Stacie Pridden: My new lungs don't work any more

Stacie Pridden, 26, from Swindon, waited three years for a rare heart and double lung transplant. Here, she details her journey - and pleads for more governmental support.
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Hospitals exist to take care of sick people, with the goal of making them better.  Hospitals employ and work with health care professionals, again who are sworn to put taking care of patients ahead of all other concerns.However, since we foundedHealth Care Renewal, we have noted striking examples of hospital leaders threatening their hospitals'fundamental mission and/or health care professionals'core values, which we dubbedmission-hostile management.  We also saw mission-hostile management affecting the broader health care industry, particularly pharmaceutical and device companies.  Most recently, the most s...
Source: Health Care Renewal - Category: Health Management Tags: hospitals imperial CEO managerialism mission-hostile management perverse incentives Source Type: blogs
In conclusion, this is the first report to show that pyroptotic cell death occurs in the aging brain and that the inflammasome can be a viable target to decrease the oxidative stress that occurs as a result of aging. Reducing Levels of Protein Manufacture Slows Measures of Aging in Nematodes https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2018/12/reducing-levels-of-protein-manufacture-slows-measures-of-aging-in-nematodes/ Researchers here demonstrate that an antibiotic slows aging in nematode worms, providing evidence for it to work through a reduction in protein synthesis. Beyond a slowing of aging, one of the con...
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Heart transplantation is the definitive treatment for end-stage heart failure. A shortage of donor hearts forced transplant programs to accept older donors and longer ischemic times. Previous studies have suggested that the administration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) or their conditioned medium (CM) protects the heart against ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI). We hypothesized that the preservation of donor hearts with a CM would protect the graft from IRI after prolonged storage in 15-month-old rats and investigated mRNA-changes attributable to CM.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Pre-Clinical Science Source Type: research
Chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) affects over 50% of lung transplant recipients (LTR) by five years and remains the primary reason for graft failure 1. It has been increasingly recognized that CLAD is a heterogeneous diagnosis with variable prognosis and different phenotypes: bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) and restrictive allograft syndrome (RAS). Precise diagnosis of CLAD remains difficult: There are no clinically-validated biomarkers, and diagnosis can be subjective, hinging on the correct interpretation of pulmonary function tests (PFTs) coupled with exclusion of clinical confounders.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: RESEARCH CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research
The added value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in the follow-up of patients with stable pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) remains undefined.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
Chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) is a major cause of post-lung transplant mortality with limited medical treatment options. We assessed the association of montelukast treatment with pulmonary function and outcome in lung transplant recipients with progressive CLAD.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Right ventricular failure (RVF) is still associated with an increased mortality in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) or congenital heart disease. Transition from right ventricular dysfunction to RVF is not predictable and has not been well understood so far. Several studies in rodents and in piglets showed that impairment of capillary density (CD) in the right ventricle (RV) is associated with right ventricular failure (1, 2). Some evidence suggested that the RV of patients with Eisenmenger Syndrome (ES) has remarkable adaptive capacities to high pulmonary pressures (3), leading to a longer survival in these patien...
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Research Correspondence Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Management by dedicated intensivists will improve not only the number of actual organ donors, but also the number of harvested organs. PMID: 30510153 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Transplant Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is great variability in how different organ allografts respond to the same tolerance induction protocol. Well known examples of this phenomenon include the protolerogenic nature of kidney and liver allografts as opposed to the tolerance-resistance of heart and lung allografts. This suggests there are organ-specific factors which differentially drive the immune response following transplantation. RECENT FINDINGS: The specific cells or cell products that make one organ allograft more likely to be accepted off immunosuppression than another are largely unknown. However, new insi...
Source: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Curr Opin Organ Transplant Source Type: research
Risk stratification of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is in the center of health care interests and has recently been addressed by numerous studies that are based on large international PH registries (1-5). Less evidence exists for Group 3 PH (6). Therefore, Rose et al, in their paper in this issue of JHLT, are to be commended on their efforts to identify predictors of survival in Group 3 PH patients, to characterize the clinical phenotypes and survival differences between patients with mild and severe Group 3 PH, and to evaluate how the etiology of lung disease impacts patient profiles and survival.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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