Pair of lungs that live on after donor's death give hope to transplant patients
Researchers at the University of North Carolina managed to recover lungs from people who died suddenly at home. It could mean 22,000 more transplants a year.
Vietnam's most gravely ill COVID-19 patient, a British pilot who works for its national airline, has started to recover from the illness and may no longer require a lung transplant, state media said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information
Condition: Liver Transplant; Complications Intervention: Sponsor: Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, India Recruiting
Conditions: Disorder Related to Lung Transplantation; Chronic Rejection of Lung Transplant; Decreased Immunologic Activity Intervention: Drug: Assigned Interventions Sponsor: University of Maryland, Baltimore Not yet recruiting
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewAlthough still a relatively new technology, long-term left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) for management of advanced heart failure is rapidly increasing. Initially designed as a bridge to transplant, these invasive devices are increasingly used as a destination therapy, creating unique and long-term infection risks. The aim of this comprehensive review is to highlight current evidence about the prevention, diagnosis, and management of LVAD-specific infections.Recent FindingsThere are two recent, major societal guidelines (The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2017, a...
CONCLUSIONS: The terminal bronchioles are relatively preserved while neutrophilic inflammation is increased in PSE-dominant regions compared to CLE-dominant regions in patents with COPD. PMID: 32485111 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2020Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): David Lawi, Estelle Dubruc, Michel Gonzalez, John-David Aubert, Paola M. Soccal, Jean-Paul Janssens