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When should a Liver Transplant Recipient get a Combined Liver Kidney Transplant? by Matt S. Posted Sun 14 Jul 2013 12:00am Currently there is huge variation in the number patients receiving a kidney transplant at the time of their liver transplant across the US; Combined Liver Kidney Transplant (CLK). The rate of good quality (standard criteria) kidneys being transplanted at the time of liver transplant varies from about 20% in the Midwest to about 6% i ... Read on »
What I need to know about Liver Transplantation by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What does my liver do? Your liver helps fight infections and cleans your blood. It also helps digest food and stores energy for when you need it. What are the signs of liver problems? Some signs of liver problems are feeling tired or weak losing your appetite feeling sick to your stomach ... Read on »
Living liver donors improve survival rates in liver cancer patients by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Tue 27 Sep 2011 8:14am A study conducted by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases due to be published in Hepatology in October found that patients who have received a living donor liverA large abdominal organ that has many important roles including the production of bile and clotting factors, detoxification, and ... Read on »
Hepatitis C and Liver Transplants by rickisjourney Posted Mon 11 Jan 2010 12:00am By Peter Jaret Most people know him as the bad guy JR Ewing on the TV show "Dallas." But lately the actor who played the part, Larry Hagman, has adopted a different role: champion for the cause of organ transplants. In 1995, Hagman, who had advanced cirrhosis, received a life-saving liver transplant. ... Read on »
Should Alcoholics with Liver Failure Receive Liver Transplants? by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 Nov 2011 12:00am Here's an interesting question. Should alcoholics with liver failure be candidates for liver transplants, some of which will presumably paid for by health insurance or public funds? A recent article raised this controversial topic (see: Liver Transplant Can Give Some Alcoholics a Second Chance, Says French Study ). Below is an excerp ... Read on »
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A LIVER TRANSPLANT TEAM by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Wed 12 Dec 2012 8:33pm Most of us have little contact with our transplant teams.  We meet the surgeon and perhaps a coordinator but very few others and once the transplant surgery is over, we are generally turned over to other specialists to follow our recovery. Transplant teams are in the life saving business and while it is a hectic life it can be intensely rew ... Read on »
Steve Jobs Gets New Liver, Bringing Attention to Transplant System by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:37pm Steve Jobs has had a liver transplant, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.  That report speculated that Jobs may have gotten the transplant because cancer had spread from his pancreas to his liver.  He had surgery to treat a neuroendocrine islet cell tumor in 2004.  If such tumors spread to the liver one option is a transplant, al ... Read on »
Iyaad Syed, 8 month-old boy, cured of liver disease by injections of liver cells by EyeDrD Posted Thu 17 Nov 2011 8:30am   'Miracle boy': Donor liver cells were implanted into Iyaad Syed's abdomen and acted like a temporary liver Doctors say they have using a . The team from by while his real organ recovered from damage caused by a virus, BBC reported. ... Read on »
Waiting in Vain by yannai Posted Mon 03 Aug 2009 12:00am If you’ve ever ridden the New York City subway system, you know the constant agony you experience waiting for your train. Slowly edging beyond the yellow line, you peek to see if there are any headlights coming in your direction. You check your watch, your phone, your i-pod, hoping that the anxiety you feel will somehow bring the train ea ... Read on »
"Walk It Off" Liver Wellness Walk Recap by Donate Life Illinois .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 9:27pm Colette Jordan, liver transplant recipient and president of the newly formed chapter of Students for Organ Donation at College of DuPage, sent in the recap below describing her experience at the American Liver Foundation Illinois chapter's"Walk It Off" Wellness Walk & Fun Run. The event took place at Montrose Harbor in Chi ... Read on »