Texas woman saved by lung transplant meets donor's mother
Mother-of-two Selwa Mitchell, 39, from Dallas, had an emotional meeting with Kimber Spinks, who donated the lungs of her daughter Kendall who died in a car accident aged just 18.
Publication date: October 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 106, Issue 4Author(s): Branden W. Luna, Luca Paoletti, Chadrick E. Denlinger, Nicholas J. Pastis, Timothy P. WhelanAirway complications after lung transplantation are well described and can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Treatment options for anastomotic dehiscence include expectant management, placement of endobronchial stents, or surgical repair. The use of fibrin sealant instilled by bronchoscopy to seal a dehiscence has not been well described. Our patient is a 57-year-old man who underwent orthotropic bilateral lung tr...
AbstractPurpose of ReviewConnective tissue disease-related interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD) previously was a relative contraindication to lung transplantation primarily due to extra-pulmonary involvement of the disease. Recent published information focusing on the diagnosis and management of the extra-pulmonary complexities associated with CTD-ILD that challenge the success of lung transplantation indicate similar outcomes when compared to idiopathic causes of interstitial lung disease. Recent literature examining appropriate wait-listing criteria, disease management, and outcomes after lung transplantation are discusse...
Almost exactly a year ago, Tiffany and Chuck Palmer were told to expect a stillborn baby. Now, their son is eight months, after getting both his heart and lungs replaced. And he is home in Kansas City.
Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) has adverse liver, kidney, and cardiovascular consequences in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), including those on dialysis therapy and in those with a kidney transplant. Since the publication of the original Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) HCV Guideline in 2008, major advances in HCV management, particularly with the advent of direct-acting antiviral therapies, have now made the cure of HCV possible in CKD patients. In addition, diagnostic techniques have evolved to enable the noninvasive diagnosis of liver fibrosis.
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AbstractThe lung allocation score system in the United States and several European countries gives more weight to risk of death without transplantation than to survival following transplantation. As a result, centers transplant sicker patients, leading to increased length of initial hospitalization. The care of patients who have accumulated functional deficits or additional organ dysfunction during their prolonged stay can be ethically complex. Disagreement occurs between the transplant team, patients and families, and non-transplant health care professionals over the burdens of ongoing intensive intervention. These cases ...
ConclusionThe GLCCI1 variant was associated with a significant decrease of the TLC at 3 years after LT and the development of CLAD at 3 years, especially in patients undergoing cadaveric LT.
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ConclusionIn this single-center retrospective study, SIPAT did not predict cumulative re-admissions. Further study is required to validate SIPAT before clinical implementation.
Conclusion: This study demonstrates that organ transplant recipients, and especially children, are at increased risk of postoperative complications after cochlear implantation in comparison with healthy CI recipients.