Clinical CareFBI Investigating Newark Beth Israel's Transplant Program for Possible Fraud
The medical center's transplant director instructed staff to keep a vegetative patient alive, and not to discuss options such as...
Clinical CareDespite Reforms, Problems Remain When Selecting Heart Transplant Candidates
Study finds large discrepancies in the severity of illness among patients when they receive heart transplants.
Clinical Care'It's Very Unethical': Audio Shows Hospital Kept Vegetative Patient on Life Support to Boost Survival Rates
Darryl Young suffered brain damage during a heart transplant at Newark Beth Israel and never woke up. Doctors kept him...
Clinical CareAttempt to Revamp Waitlist Policy for Pediatric Heart Transplant Candidates Falls Short
Children with two subtypes of cardiomyopathy ? hypertrophic or restrictive ? are now dying on the waitlist at a rate...
Clinical CarePC Docs Face Obstacles Identifying, Managing Chronic Kidney Disease
Primary care physicians complain about a lack of access to CKD clinical information systems, insufficient patient education materials.
Clinical CareA 'No-Brainer'? Calls Grow For Medicare To Cover Anti-Rejection Drugs After Kidney Transplant
Last week's announcement of a Trump administration overhaul of kidney care in the U.S. has reanimated an effort by federal...
Clinical CareMini-Biographies Help Clinicians Connect With Patients
In a program called My Life, My Story, volunteer writers seek out vets at the VA hospitals, ask them all...
Clinical CareFatal Opioid Overdoses Provide 'Favorable' Organ Donors
A new study challenges the rationale used to reject the use of vital organs harvested from deceased opioid users.
FinanceCMS: Decision on CAR-T Therapy Coverage Delayed But 'Forthcoming'
The therapies have price tags as high as $425,000, which some say is a worthwhile investment.
Clinical CareChanges Afoot for Kidney Disease Payment in Medicare
HHS Secretary Alex Azar tells the annual Kidney Patient Summit that his department wants to encourage more transplants and home...
Clinical CareTwo New Lawsuits Allege Surgical Errors During Heart Transplants at St. Luke's in Houston
In one case, a patient claims a surgeon sewed a major vein closed, causing blood to back up in his...