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TTS 2018 - SPOTLIGHT ON MORNING SYMPOSIA

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USA - Wounded veteran receives first penis and scrotum transplant

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Members of the medical team who performed the first successful penis and scrotum transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

April 24 - (CNN) The world's first successful total penis and scrotum transplant was completed at Johns Hopkins Hospital on March 26, according to a news release issued Monday. The procedure lasted 14 hours and involved nine plastic surgeons, two urological surgeons and a team of anesthesiologists, nurses and surgical technicians, according to the release.

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Seven-year-old boy recovering well after first five-organ transplant

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Jay Crouch received two kidneys, a pancreas, liver and bowel during a single 10-hour operation.
Photograph: Birmingham Women and Children's NHS foundation trust

April 25 - A seven-year-old boy has become the first child to undergo a five-organ transplant in a single operation. Jay Crouch, who has a condition that left his small intestine twisted and has caused complications with other organs since he was six weeks old, is recovering at home after receiving two kidneys, a pancreas, liver and small bowel during the 10-hour operation at Birmingham children's hospital.

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Transplantation DIRECT Journal - Featured Article

Submitted by Dr Peri Kocabayoglu Editorial Fellow, Transplantation.

A Formula to Calculate Standard Liver Volume Using Thoracoabdominal Circumference.

Shaw BI, Burdine LJ, Braun HJ, Ascher NL, Roberts JP.
Transplant Direct. 2017 ;3(12):e225.

Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) as well as split liver grafts require precise calculations of the minimum graft volume to avoid complications. While current formulas are mostly based on weight-based parameters, they can often be inaccurate. Brian Shaw and co-workers from UCSF developed a new formula using the thoracoabdominal circumference (TAC) to predict liver volume for living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) donors. The proposed formula, SLV = (TAC × 3.5816) - (Age × 3.9844) - (Sex × 109.7386) - 934.5949, calculated standard liver volume (SLV), predicted SLV and identified patients with small grafts. This equation is a useful tool estimating not only the minimal required liver volume that living donor recipients need, the score also defining the ideal liver volume for a patient undergoing whole graft deceased donor liver transplant. Those data have the potential to pave the way for further refinements using a larger cohort, and to define a cut-off for liver transplant volume.

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A NEW WAY TO EASE THE ORGAN SHORTAGE: 'REGIFTING' KIDNEYS USED IN PREVIOUS TRANSPLANTS

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Dr. Jeffrey Veale (right) performs a kidney transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

April 24 - UCLA - Like many transplant surgeons, Dr. Jeffrey Veale got frustrated seeing so many of his patients die while waiting for a donor kidney. So he decided to do something about it: recycle. Since last year, the UCLA surgeon has transplanted three "regifted" kidneys from previous transplant recipients who died with their donated kidneys still healthy — breaking an unspoken taboo against using kidneys for a third time. Veale said some 25 percent of people who receive kidney transplants die with organs that are perfectly acceptable for transplant into another recipient, and he is pushing hard for other transplant centers around the nation to do the same to help ease the crushing shortage of donor kidneys.

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In the News

  • SINDH CONFERENCE AT SIUT MULLS WAYS TO PROMOTE ORGAN DONATION AFTER DEATH
  • TRANSPLANTED LIVERS HELP BODY DEFEND AGAINST ORGAN REJECTION, MAYO CLINIC STUDY FINDS
  • 'PATIENCE, FAITH AND HOPE': FAMED SINGER 'EL PUMA' DISCUSSES DOUBLE LUNG TRANSPLANT IN MIAMI
  • DALLAS SURGEON MAKES TIME 100 LIST OF MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE FOR BAYLOR UTERUS TRANSPLANT SUCCESS
  • NEW CELL THERAPY AIDS HEART RECOVERY—WITHOUT IMPLANTING CELLS
  • SCIENTISTS GENERATE AN ATLAS OF THE HUMAN GENOME USING STEM CELLS
  • TEST SHOWS SIGNIFICANCE OF SCREENING FOR GENOMIC VARIANTS THAT COULD IMPACT TREATMENT
  • EXTRAHEPATIC EFFECTS OF HCV ERADICATION WITH DAAS IN LIVER TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS
  • USA - FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS, NEW GROUPS MAY VIE TO RUN ORGAN TRANSPLANT NETWORK

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