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 22581 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

ERCP-related complication is not the only cause of GI bleeding in post-liver transplantation patients: A case report.
 

Author(s): Zhen Ding, Xue-Lian Tang, Rong Lin, Chaoqun Han, Jun Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(37):e7716.

 

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the treatment of choice for biliary complications in liver transplantation (LT) recipients as it is both diagnostic and therapeutic. The specific risks following ERCP among LT recipients have not been well studied.

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2017

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Moon phases and moon signs do not influence morbidity, mortality and long-term survival, after living donor kidney transplantation.
 

Author(s): A Kleespies, M Mikhailov, P N Khalil, S Pratschke, A Khandoga, M Stangl, W D Illner, M K Angele, K W Jauch, M Guba, J Werner, M Rentsch

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Approximately 11% of the German population are convinced that certain moon phases and moon signs may impact their health and the onset and clinical course of diseases. Before elective surgery, a considerable number of patients look to optimize the timing of the procedure based on ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2017

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Living kidney transplantation between brothers with unrecognized renal amyloidosis as the first manifestation of familial Mediterranean fever: a case report.
 

Author(s): Ramón Peces, Sara Afonso, Carlos Peces, Julián Nevado, Rafael Selgas

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Familial Mediterranean fever is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by recurrent episodes of fever and polyserositis and by the onset of reactive amyloid-associated amyloidosis. Amyloidosis due to familial Mediterranean fever can lead to end-stage renal disease, culminating ...

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2017

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The terms "Transplantation" returned 3335 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Alemtuzumab versus antithymocyte globulin induction therapies in kidney transplantation patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Jianming Zheng, Wenli Song

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(28):e7151.

 

Alemtuzumab (ALEM) is widely used as an induction therapy for organ transplantation, and numerous randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been published to evaluate its efficacy and safety in kidney transplantation as compared with antithymocyte globulin (ATG). The purpose of this ...

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2017

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Graft-versus-host-disease after kidney transplantation: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Yanhua Guo, Shouyang Ding, Hui Guo, Shenqiu Li, Xia Lu, Zhishui Chen, Zhonghua Klaus Chen, Changsheng Ming, Nianqiao Gong

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(26):e7333.

 

Acute graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) in kidney recipients is extremely rare. Knowledge about its clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis is limited and needs to be increased.

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2017

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Immunotherapy for transplantation-associated viral infections.
 

Author(s): Claire Roddie, Karl S Peggs

Journal: J. Clin. Invest.. 2017 Jun;127(7):2513-2522.

 

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infections following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Early clinical trials demonstrate that adoptive transfer of donor-derived virus-specific T cells to restore ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2017

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Last Updated: 7 Nov 2015

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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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Postconditioning by Cyclosporin A in Pulmonary Transplantation
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Lung Transplantation

 

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2016

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