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US pediatric heart transplant waitlist policy change falls short of intended benefits

In March 2016, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network revised its criteria for prioritizing children awaiting heart transplantation in the U.S. with the intention of reducing the number of deaths on the waitlist, but a new study suggests unintended consequences. The study, published today in the American Journal of Transplantation by cardiologists at UPMC Children’s […]

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Minorities face more obstacles to a lifesaving organ transplant

Patients who experience organ failure need a transplant to improve their odds of survival and to achieve a better quality of life. However, getting an organ transplant is often accompanied by several challenges, many of which can be attributed to factors like the state of an individual’s living circumstances, their economic status and where they […]

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Businessman, 43, dies after undergoing hair transplant in India

Businessman, 43, dies after undergoing hair transplant in India and ‘suffering allergic reaction’ Shrawan Kumar Choudhary underwent the procedure at a clinic in Mumbai  The 43-year-old, who ran a logistics firm, died the day after the procedure  Mr Choudhary paid 500,000 rupees (£5,400) for the 12-hour hair transplant  e-mail 1 View comments An Indian man […]

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Vaccine-preventable infections common after peds transplant

(HealthDay)—Hospitalization for vaccine-preventable infections occurs in more than 15 percent of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients in the first five years after surgery, according to a study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics. Amy G. Feldman, M.D., from Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver, and colleagues used data from the Pediatric Health Information System to assess hospitalizations […]