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Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center - Houston, TX

J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center Bi-Monthly Newsletter

We're pleased to announce our inaugural eNewsletter. In this issue is our latest information and updates about The J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center. Included in this issue are the following articles:

Our Banner Year    Treating Tumors    Our New Research Institute    Clinical Study    Liver Center

J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center

Treating Tumors the Methodist Way

The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in America is rapidly rising. Currently, hepatocellular carcinoma represents the largest number of new liver tumor cases seen at The Methodist Hospital.

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How to Refer

Learn how to refer your patient to The J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center.

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Methodist Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Methodist Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation.

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Banner Year for J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center

This last year has proved to be a great year for the J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center. We’ve seen the largest grown in transplant volume in recent history, recruited recognized leaders to our team and devised new programs to fuel growth in our heart transplant volume. We recognize that growth is fueled by our referring physicians and we will continue to strengthen our relationships with those physicians. To read more details about the exciting changes happening around the J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center, continue to the full article.

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The New Methodist Hospital Research Institute

The Methodist Hospital Research Institute recently broke ground on a new facility that will house 420,000 square feet of advanced medical research space adjacent to The Methodist Hospital in Houston. When completed in the fall of 2009, the Methodist Hospital Research Institute will include state of the art laboratory space and specially-designed operating rooms dedicated to research.

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Clinical Study: Post Transplant Diabetes and other Metabolic Disorders

As many as 30 percent of patients who are listed for orthotopic liver transplantation have some form of metabolic disorder that includes diabetes mellitus. Another 30 percent of liver transplant patients will develop post-transplant glucose intolerance and diabetes.

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