Mother of teen left with a ruined lung from vaping slams the FDA for failing to regulate the devices

Walker McKnight, 20, from Orlando, Florida, is currently on dialysis and oxygen after his four-month vaping destroyed both of his kidneys and his left lung and will need transplants in the future.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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We report on the prespecified secondary outcome, echocardiographic indexes of LV function, from a previously reported study of the effect of lung ultrasound (US)-guided dry weight reduction on systolic blood pressure.Study DesignSingle-blind randomized trial.Settings &Participants71 clinically euvolemic hypertensive hemodialysis patients in Greece and Slovenia.InterventionThe active intervention group’s (n = 35) volume removal was guided by the total number of lung US B-lines observed every week before a midweek dialysis session. The usual-care group (n = 36) was treated using standard-of-care...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a potential treatment for solid organ transplant patients despite the risk of graft rejection. PMID: 31611026 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
For patients with end-stage organ disease, transplantation is often the best —and sometimes the only—therapy to provide symptomatic and prognostic benefit. For patients with renal or cardiac disease, dialysis and mechanical circulatory support are one option, but little else exists for patients with severe liver or lung function deficit. Survival after single, solid orga n transplant is excellent, with 5-year graft survivals for kidney, liver, heart, and lung quoted as 75%, 75%, 79%, and 56%, respectively, according to the 2017 reports from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Rationale: Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a group of clinical syndromes characterized by excessive platelet activation and endothelial injury that leads to acute or chronic microvascular obliteration by intimal mucoid and fibrous thickening, with or without associated thrombi. It frequently involves the kidney but may involve any organ or system at variable frequencies depending on the underlying etiology. Among its numerous causes, drug toxicities and complement regulation abnormalities stand out as some of the most common. A more recently described association is with monoclonal gammopathy. Lung involvement by TMA...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 August 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Asishana A. Osho, Muath M. Bishawi, Michael S. Mulvihill, Andrea L. Axtell, Sameer A. Hirji, Philip J. Spencer, Elbert E. Heng, David A. D'Alessandro, Serguei Melnitchouk, Matthew G. Hartwig, Mauricio A. VillavicencioAbstractBackgroundThe clinical response to postoperative complications after lung transplantation (LTx) may contribute to mortality differences between transplant centers. The ability to avoid mortality following a complication – Failure to Rescue (FTR) – may be an effective quality metric in lung tran...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Shanshan Zhang1, Dongli Yuan2 and Ge Tan1* 1Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China 2The Institute of Medical Information, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China Primary systemic vasculitis can affect every structure in both the central and peripheral nervous system, causing varied neurological manifestations of neurological dysfunction. Early recognition of the underlying causes of the neurological symptoms can facilitate timely treatment and improve the prognosis. This review highlights the clinical manifestations of primary systemic vasc...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Giuseppe Ristagno1*, Francesca Fumagalli1, Barbara Bottazzi2, Alberto Mantovani2,3,4, Davide Olivari1, Deborah Novelli1 and Roberto Latini1 1Department of Cardiovascular Research, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research IRCCS, Milan, Italy 2Humanitas Clinical and Research Center-IRCCS, Milan, Italy 3Humanitas University, Milan, Italy 4The William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom The long pentraxin PTX3 is a member of the pentraxin family produced locally by stromal and myeloid cells in response to proinflammatory signals and microbial moieties. The p...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
We describe the ethical framework, logistical challenges, and rationale for the current single center (NCT03101891) and planned multicenter trial.Fetal Diagn Ther
Source: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
In the setting of Cardiogenic Shock (CS), impaired biventricular function can lead to an acute decrease in renal function via reduced renal perfusion and increased renal venous pressure. In a nationally representative sample, we sought to analyze the characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalized with CS requiring renal replacement therapy (hemodialysis) for acute kidney injury (AKI-HD).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: 132 Source Type: research
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