Kids can now receive adult lungs

A year ago, Sarah Murnaghan, an 11-year-old Pennsylvania girl, was fighting for her life while her family waged a campaign to change a national policy on lung transplants for child recipients.
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ConclusionFor details of pre/post processing, see Table. Since early 2017 we introduced chest/abdominal cavity wash with 1:1 saline-betadine mix and scrubbing T11-L4VB logs with chlora-prep that has eliminated bacterial contamination for the last 3 products. The first 2 were infused without adverse events following IRB/FDA approved antibiotic prophylaxis.Initially, processing of the VBs was arduous, using a scalpel and wire brush to clean the logs, then dissecting into small pieces with a mallet and osteotome. Since early 2017 a Stryker RemB saw has been used. A physical task that had taken 2 technologists 3 hours to compl...
Source: Cytotherapy - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
African Americans (AA) have reduced survival compared to Caucasians after heart transplantation (HTx).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the utility of vasoactive-inotropic score (VIS) in predicting outcomes after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation and explore possible mechanisms of post-operative hemodynamic instability.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis analysis defines center-level trends in lung transplantation after CMS flagging. Contrary to our primary hypothesis, flagging did not result in temporal center-level changes. However, programs on prolonged probation demonstrated reduced activity, which likely indicates a shift to higher performing centers.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsSarcopenia was associated with poorer short-term outcome, and sarcopenic overweight with poorer overall survival of lung transplant patients.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic 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
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
In this study we describe 2 cases of successful adult DCD HT performed at our institution using an original protocol.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Featured papers Source Type: research
The continuous-flow centrifugal HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device (Abbott, Abbott Park, IL) is associated with a low risk of de-novo pump thrombosis. In a previous study (the Minimal AnticoaGulation EvaluatioN To aUgment heMocompatibility [MAGENTUM-1] study, ClinicalTrials.gov No. NCT03078374; funded by Abbott and the Ministry of Health, Czech Republic), we reported results of a prospective, observational, pilot trial of reduced intensity warfarin (target international normalized ratio [INR] range 1.5 –1.9) with aspirin in 15 patients implanted with a HeartMate 3 pump and enrolled after 6 weeks.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: RESEARCH CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research
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