Transplantation

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Transplantation

Transplantation is the process of moving an object from one place to another. Organ transplantation refers to the surgical transferring of a donor organ into a person in need, the recipient. Organ transplantation is often used to replace a damaged, dysfunctional, or missing organ usually due to illness or injury. End-stage organ failure is the most common reason for organ transplantation and some conditions that may lead to such a procedure include: cardiomyopathy (heart), cirrhosis of the liver, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (lungs), diabetes, and cystic fibrosis among many others.

Donor transplant organs may come from living or deceased individuals and must be carefully matched to their recipient to reduce the chance of rejection. Transplant rejection occurs when a person's body reacts to the new organ tissue as if it were a foreign invader such as an infectious bacteria or virus. Using tissue from a close relative or someone closely matching the individual in need may lessen the chance of transplant rejection. Certain medications may also help repress the immune system while the body adjusts to the new organ or tissue.

Organs that have been successfully transplanted many times include the kidneys, liver, heart, lungs, pancreas, intestine, and thymus. Tissues such as bones, tendons, cornea, skin, heart valves, nerves, and veins have also been successfully transplanted. Other organs and tissues have been transplanted, but are less common and often less successful. Your doctor or specialist can help guide you through the process should you or a loved one be in need of an organ transplant. Support groups are also a great resource for support and information.

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Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Transplantation" for support, advocacy or research.

Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

http://www.agmd-gimotility.org

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Transplantation" returned 22221 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Five years renal transplantation data: Single-center experience from Iraq.
 

Author(s): Ala A Ali, Ali J Al-Saedi, Ali J Al-Mudhaffer, Kais H Al-Taee

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2016 Mar;27(2):341-7.

 

Renal transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease. In Iraq, renal transplantation started in 1973 and has continued until now with live donor transplantation, since deceased donor transplant program is not approved as yet. Long-term transplant ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2016

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Pregnancy after renal transplantation: Effects on mother, child, and renal graft function.
 

Author(s): Siham El Houssni, Siham Sabri, Loubna Benamar, Naima Ouzeddoun, Rabia Bayahia, Hakima Rhou

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2016 Mar;27(2):227-32.

 

The aim of this study was to report our experience of pregnancy in renal transplant (RT) patients and its medium and long-term effects on the renal graft as well as the maternal fetal complications. We studied 21 pregnancies in 12 RT patients with mean age of 29.9 ± 5.3 years. The ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2016

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Association between flow cytometric crossmatching and graft survival in Thai cadaveric-donor kidney transplantation.
 

Author(s): Pawinee Kupatawintu, Araya Tatawatorn, Nalinee Premasathian, Yingyos Avihingsanon, Asada Leelahavanichkul, Nattiya Hirankarn

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Allergy Immunol.. 2016 Mar;34(1):86-93.

 

The flow cytometry cross-match (FCXM) technique is a sensitive method and has been reported to predict and protect graft rejection more efficiently than the conventional complement-dependent cytotoxicity cross-match (CDCXM) and the anti-human globulin-complement dependent cytotoxicity ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2016

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The terms "Transplantation" returned 3198 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Carcinogenic viruses in etiopathogenesis of skin cancers in patients after organ transplantation].
 

Author(s): Maria Luiza Piesiaków, Beata Imko-Walczuk, Karolina Osiecka, Marta Kiełbowicz, Alicja Dębska-Ślizień

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The latest literature report specifies multifactoral etiology of skin cancer in population of patients after organs transplats. Carcirogenic viruses are one of etiopathogenesis components. Viruses of a vital meaning for skin oncogenesis are called Human papillomavirus - HPV, Human ...

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2016

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Cytomegalovirus Hyper Immunoglobulin for CMV Prophylaxis in Thoracic Transplantation.
 

Author(s): Federico Rea, Luciano Potena, Nizar Yonan, Florian Wagner, Fiorella Calabrese

Journal: Transplantation. 2016 Mar;100 Suppl 3():S19-26.

 

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection negatively influences both short- and long-term outcomes after cardiothoracic transplantation. In heart transplantation, registry analyses have shown that CMV immunoglobulin (CMVIG) with or without virostatic prophylaxis is associated with a significant ...

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2016

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Efficacy and Safety of Bisphosphonates for Low Bone Mineral Density After Kidney Transplantation: A Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Shun-Li Kan, Guang-Zhi Ning, Ling-Xiao Chen, Yong Zhou, Jing-Cheng Sun, Shi-Qing Feng

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(5):e2679.

 

In patients with low bone mineral density (BMD) after kidney transplantation, the role of bisphosphonates remains unclear. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the efficacy and safety of bisphosphonates.We retrieved trials from PubMed, EMBASE, and the ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2016

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The Collection and Storage of Umbilical Cord Blood for Transplantation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Cord Blood Transplantation; Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

 

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2016

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Lung Transplantation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Disorder Related to Lung Transplantation; Central Airway Stenosis; Airway Exudative Plaques; Airway Complications Post-Lung Transplantation

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2016

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CEUS in Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Kidney Transplantation; Pancreas Transplantation

 

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2014

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