Liver Transplant And MSUD: Hopes And Dreams


Liver Transplant And MSUD: Hopes And Dreams


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Jean Handler, who was cured of Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) by a liver transplant, talks about her hopes and dreams. As they age, people with MSUD often are beset by a variety of crippling health problems which can keep them from realizing their hopes and reams. Handler will now be able to finish college and move on to a career of her choice. Background Info Transplant surgeons at Emory University Hospital are the first in the state of Georgia to perform a very rare domino liver transplant procedure. In effect, the procedure is saving two lives and curing one rare disease (Maple Syrup Urine Disease - MSUD) in a 24-year-old patient, and dramatically improving the quality of life in the other patient, who has suffered a lifetime battle with hemophilia, and more recently hepatitis C. Related Links Emory University Hospital Performs Georgia's First Domino Liver Transplant http://shared.web.emory.edu/whsc/news/releases/2009/08/georgias-first-domino-liver-transplant.html New tool in the fight for scarce donor organs http://www.emoryhealthsciblog.com/?p=551 Liver Transplant Program at Emory http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/transplant-center/liver-transplant/


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