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Suleika Pérez, the primary affected person present process a pancreas transplant on the HGPS, along with the staff of surgeons.
Santo Domingo, DR
The Normal Hospital of the Plaza de la Salud (HGPS) reported yesterday that it had began the nation’s pancreas transplant program. The inaugural process was carried out on a diabetic affected person with persistent kidney illness and has endured hemodialysis for greater than two years.
The affected person, Suleika Pérez Suero, 27, had sort 1 diabetes and been insulin-dependent since she was ten years outdated.
The knowledge was supplied by Dr. Julio Amado Castaños Guzmán, president of the HGPS Board of Trustees, who has been a basic a part of the transplant program since 2007 at that heart and a pioneer in transplants from recently-deceased donors.
In flip, Dr. Nepomuceno Mejía, medical director of the middle, confirmed the dedication that the HGPS has to proceed favoring the inhabitants with the completely different transplant packages that it develops.
The transplant was carried out, and the graft (pancreas) confirmed good perform instantly, which represents vital progress for Dominican medication, since, by means of packages like this one, sufferers can get well their high quality of life and keep away from the deterioration of the organs that for causes of diabetes fail in a sustained and progressive manner.
A multidisciplinary staff of execs participated on this process, headed by medical doctors Jiomar Figueroa, principal surgeon; Ana Carolina De la Cruz, nephrologist; José Juan Castillos, nephrologist; Francisco Alcalá and José Del Carmen Caraballo, organ recruitment coordinators.
In a written assertion, the HGPS signifies that this kind of transplant will be carried out because of the good work of selflessness and altruism of the Dominican inhabitants, since, in such tough moments of ache in a household, they kindly donate the organs of their deceased family members.
Do not forget that from their beginnings to the current, they’ve a complete of 399 transplants carried out: kidney from deceased donors (191), from dwelling donors (109), liver (52), bone marrow (45), cardiac (1), and pancreas (1).
“Now we have carried out profitable multi-organ transplants in a single affected person: liver-kidney, pancreas-kidney and extra,” he added.
He refers that in these 13 years, they’ve carried out varied sorts of fully-intact-organ transplants, amongst which kidney, liver, coronary heart, and pancreas transplants stand out. Additionally, they carried out tissue transplants, corresponding to bone marrow and cornea.
In addition they have a pediatric kidney transplant program, and preparations are at the moment being made to begin a pediatric liver transplant program.
The HGPS is chargeable for greater than 55% of transplants within the Dominican Republic and is the one heart that performs transplants in several modalities and with a bone marrow transplant program.
The Nationwide Transplant Coordination Institute is the nationwide physique that governs organ donation exercise within the Dominican Republic. Due to the work they perform, it was attainable to acquire the organ to transplant for this affected person.
It’s important within the digestion
course of. The pancreas secretes enzymes. Its perform is to chemically break down ingested fat and proteins into small parts that may be absorbed by the gut. If anomalies are detected too late, it expands quickly and has an unfavorable prognosis.
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