Teen DENIED life-saving double lung transplant after testing positive for marijuana

(Natural News) Just next door in the state of Colorado, its use is commonly recommended to patients to help relieve pain and provide relief from disease. But in Utah, cannabis consumption is apparently not only frowned upon, but it could end up actually barring a patient’s access to life-saving medical treatments. This is exactly what...
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In this study, we sought to further characterize ILC2s in the kidney, their location within this organ and determine their functional role in IRI using a loss-of-function approach. Here, we found that kidney ILC2s constitutively express IL-5 and are primarily located in close proximity to the renal vasculature, within the adventitia. Additionally, we demonstrate that a reduction, deficiency or depletion of ILC2s had minimal impact on the severity of IRI. Whilst activation of ILC2s and the associated amplification of local type 2 immunity has been previously shown to reduce the deleterious consequences of AKI, our results r...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
In this study, we found that senescent chondrocytes isolated from OA patients secrete more EVs compared with nonsenescent chondrocytes. These EVs inhibit cartilage ECM deposition by healthy chondrocytes and can induce a senescent state in nearby cells. We profiled the miR and protein content of EVs isolated from the synovial fluid of OA joints from mice with SnCs. After treatment with a molecule to remove SnCs, termed a senolytic, the composition of EV-associated miR and protein was markedly altered. The senolytic reduced OA development and enhanced chondrogenesis, and these were attributable to several specific differenti...
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In this study, we used HUT as the means to provide an all-encompassing assessment of cardiac and/or peripheral autonomic function in normal controls, SCD subjects and non-SCD subjects with chronic anemia. We hypothesized that by identifying different categories of HUT response among these subjects, we would be able to isolate the autonomic phenotypes that might place SCD subjects at increased risk for microvascular occlusion and VOC. We then employed the causal modeling approach, which utilizes signal analysis and system identification techniques, to probe and disentangle the functional mechanisms involved in the cardiovas...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Ryan R. Kelly1,2†, Lindsay T. McDonald1,2†, Nathaniel R. Jensen1,2, Sara J. Sidles1,2 and Amanda C. LaRue1,2* 1Research Services, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC, United States 2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, United States The significant biochemical and physiological effects of psychological stress are beginning to be recognized as exacerbating common diseases, including osteoporosis. This review discusses the current evidence for psychological stress-associated mental health disorders as risk factors for os...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
It’s hardly news that the gastrointestinal tract is important to human health: It transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy, and shuttles waste back out of the body. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you don’t live. It’s that simple. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system has an even bigger, more complex job than previously appreciated. It’s been linked to numerous aspects of health that have seemingly nothing to do with digestion, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including can...
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Authors: Ceylan B, Yilmaz M, Beköz HS, Ramadan S, Ertan Akan G, Mert A Abstract Invasive aspergillosis is a severe infection that generally involves the lungs. Primary gastrointestinal aspergillosis is the least common form of invasive aspergillosis. A patient aged 65 years developed a febrile neutropenic episode following an autologous stem cell transplant for plasmacytoid variant diffuse large B-cell gastric non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He had abdominal pain on the second day of the febrile neutropenic episode and ileus occurred on the sixth day. His general condition deteriorated despite broad spectrum antibioti...
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Post-operative pain following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation is commonly managed with opioid analgesics. However, the impact of this particular therapy is unknown. The aim of this study was to compare outcomes of LVAD patients who received opioid therapy and those who did not.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: 942 Source Type: research
Less invasive techniques for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation have shown promising outcomes but are associated with significant postoperative pain. We aimed to investigate the use of ultrasound-guided regional nerve blocks to improve pain management during these procedures.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: 935 Source Type: research
Patients undergoing heart lung / lung transplantation utilise extensive hospital resources. Pain management is an important factor in post surgery recovery, influencing respiratory and other health outcomes and hospital resource burden. To our knowledge, no previous study has evaluated analgesic practices in the paediatric heart lung / lung transplant population.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: 1199 Source Type: research
In this issue of the journal Pulsipher et al. [1] describe findings from the multi-institutional National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute –funded RDSafe study, a prospective North American trial evaluating hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) donors of all ages predonation through 1 year after the collection procedure. After an earlier report from the study showed that many pediatric donors experience decreased health-related quality of li fe after donation [2], a more detailed assessment of pain, toxicities, and serious adverse events was undertaken in 294 donors younger than age 18 years.
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
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