Ex-miner with a double lung transplant
Nine years of working in coal mines destroyed Will Goddard's lungs, but with the help of a specialist clinic in Rotherham he was able to get a double lung transplant.
Conclusions Hypercapnia ameliorated acute cellular rejection in a rat lung transplantation model.
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.
Each individual BMI unit is an independent predictor of short- and long-term mortality after lung transplantation, and the patterns of this effect are not associated with predefined BMI categories.
This study represents the first linkage analysis between Pedimacs and Pediatric Heart Transplant Study databases to determine the effects of VAD course on post-transplant outcomes.
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Acute cellular rejection(ACR) is a common complication in the first year after heart transplantation(HT). Routine surveillance for ACR is undertaken by endomyocardial biopsy(EMB). Measurement of Cardiac troponins(cTn) in serum is an established diagnostic test of cardiac myocyte injury. This systematic review aimed to determine if cTn measurement could be used to diagnose or exclude ACR.
The McGowan Institute is developing an artificial lung for children and working on ways to keep organs for transplant longer.
Conclusions Lung retransplantation is a viable treatment option for CLAD after LTx. In this study, retransplantation patients were younger, had higher lung allocation scores, and were more likely to require cardiopulmonary bypass and postoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support than primary LTx patients. Postoperative length of stay and short- and mid-term survival were comparable with those of primary LTx patients.
Conclusions Transplant-free survival after TAPVC repair is excellent, with most deaths or transplant events occurring early. Factors associated with the worst long-term outcomes included complex TAPVC, mixed TAPVC, and prolonged postoperative length of stay.
Conditions: Work of Breathing; Lung Transplant; Complications; Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist; Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury Intervention: Device: NAVA ventilation Sponsors: Policlinico Hospital; University of Lausanne Hospitals Recruiting