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.
Claire Wineland vowed she wouldn't have a lung transplant, but her decline from cystic fibrosis made her reconsider. Now she's fighting for a chance at survival.
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
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.
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.
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.
This study aims to characterize this acute airway inflammation in association with ACR status.
We report our experience of LTx for CF patients infected with BCC.
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.
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.