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In the past four weeks, I... by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Scrubbed in on kidney transplants, liver transplants, living donor operations, and organ procurements Rounded on a kidney transplant service 13 years to the day aft ... Read on »
Adult Kidney Donors for Pediatric Recipients by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The story of Amelia Rivera is generating a firestorm of coverage, but it's also showing that there is such a thing as bad publicity (and not just for Children's Hospital o ... Read on »
Amelia Rivera by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Amelia (Mia) Rivera is a young girl with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome who had an appointment at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia last week and met their transplant team. ... Read on »
Transplant Immunosuppression on Step 1 by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Like any workaholic second-year medical student, I'm spending part of the holiday break studying for Step 1 of the boards (the standardized Big Test after the first two year ... Read on »
Book Review: Intestinal Failure: Diagnosis, Management, and Transplantation by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Intestinal transplantation is probably the most esoteric area of organ transplantation, so learning anything about it can be nearly impossible.  The occasional artic ... Read on »
Nephrology - The Best Transplant Field? by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I'm in Philadelphia at the American Society for Nephrology Kidney Week .  For me, it's a busy four days of meetings for their medical student program, the ASN Workforce Comm ... Read on »
St. Louis Children's Hospital by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I spent the past couple weeks shadowing/observing at St. Louis Children's Hospital . I'm still not at all clear on the best practices for blogging about clinical experience ... Read on »
Videos by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I'm not a guru of videos by any means, but vacations from school are typically a time to vegetate in front of a screen.  Of course, for this blog, it's all about transplant ... Read on »
Book Review: Breathless by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The history of lung transplantation is inexorably linked to the University of Toronto in the 1980s and the surgeons and medical team there at that time. The first lun ... Read on »
Pediatric vs. Adult Transplants by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Pediatric transplantation has been a focus of this blog, mainly because I'm especially interested in the stories and unique issues of children who need organ transplants. ... Read on »
Underlying Diseases by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Organ transplants don't often "just happen." For a vital organ to lose so much function that it needs to be replaced, some disease has progressed to the point that it's cau ... Read on »
Underlying Diseases by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Organ transplants don't often "just happen." For a vital organ to lose so much function that it needs to be replaced, some disease has progressed to the point that it's causi ... Read on »
Donation After Cardiac Death (DCD) by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The very first experimental organ transplants came from donors who had recently died, whose hearts had stopped beating. These were superceded by living organ donations betwe ... Read on »
Donation After Cardiac Death (DCD) by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The very first experimental organ transplants came from donors who had recently died, whose hearts had stopped beating. These were superceded by living organ donations between ... Read on »
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Like every transplant patient, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has been through a lot, but sweeping changes have made the transplant program stronger than ... Read on »
About the Center Profiles by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine After the general post on how to look up a transplant center , I've decided to include profiles about specific centers on this blog. The purpose of these profiles is to de ... Read on »
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Like every transplant patient, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has been through a lot, but sweeping changes have made the transplant program stronger than e ... Read on »
About the Center Profiles by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine After the general post on how to look up a transplant center, I've decided to include profiles about specific centers on this blog. The purpose of these profiles is to descr ... Read on »
Growing Up With A Transplant by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Transplants in children make up a small but significant number of organ transplants. Even though they represent only about 8% of transplants, their differences generate a ... Read on »
Growing Up With A Transplant by Manu V. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Transplants in children make up a small but significant number of organ transplants. Even though they represent only about 8% of transplants, their differences generate a lo ... Read on »