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Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved
Technology may lead to more transplants, FDA says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Lung Transplantation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves donor lung preservation device that may result in more lung transplants
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the XVIVO Perfusion System (XPS) with STEEN Solution, a device for preserving donated lungs that do not initially meet the standard criteria for lung transplantation but may be transplantable if there is more time to observe and evaluate the organ’s function to determine whether the lung is viable for transplantation. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 12, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Self-Resolving sp. Colonization in a Lung Transplant Patient
Cladophialophora spp. are dematiaceous moulds that are responsible for causing a variety of human infections in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised individuals. Infections caused by Cladophialophora spp. most commonly involve the skin and soft tissue and the central nervous system (CNS). Cladophialophora sp. infections involving the skin and soft tissues are often referred to as chromoblastomycosis, a slowly developing condition that rarely disseminates and can be treated with surgical excision and/or antifungal chemotherapy. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 8, 2014 Category: Microbiology Authors: T. Wills, L. Mundra, H.L. Dou Dou, M. Roberts, N. Rolfe, J. Sinnott Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

NIH Gives $12.9 Million to Establish First Lung Transplant Network...
Grant is first of its kind funded solely for the purpose of studying lung transplantation.(PRWeb July 31, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Lungtransplant/News/prweb12056378.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 31, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Device Costing Just £10 Detects Deadly Lung Disease
A scientist from the University of Exeter has developed a simple, cheap and highly accurate device for diagnosing a frequently fatal lung disease which attacks immune deficient individuals such as cancer patients and bone marrow transplant recipients. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - July 25, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

New device detects deadly lung disease
(University of Exeter) A scientist from the University of Exeter has developed a simple, cheap and highly accurate device for diagnosing a frequently fatal lung disease which attacks immune deficient individuals such as cancer patients and bone marrow transplant recipients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Fungicides for crops: Worrying link to fungal drug resistance in UK, warns scientists
Aspergillus -- a common fungus that attacks the lungs and is found in soil and other organic matter -- has become resistant to life-saving drugs in parts of rural Yorkshire, researchers report. Although the link has been made before in the Netherlands, it’s the first time its been made in the UK between drug resistance in Aspergillus and fungicides used on crops. Experts warn their findings, now published, are significant and raise serious implications for transplant patients, those with leukemia and people who suffer from severe asthma. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 15, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fiance of cystic fibrosis patient who died urges people to join donor register
EXCLUSIVE: Josh Nelli, from Kesgrave in Suffolk, is today urging people to sign the Organ Donation Register after his partner of five years Kerry Thorpe died waiting for a double lung transplant at the age of 23. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplant patients star in calendar sharing pre-op selfies
Pre-operation 'selfies' of the brave patients show some of them on the verge of death, waiting desperately for new lungs in their hospital beds across the country. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler whose lungs collapsed during life-saving cancer treatment amazes doctors with miracle recovery
Two-year-old J’ssiah Brown, from Croydon, had to be put into an induced coma following a bone marrow transplant when his lungs collapsed and his liver failed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Designer T Cells Fight Viruses After Transplants
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bone marrow transplants save thousands of lives but patients are vulnerable to severe viral infections in the months afterward, until their new immune system kicks in. Now scientists are developing protection for that risky period — injections of cells specially designed to fend off up to five different viruses at once. MoreNo Streams for You? What Supreme Court's Aereo Ruling Means NBC NewsJessica N. Turner: Moms, Put on That Swimsuit Huffington PostKnow a Debbie Downer? Stop Trying to Cheer Her Up NBC NewsViva! Pope Francis Flaunts Argentina Soccer Jersey NBC NewsUruguay eliminates Italy; Di...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - June 25, 2014 Category: Science Authors: hannahgoldberg2014 Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Science Source Type: news

HIV Did Not Stop Me From Having a Biological Child
On Monday, April 15, 2013, at 8:00 a.m., my life changed forever. My wife, Kasiah, and I welcomed our first child, a healthy girl named Finley Elizabeth Banks, into this world. She was perfect. But the journey to have a healthy, HIV-free biological child began many years before Finley’s birth. MoreFederal Appeals Court Strikes Down Utah's Gay Marriage Ban NBC NewsJessica N. Turner: Moms, Put on That Swimsuit Huffington PostShould the Cops Get to Look at Your Cellphone? NBC NewsParty's Over? GOP's Insurgents Take More Punches NBC NewsUruguay eliminates Italy; Did Suarez bite again? Sports IllustratedIn 1981, when I wa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: clairehoworth Tags: Uncategorized AIDS research Family & Parenting Fatherhood HIV medicine Science Source Type: news

"He's the Bravest Kid I've Ever Seen" - Boo's Kidney Transplant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYIqUR69QoU This little boy you’re about to meet was hit so hard with influenza it damaged his lungs to the point he was put on life support. The ordeal ended up severely damaging his kidneys and doctors feared he was too sick for a transplant. Then he went to Mayo Clinic where a transplant team [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 25, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

U.S. Group Changes Lung Transplant Policy for KidsU.S. Group Changes Lung Transplant Policy for Kids
A U.S. group that sets policy for organ transplants voted on Monday to adopt a permanent rule to allow some children access to adult lungs. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

New pacemaker offers heart failure hope
ConclusionThis laboratory research describes the complex design and animal testing of an ACPG that aims to restore the natural synchronisation of the heart rate with the breathing pattern. Naturally in the body, our heart rate alters slightly as we breathe in and out (RSA). In people with heart failure (a disease process with many causes, where the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s demands), RSA is described as being "lost", and previous research has suggested this to be a prognostic indicator for poor outcome.This research described the development of an ACPG and its testing in rats. ...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medical practice Source Type: news

Age policy changed for lung transplants
A year ago, Sarah Murnaghan, an 11-year-old Pennsylvania girl, was fighting for her life while her family waged a campaign to change a national policy on lung transplants for child recipients. Their battle has now led to permanent policy change. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids can now receive adult lungs
A year ago, Sarah Murnaghan, an 11-year-old Pennsylvania girl, was fighting for her life while her family waged a campaign to change a national policy on lung transplants for child recipients. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. group changes lung transplant policy for kids
NEWTOWN SQUARE Pa. (Reuters) - A U.S. group that sets policy for organ transplants voted on Monday to adopt a permanent rule to allow some children access to adult lungs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Steven Hsiao, World Leader in Sensory Physiology Research, Dies - 6/19/14
Steven S. Hsiao, an internationally renowned researcher whose innovative experiments on how the brain perceives the shape, size and texture of three-dimensional objects could lead to the development of artificial limbs that can feel, died at The Johns Hopkins Hospital on June 16 of lung cancer. (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News - June 19, 2014 Category: Research Source Type: news

06.05.14 -- Researchers Create Miniaturized, Artificial 3D Human Lung
06/05/14 Med Device Online Newsletter (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - June 4, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

06.05.14 -- Researchers Create Miniaturized, Artificial 3D Human Lung
06/05/14 Med Device Online Newsletter (Source: Medical Design Online Newsletters)
Source: Medical Design Online Newsletters - June 4, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Stem cell therapy may help recondition lungs previously rejected for transplant
This study could have implications for increasing the supply of suitable donor lungs. Nearly 1,650 people in the U.S. are awaiting lung transplants. Unfortunately, both domestically and abroad, the demand for donor lungs far outpaces the supply. The limited availability of donor lungs can lead to long delays before transplant, leaving patients to face a mortality rate of up to 40 percent while they wait. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 30, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Clinical Advisory Issued by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has suspended enrollment for the clinical study BMT CTN 0901 conducted by the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) after preliminary data appeared to show benefit for one approach to the intensity of conditioning for allogeneic stem cell transplantations in patients […] (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 29, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: mjharvey Tags: Clinical Alerts Source Type: news

Lasers used to regenerate damaged teeth
Conclusion This laboratory study has shown that low-power laser therapy can direct dental stem cells to grow into one type of dental tissue, dentin. A strength of the study is that it used the dental pulp from molar teeth in rats, which are similar to humans, rather than their incisors, which are open-rooted and continue to grow for life to replace loss from gnawing.  Limitations highlighted by the authors include: the small sample size as a result of the limited availability of these particular rodents technical difficulties of growing minute rodent teeth widespread growth of dental tissue, which the author...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Genetics/stem cells Source Type: news

Artificial Lung The Size Of A Sugar Cube
What medications can be used to treat lung cancer, and how effective are they? Until now, drug companies have had to rely on animal testing to find out. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - May 29, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Artificial lung the size of a sugar cube may replace animal testing
What medications can be used to treat lung cancer, and how effective are they? Until now, drug companies have had to rely on animal testing to find out. But in the future, a new 3-D model lung is set to achieve more precise results and ultimately minimize -- or even completely replace -- animal testing. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 28, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Artificial lung the size of a sugar cube
(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) What medications can be used to treat lung cancer, and how effective are they? Until now, drug companies have had to rely on animal testing to find out. But in the future, a new 3-D model lung is set to achieve more precise results and ultimately minimize -- or even completely replace -- animal testing. From June 23-26, researchers will be presenting their new model at the BIO International Convention in San Diego, Calif. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 28, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Self-confessed former 'bad boy' donates kidney to cystic fibrosis sufferer
Wesley Joyce decided to 'change his life' after the plight of 34-year-old Sally-Anne Grainger, from Worcestershire, who went into renal failure after having to take strong medication following a double lung transplant in 2009. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The transplant that let a dying dad walk his daughter down the aisle
Graham Wagstaff, 68, from Shropshire, was battling lung disease due to a congential condition and was on oxygen 24/7. But after his lung transplant, he was able to fly to California for daughter Helen's wedding. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Risk from Butter-Flavored Popcorn
Did you know you can get a condition called "popcorn lung" from breathing the artificial butter flavoring from microwave popcorn? The artificial butter flavoring is a naturally-occurring chemical called diacetyl. ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Chemistry)
Source: About.com Chemistry - May 21, 2014 Category: Chemistry Source Type: news

Five lung transplants performed at hospital in 24 hours
Five successful lung transplants were performed at one American hospital in just over 24 hours. Put in perspective, five is the average number of lung transplants performed each day throughout the entire country. The patients, all doing well, are a teacher, a judge, an executive director, a grandmother and an extraordinary young woman who beat very long odds to undergo a second lung transplant in three years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 17, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chicago team performs 5 lung transplants in 24 hours
A special ed teacher, a judge, a grandmother, an executive director and a 21-year-old woman. Five people, five different backgrounds, all share one thing -- the gift of a new life, thanks to organ donation and a groundbreaking moment. WBBM's Suzanne Le Mignot reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New lease on life for five lung transplant patients
A team of 30 doctors and nurses in Chicago performed the operations simultaneously (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical Advisory: Randomized, Multi-Center, Phase III Study of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation Comparing Regimen Intensity in Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndrome or Acute Myeloid Leukemia (BMT CTN 0901)
Source: National Cancer Institute, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2014, New Clinical Advisory Issued by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has suspended enrollment for the clinical study BMT CTN 0901 conducted by the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) after preliminary data appeared to show benefit for one approach to the intensity of conditioning for allogeneic stem cell transplantations in patients eligible for the study. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - May 15, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

UCSF Adult Lung Transplant Program Ranked Top in the Nation for Patient Survival
UCSF Medical Center has the highest one-year lung transplant patient survival rate in the nation, among institutions performing more than 20 adult transplants each year, according to data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), a national database of transplant statistics. (Source: UCSF Medical Center)
Source: UCSF Medical Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: webservices at ucsfhealth.org Source Type: news

Man gets 11th hour lung transplant and goes on to marry love of his life
Dane Pollard, 34, from Manchester, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was 18 months old and believes he was close to death when he had his transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Updates Lung...
Evolving Concepts in Recipient Selection May Mean More Patients are Eligible for Lung Transplant(PRWeb April 13, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11716364.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 13, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ISHLT Releases Latest Interim Results of INSPIRE Lung Transplantation...
Organ Care System Technology Continues to Demonstrate Significant Benefits(PRWeb April 12, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11720765.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 12, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Top medicine articles for April 2014
A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Vitamin D supplements are taken by nearly half of American adults. Low levels of vitamin D are a result, not a cause, of poor health. Therefore, supplement may not help http://buff.ly/Ml153n -- Vitamin D supplement sales increased more than 10-fold, from $24 million in 2002 to $605 million in 2011 (US data) http://buff.ly/Mo7Ykj"Is Your Stethoscope Going to Join Typewriter in the Storage Closet?" http://buff.ly/1dILsbh - However, you can't listen to lungs with ultrasound.Coffee Hydrates as Well as Water http://buff.ly/1i5Rc3V - Study defined mod...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 10, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Health News of the Day Source Type: news

International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation Reveals...
Sir Terence English Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award and James K. Kirklin MD Named as Distinguished Educator(PRWeb April 10, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11720796.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 10, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Honoring Tim
Tim Packhem touched—and saved—a lot of lives. It’s an impressive thing to say about anyone, but the fact that Tim could affect so many, in so short a time, is what makes him truly special. Those close to him affectionately knew him as “Tim-bo”—a friendly goofball who was quick with a joke or a hug. The kind of guy who walks up to you on your first day at a new school and invites you join him and his friends at the lunch table. At 16 years old, when Tim died from severe brain trauma after falling off a skateboard, the number of people who appreciated his carefree attitude became heartbrea...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 3, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: All posts Donate life how organ donation saves lives National Donate Life Month Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Unique use of heart-lung machine saves heart attack victim at UCLA emergency room
James Manzi is lucky to be alive. When the 79-year-old Brentwood, Calif., resident arrived at  Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's emergency room in full cardiac arrest, the medical team tried everything to stabilize him, including shocking his heart 29 times with a defibrillator in an attempt to restore a normal rhythm.   Often, patients whose heart attacks are as severe as Manzi's don't survive. Only one out of every 10 people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital lives through the ordeal.   As the team worked, UCLA emergency medicine physician Dr. Eric Savitsky monitored Manzi's diminishing r...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 25, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Unique use of heart-lung machine saves heart attack victim at UCLA emergency room
James Manzi is lucky to be alive. When the 79-year-old Brentwood, Calif., resident arrived at  Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's emergency room in full cardiac arrest, the medical team tried everything to stabilize him, including shocking his heart 29 times with a defibrillator in an attempt to restore a normal rhythm.   Often, patients whose heart attacks are as severe as Manzi's don't survive. Only one out of every 10 people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital lives through the ordeal.   As the team worked, UCLA emergency medicine physician Dr. Eric Savitsky monitored Manzi's diminishing respo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 25, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA Panel Favors Device to Boost Lung Transplant Success
(MedPage Today) -- An FDA advisory committee gave a unanimous thumbs up on Thursday to a device to improve the quality of donor lungs using warm perfusion after explant. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 21, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Unveils Full...
The 34th Annual Meeting is shaping up to be a breathtaking event.(PRWeb March 21, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11659592.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 21, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'I'd rather have a smoker's lungs than die on the transplant list,' says mother-of-two desperate for new organs
Robyn Davidson suffers from cystic fibrosis and has been warned by her doctors she needs a transplant in order to survive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I'd gladly take a smoker's lungs and risk cancer - to end the hell of life on the waiting list
Cystic Fibrosis sufferer Poppy Roberts, 23, from Monmouth would rather risk with smoker's lungs after waiting for two years for a transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Reveals...
Nobel Prize Winner Named Keynote Speaker(PRWeb March 14, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11647465.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 14, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news