Tag: transplantation

Tracheal stem cells

P De Coppi (London, UK) explores the potential of stem cells in engineered cartilaginous grafts for tracheal repair.

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Tracheal transplantation

D Van Raemdonck (Leuven, Belgium) presents an overview of the current status of tracheal transplantation.

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Bridging to heart transplantation

A Simon (London, UK) discusses the changing pattern of heart transplantation urgency and the likelihood of a patient on a device receiving a transplant.

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Heart transplantation UK 2013

G MacGowan (Newcastle, UK) briefly addresses the issue of declining heart transplant numbers in the UK.

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VAD therapy as new gold standard

S Schueler (Newcastle, UK) reviews the history of heart transplantation before arguing that LVAD therapy is now the new gold standard.

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GUCH transplant recipients

M Burch (London, UK) discusses cardiac transplantation in congenital heart patients.

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Cardiac transplantation as gold standard

J Dunning (Cambridge, UK) argues that cardiac transplantation remains the gold standard for end-stage heart failure treatment in the UK.

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UK destination therapy

S Schueler (Newcastle, UK) discusses destination therapy as an option for heart failure in the UK.

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Heart transplantation referral guidelines

J Parameshwar (Cambridge, UK) discusses referral for heart transplantation based on UK guidelines published in 2011.

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DBD donor optimisation

R Venkateswaran (Manchester, UK) discusses the principles of brain dead donor management.

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Ex vivo cardiac perfusion

D Talbot (Newcastle, UK) discusses ex-vivo cardiac perfusion, demonstrating that organ reanimation is possible after death.

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Pushing the boundaries in thoracic surgery – lung transplantation

W Klepetko (Vienna, Austria) gives an overview of aspects of lung transplantation. He looks in detail at surgical techniques, donor organ utilisation, expanding the indications for surgery and the organisation of a service.

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