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Growing other organs will likely hold unforeseen challenges, nevertheless, since organs are so specialized in their functions, scientists stress. Replacing an entire bladder would pose many more complications, including reconnecting urine tubes, blood supply, and nerve signaling, according to Dr. Steve Y. Chung, an Illinois urologist who wrote a commentary for The Lancet. Still, he called the work a significant, tremendous advance. For 16-year-older Kaitlyne McNamara, the transplant has meant a new social life. During her surgery five years back, McNamara’s kidneys were near failing because of her weak bladder. Today, they again are working, and she no wears a diaper longer.Incentive payments were $17.3 million through the initial quarter of 2011, an increase of $5.0 million over the 1st quarter of 2010. Other services revenue was $4.7 million for the initial quarter of 2011, a rise of $2.4 million over the first quarter of 2010.4 million, an increase of $4.0 million, or 91 percent, over the first quarter of 2010. Contained in these results had been $0.9 million of incremental expenses associated with being truly a public company, $1.5 million of increased purchase in the new Quality and Total Price of Treatment service offering, and $1.0 million of expenses from the company’s secondary stock offering completed in March. Net income attributable to common shareholders for the 1st quarter of 2011 was $0.2 million, in comparison with $0.1 million in the first quarter of 2010.