Transplantation

Common Name(s)

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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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Transplantation" returned 23958 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Management of refractory macular hole with blood and gas-assisted autologous neurosensory retinal free flap transplantation: a case report.
 

Author(s): Pei-Kang Liu, Yo-Chen Chang, Wen-Chuan Wu

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Macular hole (MH) may become refractory if the hole does not close after multiple surgeries. We provide a modified surgical technique for refractory MH repair with neurosensory retinal free flap transplantation.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reversed skin graft combining with lip mucosa transplantation in treating recurrent severe symblepharon: A case report.
 

Author(s): Tian Li, Ying Shao, Quan Lin, Duo Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(35):e12168.

 

Recurrent symblepharon is very difficult to cure. Techniques applied in symblepharon with no recurrence or low recurrent rate is rare and vital.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Analysis of organ donation for transplantation in Chile during 2017].
 

Author(s): Fernando González Fuenzalida, Francisca González Cohens

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2018 May;146(5):547-554.

 

In October 2016, television stations began a campaign to increase organ donation rates. During the months that followed, a sustained increase in donation rate was observed, reaching 10 per million people. Health authorities considered that this increase was a consequence of an improvement ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Transplantation" returned 3627 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Short-term and long-term outcomes of liver transplantation using moderately and severely steatotic donor livers: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Chenjiao Wu, Chao Lu, Chengfu Xu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(35):e12026.

 

The aim of this study was to perform a systemic review of the studies addressing the use of moderately and severely steatotic donor livers for liver transplantation.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Efficacy of liver transplantation for hilar cholangiocarcinoma: A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Zhaolun Cai, Yuan Yin, Zhaohui Cai, Zhou Zhao, Chaoyong Shen, Xiaonan Yin, Jian Wang, Zhixin Chen, Dan Cao, Bo Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(30):e11626.

 

Either liver transplantation or surgical resection is available for selected patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma. However, the comparative effectiveness between liver transplantation and liver resection remains unknown. The aim of our study is to evaluate the relative effectiveness ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effect of pre-transplantation serum ferritin on outcomes in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Zhengwei Yan, Xianying Chen, Huiping Wang, Yaling Chen, Lihong Chen, Peilin Wu, Wei Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(27):e10310.

 

Pre-transplantation serum ferritin (SF) has been considered to be a potential prognostic biomarker in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allogeneic HSCT), but this conclusion remains controversial. Thus, we performed a meta-analysis to investigate ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Thromboelastometry as a Predictor of Thrombotic Complications During Pediatric Recipient Liver Transplantation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pediatric Liver Transplantation

 

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2018

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Enteric Microbiome and Liver Transplantation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Orthotopic Liver Transplantation

 

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2018

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Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Pediatric Transplantation, a Prevalence Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Transplantation

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2017

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