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

Statins side effects are minimal, study argues
ConclusionThis meta-analysis pooled results from 29 studies and has shown a very small increased risk of newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus. This is the same as the decreased risk of any cause of death in people taking statins, compared to placebo, to prevent a heart attack or stroke.The researchers point out some limitations to the meta-analysis: Each study did not report on all of the side effects, meaning that for each category of side effect, the number of participants differed. The side effect categories were only included if at least 500 people had reported suffering from it. This means there may be numerous other si...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

Research on 3D scaffolds sets new bar in lung regeneration
In end-stage lung disease, transplantation is sometimes the only viable therapeutic option, but organ availability is limited and rejection presents an additional challenge. Innovative research efforts in the field of tissue regeneration, including pioneering discoveries by University of Vermont Professor of Medicine Daniel Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues, hold promise for this population, which includes an estimated 12.7 million people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the U.S. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplants / Organ Donations Source Type: news

AUDIO: Charity calls for lung donor change
A charity has called for a national allocation system to boost the number of successful UK lung transplants. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for lung 'allocation' system
It is a “scandal” that one in three cystic fibrosis sufferers who are waiting for donated lungs die while on the transplant list, a charity has warned. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - March 10, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Call for lung ‘allocation’ system
It is a “scandal” that one in three cystic fibrosis sufferers who are waiting for donated lungs die while on the transplant list, a charity has warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 10, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Improved management of a chronic graft-vs.-host disease complication
A simple questionnaire that rates breathing difficulties on a scale of 0 to 3 predicts survival in chronic graft-vs.-host disease, according to a study published in the March issue of Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.And although a poor score means a higher risk of death, asking a simple question that can spot lung involvement early means that patients can begin treatments to reduce or manage symptoms, said senior author Stephanie Lee, M.D., M.P.H. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplants / Organ Donations Source Type: news

VIDEO: Lung transplant rethink urged
The way the transplant system operates for patients who need new lungs is a "scandal" and needs to change, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National lung transplant list urged
Lung disease experts are calling for a new national system to identify lungs for transplant which could double the number of procedures across the UK. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using smoker's lungs in more transplants 'will save lives despite increased cancer risk for patients'
Doctors argue more patients with terminal illnesses, should be given choice of having ‘reconditioned’ lungs from a smoker, which can give them years of extra life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research on 3D scaffolds sets new bar in lung regeneration
For the estimated 12.7 million people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, the third leading cause of death in the US, innovative research efforts in the field of tissue regeneration hold promise. In end-stage lung disease, transplantation is sometimes the only viable therapeutic option, but organ availability is limited and rejection presents an additional challenge. New research focuses on lung tissue bioengineering, which involves the use of a scaffold -- or framework -- of lungs from human cadavers to engineer new lungs for patients with end-stage disease. The studies have examined multiple perspectives on the ...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 8, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research on 3-D scaffolds sets new bar in lung regeneration
For the estimated 12.7 million people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, the third leading cause of death in the U.S., innovative research efforts in the field of tissue regeneration hold promise. In end-stage lung disease, transplantation is sometimes the only viable therapeutic option, but organ availability is limited and rejection presents an additional challenge. New research focuses on lung tissue bioengineering, which involves the use of a scaffold -- or framework -- of lungs from human cadavers to engineer new lungs for patients with end-stage disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lung transplantation: A treatment option in end-stage lung disease
In the past five years, the number of lung transplantations carried out has increased by about 20%. In the end stage of various lung diseases, transplantation is the last remaining option for treatment, and it can both prolong life and improve its quality. Marc Hartert and colleagues have studied how patients do after a lung transplant, and their review appears in the current edition of the Deutsches Ärzteblatt International.What they found is that deaths in the 90 days after an operation for lung transplantation have gone down over the past 25 years from 19.4% to 10%. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplants / Organ Donations Source Type: news

Smokers' Lungs Pass Muster in Transplants (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Donor lungs from smokers led to transplant outcomes similar to those involving lungs of nonsmokers, British transplant specialists reported. (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 6, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Smokers' Lungs OK'd for Transplant (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Donor lungs from smokers led to transplant outcomes similar to those involving lungs of nonsmokers, British transplant specialists reported. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 5, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lung transplantation: A treatment option in end-stage lung disease
In the past five years, the number of lung transplantations carried out has increased by about 20 percent. In the end stage of various lung diseases, transplantation is the last remaining option for treatment, and it can both prolong life and improve its quality. Researchers have studied how patients do after a lung transplant, and their review has recently been published. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 5, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lung transplantation: A treatment option in end-stage lung disease
(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) In the past five years, the number of lung transplantations carried out has increased by about 20 percent. In the end stage of various lung diseases, transplantation is the last remaining option for treatment, and it can both prolong life and improve its quality. Marc Hartert and colleagues have studied how patients do after a lung transplant, and their review appears in the current edition of the Deutsches Ärzteblatt International. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Addressing the high failure rate of lung transplants
Organ transplant patients routinely receive drugs that stop their immune systems from attacking newly implanted hearts, livers, kidneys or lungs, which the body sees as foreign.But new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that broadly dampening the immune response, long considered crucial to transplant success, may encourage lung transplant rejection. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplants / Organ Donations Source Type: news

Researchers Grow Human Lung In A Lab
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) have successfully grown a human lung in a laboratory. This is the first time such an accomplishment has been achieved.According to a report published by CNN, the lungs were grown using tissue from the lungs of two children who had died from trauma, most likely a car accident. Although these lungs had been too damaged to use in a transplant, they still had some healthy tissue. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - February 19, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

FDA sets a date to review XVIVO's lung perfusion system
The FDA sets a date to consider Humanitarian Device Exemption for XVIVO's perfusion system for preserving donor lungs. Sweden-based XVIVO Perfusion landed a date with the FDA to review Humanitarian Device Exemption for its XVIVO Perfusion System for preserving donor lungs. XVIVO will meet on March 20 with the FDA's Gastroenterology & Urology Devices Panel to review data on the device, which provides continuous perfusion of otherwise unacceptable lung tissue, allowing clinicians to reevaluate the organs for transplantation. News Well, Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE), Regulatory/Clearance, Food & Dr...
Source: Mass Device - February 14, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arezu Sarvestani Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) XVIVO Perfusion Source Type: news

From surgery to laboratory and back again
(University of York) A University of York scientist's experience in seeing his partner in hospital recovering from a double lung transplant prompted him to design and synthesise new chemical agents that could revolutionise post-operative patient care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 11, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The GIF(T) of life: Amazing footage reveals how a human lung is kept alive and BREATHING for a transplant
Surgeons in Phoenix used the Organ Care System to maintain a transplant lung. It is designed to keep organs in a state where they can function outside the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers shed new light on double-lung transplants
In the largest retrospective study to date using data from the United Network for Organ Sharing database for adult double-lung transplants, researchers have shown that there is no statistically significant difference between rejection and mortality rates among double-lung transplant recipients when their transplanted organs came from donors whose blood type was identical or compatible to their own. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 27, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Do diet drinks really make you fatter?
Conclusion This large US-representative cross-sectional study indicates that overweight and obese people drink more diet drinks than healthy-weight people, but still consume the same amount of calories as those drinking sugar-sweetened drinks. The extra calories were made up by eating more food. This suggests that people who are overweight or obese may be switching to diet drinks to reduce their calorie intake when trying to control or reduce their weight. However, they consumed significantly more calories from food, which brought their total energy intake in line with those drinking sugar-sweetened drinks – effect...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Neurology Obesity Source Type: news

Predicting Mortality in Hemodialysis PatientsPredicting Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients
Could lung ultrasonography help clinicians predict mortality in their hemodialysis patients, and how does it compare with other approaches? Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Boy who challenged lung transplant age rule receives organs
12-year-old Javier Acosta, boy who once sued to get added to adult transplant list, received adult lungs in Oct. 2013 and has since recovered, according to his family (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news