Risk of Lung Cancer in Lung Transplant Recipients Risk of Lung Cancer in Lung Transplant Recipients
Which factors may explain the increased risk of lung cancer among lung transplant recipients? What do we know about the prognosis of these patients?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Injured Lungs Can Be Regenerated for Transplant: Study
Title: Injured Lungs Can Be Regenerated for Transplant: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 14, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Injured Lungs Can Be Repaired for Transplant
In the new study, researchers created a way to keep the donor organs in shape for transplant and functioning, and the recipients stable for 36 to 56 hours. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injured Lungs Can Be Regenerated for Transplant: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Organ Transplants, News, Source Type: news

Researchers identify faster, more effective drug combination regimens to treat tuberculosis
Tuberculosis is a potentially deadly though curable disease. Each year about 10 million people develop active cases, and 1.6 million people die. In addition, about 1.7 billion people around the world are infected with TB bacteria, which can lie dormant for weeks to years, then become active and cause disease in up to 10 percent of those who are infected.Today, people who contract tuberculosis typically take a course of drugs for six to eight months. However, the length of treatment means some patients don ’t stick with the therapy or may develop adverse effects from drug toxicity. Some may develop resistance to the d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Injured Lungs Can Be Regenerated for Transplant: Study
MONDAY, May 13, 2019 -- Severely damaged lungs can be regenerated to be suitable for transplantation, researchers say. A transplant is the only lifesaving treatment for people with end-stage lung disease, but donor organs are in short supply. Up... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Injured Lungs Can Be Regenerated for Transplant: Study
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - May 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The race to beat antibiotic resistance is on – so where do phages fit in? | Richard James
The GM virus treatment that saved Isabelle Holdaway is a start, at least, in the fight against drug resistanceThe first antibiotic was discovered by Paul Ehrlich in 1909 and cured syphilis-infected rabbits. At that time about 10% of the population of London were infected with syphilis and there were no effective treatments. Despite the tedious injection procedure and side effects, Salvarsan, together with the less toxic derivative Neosalvarsan, enjoyed the status of the most frequently prescribed drug until its replacement by penicillin in the 1940s. The postwar period was the beginning of a 20-year golden age of antibioti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Richard James Tags: Medical research Science Antibiotics Health Society UK news Source Type: news

Virus cocktail saves the life of dying girl amid hopes of breakthrough in fight against superbugs 
Isabelle Carnell-Holdaway, of Faversham, Kent, received a double lung transplant aged 17 to treat cystic fibrosis. But afterwards a drug-resistant superbug took hold of the teenager. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenager recovers from near death in world-first GM virus treatment
Bacteria-killing viruses known as phages offer hope of solution to antibiotic resistanceA British teenager has made a remarkable recovery after being the first patient in the world to be given a genetically engineered virus to treat a drug-resistant infection.Isabelle Holdaway, 17, nearly died after a lung transplant left her with an intractable infection that could not be cleared with antibiotics. After a nine-month stay at Great Ormond Street hospital, she returned to her home in Kent for palliative care, but recovered after her consultant teamed up with a US laboratory to develop the experimental therapy.Continue readin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Antibiotics Science Society UK news Health Source Type: news

Improving Preterm Infant Health Through AI
Astarte Medical is working to protect the lives of newborns much like the goddess its name is derived from. The Yardley, PA-based company is focused specifically on premature babies and hopes to improve their health outcomes through the use of artificial intelligence and electronic health records. On Tuesday, executives from Astarte Medical spoke with MD+DI about the company’s mission and the $5 million raised during a series A financing. The company was founded in April of 2016 by venture capitalists and serial entrepreneurs Tracy Warren and Tammi Jantzen, Together, they are applying their expertise and ...
Source: MDDI - May 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

New approach shows regeneration of severely damaged lungs
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Researchers have -- for the first time -- demonstrated in a clinically relevant model that severely damaged lungs can be regenerated to meet transplantation criteria. Their new study describes the cross-circulation platform that maintained the donor lung's viability and function and the recipient's stability for 36-56 hours. Current methodologies of lung support are limited to only 6-8 hours, a time too short for therapeutic interventions that could regenerate the injured lung and improve its function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 7, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Clinical trial shows promise for increasing lung transplant patients' life expectancy
(American Association for Thoracic Surgery) A new study shows that a potential treatment for ischemia- reperfusion injury is safe for humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cystic fibrosis sufferer had a DOUBLE lung transplant aged 22
Emma Khanahmadi, of Sweden, now 25, was diagnosed with CF at the age of eight. She received a donor when she was 'just surviving' and is now thriving. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiology is leading by example when it comes to AI
The radiology community's proactive response to the adoption of artificial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Practical considerations of AI: Part 3 -- More AI issues How will PACS evolve over the next decade? AI predicts lung cancer survival from CT scan data The 5 things radiology needs to speed up AI use AI malware deceives radiologists with fake tumors on CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Two organ transplant device makers plan rival products, market strategies
Cambridge-based Paragonix Technologies Inc. and Andover-based TransMedics Group Inc. are among a handful of medical device firms trying to change the way hearts, lungs and other organs are couriered from donors to transplant recipients. But as their new products move closer to direct competition, the two Mass.-based device makers' strategies couldn't be more different. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Device Helps Doctors Select Lungs for Transplant
Title: Device Helps Doctors Select Lungs for TransplantCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/29/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/30/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 30, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves Device That Allows for Reassessment of Lung Transplant Suitability
MONDAY, April 29, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of a new device on Friday that aims to increase the number of lungs available for transplant. The Xvivo Perfusion System with Steen Solution Perfusate, which... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Device Helps Doctors Select Lungs for Transplant
MONDAY, April 29, 2019 -- The Xvivo Perfusion System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help doctors determine whether lungs are suitable for transplant, the agency said in a news release. The device can temporarily... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA approves device to help increase access to more lungs for transplant
The device enables doctors to better assess lungs that were initially deemed to be unsuitable for transplant (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 27, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, opera singer who had 2 lung transplants, dies
Renowned soprano Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, who performed worldwide after two separate lung transplants, has died, her family said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A match is found: Nova Scotia transplant advocate gets 2 new lungs
A Nova Scotia woman has received a double lung transplant just months after she thought the financial burden of the procedure would force her into palliative care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

AI predicts lung cancer survival from CT scan data
Harvard researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI malware deceives radiologists with fake tumors on CT AI reliably characterizes pulmonary nodules on CT AI spots lung nodules on CT, with low false-positive rate New AI algorithm identifies small lung tumors on CT scans NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

3D-printed craniofacial models support family consults
Researchers from Saudi Arabia have created 3D-printed models based on the CT...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing reduces liver transplant costs, surgery time 3D printing yields custom-fit glasses for kids 3D printing helps separate rare case of conjoined twins 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost 3D-printed lungs improve patient understanding of surgery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Crowdsourced AI learns to target lung tumors for radiation
(Reuters Health) - In many parts of the world there are not enough radiation oncologists to design and deliver radiation treatments for lung cancer patients, but that gap could one day be filled with the help of artificial intelligence, researchers suggest in a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Multiple Listing in Lung Transplant Candidates Multiple Listing in Lung Transplant Candidates
Might the practice of multiple listing improve the likelihood of a candidate receiving a lung transplant?American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus from her donor 
Rima Manomaitis, 29, from Pepperell, Massachusetts, received a double lung transplant in May 2017 to treat her cystic fibrosis, only to learn her donor had a dormant virus that had become active. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic touts economic data for HeartWare HVAD
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today touted more data on the HeartWare left-ventricular assist device it acquired in 2016, saying economic analyses of prior trials showed its cost effectiveness. The Fridley, Minn.-based medical device giant said one analysis, of data from the Lateral thoracotomy study showed that patients implanted with its HVAD pump incurred lower hospitalization and medical supply costs than patients implanted via sternotomy. The average total cost per thoracotomy patient was $204,107, compared with $260,492 for traditional median sternotomy. Lateral also showed an 87% survival rate at two years and a 30% in ...
Source: Mass Device - April 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Clinical Trials Featured Medtronic Source Type: news

TransMedics registers for $86m IPO
TransMedics last week registered for an initial public offering worth more than $86 million for the organ transplant transportation system it developed. The Organ Care System is designed to keep donated hearts, lungs and livers in near-living condition until transplantation; the company touts it as the only such system designed for more than one organ. In Europe, the OCS Heart and OCS Lung devices are already on the market. A year ago the Andover, Mass.-based company won pre-market approval from the FDA for its OCS Lung transplant device for standard double-lung transplantation procedures. In an April 5 regulatory filing T...
Source: Mass Device - April 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Transplants Wall Street Beat transmedics Source Type: news

Pembrokeshire girl, 10, dies waiting for lung transplant
Belle Curran won numerous bravery awards as she battled with rare Interstitial Lung Disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common virus linked to faster disease progression in cystic fibrosis
(European Lung Foundation) A new study has found that cystic fibrosis patients who have a common virus may experience faster disease progression than patients who do not have the virus. Signs of faster cystic fibrosis disease progression included earlier times to lung transplant referral and reaching the final stages of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medtronic touts stroke data for HeartWare LVAD
A retrospective analysis of two studies involved the HeartWare left-ventricular assist device Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) acquired in 2016 showed that managing blood pressure reduced the severity of strokes in patients implanted with the HVAD pump. The analysis, of “destination therapy” patients who are not candidates for a heart transplant, took data from the Endurance and Endurance Supplemental studies. Results were presented this week at the annual meeting of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation in London, Medtronic said. The 465-patient Endurance Supplemental study compared 308 patients i...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Clinical Trials Featured Abbott HeartWare International Inc. Medtronic stjudemedical Thoratec Corp. Source Type: news

Hep C-Infected Lungs, Hearts OK for Transplant
The new transplant policy calls for recipients to receive hepatitis C antivirals starting a few hours after leaving the operating room. This strategy could increase the number of potential organs available to patients by 20% to 25%, the lead researcher said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lungs, Hearts Infected With Hepatitis C Still OK for Transplant
Title: Lungs, Hearts Infected With Hepatitis C Still OK for TransplantCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 4, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

More heart, lung transplants possible with therapy to clear Hep C from donor organs
(Reuters Health) - The presence of hepatitis C in potential organ donors has long prevented hearts and lungs from going to patients who desperately need them, but that prohibition may soon disappear thanks to a technique that attacks the virus before it can gain a foothold in the recipient. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: Safe to transplant hepatitis C-infected hearts, lungs
A new study suggests doctors can safely transplant lungs or hearts from hepatitis C-positive donors without infecting the recipients (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

HCV-Infected Hearts, Lungs Safe With Preemptive Antivirals HCV-Infected Hearts, Lungs Safe With Preemptive Antivirals
Excellent survival and graft function was seen in uninfected organ recipients after a short course of antiviral treatment in a pilot trial. The findings could potentially expand the organ donor pool.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lungs, Hearts Infected With Hepatitis C Still OK for Transplant
WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 -- Patients in dire need of an organ transplant can safely receive a new heart or lung from donors who have hepatitis C, a new clinical trial has shown. By swiftly administering powerful antiviral drugs, doctors can prevent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

PC945, a novel inhaled azole for treatment of fungal tracheobronchitis post-lung transplantation: a case report
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 3, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Hepatitis C-infected hearts and lungs safely transplanted
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the team describes a four-week antiviral treatment regimen started within hours of organ transplantation surgery, preventing establishment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in all patients, and, in so doing, expanding the pool of eligible heart and lung donor organs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Here ’s Everything You Need to Know About Gut Health
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...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

‘I thought I was going to die’: why patients are no longer pooh-poohing faecal transplants
Bonnie Wortmeyer is one of thousands finding freedom from Clostridium difficile bacteria through faecal microbiota transplantationBonnie Wortmeyer has spent the past few years plagued by ill health. Among the major issues she has had to deal with are a double lung transplant and what she calls her “poo transplant”, which she says changed her life.While recovering from her double lung transplant, Wortmeyer was exposed to numerous courses of antibiotics, which made her susceptible to contracting the Clostridium difficile bacteria. C diff, as it ’s known, is a nasty, life-threatening bacteria which makes lif...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Melanie Tait Tags: Health Australia news South Australia Medical research Source Type: news

Machines Treating Patients? It ’s Already Happening
Rayfield Byrd knows when it’s time to wake up every morning. The 68-year-old Oakland, Cal., resident hears a voice from the living room offering a cheery good morning. Except Byrd lives alone. A little after 8 a.m. each day, a small yellow robot named Mabu asks Byrd how he’s doing. Byrd has Type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure, and about three years ago, he had surgery to implant a microvalve in his heart to keep his blood flowing properly. To stay healthy, he takes four medications a day and needs to exercise regularly. To make sure his heart is still pumping effectively, his doctor needs to stay on to...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Life Reinvented medicine Source Type: news

'I don't want people to feel hopeless,' says lung-transplant patient pushing for donations to help others
Natalie Jarvis has been inundated with offers of help since speaking out last week about the significant financial costs faced by Atlantic Canadian patients who must move to Toronto for lung transplants, and now she's asking people to help others in similar situations. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

AI Takes Aim at Lung Cancer Screening
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- The term artificial intelligence (AI) might bring to mind robots or self-driving cars. But one group of researchers is using a type of AI to improve lung cancer screening. Screening is important for early diagnosis and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

They face financial ruin to get a new lung. Some are choosing to die instead
Lung transplants are not performed in Atlantic Canada. Patients from the region are selling their homes and liquidating savings in order to move to Toronto for the life-saving surgery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence cuts lung cancer screening false positives
(University of Pittsburgh) Right now, 96 percent of people who screen positive for lung cancer don't actually have a malignant growth. Machine learning can rule out cancer in a third of them, saving time, money and anxiety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

COPD, ILD Patients May Not Benefit From Bilateral Lung Transplant Listing
Unrestricted lung transplant listing strategy may increase transplant rates without affecting survival (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

COPD, ILD Patients May Not Benefit From Bilateral Lung Transplant Listing
MONDAY, March 4, 2019 -- While an unrestricted listing strategy does not seem to impact overall survival among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or interstitial lung disease (ILD) awaiting lung transplant, it may increase... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

3D printing reduces liver transplant costs, surgery time
Presurgical planning on 3D-printed models allowed researchers from China to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing unites radiology, otolaryngology 3D printing helps separate rare case of conjoined twins 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost 3D-printed lungs improve patient understanding of surgery 3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news