Judge: Couple Fails To Show They Are Entitled To New Trial In 'Popcorn Lung' Case

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A federal judge in Iowa on Oct. 23 ruled that a husband and wife who lost their personal injury action against popcorn manufacturers related to claims that they were injured by exposure to diacetyl and pentanedione, which are chemicals used to make artificial butter flavoring in popcorn, failed to show that they were entitled to a new trial (David Stults, et al. v. International Flavors and Fragrances Inc., et al., No. 11-4077, N.D. Iowa; 2014 U.S. District LEXIS 151392).
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We describe a novel approach for bilateral lung transplantation as off-pump technique via median sternotomy which has the potential to combine the advantages of median sternotomy with less postoperative pain and better chest wall function and off-pump technique with reduced risk of primary graft dysfunction and bleeding complications.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - In many parts of the world there are not enough radiation oncologists to design and deliver radiation treatments for lung cancer patients, but that gap could one day be filled with the help of artificial intelligence, researchers suggest in a new study.
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In conclusion, a reliable and robust LC-MS/MS method was developed to quantify erlotinib in hair, however, clinical and in vitro evaluations showed that the method is not suitable for monitoring long term erlotinib exposure. The pitfalls of this application outweigh the current benefits.
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Condition:   Cystic Fibrosis Intervention:   Procedure: Extracorporeal Life Support Sponsor:   Policlinico Hospital Completed
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Conclusions Impairments in sensory and anticipatory postural control were insufficiently restored after subacute lung transplantation rehabilitation. The little sensitivity of the sensory organization test-composite score or limits of stability test scores to detect a minimal change in performance due to rehabilitation limits the clinical applicability of these tests as objective outcome measures in lung transplantation rehabilitation.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
Might the practice of multiple listing improve the likelihood of a candidate receiving a lung transplant?American Journal of Transplantation
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Conclusion: This case of thyroid bed PG supports the idea that PG reflects a cutaneous phenotype encompassed in the spectrum of systemic neutrophilic diseases. Endocrinologists should be aware that thyroid bed PG involvement is an albeit rare differential diagnosis to consider in patients who had undergone thyroid surgery, especially with a history of PG. Introduction Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), the main variant of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC), is the most common thyroid cancer, accounting for 70–80% of all thyroid carcinomas and occurring predominantly in women, generally with a good prognos...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusions MDSC are major players in the immunosuppressive scenario in cancer, thanks to their phenotype heterogeneity and critical interaction with several innate immune cells, thus representing a crucial target in oncology. Here we reviewed the interactions of MDSCs with NK cells. The contribution of key cytokines, chemokines and mediators active in this process have been discussed. We also described the contribution of MDSC on angiogenesis directly or indirectly through interactions with NK and immunosuppressive activities. A parallel of the cancer associated to the decidual counterpart of these cells is discussed, a...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Qiancheng Deng1, Yangyang Luo1,2, Christopher Chang3, Haijing Wu1, Yan Ding4* and Rong Xiao1* 1Hunan Key Laboratory of Medical Epigenetics, Department of Dermatology, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China 2Department of Dermatology, Hunan Children's Hospital, Changsha, China 3Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, United States 4Department of Dermatology, Hainan Provincial Dermatology Disease Hospital, Haikou, China Autoimmune diseases are usually complex and multifactorial, characterized by aberrant produc...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
This study aims to assist the physician in providing a scientific and effective reference for performing early detection in Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection or other diseases.
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