A young athlete just received what doctors say is first double lung transplant due to vaping

“What I saw in his lungs was nothing that I’ve ever seen before, and I’ve been doing lung transplants for 20 years,” the hospital's surgical director said.
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Dylan Mortimer creates celestial and glittery interpretations of scars, lungs and operating rooms.
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Publication date: Available online 7 December 2019Source: The Lancet HaematologyAuthor(s): Kris M Mahadeo, Rajinder Bajwa, Hisham Abdel-Azim, Leslie E Lehmann, Christine Duncan, Nicole Zantek, Jennifer Vittorio, Joseph Angelo, Jennifer McArthur, Keri Schadler, Sherwin Chan, Priti Tewari, Sajad Khazal, Jeffery J Auletta, Sung Won Choi, Basirat Shoberu, Krzysztof Kalwak, Avis Harden, Partow Kebriaei, Jun-ichi AbeSummarySinusoidal obstructive syndrome, also known as hepatic veno-occlusive disease, is a potentially life-threatening complication that occurs in children undergoing haemopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT). D...
Source: The Lancet Haematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is a devastating complication of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (allo-HCT) and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. BOS is usually not diagnosed until patients present with respiratory symptoms, at which point airflow obstruction is already advanced [1,2]. Detecting an early decline in lung function is challenging as it is often asymptomatic [3,4]. Once established, patients can experience progressive and irreversible respiratory impairment, repeated lung infections, and increased risk of non-relapse mortality [5 –7].
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Researchers have made considerable progress in the construction of small, functional tissue sections called organoids over the past decade, enabled by a combination of better understanding the mechanisms involved in regeneration and embryonic development of tissues, advances in 3-D bioprinting, guidance of cell behavior via appropriate provision of signal molecules, and the generation of environments that mimic an existing tissue environment. Every tissue requires its own specific recipe of signals and environment in order to form a functional organoid, but researchers have demonstrated the manufacture of organoids for liv...
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AbstractThe contribution of T-cells after lung transplant (LTx) remains controversial with no current consensus of their role concerning chronic lung allograft dysfunction. Using flow cytometry to assess T-cell subsets of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) in 16 cystic fibrosis (CF) LTx recipients, we identified a decline in CD4+ T-cell frequency and an increase in CD8+ T-cell frequency in patients who developed severe bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) (N = 10) when comparing baseline (6 months post-LTx) and follow-up (most recent bronchoscopy—clinical or surveillance per protocol). Comparin...
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This study aimed to define the ultrastructural changes of the endothelium in lung allografts in the setting of AMR and determine its specificity for AMR.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
Previous studies have demonstrated that carefully selected donor hearts (DH) with poor left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) may be transplanted with long-term survival equivalent to hearts with normal function. The purpose of this study is to facilitate their selection.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
Patients with advanced heart failure and cardiogenic shock (CS) often require temporary circulatory support (TCS) as a bridge to durable ventricular assist devices (dVAD). We aim to characterize longitudinal outcomes of patients with and without CS.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Implementation of the LVAD Emergency Line has improved communication between patients in the outpatient setting. This increased patient safety by allowing patients to speak to LVAD-trained first responders and VAD coordinator personnel immediately without ever being put on hold. This communication process can be applied to other clinical programs. PMID: 31789980 [PubMed - in process]
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