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Terminally ill gymnast Sonny Lang has the 'heart and lungs of an 80-year-old'

Sonny Lang, 22, from Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, has cystic fibrosis, but has been told her body is too weak for another heart and lung transplant, so her prognosis is terminal.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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In this study we investigated regulatory t cells after combined lung and liver transplantation, or after isolated lung transplantation, in cystic fibrosis patients and correlated the findings with long term outcomes
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) may have pulmonary infection with multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) potentially impacting post-transplant mortality. Our objective was to study 1-year mortality in CF patients with MDRO compared to those without MDRO lung transplant recipients (LTR) querying the largest international registry.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Early detection of Mycobacterium abscessus complex (MABSC) is crucial for patients with chronic lung disease to enhance the opportunity for potential eradication. Colonisation with MABSC is an absolute contra indication to lung transplantation in many transplant centres. Isolation of MABSC and other non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) by traditional AFB culture is problematic, particularly from patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Cultures are frequently overgrown by other bacteria or fungi and sputum decontamination procedures can reduce the viability of NTM.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Lobar lung transplantation is known as an alternative for higher Donor/Receiver mismatch in cystic fibrosis or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients. Using lobar lung transplantation for Pulmonary Hypertension remains questionable because of the higher risk of primary graft dysfunction. We thought to determine wether lobar lung transplantation from brain-dead donors is an option for Pulmonary Hypertension.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
This study aims to characterize this acute airway inflammation in association with ACR status.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
We report our experience of LTx for CF patients infected with BCC.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Achromobacter colonization of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is deemed to be associated with higher risk of graft loss and the rods are usually defined as multi or pan resistant. We aimed to evaluate if CF patients transplanted with previous Achromobacter colonization had worst clinical outcome post lung transplantation.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Lung transplantation (LTX) is the ultimate therapy for end-stage cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease; however, morbidity and mortality are considerable. CF patients achieve the best overall outcome post LTX. We investigated a subgroup of CF-patients and a minimum of 10 years post-LTX survival, aiming to determine possible predictors of long-term survival and characterize comorbidities.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
 >>>Available Here with Free Look Inside Option Correct answer: 3. Both 1 and 2 In domino heart transplantation, the donor receives heart lung transplantation. The excised heart is transplanted to another recipient so that the donor for recipient of domino heart transplantation is alive, unlike the conventional donor who is brain dead. In one report of 10 cases of domino heart transplantation, one year survival of donor was 60% while that of recipient was 90% [1]. It worthwhile noting that donors had terminal cardio pneumopathy (mostly primary pulmonary hypertension, one case of Eisenmenger syndrome and ...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiology MCQ DM / DNB Cardiology Entrance Source Type: blogs
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are l...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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