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 24130 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Outcome of adult T-lymphoblastic lymphoma depends on ALL-type chemotherapy, prognostic factors, and performance of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
 

Author(s): Meiwei Hu, Huafeng Wang, Lei Wang, Min Yang, Yinjun Lou, Jie Jin

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(28):e11374.

 

To study the prognostic factors of adult patients with T-lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL) and to evaluate therapeutic effects of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)-type chemotherapy in combination with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) in patients who achieved ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Anticoagulation treatment of portal vein thrombosis in a patient with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation: A case report.
 

Author(s): Jian Wang, Jia-Sui Chai, Ya-Min Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(26):e11183.

 

Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is relatively common in patients with liver cirrhosis waiting for liver transplantation (LT). Anticoagulation is an important non-invasive treatment strategy for patients with cirrhosis and PVT.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Kidney Transplantation from an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation-supported brain-dead donor: A case report.
 

Author(s): Pei-Jhang Chiang, Shou-Hung Tang, Chiao-Ching Li, Meng-Han Chou, Yu-Chun Lin, Sheng-Tang Wu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(26):e11106.

 

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can deliver effective respiratory and circulatory maintenance to organ donors, improve organ function, and shorten warm ischemic time before harvesting. However, ECMO-supported brain-dead donors (DBDs) still have a high risk of acute kidney ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Transplantation" returned 3553 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Management of hepatic vein occlusive disease after liver transplantation: A case report with literature review.
 

Author(s): Yuchen Hou, Nga Lei Tam, Zhicheng Xue, Xuzhi Zhang, Bing Liao, Jie Yang, Shunjun Fu, Yi Ma, Linwei Wu, Xiaoshun He

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(24):e11076.

 

Hepatic vein occlusive disease (HVOD) is a rare complication after liver transplantation, which is characterized by nonthrombotic, fibrous obliteration of the small centrilobular hepatic veins by connective tissue and centrilobular necrosis in zone 3 of the acini. HVOD after solid ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Acquired diaphragmatic hernia in pediatrics after living donor liver transplantation: Three cases report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Kai Wang, Wei Gao, Nan Ma, Xing-Chu Meng, Wei Zhang, Chao Sun, Chong Dong, Bin Wu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(15):e0346.

 

Diaphragmatic hernia (DH) in pediatrics following living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has been seldom reported in the past.

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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