Video: The difficulties of getting a lung transplant

The case of two young patients waiting for lung transplants at the Children's hospital of Philadelphia has many experts debating the rules for organ donation in the United States. A federal judge has granted that both children are to be added to the adult waiting list. Marlie Hall reports.
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ConclusionFor details of pre/post processing, see Table. Since early 2017 we introduced chest/abdominal cavity wash with 1:1 saline-betadine mix and scrubbing T11-L4VB logs with chlora-prep that has eliminated bacterial contamination for the last 3 products. The first 2 were infused without adverse events following IRB/FDA approved antibiotic prophylaxis.Initially, processing of the VBs was arduous, using a scalpel and wire brush to clean the logs, then dissecting into small pieces with a mallet and osteotome. Since early 2017 a Stryker RemB saw has been used. A physical task that had taken 2 technologists 3 hours to compl...
Source: Cytotherapy - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
African Americans (AA) have reduced survival compared to Caucasians after heart transplantation (HTx).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the utility of vasoactive-inotropic score (VIS) in predicting outcomes after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation and explore possible mechanisms of post-operative hemodynamic instability.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis analysis defines center-level trends in lung transplantation after CMS flagging. Contrary to our primary hypothesis, flagging did not result in temporal center-level changes. However, programs on prolonged probation demonstrated reduced activity, which likely indicates a shift to higher performing centers.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsSarcopenia was associated with poorer short-term outcome, and sarcopenic overweight with poorer overall survival of lung transplant patients.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic 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
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
In this study we describe 2 cases of successful adult DCD HT performed at our institution using an original protocol.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Featured papers Source Type: research
The continuous-flow centrifugal HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device (Abbott, Abbott Park, IL) is associated with a low risk of de-novo pump thrombosis. In a previous study (the Minimal AnticoaGulation EvaluatioN To aUgment heMocompatibility [MAGENTUM-1] study, ClinicalTrials.gov No. NCT03078374; funded by Abbott and the Ministry of Health, Czech Republic), we reported results of a prospective, observational, pilot trial of reduced intensity warfarin (target international normalized ratio [INR] range 1.5 –1.9) with aspirin in 15 patients implanted with a HeartMate 3 pump and enrolled after 6 weeks.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: RESEARCH CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research
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