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Early Results Show Irradiating Donor Organ Reduces Rejection In Intestine Transplants, Say Researchers At International Meeting

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September 6, 2000
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University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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Challenged by higher rates of rejection than seen with other types of transplants, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have devised a strategy that has resulted in not one episode of rejection among its first group of intestinal transplant recipients enrolled in a new study.

Challenged by higher rates of rejection than seen with other types of transplants, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have devised a strategy that has resulted in not one episode of rejection among its first group of intestinal transplant recipients enrolled in a new study. Exposing the donor organ to radiation outside the recipient's body and just prior to transplantation, plus giving the patient donor bone marrow, appears to effectively stave off immune system attack within the first months following transplantation, the team reported today at the XVIII International Congress of the Transplantation Society.


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University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center. (2000, September 6). Early Results Show Irradiating Donor Organ Reduces Rejection In Intestine Transplants, Say Researchers At International Meeting. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000904122000.htm
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "Early Results Show Irradiating Donor Organ Reduces Rejection In Intestine Transplants, Say Researchers At International Meeting." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000904122000.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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