Expansion at Phila. hospital to create 100+ new jobs

Temple University Health System said Monday it is embarking on a major expansion of the Temple Lung Center, which will create more than 100 new full-time faculty and non-faculty positions at its North Philadelphia campus. The expansion calls for the creation of a new department of thoracic medicine and surgery at Temple that will combine the lung center’s activities into four integrated sections: thoracic surgery; lung transplant; pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine; and a center for inflammation…
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Nowadays, a number of heart failure (HF) patients live with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) implanted either as a destination therapy or as a bridge to heart transplant or to heart transplant candidacy.1,2 In all these cases, LVAD usually remains for a prolonged time after post-surgical stabilization, during which patients ’ daily quality of life must be improved as much as possible. LVADs are usually set at a fixed number of revolutions per minute (rpm), so that LVAD output changes during daily activities are only preload- and afterload-dependent, with limited variability.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
This study analyzed the short-term effects of LVAD speed increase on cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) performance, muscle oxygenation (near-infrared spectroscopy), diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (Dlco) and nitric oxide (Dlno), and sleep quality.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL CLINICAL SCIENCE Source Type: research
Doctors in Scotland believe a woman’s large tattoo on her leg may have been the cause of her unexplained inflammation and severe leg pain. The authors of a report on the woman’s case, published in BMJ Case Reports, say it is a reminder to physicians that they should be mindful of their patients’ tattoos if they encounter unusual and unexplained symptoms. The 31-year-old woman was suffering a condition called inflammatory myopathy, which affected her left leg and caused pain severe enough to disrupt her sleep. The woman had a double lung transplant in 2009, and was taking drugs to suppress her immune syst...
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I was talking with someone recently about grief when she said that it felt like being on a roller coaster ride. This person is facing the impending death of a loved one even as there is no definitive timeline per the treatment team. We spoke of the dynamic of anticipatory grief and the ways in which it impacts the process of letting go of this person as she plans her future in the face of his eventual absence. I have found both in my therapeutic practice and in my personal life, that anticipatory grief genuinely effects mourners, although a 2006 article published in the Counseling, Psychology, and Health Journal quest...
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The aim of the study was to determine differences concerning the sleep quality and quality of life (Qol) of heart transplanted (THx) patients, when compared with patients treated with ventricular assisted devices (VADs).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Patients affected by heart failure (HF) exhibit a high prevalence of sleep disordered breathing (SDB), responsible of worse prognosis. Central sleep apnoea (CSA) is typical in HF and associated with Cheyne-Stokes breathing. Three factors related to HF play a pivotal role in CSA pathogenesis: hyperventilation, carbon dioxide cerebrovascular abnormal reactivity, and low cardiac output (CO) which leads to an increased circulatory time. Previous experiences proved that in patients wearing left ventricular assistance device (LVAD), a change in pump speed causes a variation in CO, compared to basal speed.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Despite the well-known association between sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) and cardiovascular disease, there is a paucity of data on the prevalence of SAS among orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) recipients, as well as its impact on OHT outcomes, including late graft dysfunction (LGD).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of the present study was to determine the sleep characteristics of a patient undergoing polysomnography (PSG) in three Colombian cities at different altitudes (Bogot á, at 2,640 m above sea level [ASL]; Bucaramanga, at 959 m ASL; and Santa Marta, at 15 m ASL). The patient was an obese man with diabetes and suspected OSA. All PSG recordings were scored and interpreted in accordance with American Academy of Sleep Medicine criteria. In Bogotá, PSG revealed modera te OSA (an apnea-hypopnea index [AHI] of 21 events/h); in Bucaramanga, PSG revealed increased upper airway resistance (an AHI of 2 events...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Clinicians in pulmonary medicine frequently confront the challenge of screening, diagnosis, and management of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in sarcoidosis patients who present with unexplained dyspnea. Sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension (SAPH) is most prevalent in patients with pulmonary fibrosis, although it can be independent of airflow obstruction or restriction. SAPH is independently associated with significantly increased mortality and decreased functional capacity, outcomes that can be mitigated by early detection and focused treatment. In this review, we discuss the pathophysiology of SAPH, which may resemb...
Source: Clinical Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Interstitial, Inflammatory and Occupational Lung Disease Source Type: research
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