U.S. lung transplant policy to be reviewed

U.S. officials will review the nation's lung transplant policy for children, but any change could take up to two years, not enough time to save the life of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who's already been waiting 18 months for new lungs.
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Conclusions ECMO as BTT has led to encouraging perioperative outcomes and early survival. Careful patient selection and early use of ECMO seems to allow for preservation of vitality while these critically ill candidates await donor organs, which may improve outcomes.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions Preoperative functional independence and maintenance of employment are associated with superior long-term outcomes in lung recipients. The results highlight potential benefits of pretransplant functional rehabilitation for patients on the waiting list for lungs.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a frequent complication in lung transplant recipients (LTRs). Clinical risk factors for IA have not been fully characterized, especially in the era of extensive antifungal prophylaxis.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
We examined safety and long-term outcomes of intravenous treprostinil administered via the implantable LENUS Pro ® pump in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension (PH).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
The Fried frailty phenotype is associated with morbidity and mortality in lung transplant (LTx) candidates, but its clinical application and association with post-transplant outcomes are not well defined. We aimed to assess two alternate frailty indices in LTx candidates and evaluate associations of frailty with early post-transplant outcomes and one-year mortality.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are a heterogeneous entity of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases characterised by damage of the parenchyma as a result of varying patterns of inflammation and fibrosis [1]. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a specific subgroup of ILDs and has a devastating prognosis [2] with a median survival time of 2–3 years [2–4]. Pirfenidone (Esbriet) and nintedanib (Ofev) were approved for IPF treatment, showing a stabilisation of the disease [5, 6], and are the treatments recommended by international guidelines [1]. Nintedanib was shown to increase the risk of bleeding events in ...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: Research letters 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
Clinical Transplantation, EarlyView.
Source: Clinical Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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