Meet the woman who lived for six days without lungs – video

Doctors saved a Canadian woman ’s life by removing her lungs for six days while she waited for a double lung transplant. In what is believed to be the first procedure of its kind in the world, Melissa Benoit arrived at Toronto hospital with just hours to live when staff and her family decided to take the unprecedented procedureDoctors save Canadian woman ’s life by removing her lungs for six daysContinue reading...
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ConclusionThe GLCCI1 variant was associated with a significant decrease of the TLC at 3  years after LT and the development of CLAD at 3 years, especially in patients undergoing cadaveric LT.
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Transplant Infectious Disease,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: Transplant Infectious Disease - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionIn this single-center retrospective study, SIPAT did not predict cumulative re-admissions. Further study is required to validate SIPAT before clinical implementation.
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study demonstrates that organ transplant recipients, and especially children, are at increased risk of postoperative complications after cochlear implantation in comparison with healthy CI recipients.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Cochlear Implants Source Type: research
The Stanford integrated psychosocial assessment for transplantation (SIPAT) is a validated psychosocial evaluation tool in the transplant population.
Source: Heart and Lung - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Welling JBA, Slebos DJ Abstract The lung volume reduction coil treatment is a minimally invasive bronchoscopic treatment option for emphysema patients who suffer from severe hyperinflation. The treatment is aimed at a large group of patients where lung volume reduction surgery and bronchoscopic lung volume reduction using endobronchial valves are no option, or alternatively, can be offered as a bridge to lung transplantation. The nitinol coil exhibits a shape memory effect and is biologically inert. The lung volume reduction coil procedure is performed in two separate treatment sessions, targeting one lobe...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Darwiche K, Aigner C Abstract Following the evaluation of surgical lung volume reduction (LVR) in the National Emphysema Treatment (NETT) trial, different endoscopic LVR procedures have been developed for severe emphysema. Among those, endobronchial valve placement is the best evaluated method. All these therapies aim at reducing hyperinflation and at improving respiratory mechanics. It has been shown that these procedures can improve quality of life, lung function and exercise capacity in a significant and clinically meaningful way in suitable patients. Optimal medical therapy, physical rehabilitation, sm...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Martini K, Frauenfelder T Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. One of the main findings is pulmonary emphysema in association with chronic bronchitis. Clinical signs, pulmonary function tests and imaging are the current used methods to diagnose and stage emphysema. Lung volume reduction (LVR) and endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR) are the current therapeutic options beside lung transplantation in cases of severe emphysema. Nowadays imaging is one of the key factors for the success of these therapies. Especially quantitative computed tom...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Lisa Simkin contacted her donor’s family six months after a life-saving lung transplant, and says they “opened their door with loving arms”.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) due to chronic lung disease (Group 3 PH) have poor long-term outcomes. However, predictors of survival in Group 3 PH are not well described.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
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