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Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth builds upon advanced heart failure program with mechanical device support

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth now offers comprehensive care for patients with advanced heart failure, including left ventricular support devices and other mechanical circulatory support. The advanced heart failure team implanted its first LVAD in July.

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Kidney Transplant Updates – Allocation, Internal Paired Exchange and Transplants in Patients Over Age 70

In March, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) launched a new policy for matching kidney transplant candidates with organs from deceased donors. Donated kidneys are now offered first to candidates listed at transplant hospitals within 250 nautical miles of the donor hospital. A kidney that is not accepted for any of these candidates will then be offered to candidates beyond the 250 nautical mile distance.

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Interstitial lung disease program focuses on comprehensive, individualized patient care

Interstitial lung disease or diffuse parenchymal lung disease comprises a large group of more than 150 heterogeneous disorders. As a result, patients with these disorders are a difficult group to treat because many of the therapies are individualized to each patient. The Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, provides comprehensive care to patients with ILD.

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Management of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis must focus on obesity treatment

The obesity epidemic in the United States continues to grow. Estimates are that currently 70 percent of the U.S. population is either overweight or obese. In 2013, the American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease defined as chronic, relapsing, multifactorial and neurobehavioral where an increase in body fat promotes tissue dysfunction and abnormal physical stress to the body because of fat mass.

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