Dr. Susan M. Lerner, MD

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  • The Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most blood cancer patients in the United States who need a bone marrow transplant can find an acceptable match through the National Marrow Donor Program, a new study has determined.

    Depending on a patient's race or ethnic background, the study ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Living kidney donations in the United States have declined in recent years, and one reason may be that poorer people can't afford to donate an organ, a new study suggests.

    A donor's average estimated cost of making a live kidney donation is $5,0...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are almost twice as likely to sign up as organ donors as the general public, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at more than 15,000 doctors in the Canadian province of Ontario and more than 10 million people in the province, and found ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's safe for healthy older people to donate kidneys, researchers say.

    Live kidney donation by people 55 and older has become more common in the United States in the past two decades, but there have been concerns that ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new bone marrow transplant technique for adults with sickle cell disease may "cure" many patients. And it avoids the toxic effects associated with long-term use of anti-rejection drugs, a new study suggests.

    This experimental technique mixes ste...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hepatology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The liver-damaging hepatitis C virus may come with an unexpected benefit for patients who need a liver transplant due to the infection, a new European study reports.

    The virus appears to restrain a dangerous immune system response that can oth...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've developed a blood test that can detect heart transplant rejection weeks or months earlier than previously possible.

    The test looks for increasing amounts of the heart donor's DNA in the blood of the transplant recipient....Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite short-term risks, kidney transplant patients are less likely to die prematurely than kidney failure patients receiving the most advanced dialysis treatments, new research suggests.

    Canadian scientists found that patients receiving donor k...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The DEKA Arm System, which reacts like a human arm via electrodes when nearby muscles are contracted, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The device, about the same size and weight as a human arm, allows most people who have ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first artificial arm that can perform complex tasks was approved for sale May 9 in the United States.

    The DEKA Arm System detects electrical signals in the muscles close to where the prosthetic is attached, which are then sent to a computer pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Misconceptions prevent many people from agreeing to donate their organs and potentially save a life, according to a transplant expert.

    More than 120,000 people are on organ transplant waiting lists in the United States. But a shortage of donated ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Head And Neck Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in Belgium say they've successfully transplanted windpipes in six patients by first placing donor tissue in the patients' arms.

    "This discovery expands the surgical possibilities for people struggling with difficult-to-repair airway d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A unique way to possibly treat the intense pain of phantom limb syndrome has been invented -- by creating a virtual world for an amputee to enter via computer.

    Within that world, the patient controlled a "virtual arm" and apparently relieved his ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who donate a kidney have an extremely low risk of developing kidney failure in their remaining organ, according to a new study.

    The risk among living kidney donors is even lower than for people with two kidneys, the Johns Hopkins researche...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who donate a kidney have an extremely low risk of developing kidney failure in their remaining organ, according to a new study.

    The risk among living kidney donors is even lower than for people with two kidneys, the Johns Hopkins researche...Full Article