Awaiting transplant, mom lives 6 days without lungs

Given the choice between his wife possibly dying in her bed or on an operating table, Chris Benoit chose an experimental, first-of-its-kind surgical procedure. The surgeons would remove not just one but both of Melissa Benoit's lungs.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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We present here the incidence and long-term outcome of BOS occurring after HSCT in an extended cohort of 110 patients monitored with home spirometry.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: Research letters Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 February 2018Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral RadiologyAuthor(s): Brian M. Will, Scott M. Peters, Sidney B. Eisig, John T. Grbic, Michael A. McKenzie, Angela J. Yoon, Elizabeth M. Philipone
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): M. Monteagudo Vela, B. Zych, D. Garcia Saez, A. Simon
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
AbstractRespiratory-gated18F-fluorodeoxygluocse (18F-FDG) PET/CT has been successfully used to better localize malignancies in the lung or upper abdominal organs. However, clinical usefulness of respiratory-gated18F-FDG PET/CT in detection of fever focus has not been reported yet. A 68-year-old male patient with a history of living donor liver transplantation and biliary stenting was referred for18F-FDG PET/CT due to fever of unknown origin (FUO). To find the accurate fever focus, respiratory-gated and non-gated18F-FDG PET/CT was performed. Respiratory-gated PET/CT readily revealed prominent hypermetabolic lesion in the di...
Source: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
This study is able to show uniform results that lie on a single side of the hemostatic scale (no thromboses, some bleeding). It is this type of result that can lead us to be conservative with anticoagulation. However, this trial is rare in the evolution of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) device management.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Anecdotes, Comments and Opinions Source Type: research
We describe a novel technique of punching a side branch hole through the wall of the stent to allow a left upper lobe stent to be placed through a stent directed into the left lower lobe in a Y configuration with a good clinic al outcome.Respiration
Source: Respiration - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center led the nation in the number of solid organ transplants performed in 2017, with 641 procedures that included kidney, pancreas, lung, heart and intestine transplants, according to statistics from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.UCLA recorded 363 kidney transplants in 2017, making it the year ’s top kidney transplant center.Other medical centers with a high number of solid organ transplants in 2017 were UC San Francisco; Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri; and the University of Wisconsin ’s University Hospital in Ma...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
We present a case of an adult male who underwent bilateral lung transplantation, with the native lung pathology showing diffuse, severe dendriform ossification of the bilateral upper and lower lung lobes. The gross and histologic findings along with the radiographic imaging are reviewed herein. Overall, primary ossification of the lung leading to lung transplant is a rare condition that pulmonologists caring for patients with interstitial lung disease should be aware of as a possible cause of the patient ’s symptoms and lung dysfunction.
Source: Virchows Archiv - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Lung management protocols appear to increase transplantation success. High-quality randomized trials are warranted to test observed effects and ascertain the effects of specific protocol components on transplantation outcomes. PMID: 30015547 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Condition:   Transplant Failure Intervention:   Other: BLOOD SAMPLE ANALYSIS Sponsors:   Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille;   Vaincre la Mucoviscidose Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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