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An unexpected microbe is lethal for some organ transplant recipents - Science /AAAS

An unexpected microbe is lethal for some organ transplant recipents - Science /AAAS | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

A just released research study points the finger at a certain type of bacteria that can cause a lethal increase in the ammonia levels of lung transplant recipients which can then lead on to death.

 

For the first time as the result of scientific detective work the organisms concerned (Ureaplasma type bacteria), appear to become problematic for lung transplant recipients if they become infected with them.

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A significant break through in determining a cause for some of the unexplained deaths in lung transplant recipients

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Explaining Risk: Know Your Aristotle | Speaking of Medicine

Explaining Risk: Know Your Aristotle | Speaking of Medicine | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

How best to explain risk in medicine? Do you understand the important difference between absolute v's relative risk when you are reading scientific publications?

 

This blog post via PLoS is by @trishgreenhalgh [twitter i.d.]  http://t.co/5A9c0Tbz...

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In Type 1 Diabetes, Islet Transplantation Gains Momentum - UCSF News Services

In Type 1 Diabetes, Islet Transplantation Gains Momentum - UCSF News Services | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This report via UCSF News Services summarises the field of Islet Transplantation for Type 1 diabetes. 

 

The report is written from the perspective of researchers who are employed in this institution. However there is a good summary on recent progress which has been made as well as why there are still challenges with islet transplantation.

Deborah Verran's insight:

In highly selected individuals with Type 1 diabetes, islet transplantation may be of benefit.

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