Mother, 49, is temporarily paralysed after a Christmas cold developed into deadly sepsis

Helen Hewlett, 49, from Bradley Stoke, Bristol, had to be hooked up to life support and when her vital organs failed an artificial lung was needed to pump oxygen through her body.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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This study delves into the mechanisms by which a short period of fasting can accelerate wound healing. Fasting triggers many of the same cellular stress responses, such as upregulated autophagy, as occur during the practice of calorie restriction. It isn't exactly the same, however, so it is always worth asking whether any specific biochemistry observed in either case does in fact occur in both situations. In particular, the period of refeeding following fasting appears to have beneficial effects that are distinct from those that occur while food is restricted. Multiple forms of therapeutic fasting have been repor...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
[Primary Sjögren's Syndrome - News on Diagnostics and Therapy]. Praxis (Bern 1994). 2020;109(5):333-339 Authors: Sprecher M, Maurer B, Distler O Abstract Primary Sjögren's Syndrome - News on Diagnostics and Therapy Abstract. Primary Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that affects primarily the exocrine glands and is mainly characterized by sicca symptoms of the eyes and mouth, but also nose, throat, vagina and skin can be affected. Fatigue and pain are also very characteristic. Systemic manifestations can occur, e.g. in joints, muscles, lungs, kidneys, skin or the nervous syste...
Source: Praxis - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Praxis (Bern 1994) Source Type: research
Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (AE-IPF) is an often deadly complication of IPF. No focussed international guidelines for the management of AE-IPF exist. The aim of this international survey was to assess the global variability in prevention, diagnostic and treatment strategies for AE-IPF. Pulmonologists with ILD expertise were invited to participate in a survey designed by an international expert panel. 509 pulmonologists from 66 countries responded. Significant geographical variability in approaches to manage AE-IPF was found. Common preventive measures included antifibrotic drugs and vaccination. Dia...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interstitial and orphan lung disease Original Articles: Interstitial lung disease Source Type: research
AbstractThree main patterns of T cell receptor (TCR) expression are identified in peripheral T cell lymphoma (PTCL): TCR- αβ type, TCR-γδ type, and TCR silent type. Cases of PTCL that express both αβ and γδ receptors are rare. Here, we report a case of PTCL-NOS (not otherwise specified) with dual αβ and γδ expression in a 61-year-old female 6 years after orthotopic cardiac transplant. The patient presented with fatigue, fever, worsening anemia, and thrombocytopenia. A chest CT showed multiple irregular lung nodules and diffuse lymphadenopathy. Cytolo...
Source: Journal of Hematopathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
We thank Drs. McGuinty, Moayedi and Chih for their thoughtful reading of our manuscript and the interesting remarks.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Conclusions. High levels of preexisting MDR bacteria in allografts did not increase early PTP and mortality rates in LTRs. Despite the small and highly selective study population, lung allografts with MDR bacteria may be safely transplanted with appropriate posttransplant antibiotic therapy.
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—General Source Type: research
Background. Frailty is a clinically recognized syndrome of decreased physiological reserve and a key contributor to suboptimal clinical outcomes in various lung disease groups. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is fast approaching chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as the number one indication for lung transplantation worldwide. Our aim was to assess whether frailty is a predictor of mortality in patients with ILD referred for lung transplantation in an Australian cohort. Methods. Consecutive patients with ILD referred or on the waiting list for lung transplantation from May 2013 to December 2017 underwent frailty as...
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—General Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
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