Coronavirus: How those missed off the shielding list have fared in lockdown
Transplant patients and some with rare lung diseases were initially missed off the shielding list.
After a record 112 days on a specialized life-support system, a South Korean COVID-19 patient is recovering from double lung transplant surgery, doctors say, in only the ninth such procedure worldwide since the coronavirus outbreak began.Reuters Health Information
THE NOVEL coronavirus was first detected in China at the end of 2019, and there were 3,517,345 confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 243,401 deaths worldwide as of May 5, 2020, including in United States.1-3 According to Diagnosis and Treatment Protocol for Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (Trial Version 7),4 pathologic findings from limited autopsies and biopsy studies indicate variable consolidations are present in the lungs, and organization of alveolar exudates and interstitial fibrosis also are present.
The new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, emerged in December 2019 and spread around the globe. Its disease (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic on the 11th of March 2020. The most burdened countries are China, Italy, Republic of Korea and United States of America and almost 6 million of cases have been diagnosed around the world.1
Orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) recipients may be particularly vulnerable to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). OHT during the pandemic presents unique challenges in terms of feasibility and safety.
SEVERE elevation of D-dimer is a hallmark of septic shock and a predictor of mortality in coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) disease.1 D-dimer reflects the extent of plasmin-mediated degradation of cross-linked fibrin, thereby causing intravascular coagulation. Use of thromboelastometry has gained popularity to assess systemic fibrinolysis in liver transplantation and major trauma,2 but its utility has not been fully elaborated in the critical care setting.3 We therefore analyzed the laboratory and thromboelastometry data from 11 critically ill patients receiving mechanical lung ventilation and intensive care support for COVID-19...
We report a case of SARS-CoV-2 infection in a kidney transplant recipient with fatal outcomes.
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A woman in her 20s received a double-lung transplant last week after the coronavirus damaged her respiratory system.WebMD Health News
Doctors at Northwestern Medicine performed the first such operation for Covid-19 in the U.S.
Surgeons in Chicago have given a new set of lungs to a young woman with severe lung damage from the coronavirus. Northwestern Medicine on Thursday announced the procedure, which took place last Friday. Only a few other COVID-19 survivors, in China and Europe, have received lung transplants. The Chicago patient is in her 20s and was on a ventilator and heart-lung machine for almost two months before her operation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The 10-hour procedure was challenging because the virus had left her lungs full of holes and almost fused to the chest wall, said Dr. Ankit Bharat, who performed the operation. S...