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SIUT carries out two successful liver transplants

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  1. Curious_Guy

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    When contacted, the spokesperson for SIUT said it was not the first time the institute had conducted such a surgery. PHOTO: EXPRESS / FILE

    KARACHI: The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) successfully carried out liver transplants of two patients in Karachi on Thursday.

    The patients who were suffering from liver disease are now out of intensive care unit and making good progress, sources told The Express Tribune. When contacted, the spokesperson for SIUT said it was not the first time the institute had conducted such a surgery.

    “We have been conducting such surgeries for quite some time,” the spokesperson said without revealing the identity of the patients. “The first such operation was carried out 15 years ago when transplantation of a six-year-old girl was carried out.”

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    The SIUT spokesperson, however, informed The Express Tribune that the patients were aged 46 and 55 and received livers from their families. “So far we have carried out 20 such operations,” the spokesperson added.

    Last year, a patient underwent a successful liver transplant surgery at Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) in Khairpur. The procedure occurred after the health facility got approval from the Human Organ Transplantation Authority (HOTA).

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    Dr.Adib Rizvi is a real Gem . Hats off to him

    source : https://tribune.com.pk/story/1401924/siut-carries-two-successful-liver-transplants/
     
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    Mashallah. Hopefully the post operative care will be as good as the operation.
     
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    Make it affordable for common people... so that the poor or non affording don't have to go to India or other countries for treatment.
     
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    Wonderful....
    At least people have a easier option in Pak now.
    How about costs?
     
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    we need more Adeeb Rizvi, this man is truly a hard working and Good surgeon
     
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    KARACHI: Six patients including two children aged three and 13 years with liver failure received a new lease of life here as they were successfully operated upon by a team of surgeons from Iran and Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT).


    SIUT sources sharing details of the transplantations with the media said, a team of surgeons from Ibne Sina center of Shiraz (Iran), currently visiting SIUT, under the auspices of MESOT (Middle East Society of Organ Transplantation) joined SIUT surgeons in the crucial procedure.

    It was mentioned that Shiraz Centre of Transplantation was one of the largest liver transplant centers in the region.

    In reply to a question, they said visit of surgeons from Ibn-e-Sina Center to SIUT was also a part of collaborative program between the two medical institutions.

    This is part of a regular feature which was organized and aimed at sharing expertise and enhance professional skills of professionals, they elaborated. “So far, 15 living donor liver transplants have been carried out successfully under this initiative,” they said.

    To another query, they said all the donors were close blood relatives of the recipients. They reminded that “Living” donor of liver transplant can fulfill the need of only a small portion of liver patients.

    An estimated 100,000 liver transplants are required every year and this can only be achieved through deceased organ donation where the patients dying in ICU on ventilators can donate kidneys and liver after family’s consent.

    Deceased organ donation can save up to 200,000 patients of end stage organ failure every year.

    Prof. Dr. Adib-ul-Hasan Rizvi commenting on the situation said unless people pledge their organ during their life time, we will not be able to save these patients.

    The SIUT had earlier performed liver transplants from three deceased organ donors saving the lives of six patients of end stage organ failure. AGENCIES


    https://www.samaa.tv/health/2017/05...an-perform-successful-liver-transplantations/
     
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    After India shuts the doors to liver patient Iran come to rescue. Iran and Pakistan are true brotherly nations. Iran is becoming a real pain in *** for India regarding Pakistan.