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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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This study demonstrates that small peptide domains derived from native protein amelogenin can be utilized to construct a mineral layer on damaged human enamel in vitro. Six groups were prepared to carry out remineralization on artificially created lesions on enamel: (1) no treatment, (2) Ca2+ and PO43- only, (3) 1100 ppm fluoride (F), (4) 20 000 ppm F, (5) 1100 ppm F and peptide, and (6) peptide alone. While the 1100 ppm F sample (indicative of common F content of toothpaste for homecare) did not deliver F to the thinly deposited mineral layer, high F test sample (indicative of clinical varnish treatment) formed mainly C...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Intravenous (IV) prostanoids are indicated for patients in advanced stages of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Complications associated with external pump-delivered continuous therapy include IV catheter-related bloodstream infections and subcutaneous infusion site pain. Recently, a surgical implantation of a gas driven, refillable pump for continuous IV administration of Treprostinil has been introduced to reduce complications and improve quality of life. However, data on long-term safety and efficacy has not been published to date.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Epidural analgesia provides effective pain control after lung transplantation. Postoperative placement can be delayed due to a poor mental status, coagulopathy, and difficult positioning in intubated patients. Conversely, preoperative epidural safety can be questioned due to the potential need for anticoagulation for ECMO or bypass. We sought to compare pain control and pulmonary and epidural morbidity between patients receiving preoperative versus postoperative epidurals.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Pain and stress have been reported after lung transplantation and are likely to jeopardize its result. Supportive care includes a variety of strategies aiming at improving quality of life in sick patients; efficacy has been demonstrated in cancer patients. We started a program of supportive care after lung transplantation. In order to evaluate such a program, we prospectively analysed the effect of massage therapy on pain, mood and vital signs.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Gastrointestinal side effects, particularly diarrhea, reduce quality of life and cause frequent immunosuppressive medication dose reduction or termination in adult heart transplant (HTx) patients. This strategy is associated with graft rejection and mortality in adult HTx patients. The prevalence of diarrhea and abdominal pain in pediatric HTx has not been described. The aims of this study are to determine 1) the prevalence of diarrhea and abdominal pain and 2) the frequency of hospital admission due to diarrhea in a single center cohort of pediatric HTx patients receiving a consistent post-HTx immunosuppression strategy.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
We describe our experience with the use of epidural pain management prior to lung transplantation and its impact on postoperative pain and complications.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
During the past decade, it has become evident that, where feasible, physical therapy —and in particular ambulation—during long periods of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) helps to mitigate progressive deconditioning in otherwise bedbound, critically ill patients.1,2 Now considered a fairly routine approach for adult patients on ECMO support (in particular those awaitin g lung transplants), this strategy has enjoyed limited adoption in pediatric centers, not only because of technical circuit limitations but in part also because of perceived issues with childhood compliance.
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Editorial commentary Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The SIS is a reliable manual assessment tool for evaluation of sternal instability after CSI following BSLTX and may facilitate the timely detection and management of sternal instability. PMID: 29369002 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
In January, 2018, Academic Press published my bookPrecision Medicine and the Reinvention of Human Disease. This book has an excellent " look inside " at itsGoogle book site, which includes the Table of Contents. In addition, I thought it might be helpful to see the topics listed in the Book's index. Note that page numbers followed by f indicate figures, t indicate tables, and ge indicate glossary terms.AAbandonware, 270, 310geAb initio, 34, 48ge, 108geABL (abelson leukemia) gene, 28, 58ge, 95 –97Absidia corymbifera, 218Acanthameoba, 213Acanthosis nigricans, 144geAchondroplasia, 74, 143ge, 354geAcne, 54ge, 1...
Source: Specified Life - Category: Information Technology Tags: index jules berman jules j berman precision medicine Source Type: blogs
Discussion of advocacy for the cause is a usual feature of our community, as we try things and attempt to make progress in persuading the world that rejuvenation research is plausible, practical, and necessary. There are more people engaged in advocacy now than at any time in the past decade, and so discussions of strategy come up often. New ventures kicked off in 2017 include the Geroscience online magazine, and among the existing ventures the LEAF / Lifespan.io volunteers seem to be hitting their stride. The mainstream media continues to be as much a hindrance as a help, and where it is a help you will usually find Aubre...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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