Posted December 03, 2018 05:07:50A Mississauga woman is facing charges after a transgender woman was taken from her hospital bed and transplanted onto her face and body.A 24-year-old woman was treated in Mississauga General Hospital for a cut on her left cheek that was caused by an accident.She was transported to St. Michael's Hospital in Etobicoke where she was treated for the condition and then ...
With a recent surge in the number of patients dying in Australia from hair transplants, a new study has found that the country’s top transplant clinics are the ones with the most advanced technology.
The research, conducted by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the University of Queensland, revealed that while the median time to death in Australia’s first and second transplants was two years and 10 months, in the fourth and fifth the median wait was one year and 10 days.
“A lot of people are dying from hair transplant, but they don’t know it’s the end of their life,” Dr John Taylor, a researcher at the institute, said.
The average wait for a new hair transplant in Australia is six months.
While the wait can be long, Dr Taylor said, it was not an uncommon situation.
“[A hair transplant] can save a person’s life, but it’s a long process,” he said.
“The patient has a lot of risk factors for getting cancer and so on.”
Dr Taylor said the most effective way to save a patient’s life was to use the best technology available.
“A hair donor can be anywhere from 10 months to 20 years old,” he told ABC Radio National’s Today program.
Dr Taylor’s team is now seeking feedback from the public on whether it would be better to use an automated or human system to deliver the transplants.
The National Health and Medical Research Council, which runs the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, is conducting a national survey of coronavirus patients to see whether the coronaviruses can be detected early enough.
The survey is due to be completed in the coming months.
Topics:covid-19,diseases-and-disorders,hairs,death,health,people,united-statesFirst posted October 03, 2017 13:36:19More stories from New South Wales