After an infected mosquito bite, malaria parasites travel from the bite site to the liver. For that reason, the liver has become the target of numerous efforts to develop a potential vaccine.
Surgeons at UW Medicine in Seattle have performed the first liver transplant in the Pacific Northwest involving a warm blood-perfusion device to transport the organ between donor and recipient.
(Downloadable video and broadcast script). Dr. Jorge Reyes describes a clinical trial of a new device for transporting donor livers between recovery and transplant, and potential upsides if the trial is successful.
In 2015, UW Medicine in Seattle was first in a national study to transplant a heart that had traveled between donor and recipient in a blood-ci
A UW Medicine team in August became the first in the Pacific Northwest to transplant an intestine in an adult patient.
Outside of Operating Room 12 at UW Medical Center, the surgical nurse is entering information about Jaime McClanahan Cuzick.
She asks a visitor, "What is her relation to the recipient?”
The livers of children and adults often react quite differently to therapeutic drugs, displaying radically dissimilar responses to the same pharmaceuticals for reasons that have remained mysterious.