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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.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Matsumoto K, Yamasaki N, Tsuchiya T, Miyazaki T, Kamohara R, Hatachi G, Tanigawa K, Eishi K, Nagayasu T Abstract The number of patients who need cardiac support with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) has increased over the last decade. However, the number of reports of organ retrieval from donors with an LVAD is still small. Successful lung retrieval for single lung transplantation was performed from a donor on LVAD support. This required special care not to injure the heart, great vessels, and the device, particularly the outflow conduit, because of significant conglutination around the device. A ri...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract: Heart lung transplantation is a viable treatment option for patients with many end-stage heart and lung pathologies. However, given the complex nature of the procedure, it is imperative that patients are selected appropriately, and the clinician is aware of the many unique aspects in management of this population. This review seeks to describe updated organ selection policies, perioperative and postoperative management strategies, monitoring of graft function, and clinical outcomes for patients after combined heart-lung transplantation in the current era.
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
This article focuses on noninfectious pulmonary complications associated with the 3 most commonly performed solid organ transplant procedures: liver, kidney, and heart.
Source: Clinics in Chest Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Lung transplantation (LTx) has evolved to represent the therapy of choice for many patients with end-stage lung diseases. Appropriate candidate selection for LTx is an important determinant of a positive outcome from transplantation. Posttransplantation survival has steadily improved, but long-term survival continues to be a challenge with a median survival of 5.8 years. Similarly, combined heart-lung transplantation and simultaneous liver-lung transplantation has been performed successfully in select patients who are not expected to survive either organ transplant alone. Moreover, LTx has been performed in patients who de...
Source: Clinics in Chest Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2017 Source:The Lancet Respiratory Medicine Author(s): Jose D Herazo-Maya, Jiehuan Sun, Philip L Molyneaux, Qin Li, Julian A Villalba, Argyrios Tzouvelekis, Heather Lynn, Brenda M Juan-Guardela, Cristobal Risquez, Juan C Osorio, Xiting Yan, George Michel, Nachelle Aurelien, Kathleen O Lindell, Melinda J Klesen, Miriam F Moffatt, William O Cookson, Yingze Zhang, Joe G N Garcia, Imre Noth, Antje Prasse, Ziv Bar-Joseph, Kevin F Gibson, Hongyu Zhao, Erica L Herzog, Ivan O Rosas, Toby M Maher, Naftali Kaminski Background The clinical course of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) ...
Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract The risk of cardiac or lung failure after liver transplantation (LT) is significant. In rare cases, the usual intensive care techniques fail to maintain organ oxygenation with a risk of multiorgan dysfunction. Although extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a difficult and risky procedure, it can be proposed as lifeā€saving. Four children with either acute pulmonary (three) or cardiac (one) failure after LT, and the criteria that decided the use of ECMO (level of ventilation and results, dosage of inotropic drugs, cardiac ultrasound, blood lactate) were retrospectively reported. These patients, 1–11 ...
Source: Artificial Organs - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Thoughts and Progress Source Type: research
Authors: Qiu S, Lv D Abstract There have been numerous investigations into the immunosuppressive effects of triptolide; however, its inhibitory effects on memory T cells remain to be elucidated. Using a cluster of differentiation (CD)4(+) memory T-cell transfer model, the aim of the present study was to determine the inhibitory effects of triptolide on CD4(+) memory T cell-mediated acute rejection and to determine the potential underlying mechanisms. At 4 weeks after skin transplantation, mouse cervical heart transplantation was performed following the transfer of CD4(+) memory T cells. Mice were divided into two g...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
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