Bệnh nhân ghép lá thận lợn xuất viện trở về nhà

RRichard Slayman, 62 tuổi, là bệnh nhân đầu tiên ghép thận từ lợn biến đổi gen. Bác sĩ cho biết hai tuần sau thủ thuật, ông ấy đủ khỏe để xuất viện

The first patient to receive a kidney transplanted from a genetically modified pig (lợn biến đổi gen) has fared so well that he was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, just two weeks after the groundbreaking surgery (phẫu thuật đột phá).

The transplant and its encouraging outcome represent a remarkable moment in medicine, scientists say, possibly heralding an era of cross-species organ transplantation.

Two previous organ transplants from genetically modified pigs failed. Both patients received hearts, and both died a few weeks later. In one patient, there were signs that the immune system had rejected the organ (hệ thống miễn dịch đã từ chối nội tạng), a constant risk.

The procedure brings the prospect of xenotransplantation (triển vọng của cấy ghép xeno), or animal-to-human organ transplants, significantly closer to reality, said Dr. David Klassen, the chief medical officer for the United Network for Organ Sharing, which manages the nation’s organ transplant system.

The treatment of kidney disease is already a huge expense (chi phí lớn). End-stage kidney disease, the point at which the organs are failing, affects 1 percent of Medicare beneficiaries but accounts for 7 percent of Medicare spending, according to the National Kidney Foundation.

Mr. Slayman is taking several immunosuppressive drugs, and he will continue to be closely monitored with blood and urine tests three times a week, as well as with doctor visits twice a week.

His physicians do not want Mr. Slayman to go back to work, at the state transportation department, for at least six weeks, and he must take precautions to avoid infections (tránh nhiễm trùng) because of the medications that suppress his immune system (hệ thống miễn dịch).

source: nytimes,

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