Lung Transplants from Heavy Drinkers Linked to Higher Complication Risk

Study finds problem may affect as many as 1 in 4 recipients Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcohol, Lung Transplantation
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Ryan R. Kelly1,2†, Lindsay T. McDonald1,2†, Nathaniel R. Jensen1,2, Sara J. Sidles1,2 and Amanda C. LaRue1,2* 1Research Services, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC, United States 2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, United States The significant biochemical and physiological effects of psychological stress are beginning to be recognized as exacerbating common diseases, including osteoporosis. This review discusses the current evidence for psychological stress-associated mental health disorders as risk factors for os...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
It’s hardly news that the gastrointestinal tract is important to human health: It transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy, and shuttles waste back out of the body. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you don’t live. It’s that simple. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system has an even bigger, more complex job than previously appreciated. It’s been linked to numerous aspects of health that have seemingly nothing to do with digestion, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including can...
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This study defines a new clinically relevant concept of T-cell senescence-mediated inflammatory responses in the pathophysiology of abnormal glucose homeostasis. We also found that T-cell senescence is associated with systemic inflammation and alters hepatic glucose homeostasis. The rational modulation of T-cell senescence would be a promising avenue for the treatment or prevention of diabetes. Intron Retention via Alternative Splicing as a Signature of Aging https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/03/intron-retention-via-alternative-splicing-as-a-signature-of-aging/ In recent years researchers have inv...
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Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is classified into distinct phenotypic groups1 and patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) belong to group 1 in the classification scheme. Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) and pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis belong to group 1 ’, PH associated with lung diseases and/or hypoxemia are classified into group 3, and chronic thromboembolic PH (CTEPH) into group 4 1. The incidence of detection of cancer after diagnosis of precapillary PH is unknown and such patients may be exposed to several carcinogens (smoking, alcohol, occu pational exposure).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is classified into distinct phenotypic groups1 and patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) belong to Group 1 in the classification scheme. Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) and pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis belong to Group 1 ′, PH associated with lung diseases and/or hypoxemia are classified into Group 3, and chronic thromboembolic PH (CTEPH) into Group 4.1 The incidence of detection of cancer after diagnosis of pre-capillary PH is unknown and such patients may be exposed to several carcinogens (smoking, alcohol, occu pational exposure).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: RESEARCH CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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By ANISH KOKA MD  The message comes in over the office slack line at 1:05 pm. There are four patients in rooms, one new, 3 patients in the waiting room. Really, not an ideal time to deal with this particular message. “Kathy the home care nurse for Mrs. C called and said her weight yesterday was 185, today it is 194, she has +4 pitting edema, heart rate 120, BP 140/70 standing, 120/64 sitting” I know Mrs. C well. She has severe COPD from smoking for 45 of the last 55 years. Every breath looks like an effort because it is. The worst part of it all is that Mrs. C just returned home from the hospital just days...
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Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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ConclusionACLF carries high short-term mortality and early intervention by liver transplantation should be considered in patients who shows high risk of mortality.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Clinical Transplantation, EarlyView.
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