Tag: transplant surgery

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Researchers Develop “Supercool” Organ Preservation Technique to Give Clinicians and Recipients More Time for Transplants

For the first time, researchers successfully “supercooled” a human liver and returned it back to normal body temperatures without any ice injury. Using this supercooling preservation method, the research team, led by Reinier de Vries, MD, were able to triple the shelf-life of human livers from about nine hours to 27 hours.

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Men’s Health at MGH: Advancements in Clinical Care and Research

“Starting as early as childhood, young men have had the notion ingrained into their minds that their manhood is more important than their overall health,” says Dicken Ko, MD, Director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s regional urology program and past director of the kidney transplant program. Ko says that men’s health in general is an often underreported […]

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First Genitourinary Vascularized Composite Allograft (Penile) Transplant in the Nation Performed at Massachusetts General Hospital

The landmark procedure represents the culmination of more than 3½ years of research and collaboration across multiple departments and divisions within Massachusetts General Hospital – including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Urology, Psychiatry, Infectious Disease, Nursing and Social Work – all of which are part of the Mass General Transplant Center. STATEMENT FROM THE PATIENT “In 2012, my life changed forever […]

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The Guide: Have a Heart

At Mass General’s Ott Laboratory for Organ Engineering and Regeneration, a small army of postdocs is drawing on the tenets of tissue engineering and stem cell science to develop “bioartificial” organs and limbs for patients in need. While it sounds like something cooked up in the pages of a Michael Crichton thriller, this novel approach has the potential to […]

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