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Shawn Bishop

Sticky · Dec 10, 2014 by Shawn Bishop in Transplants · View  

Webinar Topic: "Fatty Liver Disease" and "Liver Transplantation": For Adults and Children, [...]

It will include a brief review on the frequency and diagnosis of fatty liver disease. There will also be discussion on the management of fatty liver disease in both adults and children. We plan to educate on liver transplantation as a treatment for advanced disease and cirrhosis. Speakers include: Mayo Clinic physicians: Dr. Kymberly Watt, Dr. Julie Heimbach and Dr. Samar Ibrahim, from our Gastroenterology and Transplant Teams. Please register here to sign up and receive email reminders for event: http://mayocl.in/1Dhcjhn Then simply click the play button in the video viewer below to participate. You can also pose questions in the comments column on the right or on Twitter using #FattyLiverDisease . SPEAKERS: Dr. Kymberly Watt Dr. Julie Heimbach Dr. Samar Ibrahim
Would you like to:Request an Appointment, Learn more about Fatty Liver Disease, Learn more about Liver Transplantation  

Edited: 08/01/2015 @ 2:14am

Shawn Bishop

Shawn Bishop (@Shawngbishop) responded Thu, Jan 29 at 2:07pm CDT · View

Sorry, not at this time.

Shawn Bishop

Shawn Bishop (@Shawngbishop) responded Fri, Jan 30 at 7:04am CDT · View

Erin, the primary benefit of living donor liver transplant is to allow the potential recipient to move forward to transplant sooner. This allows the patient to avoid continued suffering on the waitlist and the opportunity for transplant before the patient becomes too ill to safely undergo the operation. There is a survival benefit of living donor transplant, but that does depend on the availability of deceased donor transplantation. In some areas of the United States [...]

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Shawn Bishop

Tue, Jun 9 at 9:30am CDT by Shawn Bishop in Transplants · View  

What Patients Need to Know About Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma and Liver Transplant

On Tuesday, Aug. 11 at Noon CT, Mayo Clinic will host an interactive webinar on hilar cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of the bile ducts). Julie Heimbach, MD, Liver Transplant Program Surgical Director, and Sumera Rizvi, MBBS, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellow, will discuss hilar cholangiocarcinoma symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, including liver transplantation. A live question and answer session will follow the presentation.

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Learn More About Bile Duct Cancer

Edited: 08/11/2015 @ 9:23am

Lauren Spiceland

Lauren Spiceland (@LaurenSpiceland) responded 6 days ago · View

Question from Periscope: I’ve had multiple pancreatic and cbd surgeries. Am I at risk for cancer of my cbd?

Lauren Spiceland

Lauren Spiceland (@LaurenSpiceland) responded 6 days ago · View

Purely from the standpoint of having had bile duct surgery, the overall risk of developing bile duct cancer is low. The risk would depend upon the underlying condition for which the surgery was performed. It may be higher risk for patients with a history of choledochal cysts depending on the type of surgery that was performed.

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Kelsey Mohring | Community Manager

Tue, Jul 28 at 9:00am CDT by Kelsey Mohring | Community Manager in Transplants · View  

A Minnesota woman, who was the first bone marrow transplant recipient at Mayo Clinic in 1963, returned to Rochester more than five decades after her procedure to visit the doctor who performed the transplant.

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Nancy ligon

Tue, Jun 30 at 7:20pm CDT by Nancy ligon in Transplants · View  

Hello All. My name is Nancy. I was Dxed with IPF 2014. [...]

Hello All. My name is Nancy. I was Dxed with IPF 2014. I know am going to go thru the process of being placed on transplant list . I am hoping I can get advice from the get go on this .Afraid and stupid and otherwise in good health ( end stage lung disease in right lung) 61... Help. What can I expect?

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KARENMARYANNE

Sun, Jun 14 at 10:37pm CDT by KARENMARYANNE in Transplants · View  

WHAT FOODS ARE TO BE AVOIDED AFTER LIVER TRANSPLANT

Kelsey Mohring | Community Manager

Kelsey Mohring | Community Manager (@kelseydm) responded Mon, Jun 15 at 9:16am CDT · View

Hi Karen! Here is an article about diet and nutrition after a liver transplant: http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/transplant-center/liver-transplant/living-after/diet-nutrition. Hope this helps!

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Kelsey Mohring | Community Manager

Tue, Jun 2 at 9:06am CDT by Kelsey Mohring | Community Manager in Transplants · View  

The rapidly evolving field of regenerative medicine—including stem cells, 3-D printing and bioengineering, among other technologies—is helping repair, and even regenerate, body parts and tissues damaged by disease, trauma or age. “Regenerative medicine is not trying to create the bionic man but to harness the healing powers of the human body and buttress them,” says Andre Terzic, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine in Rochester, Minn. That means treating chronic or degenerative ailments and replacing failing organs.

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Howard King

Wed, Jan 7 at 8:32pm CDT by Howard King in Transplants · View  

Hello all. My name is Howard and I have been Diagnosed with [...]

Hello all.
My name is Howard and I have been Diagnosed with NASH. I'm not a drinker and my Dr. said it probably started out as Fatty Liver disease. I've been listed for two year's for liver transplant due to cirrhosis of the Liver. When it first started out I was sick all the time and in the hospital 4 time's. In November of 2013 my MELD score went up to 23. But since then I've made lifestyle changes and my meld is down to a 14. I still fight with the chronic fatige but feel pretty good all thing's considered. Has anyone else out there experciened this also ?. I almost feel like it's the calm before the storm.

Howard King

Howard King (@hurtle12) responded Tue, May 5 at 5:35pm CDT · View

Hi Dianne Thank's for your response. I can relate to what your going thru with the pain and fatige and just not feeling well anymore. I saw were you had said you believe that milk thistle has helped you with your nash. Is this something you take everyday ? I need to research it farther. Like you said ,medical technology has come a long way but we all need to do everything that we can [...]

Howard King

Howard King (@hurtle12) responded Tue, May 5 at 5:38pm CDT · View

Thank's for your seconed reply. That made my day with your quote .Don't worry about nothing and pray about everything. I hope you don't mind if I use that again. And I agree with you 100%, Exercise is a must. Evan if it's just a little

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Cindy Elliott

Tue, Apr 14 at 11:26am CDT by Cindy Elliott in Transplants · View  

Interactive Webinar: What Patients and Donors Need to Know About Living-Donor Kidney Transplant at Noon CT today: http://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/interactive-webinar-what-patients-and-donors-need-to-know-about-living-donor-kidney-transplant/.

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John Franks

Thu, Apr 9 at 1:07pm CDT by John Franks in Transplants · View  

I need to more about mayo clinic? Because I need to know more about how, the mayo clinic dose there living-donor kidney transplant etc etc. because I am dealing with a clinic that seams not to care really of what I am asking, saying, or wishes that I want to know that is possible for what I want to do. I would like to say my side of thinks! Do you understand what I am trying to say? Thinks for your time. jon

Lauren Spiceland

Lauren Spiceland (@LaurenSpiceland) responded Mon, Apr 13 at 11:50am CDT · View

Hey John, have you registered for the living-donor kidney transplant webinar? Two of our transplant experts will give a short presentation and answer questions tomorrow at noon: http://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/interactive-webinar-what-patients-and-donors-need-to-know-about-living-donor-kidney-transplant/.

My son

My son (@lisaann52) responded Mon, Apr 13 at 6:59pm CDT · View

The webinar is just what I need. My son is going to need a transplant in the next few years. This will be his second in 20 years. There are more resources available now and I plan on learning as much as possible .

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