Indian Transplant Newsletter Vol. II Issue NO.: 5 (February 2000)

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  • R and D in Transplantaions

    I) Transplantation Tolerance  Hans J. sclitt and colleagues in Hanorver, Germany, in a study based on heart transplant in rats, reported that the induction of transplant tolerance depends o...

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  • All India Transplant Games Meet

    It was a bright sunny morning on November 20 th and many roads and major junctions leading to the stadium were decorated with lots of banners, about organ donation and games meet, waving and flutter...

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  • Editorial- Memorial Service” for donor families in Chennai

      This issue of the “Indian Transplant Newsletter” is special because it covers an event called “The Memorial Service” organised by MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid N...

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  • Editorial-PRESERVATION FLUIDS

    Preservation fluids influence the cadaver graft function, survival rates and complications. The type of fluid used is even more critical in liver transplantation. The preservation fluids are expensiv...

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  • Eminent figures of Transplantation

    Dr. Fritz Bach was one of the three distinguished recipients of the 1998 Medawar Prize. His scientific accomplishments are enormous and have spanned four decades. He was also appointed as the first r...

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  • Hand Transplant

    The first, and so far only, hand transplant in the USA was performed at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky in January 1999 on Matthew Scott of Absecon, New Jersey. After a recent check up in ...

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  • Hand Transplant

    The world’s first modern hand transplant was performed on sept.23,1998, in France (Transplantation Journal Watch, Vol l  Issue I). It is now more than a year since the transplant and accor...

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  • HONOURING ORGAN DONOR FAMILIES

    Memorial Service for the Organ Donors of Chennai   At an emotionally very moving function on the 30 th October, 1999 twenty one-organ donor families were honoured by Multi Organ Harvestin...

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  • immunosuppressive drugs

    As part of the on-going research on immunosuppressants some interesting findings have come up. Laurence A. Turka of the University of Pennsylvania and Terry B. Strom of Harvard Medical School and col...

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  • Immunosuprresants

    A compound called IPL 423,323 has been selected, by the biopharmaceutical company Inflazyme pharmaceuticals, to study as a potential new treatment for organ rejection and psoriasis. According to th...

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  • International- RACISM REARS ITS HEAD IN ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION

    Racism reared its ugly head in an incident in the U.K, involving a donor family who insisted that the donated organ should go only to white patient and not to a “coloured” person. Shockin...

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  • International-programme launched to probe trafficking in organs

      Organs Watch – a first-of-its-kind program was launched on November 8, 1999 to identify human rights abuses surrounding the trafficking of organs by two professors from the Universi...

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  • Issues relating to kidney transplantation

    Should organs be allocated on a national or local basis? This  is the ongoing debate in the U.S.A. mark A. Schnitzler, PH.D, of Washington University School of Medicine and colleagues addressed ...

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  • LIVER TRANSPLANTATION

    1) Lamlvudine reduces post-transplant recurrence of Hepatitis B virus infection & can delay the need for Liver Transplantation in some patients with Chronic Hepatitis B   At the 50...

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  • Lung Transplantation

      A seven year old, Laura Guzman of Chicago became the area’s youngest double lung transplant recipient on August 9, 1999. It also marked the first double lung transplant at children&rsq...

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  • Lung Transplantation

      A study was done at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, to evaluate the effect of lung transplantation on children with cystic fibres. 124 children with cystic fibrosis wh...

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  • National-6th ALL INDIA TRANSPLANT GAMES HELD

    The 6 th All India Transplant Games were held at the Lal Bahadur Stadium, Hyderabad on the 20 th and 21 st November, 1999. The games were held under the banner of the “All India Trans...

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  • Xeno-transplantation

      A report in the august 20, 1999 of science()1999: 285:1236-1241)says that in retrospective study conducted to access the safety of xeno-transplantation ,  researchers found no eviden...

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