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    Dr. Row Case Analysis

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    inherited condition that had taken away both of her siblings who were patients in our hospital as well. Already showing indications of liver failure, the baby will not survive more than a year without a suitable donor organ. The baby’s parents are unable to help her with a transplant because both of them have milder versions of the condition. Dr. Doe and Dr. Row have suggested solutions to…

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    change the future of medicine. Continuing this research could put an end to hereditary and degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis. Not only this, but there would no longer be a need to donate organs if scientists could regenerate organs and tissues through somatic cell transfer. Cloning research brings the public…

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    begun the practice of xenotransplantation. Xenotransplantation is the process of grafting and transplanting organs, cells, and tissues from a different species for human use. If society does end up adopting the use of xenotransplantation, it would become a major sustenance for the supply and demand for human organs to be transplanted. However, xenotransplantation has many concerns such as organ rejection, disease transmission, religious conflicts, identity, and legal actions that preserve the…

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    would cause stress on their heart. The third and final reason advancements in cardio were major was because of transplants. Transplants have revolutionized the medical world, not only in cardiothoracics, but also in other fields of medical practice. There are about 28,000 transplants performed in the U.S. a year, and 3,500 are heart transplants (“organ”). The first heart and lung transplant was performed on March 9, 1981 by Dr. Bruce Reitz at Stanford Medical Center. After this was performed,…

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    John Harris proposes a system to counteract the rising rates of individuals dying because they were unable to receive an organ transplant. In order to maximize human life in the most just way possible, Harris proposes that everyone should be entered into a survival lottery. Within the lottery if you need an organ transplant for medical reasons you can receive one however there is a risk that you could be drawn in which you would serve as the donor for others. Everyone is entered thus causing an…

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    Biomedical scientists study and perform experiments on animals such as rats, mice, reptiles, chimpanzees, and many others for ailments that ultimately cause death. An animal’s internal systems and organs closely resemble humans in complexity and vital functions such as breathing, reproduction, and digestion, so scientists understand how it will affect the human body and life cycle. While petri dish studies are available using human cells and could prevent what the Humane Society considers…

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    The shortage of transplantable donor organs has profound consequences, especially for patients with end-stage lung disease, for which transplantation remains the only definitive treatment. Although advances in ex vivo lung perfusion have enabled the evaluation and reconditioning of marginally unacceptable donor lungs, clinical use of the technique is limited to ~6 h. Extending the duration of extracorporeal organ support from hours to days would enable longer recovery and recipient-specific…

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    Xenotransplantation is the process of transplanting or grafting organs and tissue between different species. As you’re transplanting a foreign organ not from the same species as you, this has many social and biological implications. Including the fact that there’s could be new viruses and pathogens passed over between species with the potential to cause a mass epidemic and kill of many members of a species. Also this procedure although been around for a long time it hasn’t had a very high…

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    At first, the surgeon had to check for any defects and repair them; I remember him saying it’s either a straight forward case or a complicated one. Ours was the second type of transplant. It was mesmerizing and breathtaking to see how the kidney became viable and pinkish after he connected it to the external iliac artery and vein. I enjoyed observing the surgeon while checking for any bleeding at the suture lines to make sure everything…

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    Xenotransplantation Risks

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    green light in having the transplantation of a baboon heart performed. But unlike science fiction novels, the procedure, called xenotransplantation—which involves transplanting nonhuman cells, tissues or organs into humans—did not succeed entirely. Baby Fae died in twenty one days, rejecting the organ she was transplanted with (Pence, 2008). Xenotransplantation is a murky subject, in which it has great potential to save lives, as well…

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