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Columbia engineers and surgeons show that new salvage methods can recondition severely damaged lungs to meet transplantation criteria and could make more lungs available for patients.
A large clinical trial has found that a minimally invasive procedure to replace a narrowed heart valve performed better than surgery in patients who were good candidates for surgery.
Columbia researchers have discovered that the human intestine has a reservoir of blood-forming stem cells and that the cells play a central role in the success of organ transplantation.
- October 31, 2018
A new study found that women with cervical cancer who had a radical hysterectomy with minimally invasive surgery had a significantly higher risk of death than those who had open surgery.
- October 25, 2018
A biopsy test that helps transplant centers select kidneys for transplantation is often inaccurate, a new study has found, suggesting that reliance on the biopsy should be reduced.
- April 10, 2018
A new Science study from Columbia stem cell researchers has found that the liver is the surprising source of a growth factor that keeps bone marrow stem cells healthy.
- December 19, 2017
A growing number of kidneys from deceased donors are discarded, but a new study suggests that most of these could be successfully transplanted.
- August 31, 2017
Columbia bioengineers and surgeons have developed a technique in animal models that overcomes a long-standing hurdle in lung regeneration.
- July 6, 2017
Transplantation with even suboptimal kidneys provides a significant survival advantage compared to remaining on dialysis, CUMC researchers say.
- March 8, 2017
Columbia University researchers used a new technique to rescue damaged donor lungs and maintain their viability for transplantation for several days.
- October 31, 2016
A major international study has found that drug-eluting stents are as effective as surgery for many patients with a blockage in the left main coronary artery.