Writer, UAB Reporter
The addition of an on-site organ donor recovery center will increase the number of suitable organs available for transplant, maximizing donor organ and tissue gifts.
Tector’s arrival will bring the addition of a multivisceral and small bowel transplant program to UAB’s Division of Transplantation.
Gift from United Therapeutics will establish Xenotransplantation Institute and bring additional resources to support the endeavor with a goal of genetically modified kidney transplants taking place by 2021.
Greg Kennedy wants to raise the profile of GI surgery division, which he says “is one of the most talented divisions as a group in the United States.”
Michelle Harris came to UAB on maximal life support, unsure if she would live after a rare multisystem autoimmune disease attacked her lungs. Now, she will go home with her eyes on upcoming prom and graduation.
Fourteen-year-old Angelynn Luckado’s cystic fibrosis ravaged her organs, leading to an extensive hospital stay, an extremely rare and complicated transplant, and now a hope for a healthier life thanks to an organ donor.
Lead author of paper published in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice journal says, while causal relationship cannot be inferred, findings are “absolutely encouraging.”
Study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology shows fecal incontinence risk from anal intercourse is heightened for both women and men, with men almost three times as likely to experience incontinence.
James Landis’ personal cardiologist says his 88-year-old patient’s heart went from roaring like a freight train to humming like a fine-tuned engine after procedure.
UAB surgeons patched mitral and tricuspid valve leaks, which eliminated Terry Maddox’s fluid retention and got her congestive heart failure to drop from a Class 4 to Class 1.