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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With an increased prevalence of anxiety and depression in advanced heart failure, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation has recently been shown to mitigate some of these mental health issues by improved functional capacity and quality of life (QOL). There is mixed data available regarding LVAD strategy, so our aim was to compare emotional wellbeing between destination therapy (DT) and bridge to transplant (BTT) post LVAD based on existing QOL tools and preliminary data from a new tool, Quality of Life with a Left Ventricular Assist Device (QOLVAD).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: 1112 Source Type: research
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Conclusion: In this study we find significant difference in the level of anxiety and depression between CF patients who have not been transplanted and CF lung transplant recipients. Lung transplantation in CF patient significantly contributed to the improvement of the psychological condition and quality of life.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Nurses Source Type: research
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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
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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
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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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