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Title    First Uterus Transplant in the U.S. Fails After Complication
Date    Friday March 11 2016, @03:46PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the hard-to-take dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/03/10/236251

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

Uterine Transplant Fails

butthurt writes:

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:

[Continues.]

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

takyon writes:

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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Links

  1. "butthurt" - https://soylentnews.org/~butthurt/
  2. "Cleveland Clinic" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Clinic
  3. "a programme" - http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/13/health/uterus-transplants-may-soon-help-some-infertile-women-in-the-us-become-pregnant.html
  4. "uterine transplantation" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uterine_transplant
  5. "unsuccessful" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lili_Elbe#Death
  6. " People " - http://www.people.com/article/uterus-transplant-fails-united-states-first-patient-organ-removed
  7. " Daily Mail " - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3484722/America-s-uterus-transplant-FAILED-doctors-reveal-just-days-recipient-spoke-joy.html
  8. " The Dallas Morning News blog" - http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2016/03/nations-first-uterus-transplant-fails-after-sudden-complication-cleveland-clinic-says.html/
  9. "CNN" - http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/09/health/first-uterus-transplant/
  10. "Business Insider" - http://www.businessinsider.com/first-uterus-transplant-in-us-failed-2016-3
  11. "NBC News" - http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/first-u-s-uterus-transplant-fails-due-complications-n535266
  12. "ABC News" - https://abcnews.go.com/Health/uterus-transplant-us-failed-hospital/story?id=37527374
  13. " The Washington Post " - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/03/09/first-u-s-uterus-transplant-removed-after-complication/
  14. " New York Times " - http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/10/health/first-uterus-transplant-in-us-has-failed.html
  15. "Reuters" - http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ohio-transplant-idUSKCN0WB2SL
  16. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  17. "uterus transplant" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uterus_transplantation
  18. "failed after an unknown complication occurred" - http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/10/469913316/1st-u-s-uterus-transplant-fails-amid-sudden-complication
  19. "As we reported" - http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/26/468283774/cleveland-clinic-performs-first-successful-uterus-transplant-in-the-u-s
  20. "that the clinic says is meant to include 10 women" - http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2016/02/uterus-transplant-know-facts-infographic/
  21. "The clinic says in a statement" - http://my.clevelandclinic.org/about-cleveland-clinic/newsroom/releases-videos-newsletters/2016-2-16-update-on-first-uterus-transplant
  22. "risky procedure" - https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2016/02/uterus-transplant-know-facts-infographic/
  23. "Livebirth after uterus transplantation" - http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)61728-1/abstract
  24. "Original Submission #1" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=12624
  25. "Original Submission #2" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=12629

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