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Why is intestine transplant surgery so darn pricey?
I was going through some lists of expensive operation and I found out that Intestine transplant costs around 1,2million dollars. The fact that it costs more than lungs or hearth transplant really impressed me but why its so pricey? And how often is operation like this done? I was looking for it on google but aparently Iam not asking the right questions or something (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kakarrott Source Type: forums

Pulmonary sub-specialty fellowships
Is it reasonable to look into sub-specialty fellowships like PH or lung transplant pretty early on if there is even an inkling of interest? Pretty stoked to start my PCCM fellowship so this may be premature, but I am leaning heavily in the direction of academic pulmonology with a heavy sub-specialty focus. It seems there are a few places that offer additional training in PH or lung transplant -- are these necessary or recommended for pursuit of an academic career in those fields? During my... Pulmonary sub-specialty fellowships (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anri of Astora Source Type: forums

*Opinion Survey* Importance of transplant cases in training - resident/fellow input appreciated
Background: 4th year trying to create match list. It seems like hearts are straight forward and the experience can be replaced with any cardiac case using cardiopulmonary bypass. Same with lung in that one-lung ventilation is required for a lot of thoracic cases. In my experience, liver transplant management is the most unique/difficult, and thus harder to replace, what with the coagulopathy, AB derangements, and massive transfusion. Individually those challenges can be found in most sick... *Opinion Survey* Importance of transplant cases in training - resident/fellow input appreciated (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 23, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: CriticallyCarED4 Source Type: forums

Lung transplant fellowship
I don't think I've seen a lung transplant thread in the Pulm/CCM forum. Is anyone interested in this fellowship? Is it worthwhile pursuing? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 13, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: vashisdead Source Type: forums

Withdrawing from CRNA school to go to Medical School? Any RN's turned MD's/DO's
I'm a student registered nurse anesthetist (SRNA) that is considering dropping CRNA school and going to medical school instead. I'm an EMT-Paramedic, RN with a MICU, SICU and CVICU/OHR background of 4 years by the start of Medical school . I also have the CCRN-CMC-CSC credentials and recover immediate post-op heart and lung transplants. Also, I just finished my first semester of CRNA school. I am having second thoughts about CRNA school because I don't feel I would be content with just... Withdrawing from CRNA school to go to Medical School? Any RN's turned MD's/DO's (...
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 3, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SRNA-to-MD Source Type: forums

Double Transplant for CF?
I just received my packet for my transplant testing and was reading through the material. I will be going to Cleveland Clinic. While my lung functions are still in the mid 40's I'm curious as to what I've been reading. I know I won't be listed as a critical person (my doctors wanted me to get on the list so I'm there in case I get really sick and they start to fall again). In the packet it said CF patients usually get a double transplant. I was just curious if this was the case for everyone or have any of you only gotten a single transplant. I would think it would vary per patient, but it sounds like at Cleveland Clinic th...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - November 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: kenna2 Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

Opinions on Florida and living with CF; Doctors, Clinics, Medicaid, etc.
My daughter is almost 18 and has CF. She has been on disability for almost a year. I am considering moving to Florida from Ohio. She is trying to decide whether or not to come. I believe the more stable weather will be a benefit to her. She has been seen at Rainbow in Cleveland her entire life. I need info on the clinics in Florida. How they stand up if a lung transplant is ever required. And insurance matters. She is currently covered under her Dad's private insurance (but not sure how long) and medicaid because of her disability. This is a scary move and decision to change providers after all this time so any info would ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - October 26, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: 65RosesMomof2 Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

constant sinus drainage after lung transplant
I had a lung transplant (and liver) in late 2012. I had sinus surgery in December 2013. But I have constant mucus buildup and sinus drainage 24/7. I blow my nose several times a day and cough up stuff often that I know is from the sinus drainage. I do sinus rinses at least once a day, every day along with nasonex every day. I don't want this to cause an infection. I feel like this is getting worse and my ENT just says its CF and doesn't do anything about it (although he does clean out my sinuses when I see him). Does anyone have any remedies to decrease the amount of mucus buildup in my sinuses? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - September 14, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: randomgirl Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

In Need o Help Right Away
I have been on this site a few years ago and have decided to return because I am in great need of help, guidance and advice. MY SITUATIONS: I am a 29 year old female from California. I have cystic fibrosis, cystic fibrosis related type one diabetes, I had a double lung transplant 5 years ago and now have numerous transplant complications including 2 types of aggressive skin cancer, cataracts (now currently being treated), chronic pain, osteoarthritis and chronic pain. I have a college degree in anthropology, work as a freelance writer and in customer service and work as a volunteer for several different organizations. T...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - September 8, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: anthro9310 Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

21 YO cf patient looking to move
I currently live in the greater kansas city area and see the KU CF team regularly. I am looking at the possibility of moving to Phoenix Arizona. I have a roommate lined up if I do but other than that I would be alone with the nearest family over 2 hours away. I have more than just my CF to contend with as well as typical CF problems with infections and viral and bacterial pneumonia within the past year. MY past PFT was only about 55% average. At the moment I am being tested for TB because of some symptoms I have been having including small portions of blood in my mucus from the lungs. Other problems i have include the rare...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - August 14, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: b4herbiesbug Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

help building muscle post lung transplant
So I had a lung transplant in 2004 11 years ago, am 39 now, male, with CF, I feel like Im a good weight considering my size and don't necessarily need to put on any more just general weight but do want to put on some muscle weight. Can anyone direct me to a good routine of getting into? I do have some dumbbells and weight bench, which I occasionally do but need a good plan on getting more muscle in my arms and legs. Or maybe some of you with CF who work with weights can give me some insight on doing this. Thanks - See more at: http://forum.cysticfibrosis.com/thre....sQneMV7J.dpuf (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - July 21, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: thisisme Tags: Adults Source Type: forums

help building muscle post lung transplant
So I had a lung transplant in 2004 11 years ago, am 39 now, male, with CF, I feel like Im a good weight considering my size and don't necessarily need to put on any more just general weight but do want to put on some muscle weight. Can anyone direct me to a good routine of getting into? I do have some dumbbells and weight bench, which I occasionally do but need a good plan on getting more muscle in my arms and legs. Or maybe some of you with CF who work with weights can give me some insight on doing this. Thanks (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Exercise and Fitness Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Exercise and Fitness Forum - July 19, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: thisisme Tags: Exercise & Fitness Source Type: forums

Used Hill-Rom Vest
I recently received a lung transplant. I am looking to sell my used Hill Rom Vest model 105. It comes with the machine, vest, hoses, and the portable case. Anyone know where I can sell?? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Airway Clearance Techniques Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Airway Clearance Techniques Forum - July 1, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sammy Dowdy Tags: Airway Clearance Techniques Source Type: forums

18 yrs transplanted lungs
I am a female age 49 yrs old . I received a double lung 18yrs ago but now my digestive tract is shot stomach muscle does not work so being fed through an NG tube, reason being I also have cirrhosis of the liver. My lungs are doing great but everthing digestive wise is shot. Is there anyone else going through this (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - April 27, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: cassidy96 Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

Pulmonary Hypertension
Anyone diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension after lung transplant? I just had a routine echocardiogram and my cardiologist said I have mild pulmonary hypertension, which he does not think needs to be treated at this point. Curious to know if this is common after transplant. I understand that it is common in end stage CF, so I most probably had it at that point, but supposedly a lung transplant would fix that. Any input would be appreciated. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - March 17, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: CFfisherman Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

Cystic Fibrosis University project
Hi everyone! I'm from England and I'm 20. I lost my friend, Helen, to CF 2 years ago when she was 18 and another friend has recently had a lung transplant. I do some work for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust as a communications volunteer and I am doing my final year university project on The CF Trust charity. I am near to completing my degree in Public Relations and I am in the middle of the research stage of my year long project on Cystic Fibrosis. If anybody has a spare 5 minutes, please would you fill out my short survey regarding Cystic Fibrosis and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Thanks for your time!! Any responses are great...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Community Initiatives Forum - February 28, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: olivia_chan12 Tags: Community Initiatives Source Type: forums

Anyone on here with lung AND then Kidney tx?
Please share if you have any experience w this. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - January 5, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: musclemania70 Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

Interval Training proven safe and beneficial for people with severe CF disease
Conclusion The present study showed that IT is an exercise training method which is safe in patients with CF who are unable to participate in SEP. IT is less time consuming than SEP (Standard Exercise Program'and patients perceived IT as less strenuous compared to constant workload. Compared to SEP, IT improved submaximal exercise capacity to a greater extent than SEP, whereas responsiveness of maximal exercise capacity was higher in the SEP. Overall this seems to indicate a specific potential for positive peripheral muscular adaptations in spite of minimal or diminishing potential of pulmonary improvement. From a practica...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Exercise and Fitness Forum - November 25, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ladybird Tags: Exercise & Fitness Source Type: forums

Any info/experience with transplant at CHOP
I am looking for any information, experiences, or wisdom in regards to lung transplant at CHOP (Philadelphia). Thanks!! (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - October 22, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Beaz Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

Post Lung Transplant Pets - Are Cats Okay?
Does anyone here, who's post-transplant, have a cat as a pet? I've heard cats are okay as long as someone else cleans out the litter box, but I'd like to hear from somebody with real world experience. My six year-old desperately wants a kitty, and I'd love to get her one. I just want to know if it's safe for me first. Bill B 40 yrs old / 16 yrs Post Transplant Los Angeles, CA. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - September 3, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Bill B Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

If you're American and have had a transplant, please help with info!
Hi all from Canada :) my sister passed from CF when she was 21 and I was 17 in 1990. I'm now writing a book, a novel where the lead is helping her sister obtain a lung transplant. It takes place is the US, and I have a few questions. Are all costs related to double lung transplants covered under basic medical insurance? If not, approximately what amount would need to be raised by the patient? The people in the story are not wealthy, so only basic health insurance is affordable...Please correct me if I'm wrong, but that would be be Medicare? What hospital or hospitals are recognized as the best covered facilities for lu...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - August 22, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Chantal Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

Post Transplant and Drinking Alcohol
I'm curious to see how many people drink alcohol after transplant. Do you drink once in a blue moon, once every month, etc. I know each hospital has different suggestions on this topic, but I have noticed that it seems drinking in moderation every once in awhile is acceptable. I rarely drink and since the new set of lungs it has only happened twice. Those two times I only had a few beers. Just wanted to see how everyone feels about the subject and if they do or don't. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - August 5, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Joblazer86 Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

Can a dirty house cause rejection?
My GF had her transplant last February. A couple months ago, she was diagnosed with A1 rejection. They gave her steroids, and she went down to A0 rejection. A month later, her Bronch showed that she had gone up to A3 rejection. They tested for a virus related to mono, they tested her stomach with radiation to check aspirations. Still no evidence as to what could be causing her rejection. Now, for the main part. My roommates don't clean the house, and I am too busy to single-handedly keep up with all 5 of us regularly. There is mold all over my roommates' bathroom, there is mold and bacteria in the kitchen, and dust builds...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - June 2, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ajmc87 Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

Celebrating 7 year Transplant anniversary!
Yesterday I celebrated 7 years post double lung transplant. (^) I'm doing extremely well. Healthy, happy and engaged to be married! :) Anyone with transplant questions feel free to ask. I'll do my best to answer with my knowledge. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - March 14, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: beautifulsoul Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

Inspiring video of a double lung transplant survivor
Here is a inspiring video of my 35 year old brother who has Cystic Fibrosis and had a double lung transplant 5 years ago. This video was made to document the celebration of the 5 years and to reflect on his life so far. http://youtu.be/OBk_1h3CK-g Or search LUNGIVERSARY on YouTube. Please comment and share if you enjoyed it (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - February 23, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Billwaukee1 Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

Lungs "in a box" Cool article (does show picture of lungs, if you are squeamish)
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014...re-transplants (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - February 10, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Rebjane Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

Someone who has chronical rejection ?
Hi ! After 15 years with my donors lung I started to feel worse in my lungs, and last year I got the diagnose, that I already had manage to find out myself, chronical rejection. I got short breath as fast as I do something, my blowresaults are worse, I got back a port-a-cath, because the old infections came back :( . Im happy though, because i celebrate 18 years with my donors lungs in november. Probably I cant get a new lungtransplant, because of other problems with my body.I want to know if there is somebody else who are in the same situation ? What kind of symptoms do you have ? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - September 21, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: sistercf Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

just over a year wait but on July 23 it finally happed I got lungs
Everything is going fantastic the hospital wanted to discharge me after just 10 days in ended staying for 12. I know that I still have a long way to go but very happy with everything so far. Dave, (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - August 9, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Daverog75 Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

What else could go wrong
Hello my fellow cfers. Im just going to jump right in, I'm 25 and I just finished my evaluation for transplant and found out I will be getting listed for both lung and liver. However, when I got a ct scan of my abdomen they saw some of the nodules on my liver do something called "washing out" which they said could be a sign of cancer. So about a week ago I had an MRI of my liver done and it is a small cancer. They said this wouldn't stop me from being listed but they want me to have a procedure to, the doctor I talked to, said "burn away the tumor". Im not really scared about the cancer part because I k...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - August 8, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kyrav Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

How can lung transplants change in 10, 20 years?
The idea of having to get a transplant one day freaks me out, like when people say the success rate is 90% it doesn't seem all that great, cause what if I were that 10% and I die in the hospital?! is there any way of knowing what the future holds for lung transplants, like 5, 10, 15, or even 20years? Currently, how long can someone live on a pair of new lungs? Can someone who got a new pair at age 20 live as long as a normal person? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - July 27, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Enzo2311 Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

3 months Post Transplant...
My boyfriend was transplanted Feb 24, 2013. He was at about 13% lung function at the time and was listed for about 8 months before transplant. He had one dry run around Thanksgiving of 2012. He was very hesitant about this whole process. In January of 2004 he got a bad case of pneumonia and was put in a medical induced coma. We live in Syracuse NY but he was transported to Boston during this time. he got put on the transplant list there. He was eventually taken off the list because he seemed to bounce back. After being hospitalized for about 6 months... He went back to his normal life.. Even playing recreational sports aga...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - June 7, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Cmk0808 Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

How did your decline go?
If no one wants to answer that's fine. I'm honestly just curious. How did your decline leading you to need a lung transplant go? I am moderately healthy for a CFer, and have never really known anyone go from being healthy to transplant, only ever met people while they were waiting for the transplant or had already had one. I always wonder, like where were your PFTs 1 year before, 5 years before? I just it's hard for me to wrap my head around sometimes. I mean I've had my own decline, but I'm no where near transplant yet thankfully, and I just always wondered how drastic or fast it is? Or can it happen quickly or slowly? I ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - June 5, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Lena Bean Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

24 hour ph study
Hi everyone. As of right now I only need one more test before my lung and liver team present my case to the transplant committee. It's the ph study, you know, the one where they shove a tube up your nose and down your throat to measure your acid reflux. Anyway, I tried it outpatient last week and couldn't stand it. I was in so much pain and throwing up every time I coughed so I ended up taking it out 7 hours in. They want me to try it again on Monday, I'm in the hospital for an exacerbation right now so they say they can give me better stuff to help my throat from being so sore and to calm down my gag reflex. I was just ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - May 30, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kyrav Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

Fundraising for CFer awaiting double lung transplant
It is that time of year again. For the second year in a row I am promoting a Standup Comedy show to raise money for CF and / or CF Patients. This year we are raising money for Team TLC. Team TLC is a team comprised of friends and family of Terry Lee Carroll. Terry is a 32 year old CF patient who is currently awaiting a double lung transplant. Terry lives in Southgate, KY; just a short distance across the river and a couple miles from Cincinnati, OH. During his wait, he and his family will need to make several trips to the Cleveland Clinic, where he will eventually have his surgery. As you can imagine the financial burden t...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - May 22, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: skeeter Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

The Power of Two
After nearly 30 years, a long, hard fight against cystic fibrosis and 3 miraculous double lung transplants between them, Ana and Isa Stenzel are still alive at 41. Watch their incredible story in the acclaimed film THE POWER OF TWO premiering May 22 at 8pm ET & PT on Link TV and KCET. Watch free online starting May 22 at http://bit.ly/11QpWNF (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Transplants Forum - May 10, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: jcahill Tags: Transplants Source Type: forums

CF related bowel cancer and alternative therapies?
Hi I am 12 years post lung transplant for CF. Last year, I was diagnosed with small bowel adenocarcinoma at 39, did surgery and chemo ,and five months after stopping chemo , it came back and metastasized. I had more surgery and am doing chemo again. My oncologists have never seen a CF -post-lung transplant pt with cancer before so I feel like I am playing doctor in this role as an expert of my body and doing my own research on PubMed, ect. has any other cf adult out there had bowel cancer and how did you handle it with the docs? were you post-transplant ? if so, how did you handle the chemo and immunosuppressants? Did ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Alternative Medicine Forum - November 18, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: amstenzel Tags: Alternative Medicine Source Type: forums