Two-year-old "pioneer" of stem cell trachea transplant dies

Surgeon tells CBS News' Dr. Jon LaPook the girl developed a leak in her esophagus, which lead to complications and lung failure
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This study suggests that advantages and disadvantages vary by environment and diet, however, which might explain why evolution has selected for multiple haplogroups rather than one dominant haplogroup. This is all interesting, but none of it stops the research community from engineering a globally better-than-natural human mitochondrial genome, and then copying it into the cell nucleus as a backup to prevent the well-known contribution of mitochondrial DNA damage to aging. Further, nothing stops us from keeping the haplogroups we have and rendering the effects of variants small and irrelevant through the development...
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Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is a rare pulmonary complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) with high mortality. Chronic bacterial airway infection (CAI) causes exacerbation and progression of several airway diseases, and bacterial airway colonization was shown to be associated with BOS after lung transplantation. We assessed the association between CAI and clinical course in patients with BOS after HSCT. This retrospective study included 910 patients undergoing allogeneic HSCT between 2005 and 2013 at our institution. BOS diagnosis was reevaluated according to the 2014 US National Institute...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: These findings demonstrated that EPCs contributed to lung injury in ALI rats by downregulating neutrophil inflammatory mediators. PMID: 30611320 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of the Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Med Sci Source Type: research
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ier P Abstract Pulmonary complications after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation occur frequently (30-75%), vary in severity, and sometimes prove lethal. They may occur at an early stage post-transplant before D100 but may also surface later. Etiological support for these complications has shown a beneficial impact on survival. When faced with early complications, non-invasive tests, scans, and microbiological tests must be rapidly implemented. In the majority of cases, these tests facilitate diagnosis. In cases where microbiological non-invasive tests are negative, and the patient shows a steady re...
Source: Bulletin du Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Bull Cancer Source Type: research
Authors: Bondeelle L, Bergeron A Abstract INTRODUCTION: Progress in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) procedures have been associated with improved survival in HSCT recipients. However, they have also brought to light organ-specific complications, especially pulmonary complications. In this setting, pulmonary complications are consistently associated with poor outcomes, and improved management of these complications is required. Areas covered: We review the multiple infectious and noninfectious lung complications that occur both early and late after allogeneic HSCT. This includes the descrip...
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We generated a single cell atlas of pulmonary fibrosis. Using this atlas we demonstrated heterogeneity within alveolar macrophages and epithelial cells from subjects with pulmonary fibrosis. These results support the feasibility of discovery-based approaches using next generation sequencing technologies to identify signaling pathways for targeting in the development of personalized therapies for patients with pulmonary fibrosis. The dataset is available at https://nupulmonary.org/resources/. PMID: 30554520 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
Abstract Bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) is a serious lung complication that can develop after allogenic stem cell transplantation. It has been suggested that single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that affect the NOD2/CARD15 gene impair its function and result in an uncontrolled innate immune response in the recipient, thereby leading to BO. One hundred eighty-one donor-recipient pairs were analyzed for the association between NOD2 gene variants (SNP8 [Arg702Trp], SNP12 [Gly908Arg], and SNP13 [Leu1007fsinsC]) and the occurrence of BO. Ten patients (2.8 %) developed this complication. The incidence of BO increases i...
Source: Human Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Hum Immunol Source Type: research
In conclusion, this is the first report to show that pyroptotic cell death occurs in the aging brain and that the inflammasome can be a viable target to decrease the oxidative stress that occurs as a result of aging. Reducing Levels of Protein Manufacture Slows Measures of Aging in Nematodes https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2018/12/reducing-levels-of-protein-manufacture-slows-measures-of-aging-in-nematodes/ Researchers here demonstrate that an antibiotic slows aging in nematode worms, providing evidence for it to work through a reduction in protein synthesis. Beyond a slowing of aging, one of the con...
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