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I received a organ transplant, what is the likelihood of me getting pseudomonas aeruginosa?

I received a organ transplant, what is the likelihood of me getting pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Not Likely: Not likely, but possible to develop an infection with this pathogen that is commonly found in hospitals and health centers. You may be more prone if you have had problems with this pathogen in the past. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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I received a organ transplant, what is the likelihood of me getting pulmonary aspergillosis?

Cystic Fibrosis: In a recently published study by Luong et al, Cystic Fibrosis patients who were colonized with Aspergillus were studied for the development of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. They found that pulmonary invasive aspergillosis developed in 22.5% of the CF patients who received a lung transplantation. Patients who had aspergillus on their culture obtained in the O.R. were four times more likely. ...Read more

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I received a organ transplant, what is the likelihood of me getting a lung infection caused by candida?

I received a organ transplant, what is the likelihood of me getting a lung infection caused by candida?

Not likely: Possible, but not likely. Anyone taking immunosuppressive drugs is at greater risk for (opportunistic) infections compared to individuals in the general population. A very few % of organ transplant patients get fungal infections, and unless you have had fungal pneumonias in the past, it would be an unusual event. ...Read more

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Can i deny an organ transplant when i die?

Do you mean...: Do you mean "Can I refuse to donate my organs when I die"? Only you have the right to decide whether you want to donate or not. If you don't sign up to be an organ donor, your next of kin will be asked and he/she will make the decision. ...Read more

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Why do people need to have an organ transplant?

Organ failure: If a particular organ no longer works transplantation is an option to fix this problem. Sort of like changing a flat tire. ...Read more

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What conditions cause people to need an organ transplant?

Many organ specific: Organs need to be replaced when they fail to function. The most frequently transplanted organs are the kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas, and intestine. The causes of organ failure are often specific to each organ but may also include infections, diabetes, atherosclerosis, traumatic injuries, or congenital defects. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: organ transplant?

What is the definition or description of: organ transplant?

Transferring Organs: In practical terms it means removing an organ (kidney, heart, lung, liver, pancreas, intestine, etc.) from someone from the same species (allotransplant) and placing it in another individual of that species. ...Read more

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What conditions determine who gets an organ transplant first?

Varies by organ: Factors are determined by national committees and available at the unos website. Kidney donor < 36 yrs: ABO type, waiting time, closeness of match, proximity, recip age < 19 kidney donor >35 yrs: ABO type, wait time, closeness of match, proximity liver:abo type, illness severity, proximity, size heart: ABO type, severity of illness, size, wait time lung: ABO type, size, severity of illness. ...Read more

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Do any insurances cover organ transplant surgeries?

Do any insurances cover organ transplant surgeries?

Yes: The majority of private and government insurance carriers offer organ transplant for end stage organ diseases. You would need to be properly evaluated and determined to be a suitable candidate by an approved transplant team. ...Read more

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What diseases caused organ transplant surgey to develop?

Desperation: In 1954, kidney failure was uniformly fatal.- dialysis was experimental. The first successful transplants were between identical twins who were genetically the same. There was no rejection of the transplanted kidney from the healthy twin to the dying twin. The next steps were early efforts to prevent rejection. It was only 13 years later that heart + liver transplants were first successful in 1967. ...Read more

Dr. W. James Chon
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Organ Transplant (Definition)

In practical terms it means removing an organ (kidney, heart, lung, liver, pancreas, intestine, etc.) from someone from the same species (allotransplant) and placing it in another ...Read more


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