'Old' Lungs May Be Good Transplant Options
Title: 'Old' Lungs May Be Good Transplant OptionsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Conclusion: IT following lung and liver transplantation, with injection of islets into a transplanted organ, is feasible. It improves C-peptide secretion, decreases insulin needs, and lowers HbA1c.Horm Res Paediatr
Organs donated from people infected with hepatitis C can be safely transplanted, and any transmission of the virus can be treated with antiretrovirals, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
Conditions: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis; Emphysema or COPD Interventions: Biological: CD3/CD19 negative hematopoietic stem cells; Drug: Rituximab; Drug: Alemtuzumab; Drug: Fludarabine; Drug: Thiotepa; Drug: G-CSF; Drug: Hydroxyurea Sponsor: Paul Szabolcs Not yet recruiting
Condition: Lung Transplant Rejection Intervention: Device: photopheresis Sponsors: Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico; Italian Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation Not yet recruiting
Scientists at the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center (VIC) at Massachusetts General Hospital have uncovered a novel, two-agent immunotherapy combination that worked surprisingly well in animal models with malignant mesothelioma. The discovery has sparked new optimism for immunotherapy, which has struggled to provide consistently positive results with aggressive cancers such as mesothelioma. “This is the beginning of a new story of hope, a new combination of immunotherapy,” Dr. Mark Poznansky, director of the VIC and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, told Asbestos.com. “It worked quite well in a...
In his book, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, Atul Gawande describes the origins of the checklist that involved the airline industry beginnings of the B-17 airplane.1 The test plane ’s flight ended in a deadly crash deemed due to pilot error. The B-17 was felt to be too much plane for one pilot and was abandoned as the next generation long-range bomber for the U.S. military. A persistent group of pilots developed a checklist of tasks to be performed for each phase of flight t ake-off, inflight, and landing.
Transplant International,Volume 31, Issue 5, Page 481-483, May 2018.