Toddler makes her way off heart and lung transplant list after 13 surgeries

Zoey Jones, of Tennessee, was born with VACTERL syndrome, a rare condition that left her with an esophagus that was not attached to her trachea, a small intestine unattached to her stomach, and heart and lung abnormalities.
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African Americans (AA) have reduced survival compared to Caucasians after heart transplantation (HTx).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the utility of vasoactive-inotropic score (VIS) in predicting outcomes after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation and explore possible mechanisms of post-operative hemodynamic instability.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
In this study we describe 2 cases of successful adult DCD HT performed at our institution using an original protocol.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Featured papers Source Type: research
The continuous-flow centrifugal HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device (Abbott, Abbott Park, IL) is associated with a low risk of de-novo pump thrombosis. In a previous study (the Minimal AnticoaGulation EvaluatioN To aUgment heMocompatibility [MAGENTUM-1] study, ClinicalTrials.gov No. NCT03078374; funded by Abbott and the Ministry of Health, Czech Republic), we reported results of a prospective, observational, pilot trial of reduced intensity warfarin (target international normalized ratio [INR] range 1.5 –1.9) with aspirin in 15 patients implanted with a HeartMate 3 pump and enrolled after 6 weeks.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: RESEARCH CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research
Conditions:   Acute Leukemia;   CML;   Myelodysplasia;   Lymphoma Interventions:   Procedure: Mobilized Peripheral Blood Stem Cell graft with Tacrolimus/Methotrexate;   Drug: Tacrolimus;   Drug: Methotrexate;   Procedure: Mobilized Peripheral Blood Stem Cell graft with Tacrolimus/Mycophenolate Mofetil/Post-Transplant Cyclophosphamide;   Drug: Mycophenolate Mofetil;   Drug: Cyclophosphamide Sponsors:   Medical College of Wisconsin;   National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI);   ...
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Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Owing to long waitlist times and high waitlist morbidity and mortality, strategies to increase utilization of hepatitis C viremic-deceased donor organs are under investigation in kidney, liver, heart, and lung transplantation. RECENT FINDINGS: Direct-acting antiviral medications for hepatitis C virus infection have high cure rates and are well tolerated. Small, single-center trials in kidney and heart transplant recipients have demonstrated that with early posttransplant direct-acting antiviral therapy, 100% of uninfected recipients of hepatitis C viremic organs have been cured of ...
Source: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Curr Opin Organ Transplant Source Type: research
Purpose of review Owing to long waitlist times and high waitlist morbidity and mortality, strategies to increase utilization of hepatitis C viremic-deceased donor organs are under investigation in kidney, liver, heart, and lung transplantation. Recent findings Direct-acting antiviral medications for hepatitis C virus infection have high cure rates and are well tolerated. Small, single-center trials in kidney and heart transplant recipients have demonstrated that with early posttransplant direct-acting antiviral therapy, 100% of uninfected recipients of hepatitis C viremic organs have been cured of infection after tran...
Source: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation - Category: Surgery Tags: ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF ALLOCATION: Edited by David A. Axelrod Source Type: research
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