Donor-Derived DNA Predicts Lung Transplant Rejection Donor-Derived DNA Predicts Lung Transplant Rejection
Before any clinical signs of graft failure are evident in patients who undergo lung transplant, experimental research suggests that donor-derived cell-free DNA could help predict a poor outcome.Medscape Medical News
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
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): M. Monteagudo Vela, B. Zych, D. Garcia Saez, A. Simon
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...
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.
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
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...
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.
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Emerging clinical evidence has suggested that short-term mechanical augmentation of cardiac output (CO) may not consistently improve mortality in patients with cardiogenic shock (CS), despite improvements in hemodynamics. Such failures could reflect the underlying complexity of the mechanisms that contribute to malperfusion and organ dysfunction in CS. Distinct molecular and physiologic shock endophenotypes likely exist among patients with CS, with hemodynamic aberrations as the inciting insult, but not necessarily the primary drivers of clinical outcomes.
We presently forget 98% of everything we experience. That will go away in favor of perfect, controllable, configurable memory. Skills and knowledge will become commodities that can be purchased and installed. We will be able to feel exactly as we wish to feel at any given time. How we perceive the world will be mutable and subject to choice. How we think, the very fundamental basis of the mind, will also be mutable and subject to choice. We will merge with our machines, as Kurzweil puts it. The boundary between mind and computing device, between the individual and his or her tools, will blur. Over the course of the ...