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What happens in a living donor liver transplantation?

What happens in a  living donor liver transplantation?

The donor gives part: And keeps the rest, enough to live on. The liver that remains regenerates almost to 100% of original size and function. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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How are organ transplants done?

How are organ transplants done?

See:: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/organ-donation-facts

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How are recipients and donors matched for organ donation?

How are recipients and donors matched for organ donation?

Depends: Some are based on a combination of blood and tissue typing others are based primarily on tissue typing. Size of the individual's is also matched especially for pediatric patients. ...Read more

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Life expectancy of myeloma patients after autologous stem cell transplant?

Life expectancy of myeloma patients after autologous stem cell transplant?

Myeloma : There are many things that go into predicting life expectancy of somebody with myeloma who has an autologous stem cell transplant. The rough estimate for somebody getting a transplant in first remission is about 6-7 years now. However, this is something your oncologist or transplant doctor can talk to you about with more specific information. ...Read more

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How is a dcd liver transplant different from other transplants?

How is a dcd liver transplant different from other transplants?

Cardiac Death Occurs: The term dcd (donation after cardiac death) means the donor died of cardiac failure rather than brain death. In either case the donor suffered an irreversible brain injury and are kept alive by mechanical life support. The dcd donors also undergo a period of low blood pressure when taken off life support and their organs may sustain further injury. Properly selected dcd organs can work fine. ...Read more

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How is lung transplantation done?

How is lung transplantation done?

Transplant : You are asleep and pain-free (under general anesthesia). A surgical cut is made in the chest. Lung transplant surgery is done with the use of a heart-lung machine. This device does the work of your heart while your heart is stopped for the surgery. Your diseased lung(s) is removed & the donated lung attached to your airway & blood vessels. Go to nlm.nih.gov for more info. ...Read more

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Sex life after kidney transplant?

Sex life after kidney transplant?

Yes, yes, yes: Sex is an important part of life quality - feel empowered to discuss openly with your transplant team. Some men have difficulty with erections because of hypertension, diabetes and medications they must take - usually treatable. You must also consider possible impact of immunosuppressants on causing abnormal sperm (risk is probably low). Overall, odds are good for being active. Be responsible too. ...Read more

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How exactly is living kidney donation done?

How exactly is living kidney donation done?

Learn about donation: It is such a general question. I encourage you to visit the National Kidney Foundation's website on living donation: https://www.kidney.org/transplantation/livingdonors ...Read more

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How are kidney transplants done?

Kidney transplant: Once the kidney is removed from the donor eithe living or cadaver, the kidney is placed through a lower abdominal incision iusually into the right side of the pelvis and attached the iliac vein and artery and ureter implanted into the bladder. ...Read more

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Life expectancy for heart lung transplant?

Life expectancy for heart  lung transplant?

Varies with time: The most recent data on patient survival after a heart-lung combined transplant is that about 80% at 1 year, 50% at 5 years, and 25% at 10 years are alive after the transplants. ...Read more

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What's the extended criteria donor category for liver transplants?

Riskier criteria: Too few organs to save the lives of all who need a liver forces us to offer organs that we might not consider acceptable. The "extension" of the criteria range may be based on age (a donor > 70 years?), social risk (did the donor use drugs recently?) or other issue. If we don't use an organ that would have been reasonable, another person dies. Informed consent is the key. Speak with your team. ...Read more

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Could a liver donor live his life sucessfully?

Yes: You can expect a very normal life after a successful and complication free recovery.....liver has excellent regeneration capacity....regeneration can be touch slow among vegetarian ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for lung transplant recipients?

What is the survival rate for lung transplant recipients?

Declines over time: It is 80-90% at 1 year and at 5 years about 50-60 % are still functioning. At 10 years 20-25%. Depends on the circumstances of the recipients co-morbidity and the original disease. ...Read more

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How many years of life does the donor sacrifice in a partial liver transplant?

How many years of life does the donor sacrifice in a partial liver transplant?

None: There should be no change in the partial liver donor's life expectancy. The remaining liver will be sufficient to allow for a full normal life. ...Read more

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Do liver transplant patients livelong?

Do  liver transplant patients livelong?

They can: After the first year they do well. Much longer than w liver disease. ...Read more

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What causes depression in kidney transplant recipients ?

What causes depression in kidney transplant recipients ?

May be: From fear from the fact of possible body rejection to the kidney as well as from the meds taken to reduce immune system reactions.. ...Read more

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Can you be a live liver transplant donor?

Yes: Adults can donate the left half of their liver to children and sometimes the right half of their liver to adults. ...Read more

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Will a kidney transplant recipient be receiving one or two kidneys from a cadaver donor?

Usually 1: Most if the time 1 kidney is transplanted. Occasionally 2 very small (pediatric) kidneys are kept connected to each other and transplanted "e bloc" - they grow quickly. Some older kidneys with low function are transplanted together (but separated) to try to provide enough function in combination. The recipient should understand and give consent (or not) in advance. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


Dr. Amy Friedman
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Liver Transplant (Definition)

A liver transplant is a surgical procedure that has both a donor and a recipient. The donor has part (if living) or the entire liver removed, and this is transplanted to the recipient. Liver transplantation is a life saving procedure and is performed when the recipient's liver is failing, or has developed a localized cancer that cannot be removed ...Read more