Pa. girl's parents sue over lung transplant policy

The parents of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is waiting for a lung transplant asked a federal judge Wednesday to order officials to waive a rule that prevents her from getting lungs from an adult.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Discussion: Both fetoscopic and US-guided IUHCT were technically feasible, but fetoscopy caused more intraoperative complications in our pilot series. The discrepancy in chimerism detection predicts the challenges in long-term surveillance of donor-cell chimerism. Further studies of long-term outcomes in the non-human primate are valuable for the development of clinical protocols for IUHCT.Fetal Diagn Ther
Source: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
ConclusionsDespite a certain extent of risk associated with full-dose heparinization, use of CPB does not undermine survival outcomes after ECD LTx surgery if protective allograft reperfusion is securely performed.
Source: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells — which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the lab — into becoming mature T cells capable of killing tumor cells.The technique uses structures called artificial thymic organoids, which work by mimicking the environment of the thymus, the organ in which T cells develop from blood stem cells.T cells are cells of the immune system that fight infections, but also have the potential to eliminate cancer cells. The ability to create them from self-renewing pluripotent ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Kevin Budding, Jessica van Setten, Eduard A. van de Graaf, Oliver A. van Rossum, Tineke Kardol-Hoefnagel, Johanna M. Kwakkel-van Erp, Erik-Jan D. Oudijk, C. Erik Hack, Henderikus G. Otten
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Despite advances in device technology and treatment strategies infection remains a major cause of adverse events (AE) in mechanical circulatory support (MCS) patients. To characterize the epidemiology of MCS infection we examined the type, location, and timing of infection in the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Registry (ISHLT) for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (IMACS) over 3 years, 2013-2015.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
Specialized T cells in induced bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue regulate alloimmune responses in the lung allograft.
Source: Science Translational Medicine - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Editors ' Choice Source Type: research
We read with great interest the review by Yanagawa et al, entitled Surgery for tumors of the heart,1 where the authors thoroughly review cardiac tumors classification, diagnosis sequence as well as the suggested method of treatment for the different kinds of tumors. The authors address sarcoma's as one of the rare malignant tumors and suggest a two-step surgical approach to sarcoma that involve the heart and lung.
Source: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ADULT – Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
PMID: 30648883 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Am J Respir Cell Mol... - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol Source Type: research
Zerina Nelson, four, of Mesa, Arizona, was diagnosed with Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, a genetic condition characterized by albinism and vision considered legally blind
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conditions:   Lung Transplant Rejection;   Antibody-mediated Rejection Interventions:   Drug: Belatacept;   Drug: Carfilzomib Sponsors:   Duke University;   Bristol-Myers Squibb Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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