Monday, December 26, 2011

first procedure can be performed within one year after the Royal College of Surgeons pioneer researcher behind the report

first larynx transplant

the UK may be less than one year after the Royal College of Surgeons has given its seal of approval testing is performed.

A report from the university said that the process of pioneering could help people with cancer of the larynx to speak and breathe normally.

The decision supports Martin Birchall, professor of laryngology at the University College London Institute ear, which was the principal investigator involved in the operation 18 hours a pioneering woman in the United States last October. Brenda Jensen Charette was able to communicate only with portable electronics for 11 years and breathed through a tracheostomy tube. Two weeks after the operation, which was able to speak their first words and now you can talk normally.

"This has restored my life," he said. "I feel so grateful for this opportunity. It is a miracle. I mean, talk, talk, only to surprise my family and friends."


two British patients in a row and says he now has the support of the university, can apply for funding to initiate operations in the complex early next year in the UK.

"We received the green light to apply to start a program. There is a difference between making a time, as we did in California, and a well-established," he said , adding that he believed there would be an increased need for surgery.

"Patients are few and far between, but when you start doing something very innovative, first of all, there are more patients than you think. Here, the threshold decreases as experience increases. Since eye surgery advanced liver transplants, we have seen this happen. "

support of SCR was not a foregone conclusion, because the surgery is to save lives, but a better quality of life. This means that the risks associated with the process of great complexity and length of life of drugs to suppress the immune system must be taken into account.

CHN looked the same risks and benefits of surgery from transplantation problems. In 1993, the college warned that should not go ahead in Britain, saying that their experts were concerned that the investigation had not done enough on the physical and psychological health.

In 2006, however, has reviewed the proposal and Professor Peter Butler, a pioneer in the United Kingdom in the area, permission to begin the necessary preparations and to begin to evaluate potential patients. No transplant was performed that day.

The university appears to have less doubt about the transplantation of the larynx. The report indicates that up to 1000 patients per year, whose larynx was destroyed in an accident or cancer could benefit from this procedure. Some patients, such as those with recurrent or advanced, it would be inappropriate, however. More research is needed on nerve regeneration and precautions should be taken, involving experts in psychology, in the subsequent selection and care of patients, the report warns.

Birchall said the loss of the larynx "eliminates a lot of things that make us essentially human, through the loss of speech, swallowing and affects the appearance." He believes that to overcome the very procedures Innovative provides benefits to medicine and society in general.

change of life was clear Charette Jensen, Birchall said.
"One of the anti-rejection drugs can promote nerve regeneration. His nerves healed at a rate more than double the expected rate," he said.

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