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Hep C positive organs safe and effective for most transplant recipients

A recent VA Houston study published in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics found that hepatitis C positive organs are a safe and effective option for most transplant candidates. Newer antiviral drugs have made it possible for patients to be successfully treated for hepatitis C infections transmitted via organ transplant.

By |September 3rd, 2021|Research|Comments Off on Hep C positive organs safe and effective for most transplant recipients

Study: Favorable outcomes for Veterans who receive kidney transplant care in VA

Study identified Veterans who had kidney transplants between 2008 and 2016 and were enrolled in VA and Medicare at the time of their transplant…and had their choice of where to receive transplant care.

By |March 10th, 2021|Health|Comments Off on Study: Favorable outcomes for Veterans who receive kidney transplant care in VA

Vets First Podcast S:1 E:7: Pioneer in kidney transplant: Dr. Christie Thomas

Dr. Christie Thomas, a nephrologist at the University of Iowa and the Iowa City VA Healthcare System, discusses his favorite organ, the kidney.

By |October 29th, 2020|Health, VA Podcast Network, Vets First|Comments Off on Vets First Podcast S:1 E:7: Pioneer in kidney transplant: Dr. Christie Thomas

Veteran awaiting heart transplant sang to lift others

While Army Veteran Karl Baylor was waiting for a heart transplant, he sang every day to lift the spirits of other Veterans…and VA staff…at the VA medical center. His nurse: “The most beautiful gift.”

By |January 16th, 2020|Health|Comments Off on Veteran awaiting heart transplant sang to lift others

VA now transplanting kidneys that are positive for hepatitis C

A team from the Iowa City VA Health Care System successfully transplanted hep C positive kidneys into four Veteran patients, then immediately began the treatment process to cure the viral infection that causes liver inflammation.

By |May 23rd, 2019|Health|Comments Off on VA now transplanting kidneys that are positive for hepatitis C

VA Secretary: A debt of gratitude to organ transplant pioneer Dr. Thomas E. Starzl

The world of medical science lost a giant earlier this month. Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, who was a VA transplant surgeon and research scientist for more than 50 years, died March 4 at age 90.

By |March 10th, 2017|Health, Honoring Vets, Top Stories|2 Comments

Kidney transplant for Army Veteran

Army Veteran Accepting Challenges and Enjoying Life “I want to keep my independence.  I may have to do some things differently, but that doesn’t mean I can’t do them.”  The bottom line for Army Veteran French Scott, Jr. is that he masters the physical challenges that come his way and enjoys life. Scott has been managing diabetes-related blindness since 2007.  Until very recently, he was also [...]

By |January 5th, 2017|Health|3 Comments
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