News tagged with transplant surgery

Texas man gets first full face transplant in US

(AP) -- A Texas construction worker horribly disfigured in a power line accident has undergone the nation's first full face transplant in hopes of smiling again and feeling kisses from his 3-year-old daughter.

Mar 21, 2011
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1 donor cornea, 2 patients helped

German researcher Claus Cursiefen, MD, also affiliated with Harvard School of Medicine, reports good results with a new surgical strategy that uses a single donor cornea to help two patients with differing corneal diseases. ...

Feb 01, 2011
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Donor in 1st successful transplant dies in Maine

(AP) -- Ronald Lee Herrick, who donated a kidney to his dying twin brother 56 years ago in what's recognized as the world's first successful organ transplant, has died of complications following heart surgery. ...

Dec 29, 2010
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Study finds new key to corneal transplant success

Although it is already one of medicine's most successful transplant procedures, doctors continue to seek ways to improve corneal transplants. Now, for the first time, a team of German and British researchers have confirmed ...

Jul 01, 2010
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