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Doctor insights on: How Long After Death Are Organs Still Ok For Donation

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How long after death are organs still ok for donation?

How long after death are organs still ok for donation?

Depends on the organ: Hearts can last just a few hours usually less than 4 is ideal. Pancreas transplants should be done within 12. Livers within 24 and kidneys can last up to 48. Now that said most centers transplant them much faster than that. The faster an organ is transplanted the better it works. Organs that have been on ice for a prolonged time have a higher rate of not working or not working well. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have a strong immune system but still be susceptible to certain infectious organisms?

Help! Is it possible to have a strong immune system but still be susceptible to certain infectious organisms?

Yes: the immune system isn't static, it can wax and wane, being immunocompetent does not mean you are not susceptible to infection, but not getting rid of the infection easily is the problem ...Read more

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What other organisms is yersinia pestis related to?

What other organisms is yersinia pestis related to?

Yersinia: The plague bacillus is related to Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Yersinia enterocolitica. Both of these organisms can cause human infections but altogether different from plague. ...Read more

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What organisms have antibiotic resistance?

What organisms have antibiotic resistance?

Many: These little buggers evolve so fast! you've heard of the flesh eating bacteria? Some strains are deadly to the point of no current antibiotic works against them now. Sorry, not a good answer to your question. Please ignore this answer. ...Read more

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How many types of organisms are in your body?

How many types of organisms are in your body?

No one knows: It is estimated that there are between 500-1000 different species in the human gut alone. An interesting finding has been that obese people typically have less diversity in the gut microbiome compared with lean adults. In general, less microbial diversity in the gut is associated with more chronic disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: organisms?

See below: 1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living body: the social organism. ...Read more

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How can single celled organisms move and eat?

Cytoskeleton: They have molecules inside of them that polymerize as needed to form machinery that makes for movement. Some have external cilia or flagella to enable movement. ...Read more

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What organisms cause toxic megacolon?

What organisms cause toxic megacolon?

Multiple: True toxic megacolon is a complication of crohn's disease and uc. It can be associated with any bacteria present in the colon. Antibiotics given as part of the treatment should cover c. Diff, enterococcus, and gnr's. ...Read more

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