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    The Center for Ethical Solutions is a non-partisan, non-profit public charity. We team up with health-care researchers & ethicists working to…

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    I was loving the funny bone group as a nice distraction so I thought I'd make a brain teaser one to see who the clever clogs are here :p. Lets see…

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    3 members Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2009 The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) is the largest public sector health organization in Pakistan which provides free,…

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Karen Weddick left a comment for Pamela Sigmon
"Hi Pamela: I’d like to welcome you to the Transplant Café. You are now a member of a warm, friendly, supportive, caring, understanding, sensitive and informative site. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask and…"
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The Month Of September is 'National Hispanic Heritage Month.'

According to Life Scan, Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death among Hispanics/Latinos in the United States and the 4th leading cause of death among Hispanic women and elderly. Nugget: Exercise =Prevention.See More
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Parent of B replied to Parent of B's discussion Cardiac biopsy - how often?
"Tx for reply, Wendy! How often do you run Allomapping blood test? Allomapping is not yet the gold standard suggested/used by NewYork-Presbyterian, nor is it available where we're at now, so it's not really an option for us. My key…"
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Wendy replied to Parent of B's discussion Cardiac biopsy - how often?
"Wow I had to only to the biopsy for 6 months then they did the allomapping test. They now can tell if I have rejection thru blood work. Those are so uncomfortable! Prayers do her!! My transplant was in Nov 2013. Methodist Hospital in Houston Texas."
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Caring 4 Carrie posted a status
"Someone's Story: This is Micah. He's seeking a kidney donor. Kindly consider to visit his Facebook page. http://j.mp/XJdwdO"
Sep 21
Caring 4 Carrie posted a blog post

The Month Of September is 'National Hispanic Heritage Month.'

According to the National Diabetes Educational Program, one in ten Hispanics over the age of 20 have been diagnosed with Diabetes. However, small changes in lifestyle living, e.g., healthier eating & exercising are key. Nugget: Exam=Prevention.See More
Sep 21
Ramona replied to Stefan's discussion Hello, I am new here
"Stefan, Hang in there - I have been caregiver to my husband for 7 years, and he's been through many surgeries and illnesses....and we both have our worries and down days.  I will keep you in my thoughts - and hope for the best possible…"
Sep 19
Parent of B posted a discussion

Cardiac biopsy - how often?

Hi,First post folks. I'll begin with quick background: My 15-year old daughter had a heart transplant 6 months ago after having severe dilated cardiomyopathy with left ventricular noncompaction (now known to be a result of a genetic mutation original to her). Anyway, transplant was at the highly acclaimed Columbia/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - to which we moved for waiting for the heart, transplant, and follow-up care. Now, 6 months after transplant, we moved back to our home. Our medical team has a different protocol for checking for organ rejection.Whereas NYP's protocol is cardiac biopsy every month for first year, every 2 months for second year, and every 3 months for third year, our hospital's protocol moves to every 3 months after 6 months, then every 6 months after a year and every year after 3. Bottom line- much fewer cardiac biopsies.I'm wondering if you know the different protocols in checking for solid organ rejection / heart - and how they differ from different medical…See More
Sep 19

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