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posted by martyb on Friday March 11 2016, @03:46PM   Printer-friendly
from the hard-to-take dept.

Two Soylentils wrote in about the failure of the United States' first attempted uterus transplant:

Uterine Transplant Fails

The Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio, has embarked upon a programme of uterine transplantation, with surgeries planned on a total of ten patients. The first recipient, however, has suffered an unspecified "sudden complication" and the transplanted uterus, which was obtained from a cadaver, has been removed.

The first uterine transplant, which was unsuccessful, was performed in 1931. This was the first time the procedure had been attempted in the United States, where it is still considered experimental.

coverage:

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First Uterus Transplant in the U.S. Fails After Complication

The first ever attempted uterus transplant in the U.S. has failed after an unknown complication occurred:

The Cleveland Clinic says it has removed a transplanted uterus — the first-ever in the U.S. — after the patient suffered from a "sudden complication."

The clinic conducted the landmark operation in late February. As we reported, the procedure is intended to "open up another possible path to parenthood besides surrogacy or adoption for U.S. women who do not have a uterus, or who have a uterus that does not function."

The transplant was part of a study that the clinic says is meant to include 10 women with uterine factor infertility, meaning "they were born without a uterus, have lost their uterus, or have a uterus that no longer functions." The clinic says in a statement that the study will continue despite this setback.

The risky procedure takes into account the chance of the body rejecting the organ by including the administration of anti-rejection drugs throughout the years following the surgery as well as monthly cervical biopsies to check for organ rejection. In vitro fertilization is used to create embryos that will be implanted in the uterus. The transplant is intended to be temporary, and after the successful childbirth of one or two babies the transplanted uterus is either removed by a hysterectomy or allowed to disintegrate. Nine uterus transplants have taken place in Sweden, resulting in 5 pregnancies and 4 births.

Study about the first ever live birth following a uterus transplant: Livebirth after uterus transplantation (DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61728-1)


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  • (Score: 0, Troll) by c0lo on Friday March 11 2016, @04:42PM

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Friday March 11 2016, @04:42PM (#317064) Journal

    A fetus that will be exposed to massive medical risks by living in a uterus that could be rejected at any time, increased health risks due to immune suppression, plus all of the other effects of the transplant drugs that the mother must take.

    What about the chance of the newborn from the transplanted uterus be the next Einstein, the one who manages to find feasible solution to FTL travel. The whole humanity would benefit for the entire life of the Universe.
    Can you afford to kick such a huge benefit down?

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    (apologies, bradley13, mate, nothing personal, I don't know you.
    It is your post that I have problems with, it managed to push my evil button)

    Warning, warning warning: EXTREME RANT

    Imho, this is an unethical medical procedure.

    On the same line, using a religious "ethic" instead of a "rational" one: if God have wanted the uteri to be transplant-able, He'd have created them with loop-and-hook velcro bands.

    Fucking righteousness
    It can't be "live and let live"!
    It must be "the good of many prevails over to good of the few"... as long as "the good" get's defined by them.

    Funny thing... they may be not even be aware of how they think. After a while, righteousness becomes their second nature, an instinctive behav... nay, a knee jerk reaction.

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  • (Score: 3, Touché) by fustakrakich on Friday March 11 2016, @05:10PM

    by fustakrakich (6150) on Friday March 11 2016, @05:10PM (#317076) Journal

    What about the chance of the newborn from the transplanted uterus be the next Einstein, the one who manages to find feasible solution to FTL travel.

    Yeah, except the kid genius was born in the wrong place and got blown up by a cluster bomb. Oopsy-daisy

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 11 2016, @05:19PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 11 2016, @05:19PM (#317080)

    What about the chance of the newborn from the transplanted uterus be the next Einstein, the one who manages to find feasible solution to FTL travel. The whole humanity would benefit for the entire life of the Universe.
    Can you afford to kick such a huge benefit down?

    You can't use that to guide yourself in life. What if you marry the wrong person and instead she would have married someone else and had the next Einstein, the one who manages to find feasible solution to FTL travel? The whole of humanity would benefit but now they won't because you decided to marry the wrong person. Kill yourself.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 12 2016, @08:06AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 12 2016, @08:06AM (#317301)

      What if you marry the wrong person

      Not applicable, I'm not married.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 12 2016, @12:32PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 12 2016, @12:32PM (#317346)

        Yes it is! We would have had the next Einstein if you hadn't selfishly evaded marriage.

  • (Score: 3, Touché) by nitehawk214 on Friday March 11 2016, @05:28PM

    by nitehawk214 (1304) on Friday March 11 2016, @05:28PM (#317085)

    What if by not posing on this site ever again you encourage someone to become the next Einstein and discover FTL travel?

    EVEN IF THERE IS A 1% CHANCE YOU MUST BELIEVE IT IS TRUE!

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 12 2016, @08:14AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 12 2016, @08:14AM (#317303)

    I got 3 replies to the post.
    None of which showed any disagreement with the "Fucking righteousness" part of it.
    It must be that the whole SN agreed with it! What a harmonious community!!

    (grin)