Cystic fibrosis sufferer and lung transplant survivor Emily Hoyle to climb world's highest volcano

A lung transplant transformed the life of cystic fibrosis sufferer, Emma Hoyle, and she is joining a group of transplant recipients who are attempting a 6000m climb Cotopaxi, the highest volcano in the world
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: cystic fibrosis Emma Hoyle Harefield Hospital Andre Simon Climbing for my donor lung transplant Source Type: news

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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...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime tattoos Source Type: news
A woman with cystic fibrosis and lung transplants suffered chronic pain for three years after she had a tattoo on her thighGetting a tattoo if you have a weakened immune system could put you at risk of complications, doctors have warned. The caution comes after a woman with cystic fibrosis and lung transplants developed thigh and knee pain after having body art inked on her leg.Doctors say those taking immunosuppressant drugs should take precautions if considering body art. These medicines are often given after an organ transplant or to treat autoimmune conditions such as Crohn ’s disease, lupus or rheumatoid arthrit...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Tattoos Medical research Immunology Biochemistry and molecular biology Health Cystic fibrosis Diabetes Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: The lack of currently available evidence makes it impossible to draw conclusions about the comparative efficacy and safety of the various immunosuppressive drugs among people with cystic fibrosis after lung transplantation. A 2013 Cochrane Review comparing tacrolimus with cyclosporine in all lung transplant recipients (not restricted to those with cystic fibrosis) reported no significant difference in mortality and risk of acute rejection. However, tacrolimus use was associated with lower risk of broncholitis obliterans syndrome and arterial hypertension and higher risk of diabetes mellitus. It should be noted...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Over time, cystic fibrosis robbed Nicholas Hemmerle of his ability to enjoy active time with his daughter. But after a double lung transplant, he's breathing easier and ready to have fun again.? The last thing Nicholas Hemmerle remembers before going into surgery at?Mayo Clinic?for a double?lung transplant?is a nurse putting a blanket on him and [...]
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Publication date: Available online 7 June 2018 Source:The Annals of Thoracic Surgery Author(s): Sarah Cullivan, Karen Redmond, Carole Ridge, Oisin J. O’Connell A 21-year-old patient presented with a short history of fatigue and dyspnea on a background of a double lung transplant for cystic fibrosis and pre-existing chronic superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO). Computed tomography of the chest demonstrated a 3-cm mass occluding the right pulmonary veins, with associated right upper and lower lobe parenchymal pulmonary infiltrates. Two invasive procedures were performed with similar complications in both procedures.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract A 21-year-old patient presented with a short history of fatigue and dyspnea on a background of a double lung transplant for cystic fibrosis and pre-existing chronic superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO). Computed tomography of the chest demonstrated a 3-cm mass occluding the right pulmonary veins, with associated right upper and lower lobe parenchymal pulmonary infiltrates. Two invasive procedures were performed with similar complications in both procedures. PMID: 29885978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
Authors: West NE, Flume PA Abstract INTRODUCTION: Cystic fibrosis (CF) outcomes and survival have improved over the last century primarily due to advancements in antibiotics, nutritional and pulmonary therapies. Reviewed here are the significant unmet needs that exist for individuals with CF. Areas Covered: With the recent development of medications that address the underlying defect in the CF protein, there is hope that there will be continued improvement in CF outcomes. However, there remains a need to prevent or stop progression of CF related complications, as the CF protein is important to several body systems....
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Workshops Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster Sessions Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster Sessions Source Type: research
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