April 12, 2013 |
A gunshot victim whose kidneys, pancreas, heart and liver were transplanted into four recipients transmitted an uncommon parasite to several of them, health officials reported Thursday, suggesting that new screening guidelines may be needed. The infection apparently involved patients at Temple University Hospital and Geisinger Medical Center in central Pennsylvania. The parasite, Strongyloides stercoralis , is found mainly in and around the tropics, and no national guidelines recommend screening donors, according to the investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
November 6, 2003
ON SEPT. 9, 1997, I received a life saving kidney transplant at Thomas Jefferson Hospital from my brother Joe, saving my life. When I was first told I would need a transplant, I presented the situation to him. Without a blink of an eye, he agreed. The exams building up to the transplant are torture in themselves, and the donor goes through much pain in extracting the kidney. They had to remove two of Joe's ribs to get the kidney out. There was a three-month recovery before he was able to go back to work.
November 10, 2002 |
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Cris Carter was hospitalized yesterday with what was initially diagnosed as a kidney abnormality, ESPN.com reported yesterday. Carter will not play in tonight's game against the New York Jets and is out indefinitely, the Web site said. Doctors won't know the cause of Carter's symptoms until tests are complete. Carter, who began his career with the Eagles, ended a brief retirement and joined the Dolphins in October, signing a one-year contract.
May 17, 2008 |
She has held the same tortured pose for more than 130 years, her face contorted, her mouth open wide in a scream. Bony hands press against her sides, and strands of strawberry-blond hair fall behind her. Who is this mysterious woman at the Mütter Museum in Center City? How and when did she die? And what can modern science tell us about her? One night last week, after the museum closed, radiographers, forensics experts and technicians attempted to pry the secrets from the so-called "soap lady" using high-tech portable X-ray equipment.
April 24, 1988 |
Seahawks safety Kenny Easley saw a physician in Seattle yesterday for a previously undetected kidney condition that is keeping him from joining the Phoenix Cardinals, but Easley's attorney said more tests and exams by specialists are needed before a diagnosis and treatment can be announced. "His mood is upbeat," said Leigh Steinberg, Easley's attorney, in Berkeley, Calif. Easley was examined Friday by Cardinals team physician Russell Chick, an orthopedic surgeon, and Morton Dubnow, an internist.
August 16, 2011 |
When Anne Peniazek decided to donate a kidney at age 65, the Narberth woman had bigger hopes than helping just one person. She and her surgeon James Lim of Lankenau Medical Center wanted to start a movement. Instead of arranging a typical kidney donation, Lim helped her start an open-ended kidney-donation chain, one of a small number in the United States. In December, Peniazek's kidney was given to Geoff Bowman of Philadelphia, who at age 32 had already had three transplants.
April 18, 2000 |
Jane Smith, who teaches eighth-grade science, is about as "giving" as a person can be. Yesterday she said that, as soon as she saw him smile after the four-hour transplant surgery they shared, she felt great about donating a kidney to one of her students. The 43-year-old teacher and the student, Michaelo Carter, 15, are recovering at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C. Since she announced in August that she would donate the kidney, she had avoided publicity. But yesterday she appeared with the attending surgeon to urge others to become organ donors.
April 27, 2001
Gloria Harris (cover story, April 17): I know what it is to need a transplant to live. I am a transplant recipient myself. Your brother, Barry Howell, is a lifetime criminal who belongs in jail for many years. Transplants follow the law, social and moral rules and regulations - and a waiting list. This transplant would be a travesty of justice. What about the people he victimized? Has he made restitutions? Many things need to be considered before a decision can be rendered.
June 18, 2012 |
Many a son would give his right arm to have a relationship with his dad like 33-year-old Joe Berardoni Jr. has with his. After his wife died and he was left a single father, the elder Berardoni would skip out of work to catch his son's soccer and basketball games. They forged such a special bond that "young Joe" — who shares a quirky sense of humor with his father, if not his diminutive stature — didn't hesitate when his dad asked him more than a decade ago to work side by side, day after day, at Pun's Toys, his whimsical shop on Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr.
February 16, 1998 |
You're a healthy young business traveler who finds himself at a party where an attractive woman takes an interest. She feeds you booze and drugs nonstop. Finally, you pass out. You awaken naked in a bathtub filled with ice. On your chest, a message is written in lipstick: "Call 911 or you will die!" The 911 operator tells you to check your back. In the mirror, you see two nine-inch slits near the base of the spine. The operator tells you to get back in the tub immediately.