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ICU Management

Management of bleeding in visceral surgery and liver transplantation

2018 01 Jun

The implementation of patient blood management programmes led to reduced blood product usage. However, haemorrhage secondary to major surgery remains a major cause of potentially preventable death. Considering the heterogeneity of procedures and technical approaches, it is not surprising that the bleeding risk stratification for visceral surgery... Read more

Executive Health Management

Burnout for Transplant Nurses

2015 12 Oct

According to a study published by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital, over half of nurses who work with organ transplant patients in the U.S. experience high levels of emotional exhaustion. The findings are published in Progress in Transplantation.  The study was led by senior staff psychologist Michelle Jesse, Ph.D, liver transplant surgeon Marwan... Read more

ICU Management

Ethical Change Recommended to Increase Donor Organs in USA

2015 12 May

To help ease an organ shortage crisis in the US, ethicists from NYU Langone Medical Center have suggested a simple and ethical change in policy that would greatly expand the nation’s organ pool while respecting autonomy, choice, and vulnerability of a deceased’s family or authorised caregiver. Their proposed solution, which is described in an article... Read more

IMAGING Management

RSNA 2014: 3D Printing Guides Human Face Transplants

2014 01 Dec

Computed tomography (CT) and 3D printing technology can be used to recreate life-size models of patients' heads to assist in face transplantation surgery, according to researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston. The surgery is performed on patients whose face has been damaged as a result of disease or injury. Results of the study were... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Liver Transplant Patients Seek Closer Involvement

2014 18 Jul

Findings of a recent study, the first  of its kind, have revealed that liver transplant candidates wish to be involved in the decision as to whether they should accept or reject a donor organ. Discussed in the journal Liver Transplantation, the project has been spearheaded by Robert Porte, a Professor of Surgery at the University Medical Centre Groningen... Read more

ICU Management

Transplant Organs Supercooled For Longer Storage

2014 03 Jul

A new technique that allows donated organs to remain healthy for up to four days before a transplant may one day increase the chances of patients finding a compatible match from a global pool of donors. According to new research conducted on rat livers, organs can be super-cooled to around 21 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 degrees Celsius), avoiding the damage... Read more

ICU Management

Kidney Transplant Chain Saves Six Lives In Australia

2014 10 Jun

Australia’s largest paired kidney exchange saved the lives of six people in recent weeks, but the number of lives affected by the operation reaches into the hundreds. In addition to the families of the recipients who will enjoy the extended lives of their loved ones, more than 200 medical staff contributed to the successful simultaneous surgeries.... Read more

Cardiology Management

First Carmat Artificial Heart Transplant Patient Dies

2014 10 Mar

The hospital, which performed the transplant in December, has announced that the first patient fitted with an artificial heart made by the French company Carmat has died. 75 days following the surgery at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, the patient, a 76-year-old man, has passed away. The cause of his death is currently unconfirmed.... Read more