Flu victims get artificial lungs to keep them alive

Otherwise healthy adults in Britain have needed the highest level of intensive care after being hospitalised with the virus this winter, MPs were told yesterday.
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Publication date: December 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 106, Issue 6Author(s): Scott Chicotka, Felipe E. Pedroso, Cara L. Agerstrand, Erika B. Rosenzweig, Darryl Abrams, Tom Benson, Aimee Layton, Daniel Burkhoff, Daniel Brodie, Matthew D. BacchettaBackgroundExtracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a bridge to lung transplantation for end-stage interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) has varying results based on ECMO configuration. We compare our experience using venovenous (VV) and venoarterial (VA) ECMO bridge to transplantation for ILD with PH on survival to successful t...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe trajectory of physical HRQOL in patients receiving SLT declines over time compared with DLT, indicating that, in the longer term, SLT recipients are more likely to have physical HRQOL scores that fall substantively below general population norms. Physical HRQOL after 5 years may be a consideration for lung allocation and patient counseling regarding expectations when recommending SLT or DLT.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsDCD lung transplants remain underused in the United States. Nevertheless, survival is similar to DBD. Primary graft dysfunction metrics for DCDs are worse than DBDs on intensive care arrival but improved subsequently.Visual Abstract
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Redox-active compounds such as copper-phenanthroline are known as artificial/chemical nucleases with a great impact and potential for their applications as metallotherapeutics. In that vein, the mononuclear copper(II) complexes [Cu(L)2(bipy)] (1), [Cu(L)2(bipy)(H2O)] (2) and [Cu(L)2(phen)(H2O)] (3), where L = 2-thiophene carboxylate, bipy = 2,2΄-bipyridine and phen = 1,10-phenanthroline, have been prepared and pharmacochemically studied, while the crystal structure of 1 is also reported. All the tested complexes preferably bind to CT-DNA via minor groove as resulted from UV spectroscopy studi...
Source: Appl Human Sci - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl Source Type: research
AbstractMucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are a group of hereditary disorders caused by lysosomal storage of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and characterized by a wide variability of phenotypes from severe fetal-neonatal forms to attenuated diseases diagnosed in adult individuals. The clinical picture generally worsens with age due to progressive storage involving mucosal tissue, upper airways and lungs, bones and joints, central and peripheral nervous system, heart, liver, eye, and ear. Cardiac storage of GAGs involves valves, heart muscle, and vessels (particularly the coronary arteries), and can be specific in relation to differen...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics 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
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Source: Critical Care Clinics - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
Lung transplantation is the gold standard for treating patients with end-stage lung disease. Such patients can present with severe illness on the waitlist and may deteriorate before a lung donor is available. Bridging strategies with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are valuable for getting patients to transplant and provide a chance at survival. The current article describes the indications, contraindications, and techniques involved in bridging to lung transplantation with ECMO.
Source: Critical Care Clinics - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
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