Who Belongs To Which List?: Debate Over Organ Allocation

A judge's ruling puts a 10-year-old girl on the transplant waiting list for adult lungs, setting off an ethical debate over organ allocation.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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ConclusionsBTT ECMO can be performed as a bridge to LTx without significantly increasing patient mortality in high-volume centers. Patients undergoing BTT ECMO at LTx centers that perform more than 35 LTx annually have equivalent mortality to those who do not require ECMO prior to transplantation.Graphical abstract
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 73, Issue 5Author(s):
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Authors: Shigemura N PMID: 30997234 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2019Source: Journal of Sport and Health ScienceAuthor(s): Xin Luan, Xiangyang Tian, Haixin Zhang, Rui Huang, Na Li, Peijie Chen, Ru WangAbstractA growing understanding of the benefits of exercise over the past few decades has prompted researchers to take an interest in the possibilities of exercise therapy. Because each sport has its own set of characteristics and physiological complications that tend to appear during exercise training, the effects and underlying mechanisms of exercise remain unclear. Thus, the first step in probing exercise effects on different diseases is the s...
Source: Journal of Sport and Health Science - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
The new heart allocation system in the United States prioritizes patients supported by temporary mechanical circulatory support devices (TMCS) over those with uncomplicated durable continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD), which may increase the number of patients bridged to transplant with TMCS. Limited data are available in guiding post-transplant outcomes with various TMCS devices. We sought to describe post-transplant outcome and identify clinical variables associated with post-transplant outcome in patients bridged to transplant with TMCS.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
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
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
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news
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
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