with people in need of kidney and other transplants. In the U.S. 22 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant. Most of them for kidneys. If you’ve ever considered becoming a living organ donor or if you are someone in need of an organ transplant, visit, home of the greatest gift of all …the gift of life.

“His love was once in a lifetime”

McKenzie Leichtnam was known as the life of the party. The organizer. The jokester. These memories and more floated around the first-floor boardroom at Riley Hospital for Children on Wednesday, as the young man’s family reunited with hospital team members who played a big part in McKenzie’s life.