Patients awaiting lung transplant commonly suffer depression-related symptoms

(American College of Chest Physicians) Researchers from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have found patients awaiting lung transplant often suffer from stress, anxiety, or depressive symptoms, and these symptoms are not isolated to patients with pre-existing psychiatric diagnoses. Pre-existing psychiatric diagnoses have been investigated previous to lung transplant. Little is known about the prevalence and burden of active depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms pretransplant.
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CONCLUSIONS: The TERS appears to be a reliable and valid measure with clinical utility for specifying behavioral concerns prior to lung transplantation. PMID: 29862926 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Z Psychosom Med Psychother Source Type: research
In conclusion, this study showed that HRQoL improves after LTx and tends to remain relatively constant for the entire life span.
Source: American Journal of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) remains a challenging disease to manage. Two drugs are now available that can slow disease progression in patients with mild-to-moderate IPF. This means that early diagnosis is mandatory, because there are no proven effective therapies for severe IPF. This lack of proven therapies may be at least partially due to the fact that severe IPF patients are usually not enrolled in randomised, prospective, multicentre, international trials. Clinical observation experiences and preliminary results of long-term, open-label extensions of clinical trials suggest that both pirfenidone and nintedanib ...
Source: European Respiratory Review - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interstitial and orphan lung disease, Respiratory clinical practice Reviews Source Type: research
In conclusion, this study showed that HRQoL improves after LTx and tends to remain relatively constant for the entire life span. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: American Journal of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by the author. Data Availability All national (MagIran, Science Information Database (SID) and Iranmedex) and international (PubMed, Scopus) databases were searched from November 2010 to November 2016 using keywords both in English and Persian: Afghan immigrants, Afghan refugees, Iran, infectious diseases, tuberculosis, HIV, Hepatitis B and C, non-communicable disease, food security, mental health, barriers, health insurance, access to health service. All related websites and webpages were also searched by Google with the same keywords ...
Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by the author. Data Availability All national (MagIran, Science Information Database (SID) and Iranmedex) and international (PubMed, Scopus) databases were searched from November 2010 to November 2016 using keywords both in English and Persian: Afghan immigrants, Afghan refugees, Iran, infectious diseases, tuberculosis, HIV, Hepatitis B and C, non-communicable disease, food security, mental health, barriers, health insurance, access to health service. All related websites and webpages were also searched by Google with the same keywords ...
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Source: The American Journal of Managed Care - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Am J Manag Care Source Type: research
Abstract Self‐care agency (SCA), defined as one's ability and willingness to engage in self‐care behaviors, can influence actual performance of self‐care behaviors in lung transplant recipients (LTRs). Understanding patterns of SCA over time may inform the design of interventions to promote self‐care in LTRs. Using group‐based trajectory modeling, we sought to identify patterns and correlates of SCA among 94 LTRs over the first 12‐months post‐transplant. Baseline measures of sociodemographic, clinical, and psychosocial factors, and longitudinally assessed psychological distress were examined for their associa...
Source: Clinical Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Given rates of morbidity, mortality, and quality of life concerns, there is increasing need for adolescent psychosocial screening after heart transplant to identify those at highest risk for depression, anxiety, and social stressors. This pilot study aimed to assess the relationship between a patient ’s perception of medical treatment and social stressors with their physical functioning.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsHealthcare professionals should be aware of the psychosocial challenges patients and their NoK face in daily living and provide support both before and after heart or lung transplantation.
Source: Clinical Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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