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Physicians Perform Stanford Health Care’s First Autologous Islet Transplants in Two Patients
For patients with chronic and debilitating pancreatic disorders, autologous islet transplantation represents a possible treatment approach that doesn’t require systemic immunosuppression.
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Autologous Islet Cell Transplant with Dr. Vavara Kirchner
Dr. Varvara Kirchner, an associate professor in the Division of Abdominal Transplantation, explains autologous islet cell transplant. In addition to the procedure, its benefits, and its ideal candidates, she and host, Rachel Baker, also discuss the history of the procedure, Dr. Kirchner's mentors, and her future plans for the program.
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Krams, Martinez Receive $3M NIH Grant
Drs. Sheri Krams and Olivia Martinez have received a new grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The more than $3M will fund their research project “Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) Driven Mechanisms of Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease” over the next five years.
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Stanford Medicine surgeons perform rare abdominal wall transplant, first on the West Coast
The 22-year-old patient had waited years for an intestinal transplant. At Stanford Medicine, a combined intestinal and abdominal wall transplant gave him an even better option.