Items Tagged ‘transplant’

No Place Like Home: Mother and Daughter Share the Miracle of Organ Transplantation

May 10, 2019

No Place Like Home: Mother and Daughter Share the Miracle of Organ Transplantation

By uclahealth uclahealth

After their life-saving liver transplants mother and daughter are happy to be home. As Mother’s Day neared, Georgina Barba wasn’t making any provisions. “I don’t really plan anymore, because then something ends up happening,” says the 36-year-old Carson, California, mother of three. “The main thing is that we will all be home.” Mother’s Days, Father’s […]

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Tags: featured, liver transplant, pediatrics, transplant


A Whole New Person

March 4, 2019

A Whole New Person

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I never thought I would be able to ride dirt bikes or BMX again,” says 22-year-old Casey Child, who came in to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center thinking he had the flu. “I was diagnosed with giant cell myocarditis, which is a rare autoimmune disease. I was on the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine for […]

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Tags: autoimmune disease, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, giant cell myocarditis, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery, transplant, transplant surgery, ventricular assist devices


Life-Saving ECMO Machine

July 13, 2018

Life-Saving ECMO Machine

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We are able to deliver an advanced therapy which replaces the function of the heart and lungs in a patient whose organs are failing,” says Dr. Peyman Benharash, associate professor of surgery and bioengineering and director of the adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program at UCLA. “The ECMO machine allows the other organs to stay alive […]

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Tags: adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program, advanced therapy, Dr. Peyman Benharash, ECMO, heart and lungs, transplant


Heart Care for the Community

June 13, 2018

Heart Care for the Community

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Our annual Heart Failure Symposium is for our UCLA team and the professional community interested in the latest advanced heart failure therapies,” says Melissa Moore, registered nurse and outreach coordinator for heart and lung transplants. “We want to build relationships and collaborate with physicians and practitioners in the community so that we can provide advanced […]

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Tags: advanced heart failure, advanced heart failure therapies, heart and lung transplants, heart failure, Heart Failure Symposium, heart transplants, lung transplants, transplant


March 29, 2018

A life again!

By UCLA Transplanted radicallysaved1

I weighed 115 pounds (6’0”) and had been in a wheel chair and on oxygen for 2 years. I was gently told that I was too weak for a transplant and would be taken off the National Transplant List in about a week. Friday night we got the call at 5:15PM. This was the start […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Stephen S. Weigt, Dr. Teresa Soriano, ICU, National Transplant List, oxygen, oxygen machine, patient stories, private practice, transplant, wheel chair


New discoveries may help researchers better treat pulmonary hypertension

December 19, 2017

New discoveries may help researchers better treat pulmonary hypertension

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

New UCLA research suggesting that the Y chromosome protects against pulmonary hypertension provides a new avenue for potential treatments for the disease. The study, published in September in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found that genes on the Y chromosome reduced the likelihood that mice developed the disease. Because pulmonary hypertension has […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, christine cunningham, chromosomes, dr. soban umar, genes, mansoureh eghbali, organ donation, organ donations, organ transplant, organ transplants, perioperative medicine, pulmonary hypertension


October 11, 2017

A second chance to live

By Markgolfer marklyons111

Dr. Busuttil, It has been a little over a year (August 30, 2016) since I had my liver transplant at UCLA. I am writing to express my utmost gratitude to you and your team for saving my life. I would not be here without your efforts. It is most impressive to me how dedicated you […]

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Tags: Dr. Ronald Busuttil, ICU, liver transplant, patient stories, transplant


Becoming an organ donor

May 9, 2017

Becoming an organ donor

By uclahealth uclahealth

Each year, the number of people in need of organ transplants continues to grow. About 118,000 people are still waiting for an organ, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and each day, 22 people die while waiting. Posthumous donation Those who register to have their organs donated after they’ve deceased […]

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Tags: blood cancer, blood donation, blood supplies, Bone-marrow transplantation, intestine transplant, intestines, liver, liver transplant, living donor, living organ donation, lung, lung transplant


A True Miracle

January 17, 2017

A True Miracle

By sher21 sher21

April 3, 2016… After knowing I would need a liver transplant in order for me to live, I was overwhelmed to understand that someone would have to die, for me to live… how do except that? My story began 3 years ago, I was seeing my liver doctor in Arcadia, CA. Dr Jacob Korula, he […]

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Tags: bilirubin, donor, Dr. Vatche Garen Agopian, edema, liver transplant, patient stories, transplant


UCLA Health partners to open groundbreaking rehabilitation hospital

October 4, 2016

UCLA Health partners to open groundbreaking rehabilitation hospital

By uclahealth uclahealth

In a unique joint-venture partnership, UCLA Health has joined forces with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Select Medical to open the West’s largest acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The California Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) welcomed its first patient on July 21. Located in Century City, CRI features 138 private rooms where patients can receive advanced treatments as they […]

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Tags: acute inpatient rehabilitation, brain injuries, California Rehabilitation Institute, cancer, inpatient rehabilitation, neuromuscular illness, orthopaedic injuries, rehabilitation, rehabilitation specialists, Select Medical, spinal-cord injuries, stroke