Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources
6.7K views | +1 today
Follow
Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources
Combining reports, research findings and topic reviews
Curated by Deborah Verran
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Deborah Verran
Scoop.it!

USFDA issues guidelines to cut Zika transmission via human tissue and organs

USFDA issues guidelines to cut Zika transmission via human tissue and organs | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
The US Food and Drug Administration has said that the Zika virus can be transmitted via donation of umbilical cord blood, placenta and growth tissues.

For more information the full story can be accessed by clicking on the banner headline
Deborah Verran's insight:
The US FDA has now issued important guidelines for reducing the risk of transmission of zika virus via either human tissues or human organs.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deborah Verran
Scoop.it!

US FDA approves XVIVO lung preservation device

US FDA approves XVIVO lung preservation device | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the XVIVO Perfusion System (XPS) with STEEN Solution, a device for preserving donated lungs that do not initially meet the standard criteria for transplantation.

 

The XVIVO XPS lung perfusion system is one of several devices currently being trialed around the world. It is now hoped that with the judicious use of this type of technology that more donor lungs will be deemed suitable for transplantation. Once this technology becomes more widely available it is anticipated that this should lead to an increase in the numbers of lung transplants over the next 2-5 years.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deborah Verran
Scoop.it!

UCSF Artificial Kidney Project Tapped for Accelerated FDA Program - UCSF Today

UCSF Artificial Kidney Project Tapped for Accelerated FDA Program - UCSF Today | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Can a compact artificial kidney now be developed within 10 years? Could such a device actually be surgically implanted into patients, akin to the current models of the artificial heart? Until such a device is developed kidney transplantation remains the most important modailty for delivering continual effective renal replacement therapy.

 

As announced via UCSF Today, the UCSF Artificial Kidney Project has been tapped for an accelerated FDA Program within the United States. The most effective treatment currently is kidney transplantation, but those organs are in short supply; last year, only 16812 kidneys were available for transplant in the United States, leaving...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deborah Verran
Scoop.it!

Charges brought against makers of dietary supplement linked to liver damage - PBS NewsHour

Charges brought against makers of dietary supplement linked to liver damage - PBS NewsHour | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

A Dallas company that had been ordered to recall a dietary supplement pill because of links to liver damage has now been indicted along with several of its executives on charges that they intentionally mis-branded their products and then continued to sell them.

 

 This is a postscript to the chain of events involving a nutritional supplement marketed under the label OxyElite Pro which was associated with cases of acute liver failure, particularly within the United States. Some of the patients with acute liver failure subsequently required liver transplantation due to the severity of their medical condition.

Deborah Verran's insight:

A cautionary tale of a chain of events surrounding a nutritional supplement that failed to meet regulatory standards within the United States.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deborah Verran
Scoop.it!

FDA Panel Favors Device to Boost Lung Transplant Success - MedPage Today

FDA Panel Favors Device to Boost Lung Transplant Success - MedPage Today | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The news has come that an FDA Panel has given the approval for a normothermic lung preservation device to continue to be used in clinical research in order to boost lung transplant success as reported via MedPage Today.

 

A Canadian center involved in the HELP trial increased the proportion of donated lungs actually transplanted from 25% to 36% after starting to use the EXVIVO lung perfusion device. Of note there remains limited data for the medium to long term outcomes of lungs that have been transplanted after being preserved using this particular device. 

Deborah Verran's insight:

News that the EXVIVO lung preservation device has  received a preliminary limited approval by the FDA in the United States (humanitarian use device exemption)

more...
No comment yet.