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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

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What are my chances with a liver transplant?

Tags: chances, liver, transplant
The survival rate after liver transplant overall is approximately 80% at one year, and 70% at five years. The odds for hepatitis C are approximately the same as for the average liver transplant for another reason. How long will a new liver last? No one knows how long a transplanted liver can last. The longest reported survivor is 25 years. Ten year survival is commonplace.

Who is considered a candidate for a living liver transplant?

Tags: considered, candidate, living
Children or adults desperately ill from liver disease for whom we are unable to find a suitable deceased donor are candidates. Living liver transplantation, which is still relatively new, is currently available in only a handful of centers and is as successful as deceased donor transplantation. The liver is the only organ in the body that can partially regenerate itself, given the right circumstances.

Can I exercise or play sports while my piercing is healing?

Tags: exercise, play, sports
Yes, you can. Just listen to your body. If something hurts, ease up for the time being. When playing contact sports, it is advisable to protect nipple or navel piercings with a hard vented eye patch. They are available at most pharmacies. Most activities do not cause problems. However, you should clean your piercing afterwards if it gets dirty or sweaty.

Will I ever be able to play sports or even walk long distances again?

Tags: ever, able, play
Exercise, proper diet and adequate sleep are important in living a healthy life for all of us. If you keep your asthma under control, you will be able to perform most of your usual activities and exercises.

Will I still be able to play sports?

Tags: able, play, sports
Yes. It is recommended, however, that patients protect their smiles by wearing a mouth guard when participating in any sporting activity. Mouth guards are inexpensive, comfortable, and come in a variety of colors and patterns.

Can I swim in it or play sports?

Tags: swim, play, sports
Yes, you can exercise in your wig if you apply with an adhesive that works with your body chemistry and can withstand this type of activity.

Which sports do you play?

Tags: sports, play
We play basketball, netball, volleyball, 6-a-side football, dodgeball, & rounders. We have a range of sports games every week to suit players of all skill levels. All of our games are social and are suitable for guys & girls.Click here to see our current weekly sports schedule.

Can I still play sports?

Tags: play, sports
Yes! Check out our sports page to find out which ones we offer. Exercising the brain isn't enough--exercising the body is important, too.

What sports do you play?

Tags: sports, play
There are teams in each year group with matches twice a week against other schools in netball, hockey, football, rounders and tennis. A range of other sports activities is offered in lessons and clubs including Aerobic Fitness, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Dance, Gymnastics, Multi-Gym, Polo, Self-Defence, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Volleyball, Yoga.

What sports do you play?

Tags: sports, play
We have a huge number of sports available some of them are listed on our choices page (link). We are part of Girls Sport Victoria (GSV) for inter-school, competition. For more information have a look at the GSV website http://www.gsv.vic.edu.au
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Where can I play sports?

Tags: play, sports
It is very easy to find a soccer or volleyball game on the beach. There are also regularly scheduled games for students and faculty. Maceio has gyms with modern equipment and various aerobic classes where you are able to purchase monthly memberships. See the Activities link for more information.

When can I play sports again?

Tags: play, sports, again
Depending on the type of sport you play, you may be able to return to low-impact, noncontact sports in just a few days. Sports that require greater exertion may take a week or two. Players may generally resume the most competitive and contact sports as early as two weeks after surgery, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Can I still play sports?

Tags: play, sports
Yes. We recommend a mouth guard for all sports. The "Shock Dr." is a great mouth guard because it protects the jaw joint as well. It can usually be found at most sporting goods stores.

Can a child with epilepsy play sports?

Tags: child, epilepsy, play
A child's athletic participation depends on the kind of seizures he or she is having, and how successfully they are controlled. Participation in most sports is usually appropriate, as long as the child wears protective head gear. Even swimming is acceptable, as long as the child is closely monitored. Pool swimming is safer than salt or fresh water swimming because of the risk of undertow.

Can my dual enrolled student play sports at the public school?

Tags: dual, enrolled, student
A homeschool dual enrolled student can participate in sports at a public school on the same basis as regularly enrolled students.

Can my son or daughter play other sports and also play rugby?

Tags: son, daughter, play
Yes, of course! Our rugby coaches do not support the idea of "single sport, year-round athletes" at the High School level. We believe that student athletes should experience as many sports as possible while they are young and able to do so. We always encourage our rugby athletes to play fall sports at school, and also a winter sport such as basketball or wrestling.

Is it true that alcoholics with terminal liver failure are often denied a liver transplant?

Tags: true, alcoholics, terminal
Yes. Continuous alcohol abuse can lead to liver transplant failure, therefore, active alcoholism is a contraindication to transplant.

If I have a serious liver disease as well as HIV/AIDS, can I be considered for a liver transplant?

Tags: serious, liver, disease
However, there are centers that perform transplants for HIV/AIDS patients. Some of the centers include the University of Pittsburgh Medial Center, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, The Medical Center at the University of California at San Francisco, and Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami in Florida. If you have abstained and are clean for six months you can be considered for transplant.

What diseases can result from liver or small bowel transplant?

Tags: diseases, result, liver
The most common disease for a liver transplant is Hepatitis C. Other conditions include Hepatitis B, Laennec's Cirrhosis (alcoholic liver disease), autoimmune disorders, and other acute or chronic liver diseases. For pediatric patients, the most common disease that occur post-transplant are biliary atresia or neonatal hepatis.

How long does it take to be evaluated for a liver transplant?

Tags: evaluated, liver, transplant
At your first clinic visit at Loma Linda you will be examined by a hepatologist, a liver specialist. Depending upon your medical condition, the hepatologist may refer you for a transplant evaluation. The transplant team will then set up an evaluation schedule for you. The evaluation takes about one to two months depending on your particular insurance. Your coordinator and coordinator assistant will attempt to group your appointments so that your travel time is minimized.

Are life-long medicines necessary after liver transplant?

Tags: life, medicines, necessary
Yes, but the number of medicines and the doses decrease with passage of time. Most patients are only on small doses of 1 or 2 medicines at about a year after transplant, and down to a single medicine in 2-4 years which needs to be taken life-long.

What are the risk percentage for the Donor and the Recipient in liver transplant?

Tags: risk, percentage, donor
The donor has a 0.5% risk of mortality assuming that they do not have any major medical issues. The recipient's risk would be better appreciated after the evaluation. Overall, the immediate preoperative risk in a routine patient is 10%. The long term survival is dependent on the underlying liver condition, the age, and the recovery. The overall median 5 year survival is 75%. There is NO long term risk to the donor and they do NOT need to be on life long medications.


Tags: hepatitis, cured, liver
No. Hepatitis C can live in cells other than in the liver. Once the old liver is removed and the new one is connected the hepatitis spreads back into the liver within the first weeks to months after the transplant. This is the bad news: at present we have no way to make the hepatitis C go away completely. The good news is that overall results with hepatitis C after liver transplantation is good.

How long do liver transplant candidates usually wait for a donor?

Tags: liver, transplant, candidates
The wait for transplant will vary depending on blood group, donor availability and number of patients waiting. The wait range can vary from days to as much as several years. The typical wait for patients is six to eight months. Please see US transplant statistics at www.ustransplant.org for waitlist statistics by center.

How is it determined who will receive a transplant when a donor liver becomes available?

Tags: determined, receive, transplant
Patients are listed as status 1, status 7, or are given a MELD score. The MELD (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease) system uses a combination formula from laboratory tests to determine liver transplant candidates' short-term risk of dying without a liver transplant. Please see www.unos.org and search on "MELD" for more information. Status 1 patients are the most acutely ill of all patients on the waiting list.

What should liver transplant recipients expect for the long term?

Tags: liver, transplant, recipients
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