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

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Authors: Huang S, Tang Y, Zhu Z, Yang J, Zhang Z, Wang L, Sun C, Zhang Y, Zhao Q, Chen M, Wu L, Wang D, Ju W, Guo Z, He X Abstract BACKGROUND The inherent challenges of selecting an acceptable donor for the increasing number and acuity of recipients has forced programs to take increased risks, including accepting donors with a cancer history (DWCH). Outcomes of organ transplantation using organs from DWCH must be clarified. We assessed transplant outcomes of recipients of organs from DWCH. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients data from January 1, 2000 to De...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
PMID: 29455798 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
Conclusions ML utilizing qCT could discern distinct mechanisms driving FEV1 decline in BOS and non-BOS LTx patients and predict eventual onset of BOS. This approach may become useful to optimize management of LTx patients.
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Renal rejection clinically represents a major cause of graft dysfunction and sadly the loss of the renal transplant. This is despite the considerable progress in immunosuppressive therapy. It is strongly believed that the complex immunologic network underlying the response against major histocompatibility molecules (MHC) is responsible for rejection, an unresolved issue that is, in part, not inhibited by the current prophylactic and therapeutic strategies. Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is an effective cell therapy approach that was successfully used in immunomodulating heart rejection, acute and chronic GvHD, lung rej...
Source: Transfusion and Apheresis Science - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
In this prospective, single-center, observational study, we sought to investigate the association between repeated short periods of circulatory arrests with moderate hypothermia during pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and different neuropsychological dimensions.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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This study aimed to describe recipients ’ characteristics, and the frequency and etiology of infections and transplant outcome in liver and lung SOTs, and to investigate exposures associated to infection and death in liver transplant recipients. The study population included recipients of SOTs performed in Italy during a 1-year period i n ten Italian lung transplant units and eight liver transplant units. Data on comorbidities, infections, retransplantation, and death were prospectively collected using a web-based system, with a 6-month follow-up. The cumulative incidence of infection was 31.7% and 47.8% in liver and...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Commentaries Source Type: research
Short-term outcomes of solid organ transplantation have improved dramatically over the past several decades; however, long-term survival has remained static over the same period, and chronic rejection remains a major cause of graft failure. The importance of donor, or “passenger,” lymphocytes to the induction of tolerance to allografts was recognized in the 1990s, but their precise contribution to graft acceptance or rejection has not been elucidated. Recently, specialized populations of tissue-resident lymphocytes in nonlymphoid organs have been described. These lymphocytes include tissue-resident memory T cel...
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
Conclusions Induction with sc28AT promotes early cardiac allograft protection in hu5C8-treated NHPs. These results support further investigation of prolonged selective CD28 inhibition with CD40/CD154 blockade in NHP transplants.
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Basic Science—General Source Type: research
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