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Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer with a liver transplant patient?

Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer with a liver transplant patient?

If needed yes: Liver transplant patients need chemotherapy will be given with close monitoring , working as team . Interesting observation, in liver transplant patients the incidence of ovarian cancer is less than the normal population. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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Are animal livers used in human transplants?

Are animal livers used in human transplants?

Not successfully: Animal organs have been used - in experimental circumstances - for a variety of human transplants, without long-term success. Remaining obstacles of rejection are major. When a winning strategy is developed, you will know because we will suddenly be able to address the organ shortage. We can use animal heart valves (usually pig) because they are treated + no longer stimulate an immune response. ...Read more

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If humans evolved from apes, then can transplantation occur with a human and an ape?

If humans evolved from apes, then can transplantation occur with a human and an ape?

Yes, but won't last : Transplant between different species, or xenotransplantation can be done, but the organ will be rejected in a short time, as in days to weeks. The antigen is in the blood vessel lining, so as blood passes through them, the host will recognize the organ as foreign and mount a response against it. This does not happen with cells transplanted from organs if there is no vascular tissue attached. ...Read more

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Can you get a pigs heart transplanted into a human?

Can you get a pigs heart transplanted into a human?

Not today: Using animal organs for transplant, xenotransplantation, is a future consideration once the rejection barrier is better understood and controlled. There is ongoing work using porcine organs placed into primates, since they are close to human in tissue structure . An intriguing possibility is genetically engineering donor animals so that they will be less prone to trigger human immune responses. ...Read more

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Can animal organs be used for human transplant surgery?

Can animal organs be used for human transplant surgery?

Xenotransplantation : They have been used but not very often and not with very much success. Xenotransplantation has been one of the holy grails of transplant surgery since its inception. Through genetic modification of porcine donors, however, researchers are getting closer to mitigating the violent antibody response that is one of the major roadblocks. ...Read more

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Eagle eyes are sharp, why no transplant of corneal for human?

Eagle eyes are sharp, why no transplant of corneal for human?

Raptor eyes: Not quite. Raptors have two foveas connected by a visual streak. Their eyes are so large they cannot move. Fovea #1 is for far vision (seeing prey), and as they dive, the image goes down the visual streak until imaged on fovea #2 at the level of the talons. This allows them to catch their prey. Focusing has little to do with it. ...Read more

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What are some of the benefits of a human heart transplant?

What are some of the benefits of a human heart transplant?

Live longer: Heart transplantation is reserved for end stage heart failure where the quality of life is poor (patients have symptoms with minimal exertion or at rest) and death is imminent (usually one year survival less than 50%). A new heart gives patients an excellent quality of life and longevity (average person survives ~ 12 years after a transplant, with some surviving close to 20 years). ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Friedman
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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more