A 32-year-old mom born without a uterus became the first to successfully give birth to a healthy baby after receiving a transplant from a deceaseddonor two years ago. After almost 36 weeks a baby girl weighing 2.5 kilograms (about six pounds) was delivered via caesarean section. The woman's uterus was removed after she delivered.
The woman had been born with a rare genetic condition that left her without a uterus, known as Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, but she was otherwise healthy. And just seven months after the operation, doctors began in vitro fertilization, through which the woman's own fertilized eggs - which had been harvested prior to the transplant surgery - were transferred to her new uterus.
The uterus was taken from a 45-year-old donor who had died from a brain haemorrhage. The birth resulting from the case detailed in the Lancet, which took place at Brazil's Hospital das Clínicas last December, is both the first in the world to involve a uterus from a deceased woman, and the first from any uterus transplant in Latin America.
"Our results provide a proof-of-concept for a new option for women with uterine infertility", said Dani Ejzenberg, a doctor at the teaching hospital of the University of Sao Paulo. "It enables use of a much wider potential donor population, applies lower costs and avoids live donors' surgical risks", he said.
"The Brazilian group has proven that using deceased donors is a viable option", said the clinic's Dr. Tommaso Falcone, who was involved in the OH case. And unlike most organ transplants, a donated uterus can be safely removed after a successful pregnancy, allowing the woman to cease taking anti-rejection medication. In one case in 2011, doctors in Turkey attempted to use a dead donor's womb to carry through a pregnancy, but the expectant mother miscarried two years later, even though the graft appeared healthy.
While womb transplants from living donors have been successful, womb transplants from deceased donors still need to be researched, as none of the deceased donor transplants has until now resulted in conception and birth.
China agreed to "reduce and remove" tariffs on cars
The outcome gives both sides enough to boast of a win without resolving the fundamental differences between them. But it later added a 25 percent tariff on US-made cars as trade tensions soared, bringing them to 40 percent.
TV show Friends will remain on Netflix through 2019
Long story short, Friends is staying on Netflix , so no need to turn your December into The One with the Binge-Watch. Protesting to keep Friends on Netflix is futile, because Friends' exit is a cold, hard business decision.
The researchers in Brazil reported that the uterus was ischemic - meaning, off a blood supply - for nearly eight hours, essentially double the reported time from any of the living donor transplants. "Now she comes in to show us the baby and she is so happy", he said.
Uterus transplantation was pioneered by Swedish doctor Mats Brannstrom, who has delivered eight children from women who got wombs from family members or friends.
Six weeks after the uterine transplant, which was performed in 2016, the Brazilian woman started having periods again.
Surgeons spent 10.5 hours plumbing in the organ by connecting veins, arteries, ligaments and vaginal canals.
The first uterus transplants from live donors were a medical milestone, creating the possibility of childbirth for many infertile women with access to suitable donors. "There is the potential for uterus transplantation becoming mainstream".
In the end, they held off an additional month after tests suggested the lining of the donor uterus wasn't quite thick enough to support implantation. "It may give us a bigger supply of organs than we thought were possible".
You can check out the full 250-page document dump including the DCMS's summary at the United Kingdom parliament's website. Kramer is suing Facebook because of a decision it made in 2014 to prevent developers from peeping into friends' data.
Michel had earlier said that Stevenson appeared to be concerned when he first arrived at the hospital Saturday night. The defeated champion made it to his stool but it was then that it became apparent that something wasn't right.
Huawei and the Chinese consulate general in Vancouver could not be reached for comment on Wednesday afternoon. The US Department of Justice is said to have been looking into Huawei's dealings with Iran for months now.
In a game they lost by three points, there are a dozen or so plays you can point to and say, "this is why we lost the game". The Bears had 106 yards on the ground before halftime, but would abandon the run the second half as they fell behind.
A news conference where Fitzgerald and other Republican leaders spoke was peppered with catcalls from protesters. Roughly 565,000 people voted during the midterms, and Brown said Republican leadership should stop and listen.
George Snr was admitted back into hospital the day after Barbara's funeral when an existing infection spread to his blood. Funk II, III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general said, "III Corps and Fort Hood salutes President George H.W.
The New England Patriots have thrived in the final month of the season since Bill Belichick and Tom Brady's arrival. Vikings: CB Trae Waynes was evaluated for a concussion in the second quarter and ruled out for the rest of the game.
Priyanka has had an extremely productive and successful career and she is doing nick Jonas a favor by marrying him. Obviously, I clicked-and I was not the only one: The article quickly went viral, but for all the wrong reasons.
But Wolves, beaten in five of their previous six matches, hit back by scoring twice in the space of four second-half minutes. It can happen, but I don't think it depends on the changes. "I have to understand why the team was suddenly another team".
The cities and stadiums are Dallas (Globe Life Park), Houston (TDECU Stadium), Los Angeles (StubHub Center), St. All eight home venues have been announced, four of which are National Football League stadiums.
Why this Virat Kohli video is going viral
Against rapid bouncers and spinning throw-downs, Kohli's eye looks in and ready to cause carnage on Australian wickets. Australia also lost to Pakistan in the Tests and the T20I before losing to South Africa in the ODIs and T20Is at home.
Is Meghan Markle the Victim of a Smear Campaign?
Some reports have claimed Kate and Meghan have had a significant falling out, which has affected the brothers' close relationship. LISTEN: Episode 2 of our royals podcast The Windors looks at Meghan's life before she became the Duchess of Sussex .
India nabs 4 after deadly violence over cow slaughter rumors
He said the constables were in the process of shifting Subodh Kumar from the site but the police jeep came under mob attack. There was a report of a youth succumbing to injuries received in police firing, but there was no official confirmation.
Patrick Corbin agrees to six-year deal with Nationals
The New York Yankees, among others, are awaiting a decision from free-agent left-handed pitcher Patrick Corbin . By Corbin's second season, he'd reached All-Star status, going 14-8 in 32 starts with a 3.41 ERA and 1.17 WHIP.
How to watch the 2018 Ballon d'Or online, TV
The win was slightly overshadowed when the host DJ Martin Solveig asked Hegerberg to twerk on stage in celebration. The 33-year-old was instrumental as Real clinched a third successive Champions League trophy last season.