Pilot projects lay foundation for national tissue surveillance and traceability system
- About faces. Jesitus, John // Dermatology Times;Feb2008, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p1
The article reports on the impact of face transplants on the patients' quality of life. Experts say that the psychological impact of face transplants and concerns about chronic rejection remain unaddressed. According to physician Benoit LengelÃ©, his patient Isabelle Dinoire experienced no...
- 'It can't be done'. Calne, Roy Y // Nature Medicine;Oct2012, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p1493
An essay is presented on immunosuppression and graft rejection. It offers about a patient suffering from kidney failure and whose kidney transplantation could not be performed due to graft rejection. The author relates his professional work focused on organ transplantation. He also describes...
- Xenotransplantation: Past Achievements and Future Promise. Dwyer, Karen M; Cowan, Peter J; d�Apice, Anthony J. F // Heart, Lung & Circulation;Apr2002, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p32
Xenotransplantation offers a potential solution to the shortfall in donor organs for human transplantation. This review describes the barriers to xenotransplantation and the progress that has been made towards making it a clinical reality. Data from preclinical pig-to-primate cardiac and...
- Organ Cowboy. Sinha, Gunjan // Popular Science;Oct99, Vol. 255 Issue 4, p68
Provides information on animal-to-human transplants. Why a pig organ is literally suffocated within minutes of being transplanted, as the recipient's immune cells surround the organ and choke its blood supply; Part of the rejection problem solved by genetic engineering; Critical factor in...
- Co-Stimulatory Blockade and Tolerance Induction in Transplantation. Bartlett, A.; McCall, J.; Munn, S. // BioDrugs;2001, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p491
Recipients of organ and tissue transplants require lifelong immunosuppression to prevent rejection. Better understanding of the processes culminating in allograft rejection has led to novel approaches to modulating the immune response. Co-stimulatory signals between antigen-presenting and...
- France -- allergic reactions to transplants. // Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal;1999, Issue 79, p5
Reports on a case of organ transplantation in France where allergy was passed from donor to recipient. Donor of liver and kidney with peanut allergy; Reactions from male recipient of the liver and female recipient of the kidney.
- Delayed Graft Function or Early Rejection May Not Lead to Failure. // Kidney;Mar/Apr98, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p75
Discusses the abstract of the article 'Long-term graft outcome is not necessarily affected by delayed onset of graft function and early acute rejection,' by S.R.K. Lea, H.M. Isoniemi et al, published in the 1997 issue of the ' Transplantation' journal.
- Randomized comparison of triple therapy and antithymocyte globulin induction treatment after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation. Cantarovich, Diego; Karam, Georges; Giral-Classe, Magali; Hourmant, Maryvonne; Dantal, Jacques; Blancho, Gilles; Le Normand, Loïc; Soulillou, Jean-Paul // Kidney International;Oct1998, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p1351
Randomized comparison of triple therapy and antithymocyte globulin induction treatment after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation. Background . The incidence of acute rejection is considered to be higher after simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation as compared to renal...
- This little piggy had none. Cohen, Philip // New Scientist;1/12/2002, Vol. 173 Issue 2325, p7
Examines the prevention of pig organs being rejected by human body in the United States. Evaluation of the gene for alpha-1,3-galactosyltransferase to prevent hyperacute rejection; Requirement for tolerance therapy for xenotransplantation; Forms in preventing immune rejection.