Teen warns about vaping after after double-lung transplant

Daniel Ament remembers vaping last September — and then waking up more than a month later after the emergency surgery.
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Purpose of review This review provides a risk-stratified and evidence-based management for subsets of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients in the first five years from disease onset. Recent findings Cardiopulmonary disease remains the primary cause of mortality in SSc patients. Morbidity and mortality in SSc-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension have improved with combination treatment, in either an upfront or sequential treatment pattern. Traditional therapies for interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) have targeted those with clinically significant and progressive ILD with immunosuppression. New data suggest a possib...
Source: Current Opinion in Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: CLINICAL THERAPEUTICS AND HEMATOLOGIC COMPLICATIONS: Edited by W. Joseph McCune Source Type: research
Purpose of review Summarize recent evidence on the identification and management of rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD). Recent findings Clinical and subclinical interstitial lung disease (ILD) are frequent extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Better means of identifying and treating RA-ILD are needed to improve the prognosis, with a median survival of only 3–7 years after diagnosis. Several serum biomarkers are currently being evaluated for their ability to detect RA-ILD. Thorough evaluation and multidisciplinary discussion remains the gold standard for est...
Source: Current Opinion in Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: Edited by Joshua F. Baker Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Hiromichi Niikawa, Toshihiro Okamoto, Kamal S. Ayyat, Ichiro Sakanoue, James J. Yun, Kenneth R. McCurry
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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In Reply We thank Tian et al for their letter and interest in our article. We agree with the authors that ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), regardless of platform, has consistently been shown to provide short-term outcomes similar to those of conventional lung transplantation. In our article, we focused on the longer-term outcomes, and these too were similar between EVLP-treated and non-EVLP donor lungs.
Source: JAMA Surgery - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
To the Editor We read with great interest the article by Divithotawela et al, which demonstrated the posttransplant long-term outcomes were similar between ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) –treated lung transplant (LTx) and standard LTx, although the quality of donor lungs was worse with EVLP-treated LTx. To our knowledge, this study is the largest study of EVLP and includes 230 EVLP cases. We congratulate Divithotawela et al for this excellent study.
Source: JAMA Surgery - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
The epidemiological and clinical characteristics of heart transplant (HTx) recipients during the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic remains unclear. We studied the characteristics of HTx recipients during Dec 20, 2019 and Feb 25, 2020 in an effort to understand their risk and outcomes.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Lung Transplant Failure and Rejection Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Allosure Sponsors:   Pablo Sanchez;   CareDx Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Jack Drennan had tried to quit vaping before, but it took a global pandemic to make him finally follow through. “I heard you get a lot sicker if you do vape and get coronavirus, so it kind of [pushed me] to quit,” says the Mississippi 20-year-old. Plus, “my mom’s on my ass [about it].” Speculation about a link between vaping and COVID-19 has grown in recent weeks. News reports have noted that some young, hospitalized COVID-19 patients also vaped, and at a tele-town hall on March 19, a constituent asked New York Rep. Anthony Brindisi about the possibility of a connection. The National Institute...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
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