Mom: 10-year-old lung transplant recipient has aspiration pneumonia

Girl has sucked up fluid from stomach into right lung, causing acid burn; Another setback for girl who has had two lung transplants
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Conclusions: Within a diverse cohort having less common presentations of ARDS, there was apparent variability in the distribution of CRS, VD/VT compared to differences oxygenation dysfunction. Elevated pulmonary dead space still identified patients with higher mortality, as is the case with more common causes of ARDS. PMID: 30233877 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
It ’s 1970 and 10-month-old Maurice Elias lay in a hospital bed in the pediatric intensive care unit dangerously malnourished, at just 14 pounds, and with a severe infection in his mouth. The antibiotics that doctors at UCLA had been using to treat Maurice, who had been born without a functional immu ne system, were no longer working.The only way Maurice was going to survive was a bone marrow transplant.“If we couldn't find a way to give Maurice a working immune system, he was going to die. And the only way to do so was with a risky transplant that could be fatal, too,” said Dr. Richard Stiehm, the UCLA d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Source: Clinical Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Clinical Epidemiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 August 2018Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Reinhard Dolp, Sarah Rehou, Matthew R. McCann, Marc G. JeschkeAbstractObjectivesBurn patients have a highly variable length-of-stay (LOS) due to the complexity of the injury itself. The LOS for burn patients is estimated as one day per percent total body surface area (TBSA) burn. To focus care expectation and prognosis we aimed to identify key factors that contribute to prolonged LOS.MethodsThis was a retrospective cohort-study (2006-2016) in an adult burn-centre that included patients with ≥10% TBSA burn. Patients were stratified into expected-LOS (
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 August 2018Source: Journal de Mycologie MédicaleAuthor(s): M. Khatami, N. Zafarnia, M. Heydarpoor Bami, I. Sharifi, H. SinghAbstractWith increase in isolation of multi and extensive drug resistance hospital pathogens (MDR, XDR) in burn centers of many hospitals in the world, attempt to use nanomaterials for treatment of burn-infected patients is the focus of researches all around the world. In the present investigation silver nanospheres (Ag NSs) has been synthesized by chicory seed exudates (CSE). The various parameters influencing the mechanism of Ag NSs synthesis including tem...
Source: Journal of Medical Mycology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe study group who received complete ventilator bundle practices has got higher weaning scores and shorter duration of the connection to mechanical ventilator than the control group.Relevance to clinical practiceimplementation of complete ventilator bundle elements together among mechanically ventilated patients by the trained nurses could be effective in accelerating the safe weaning of patients and decreasing the duration of the connection to mechanical ventilation.
Source: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
ConclusionAlthough the underreporting of HAIs hinders accurate calculation of incidence, the present study provides a general update. The results can help in modification of national guidelines and appropriate choice of antimicrobial agents in the management of HAIs.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsTo our knowledge, this is the lowest mortality rate reported to date in burn patients with ARDS place on ECMO. ECMO is a viable therapy that can be utilized successfully as a rescue modality when conventional interventions are unsuccessful.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe study group who received complete ventilator bundle practices has got higher weaning scores and shorter duration of the connection to mechanical ventilator than the control group.Relevance to clinical practiceimplementation of complete ventilator bundle elements together among mechanically ventilated patients by the trained nurses could be effective in accelerating the safe weaning of patients and decreasing the duration of the connection to mechanical ventilation.
Source: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
ConclusionAlthough the underreporting of HAIs hinders accurate calculation of incidence, the present study provides a general update. The results can help in modification of national guidelines and appropriate choice of antimicrobial agents in the management of HAIs.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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