Depression Common in Patients Awaiting Lung TransplantDepression Common in Patients Awaiting Lung Transplant

More than half of patients waiting for a lung transplant suffered from psychologic stress in a new study, which might be serious enough to affect transplant outcomes. Medscape Medical News
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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
This study found that professional chess players had shorter lifespans than those players who had careers outside of chess and argued that this might be due to the mental strain of international chess competition. In the present study, we focused on survival of International Chess Grandmasters (GMs) which represent players, of whom most are professional, at the highest level. In 2010, the overall life expectancy of GMs at the age of 30 years was 53.6 years, which is significantly greater than the overall weighted mean life expectancy of 45.9 years for the general population. In all three regions examined, mean life...
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Clinical Transplantation, EarlyView.
Source: Clinical Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions Depressive symptoms are associated with mortality and CLAD after lung transplantation, independent of exercise capacity.
Source: Psychosomatic Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Suicidality, a term referring to suicidal ideation and/or suicide attempts, has been understudied in lung transplant recipients, despite the well-documented period of high-stress following transplantation. Understanding the full clinical pictur...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
Transplant International,Volume 31, Issue 5, Page 481-483, May 2018.
Source: Transplant International - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
This study demonstrates that small peptide domains derived from native protein amelogenin can be utilized to construct a mineral layer on damaged human enamel in vitro. Six groups were prepared to carry out remineralization on artificially created lesions on enamel: (1) no treatment, (2) Ca2+ and PO43- only, (3) 1100 ppm fluoride (F), (4) 20 000 ppm F, (5) 1100 ppm F and peptide, and (6) peptide alone. While the 1100 ppm F sample (indicative of common F content of toothpaste for homecare) did not deliver F to the thinly deposited mineral layer, high F test sample (indicative of clinical varnish treatment) formed mainly C...
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In the context of limited donor pool in cardiothoracic transplantation, utilization of organs from high risk donors, such as suicidal hanging donors, while ensuring safety, is under consideration. We sought to evaluate the outcomes of lung transplantations (LTx) that use organs from this group. Between January 2011 and December 2015, 265 LTx were performed at our center. Twenty-two recipients received lungs from donors after suicidal hanging (group 1). The remaining 243 transplantations were used as a control (group 2). Analysis of recipient and donor characteristics as well as outcomes was performed. No statistically si...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Use of CF-LVADs is established therapy for advanced HF. Psychosocial factors affect pt. outcomes; however, only recently have objective tools been developed to evaluate psychosocial risk. The mPACT is a tool for assessing this risk in LVAD candidates by assessing social support, psychological health, lifestyle and ability to understand care. The purpose of this study was to further evaluate validity and reliability of mPACT. We aimed to describe (1) clinical and psychosocial risks of candidates and (2) determine relationships among attributes of mPACT and relevant individual characteristics (e.g., physical activity, resili...
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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