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

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Transplantation" returned 23678 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Suicidal hanging donors for lung transplantation: Is this chapter still closed? Midterm experience from a single center in United Kingdom.
 

Author(s): Olga Ananiadou, Bastian Schmack, Bartlomiej Zych, Anton Sabashnikov, Diana Garcia-Saez, Prashant Mohite, Alexander Weymann, Ashham Mansur, Mohamed Zeriouh, Nandor Marczin, Fabio De Robertis, Andre RĂ¼diger Simon, Aron-Frederik Popov

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(14):e0064.

 

In the context of limited donor pool in cardiothoracic transplantation, utilization of organs from high risk donors, such as suicidal hanging donors, while ensuring safety, is under consideration. We sought to evaluate the outcomes of lung transplantations (LTx) that use organs from ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pregnancy after renal transplantation: a retrospective study at the military hospital of Tunis from 1992 to 2011.
 

Author(s): Ben Haj Hassine Amine, Siala Haythem, Harzallah Kais, Rachdi Radhouane

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Our study objective was to analyze the optimum conditions for pregnancy in kidney transplanted women. For that, we conducted a retrospective study was from 1992 to April 2011 about 17 pregnancies in 12 kidney transplanted patients followed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Autologous Stem-Cell Transplantation for Severe Scleroderma.
 

Author(s): Keith M Sullivan, Ellen A Goldmuntz, Daniel E Furst

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2018 03;378(11):1066-1067.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Transplantation" returned 3485 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Evaluation the efficacy and safety of simultaneous splenectomy in liver transplantation patients: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Chao He, Xiaojuan Liu, Wei Peng, Chuan Li, Tian-Fu Wen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(10):e0087.

 

Simultaneous splenectomy during liver transplantation (LT) is debated. The present meta-analysis assessed the efficacy and safety of splenectomy on the outcome of LT patients.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Successful treatment with allogeneic stem cell transplantation followed by DLI and TKIs for e6a2 BCR-ABL-positive acute myeloid leukaemia: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Yasuhiko Harada, Satoshi Nishiwaki, Takumi Sugimoto, Koichi Onodera, Tatsunori Goto, Takahiko Sato, Sonoko Kamoshita, Naomi Kawashima, Aika Seto, Shingo Okuno, Satomi Yamamoto, Toshihiro Iwasaki, Yukiyasu Ozawa, Koichi Miyamura, Yoshiki Akatsuka, Isamu Sugiura

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e9160.

 

Patients with the e6a2 BCR-ABL transcript, 1 of the atypical transcripts, have been reported to have a poor prognosis, and allogeneic stem cell transplantation (ASCT) can be considered as additional therapy. However, long-term survival after ASCT for this disease is rare.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Chemotherapy in patient with colon cancer after renal transplantation: A case report with literature review.
 

Author(s): Wentong Fang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Feb;97(5):e9678.

 

Experience of pharmacotherapy in posttransplantation colorectal cancer (CRC) patients is inadequate.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Validity of Mini Fluid Challenge Post Liver Transplantation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Liver Transplantation

 

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2018

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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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Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Pediatric Transplantation, a Prevalence Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Transplantation

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2017

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