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Patient Dies After Getting a Poop Transplant

“Poop transplants,” or what doctors refer to as fecal microbiota transplants (FMT), have been used in recent years as an experimental cure for Clostridium difficile, sometimes referred to as C. diff or C. difficile, which affects nearly half a million Americans each year. C. diff is a type of bacteria that can produce toxins that

With new heart, mom of four competes in transplant games

Kristen Patton was settling in to feed her newborn on Christmas Eve as her three older children went to bed. It was the holiday evening she had envisioned—relaxed family time the day after coming home from the hospital following the birth of her daughter, Hattie. Suddenly, unbelievable pain shot through Kristen’s left jaw. It moved

Woman, 68, receives her lung donor’s peanut allergy

Woman, 68, who received a lung transplant develops her donor’s peanut allergy in ‘very rare’ phenomenon The unnamed patient, from San Diego, had never had a reaction to nuts before When doctors heard a sandwich triggered her symptoms they were suspicious Nut allergies are only believed to have been passed on four or five times

Lung transplant patients face elevated lung cancer risk

In an American Journal of Transplantation study, lung cancer risk was increased after lung transplantation, especially in the native (non-transplanted) lung of single lung transplant recipients. This was a large registry-linkage study that utilized matched transplant and cancer registry data from 17 US states/regions, including approximately 50 percent of US transplant recipients from 1987-2012. Researchers

Clues found to early lung transplant failure

Among organ transplant patients, those receiving new lungs face a higher rate of organ failure and death compared with people undergoing heart, kidney and liver transplants. One of the culprits is inflammation that damages the newly transplanted lung. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Northwestern University Feinberg School of

Better diagnosing heart transplant rejection and injury

The results of an international clinical trial for a new system of diagnosing heart transplant rejection and injury will be presented publicly for the first time at the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) annual meeting, which will take place on April 11 and 12 in Nice, France. Led by Dr. Phil Halloran