Posts Tagged ‘transplant’

End-Stage Liver Disease in HIV Disease

This article is a wonderful description of cirrhosis and it’s major symptoms. Everyone with cirrhosis should read this and learn from it. Craig Liver disease is the most common non–AIDS-related cause of mortality in HIV-infected patients. HIV-infected patients with chronic liver disease progress more rapidly to cirrhosis, and those with hepatitis B virus or hepatitis…

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Yona’s Story

Here is Yona’s story. Yona has been struggling with his weight for the last 20 years. But over the last 10 years he ballooned to 360 pounds. A little over two years ago he decided to go through bariatric surgery during his medical surgery clearance it was discovered that he had low platelet which was…

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Federal Standard May Be Thwarting Some Liver Transplant Patients

Federal Standard May Be Thwarting Some Liver Transplant Patients By EDITOR • JUN 7, 2016 Did revised federal standards make transplant centers more averse to risk and encourage them to drop sicker patients who might affect the hospitals’ patient survival rates? Originally published on June 9, 2016 4:47 pm For the roughly 15,000 people who…

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Sue’s Transplant Blog

                      June 10th It’s been a tough week. Have felt increasingly unwell seen at home by a doctor from the local surgery with talk of admitting me to hospital or organising respite care of some form. My own GP was obviously concerned and got in touch…

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UK Guidelines for Transplant Criteria

I’m looking into the subject of cannabis use to try and ascertain what the official position is on whether use of cannabis prior to transplant is acceptable or is grounds for refusing a transplant. In the US, I have not been able to find an authority who decides such things and currently it appears that…

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