Transplant Stories

Four questions to ask a doctor about inpatient rehab

Four questions to ask a doctor about inpatient rehab

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Inpatient rehabilitation can vastly improve recovery after a major injury, illness, or surgical procedure. How to choose the best rehab center for your condition.

When a doctor may recommend lung transplant to treat COPD, emphysema, or pulmonary fibrosis

When a doctor may recommend lung transplant to treat COPD, emphysema, or pulmonary fibrosis

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Lung diseases can have major negative effects on patients’ quality of life. Learn about when we recommend a lung transplant to treat these conditions.

New clinic for kidney disease offers specialized, comprehensive care

New clinic for kidney disease offers specialized, comprehensive care

 

Designed specifically to serve patients with polycystic kidney disease, the clinic also is a resource for regional nephrologists.

New clinic for kidney disease offers specialized, comprehensive care

New clinic for kidney disease offers specialized, comprehensive care

 

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disease that causes uncontrolled growth of cysts in one or both kidneys, which can lead to kidney failure. It is the most common genetic disease of all, affecting one in 1,000 people.

What is fatty liver disease, and what are we doing to treat it?

What is fatty liver disease, and what are we doing to treat it?

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Fatty liver disease can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer and the need for liver transplant. Dr. Lee discusses risks and clinical trials for a new treatment.

Gift of a lifetime

Gift of a lifetime

 

A routine cholesterol check first threatened Chuck Dandridge’s retirement and then his life. But an experimental procedure at UT Southwestern and a gift from his son, Jon, produced a remarkable turnaround – and some medical history.

Victories and tears: How the heart transplant team holds it together

Victories and tears: How the heart transplant team holds it together

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The heart transplant journey is a long, emotional one – and not just for the patient. Dr. Drazner discusses how the process affects him and his team.

Tyler’s legacy: Couple finds way to honor son’s short life

Tyler’s legacy: Couple finds way to honor son’s short life

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A family who learned devastating news about their unborn baby makes a decision that may help save the life of someone else.

Heart failure after pregnancy: Brittany’s story

Heart failure after pregnancy: Brittany’s story

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Brittany Clayborne developed heart failure soon after the birth of her son. As she awaits a heart transplant, she inspires others to become organ donors.

Transplant programs reach elite benchmarks

 

2015 has been an important year for the UT Southwestern transplantation programs, two of which reached significant milestones in the number of procedures their specialists have performed.