Lung transplant girl has pneumonia

Less than a month after two lung transplant surgeries to save Sarah Murnaghan's life, the 10-year-old has developed pneumonia in her second set of replacement lungs, her mother posted on Monday.
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cs JA Abstract Pneumocystis, a unique atypical fungus with an elusive lifestyle, has had an important medical history. It came to prominence as an opportunistic pathogen that not only can cause life-threatening pneumonia in patients with HIV infection and other immunodeficiencies but also can colonize the lungs of healthy individuals from a very early age. The genus Pneumocystis includes a group of closely related but heterogeneous organisms that have a worldwide distribution, have been detected in multiple mammalian species, are highly host species specific, inhabit the lungs almost exclusively, and have never co...
Source: Clinical Microbiology Reviews - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Clin Microbiol Rev Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review highlights the most relevant articles on lung infections following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) published over the last year. Between 30 and 50% of HCT recipients will develop pulmonary infiltrates. These pulmonary complications may be infectious (caused by virus, bacteria, fungi, or protozoa) or noninfectious (e.g., fluid overload, heart failure, transfusion reactions like transfusion associated lung injury and transfusion-associated circulatory overload, drug reactions, engraftment syndrome, idiopathic pneumonia syndrome, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage...
Source: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Curr Opin Organ Transplant Source Type: research
Non-infectious pulmonary complications are frequent after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). They mainly comprise bronchiolitis obliterans and interstitial pneumonia in the setting of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) [1].
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: Research letters Source Type: research
​BY ANDRZEJ KIELTYKA, PA; PARDEEP THANDI, MD; &ANUMEHA SINGH, MDA 56-year-old man presented to the emergency department with shortness of breath for one month and pleural effusions on an outpatient chest x-ray. He had been taking adalimumab, methotrexate, and steroids for arthritis and Sjogren's syndrome.A right pleural effusion in a patient with nephrotic syndrome.His monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) was monitored annually, but no medical intervention beyond surveillance was required. He had excessive thirst but normal urine output. He noted face and hand swelling in the morning that gave wa...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
Epidemiological data on late-onset noninfectious pulmonary complications (LONIPCs) following allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are derived exclusively from retrospective studies and are conflicting. We aimed to evaluate prospectively the incidence, risk factors and outcomes for LONIPCs. All consecutive patients scheduled to receive allogeneic HSCT between 2006 and 2008 at a university teaching hospital in France were screened for inclusion in the study. Eligible patients were those surviving at day 100. Among 243 screened patients, 198 patients were included in the analysis. The median (interquarti...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interstitial and orphan lung disease Original Articles: Rare lung diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsGastrointestinal complications are not uncommon in LTx recipients and may be serious; therefore, early detection and appropriate treatment are imperative. Surgical management is required for some complications, but most can be managed medically.
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog In specialist centres, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a now a mainstay of the management of cardio/respiratory failure refractory to other measures. However, much of the clinical information required to care for ECMO patients at the bedside remains inaccessible to learners. To address this, the creation of a free-to-access educational ECMO blog post is now a requirement for completion of the Alfred ICU ECMO Accreditation Certificate. These &ld...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Education Everything ECMO extracorporeal life support Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation INTENSIVE Source Type: blogs
We describe the case of a 67-year old male bilateral lung transplant recipient (LTR) who developed recurrent episodes of multi-drug resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) pneumonia in the setting of right anastomotic stricture requiring airway stent placement and chronic lung allograft dysfunction. We obtained an emergency Investigational New Drug approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to use sequential bacteriophage combinations (BC) as adjunctive treatment to systemic antibiotics.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to investigate the epidemiology and the risk factors of post operative pneumonia in recipients beneficing of heart transplantation.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Despite great progress in the management of ARDS, based mostly on advanced mechanical ventilation, early antiviral treatment of pneumonia caused by influenza A (H1N1) and annual vaccinations seem essential in prevention and management of influenza A (H1N1) infection among kidney transplant recipients. PMID: 29599422 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Transplant Source Type: research
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