Bigger the lung, better the transplant success

Scientists have discovered the transplantation of bigger lungs is associated with higher survival rates in transplant patients, according to a study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. The research - from Johns Hopkins Medicine alongside other medical centers in the US - could improve the options available to people waiting for transplant operations. It reveals that although there has been concern in the past about matching the size of donor lungs to the size of the recipient, oversized donor lungs may be best...
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CONCLUSION: These new recommendations, close to French practices, help clinicians to find the right time for referral of patients to transplantation centers. This is crucial for the prognosis of lung transplantation. PMID: 31006579 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
Geng-Hong Xia1†, Chao You1,2†, Xu-Xuan Gao1, Xiu-Li Zeng1, Jia-Jia Zhu1, Kai-Yu Xu3, Chu-Hong Tan1, Ruo-Ting Xu1, Qi-Heng Wu1, Hong-Wei Zhou3, Yan He4*‡ and Jia Yin1*‡ 1Department of Neurology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 2Department of Neurology, The First People's Hospital of Zunyi, Zunyi, China 3State Key Laboratory of Organ Failure Research, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 4Microbiome Medicine Center, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical Univ...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our results show worldwide efficacy of BM-MSCs in improving functional outcomes in pre-clinical animal models of stroke and support testing these cells in clinical trials in various ranges of time windows using different delivery routes. The continued growing number of publications showing functional benefit of BM-MSCs are now adding limited value to an oversaturated literature spanning 18 years. Researchers should focus on identifying definitive mechanisms on how BM-MSCs lead to benefit in stroke models. Introduction Ischemic stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and the leading cause of long term di...
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Australia ’s increasing organ donor rate has translated to increased lung donor referrals and subsequent lung transplantation (LTx). The LTx sector attempts to utilise as many organs as possible—but in reality, not all are used. This analysis aims to assess the utility and efficiency of donor lung referra ls to the Alfred Hospital.
Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Researchers from Saudi Arabia have created 3D-printed models based on the CT...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing reduces liver transplant costs, surgery time 3D printing yields custom-fit glasses for kids 3D printing helps separate rare case of conjoined twins 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost 3D-printed lungs improve patient understanding of surgery
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ConclusionsBTT ECMO can be performed as a bridge to LTx without significantly increasing patient mortality in high-volume centers. Patients undergoing BTT ECMO at LTx centers that perform more than 35 LTx annually have equivalent mortality to those who do not require ECMO prior to transplantation.Graphical abstract
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 73, Issue 5Author(s):
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