Critically ill flu patients saved with artificial lung technology treatment

In recent weeks, the intensive critical care units at University Health Network's Toronto General Hospital have used Extra Corporeal Lung Support to support five influenza patients in their recovery from severe respiratory problems.
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Respiratory tract infections remain an important source of morbidity and mortality with pneumonia and influenza serving as the eighth leading cause of death in the United States and the number one cause of death from infectious diseases. Advances in medicine have led to more complex patient populations than in the past, with the advent of novel chemotherapies, immune modulating interventions, and transplantation all creating unique types of immune impairment. Our understanding of the pathogenesis of lung infections had led to the possibility of a uniquely personalized approach to each patient, recognizing the specific path...
Source: Clinics in Chest Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Preface Source Type: research
This report shows that unexpected native lung recovery is possible even after prolonged loss of lung function an d that a previous healthy lung can recover from apparent irreversible lung injury.
Source: Journal of Artificial Organs - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
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Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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This study found that professional chess players had shorter lifespans than those players who had careers outside of chess and argued that this might be due to the mental strain of international chess competition. In the present study, we focused on survival of International Chess Grandmasters (GMs) which represent players, of whom most are professional, at the highest level. In 2010, the overall life expectancy of GMs at the age of 30 years was 53.6 years, which is significantly greater than the overall weighted mean life expectancy of 45.9 years for the general population. In all three regions examined, mean life...
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CONCLUSIONS Despite great progress in the management of ARDS, based mostly on advanced mechanical ventilation, early antiviral treatment of pneumonia caused by influenza A (H1N1) and annual vaccinations seem essential in prevention and management of influenza A (H1N1) infection among kidney transplant recipients. PMID: 29599422 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Transplant Source Type: research
This report shows that unexpected native lung recovery is possible even after prolonged loss of lung function an d that a previous healthy lung can recover from apparent irreversible lung injury.
Source: Journal of Artificial Organs - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Donor transmission and early acquisition of CARV (particularly Flu A) occur frequently after LTX, with delayed viral clearance, emphasising the importance of respiratory virome surveillance.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Transplantation Source Type: research
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