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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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Transplantation" returned 21784 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Brain Imaging and Cognition after Kidney Transplantation.
 

Author(s): Titte Srinivas

Journal: Am. J. Nephrol.. 2016 ;43(1):47-9.

 

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2016

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Physical Activity and Exercise as a Basic Preventive Measure (Primary Prevention, Prevention after Renal Transplantation).
 

Author(s): Věra Adámková, Jiří Bělohoubek, Václav Adámek, Martina Juhaňáková, Jan Pirk

Journal: Cent. Eur. J. Public Health. 2015 Nov;23 Suppl():S3-8.

 

Movement is an inseparable part of one's life, and has been a basic everyday activity through the history of mankind. However, a lack of physical activity and availability of food have resulted in a variety of serious health impairments. The 20th century has witnessed a steep rise ...

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2016

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Desensitization Using Bortezomib and High-dose Immunoglobulin Increases Rate of Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation.
 

Author(s): Jong Cheol Jeong, Enkthuya Jambaldorj, Hyuk Yong Kwon, Myung-Gyu Kim, Hye Jin Im, Hee Jung Jeon, Ji Won In, Miyeun Han, Tai Yeon Koo, Junho Chung, Eun Young Song, Curie Ahn, Jaeseok Yang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(5):e2635.

 

Combination therapy of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and rituximab showed a good transplant rate in highly sensitized wait-listed patients for deceased donor kidney transplantation (DDKT), but carried the risk of antibody-mediated rejection. The authors investigated the impact ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2016

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The terms "Transplantation" returned 3168 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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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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Ethical and legal issues in renal transplantation in Nigeria.
 

Author(s): S O Ajayi, Y Raji, B L Salako

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2016 Jan;27(1):125-8.

 

With the increasing number of patients being offered kidney transplantation by many centers in the developing world, it is not unexpected that there would be attendant ethical and legal issues even when the selection process for transplantation seems medically justified. Because of ...

Last Updated: 20 Jan 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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