Posts Tagged 'Pediatric'

Baby gets liver transplant using 4K/3D technology

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From The Miami Times: UHealth surgeons at Holtz Children’s Hospital are first in the world to use this innovative technology for transplantation, which magnifies images 26 times leading to better outcomes for high-risk patients.

Michael David Antonio Angelo was born healthy in September 2018. During his first two months of checkups with his pediatrician, he was given a clean bill of health. But soon after, his mother started noticing her baby boy’s skin had a yellow tone, also known as jaundice. ...

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No Ethical Barriers to Face Transplant in Children, Experts Conclude

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Should children be considered for facial transplantation? While there are some special ethical and psychological concerns, these shouldn’t rule out the possibility of performing face transplant in carefully selected children, according to an expert review in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

“Our analysis finds no physical, psychological, or ethical barrier that disqualifies children from undergoing face transplantation,” comments Alexandre Marchac of Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou, Paris, lead ...

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Pediatric Organ Donation Potential

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A study reviewing a restrospective cohort at a children’s hospital, Primary Children’s Hospital, operated by Intermountain Healthcare, concluded that among 224 deaths, the number of pediatric potential candidates for donation after circulatory determination of death was significantly larger than the potential candidates for donation after neurologic determination of death. However, the actual donation rate was significantly lower. Of the 224 deaths, 23 (10%) met neurologic criteria for death with 18 donating organs (conversion rate 78%) and 69% of the 224 ...

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World’s First Pediatric Bilateral Hand Transplant

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Eight year old Zion Harvey, an energetic and resilient young man with an infectious personality, lost both his hands and feet when they had to be amputated after contracting a life-threatening bloodstream infection that led to multi-system organ failure at the age of 2. At the age of 4, after two years on dialysis, he received a kidney from his mother. In April 2015, Zion was listed for a bilateral hand transplant and miraculously, only 3 months later, a gracious ...

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