Bigger the lung, better the transplant success
Scientists have discovered the transplantation of bigger lungs is associated with higher survival rates in transplant patients, according to a study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. The research - from Johns Hopkins Medicine alongside other medical centers in the US - could improve the options available to people waiting for transplant operations. It reveals that although there has been concern in the past about matching the size of donor lungs to the size of the recipient, oversized donor lungs may be best... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplants / Organ Donations Source Type: news

Sarah Murnaghan, who underwent multiple adult lung transplants, to leave intensive care
10-year-old who fought for adult lung transplant will be moved into Progressive Care Unit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oversized Lung Grafts May Improve Survival After TransplantOversized Lung Grafts May Improve Survival After Transplant
Transplantation of oversized lungs is associated with better survival after bilateral lung transplantation, registry data suggest. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - August 1, 2013 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Bigger Lungs Improve Odds of Transplant Survival, Study Finds
New formula used in calculations Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Lung Transplantation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Lung Transplant, Researchers Surprised To Learn Bigger Appears To Be Better - 8/1/13
Johns Hopkins-led research finds larger lungs associated with 30 percent increase in survival at one year (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News - August 1, 2013 Category: Research Source Type: news

Lung transplant patients may fare better with larger organs - using a predicted total lung capacity ratio may help improve matching process
A higher predicted total lung capacity ratio, suggestive of oversized donor lungs, is associated with improved survival following lung transplantation, primarily among patients who undergo double-lung (bilateral) transplants, according to a new study in the August 2013 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. "An unresolved question in the field of lung transplantation is how the size of the donor lungs relative to the recipient affects transplant success," said lead author Michael Eberlein, MD, PhD, from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplants / Organ Donations Source Type: news

Bigger Lungs Improve Odds of Transplant Survival, Study Finds
Title: Bigger Lungs Improve Odds of Transplant Survival, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/1/2013 10:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 1, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Bigger lungs may be better for transplants
(University of Iowa) A University of Iowa study has found that bigger lungs appear to improve the survival for patients receiving double-lung transplants. The UI team used a new formula based on height and gender to match lung donors and recipients and to calculate optimal lung sizes for transplant patients. Results were published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

For lung transplant, researchers surprised to learn bigger appears to be better
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Transplant teams have long tried to match the size of donor lungs to the size of the recipient as closely as possible, concerned that lungs of the wrong size could lead to poor lung function and poor outcomes. But new Johns Hopkins-led research suggests that oversized donor lungs may instead be the best option for patients, finding they are associated with a 30 percent increased chance of survival one year after the operation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Lung transplant girl has pneumonia
Less than a month after two lung transplant surgeries to save Sarah Murnaghan's life, the 10-year-old has developed pneumonia in her second set of replacement lungs, her mother posted on Monday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom: 10-year-old lung transplant recipient has aspiration pneumonia
Girl has sucked up fluid from stomach into right lung, causing acid burn; Another setback for girl who has had two lung transplants (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two-year-old "pioneer" of stem cell trachea transplant dies
Surgeon tells CBS News' Dr. Jon LaPook the girl developed a leak in her esophagus, which lead to complications and lung failure (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung transplant girl has pneumonia
Less than a month after two lung transplant surgeries to save Sarah Murnaghan's life, the 10-year-old has developed pneumonia in her second set of replacement lungs, her mother posted on Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung Transplantation in Kids: When All Else FailsLung Transplantation in Kids: When All Else Fails
Which children are likely to require lung or heart-lung transplantation? CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Family: Lung transplant girl doing well
The family of Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old girl whose quest for a lung transplant prompted a change in national transplant policy, said Thursday her first biopsy shows no rejection of her donor lungs. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sarah Murnaghan waves, blows kiss in new video
10-year-old girl Philadelphia girl received two sets of lungs after suing to be put on adult transplant list (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Sarah Murnaghan waves, blows kiss in new video
New video of double lung transplant recipient Sarah Murnaghan shows the 10-year-old waving and blowing a kiss to her mother, Janet Ruddock Murnaghan. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family: Girl's body accepting new lungs
The family of Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old girl whose quest for a lung transplant prompted a change in national transplant policy, said Thursday her first biopsy shows no rejection of her donor lungs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sars-like illness kills man in London
Qatari man who was transferred to UK by air ambulance last September had Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirusA man infected with a Sars-like respiratory illness has died in London, officials say.The Qatari man, who was being treated in an intensive care unit at St Thomas's hospital in central London, had contracted the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus – or Mers-CoV.Hospital officials said the man, who was 49 when he was admitted, died after his condition deteriorated.The patient, who was suffering from acute respiratory syndrome and renal failure, was admitted to an intensive care unit in Doha, Qa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 4, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: World news Infectious diseases guardian.co.uk Medical research Microbiology UK news Sars Science Source Type: news

Pennsylvania girl who got lung transplants recovering from more surgery
(Reuters) - A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis who sparked a national debate about child access to organ donations that led to two lung transplant operations was in recovery on Tuesday after surgery to repair her diaphragm, her family said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philly girl who got new lungs in surgery after complications
KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com Sarah Murnaghan back in surgery; complications from second lung transplant partially paralyzed her diaphragm. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stephen Emmott Q&A: 'Windfarms are not the answer to our problems'
The author of Ten Billion on how we might avert a population catastrophe, his attempts to replicate photosynthesis, and why G8 leaders ought to wear tiesWatch Stephen Emmott reading extracts from his book. Reading this on mobile? Click hereWhy have scientists and politicians been slow and reluctant to confront population growth?It might be useful to first distinguish between growth and behaviour. The problem is less the current number of us in itself (yet) but more the way the majority of the 7 billion of us live and consume. This is principally the cause of almost every global problem we face. Critically, every one of the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 29, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Tim Adams Tags: Energy Population World news Food Technology Physics Energy efficiency Energy research Ethical and green living Q & amp;As The Observer Environment Science Source Type: news

Family: Girl underwent two lung transplants
Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose struggle for a life-saving lung transplant became a national issue, actually had to undergo two transplants days apart, her family revealed Friday. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Transplant Recipient Gets Second Set of New Lungs
A 10-year-old girl who had a double lung transplant amid a debate over organ allocation is taking some breaths on her own after a second transplant.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tags: Murnaghan, Sarah Transplants Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Lungs Source Type: news

Philadelphia girl recovering after second lung transplant
Sarah Murnaghan, who sued to get an adult lung transplant, needed a second procedure after her first donation failed (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pennsylvania girl gets second lung transplant after first failed
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who sparked a national debate about child access to organ donation took her first independent breath this week on a second set of donor lungs after her first transplant failed, the girl's family said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Girl on ventilator after lung transplants
Sarah Murnaghan's family is still waiting for the young Pennsylvania girl's new lungs to work independently, after her very public fight for her life took a delay. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Excruciating day' after girl's transplant
Sarah Murnaghan, the Philadelphia girl who underwent a lung transplant this month after a court battle, struggled after a breathing tube was removed Wednesday, so doctors "sedated and re-intubated" the girl, her mother said through a family representative. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sarah Murnaghan "sedated and re-intubated"
Sarah Murnaghan, the Philadelphia girl who underwent a lung transplant this month after a court battle, struggled after a breathing tube was removed Wednesday, so doctors "sedated and re-intubated" the girl, her mother said. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slight setback in lung transplant girl's recovery: Mom
Doctors treating Sarah Murnaghan, 10, had to reinsert breathing tube they tried to remove; not seen as dimming long-term outlook, mom says (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux surgery could help prevent rejection in lung transplant patients
(Loyola University Health System) A procedure to treat acid reflux could help prevent chronic rejection in lung transplant patients, according to a study published in the American College of Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Girl's breathing tube reinserted after lung transplant
Sarah Murnaghan, the Philadelphia girl who underwent a lung transplant this month after a court battle, struggled after a breathing tube was removed Wednesday, so doctors "sedated and re-intubated" the girl, her mother said through a family representative. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is universal antifungal prophylaxis mandatory in lung transplant patients?
Schaenman JM (Source: The Aspergillus Website - articles)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - articles - June 26, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Girl awakens after lung transplant
Sarah Murnaghan, the Philadelphia girl who underwent a lung transplant last week following a court battle, is out of a coma and responsive. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sarah Murnaghan awake after lung transplant
Sarah Murnaghan, the Philadelphia girl who underwent a lung transplant last week following a court battle, is out of a coma and responsive. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First artificial lung procedure on Irish child
Teenager went on to have transplant and is now recovering well, says hospital     (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - June 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl awakes after lung transplant
Sarah Murnaghan, the Philadelphia girl who underwent a lung transplant last week following a court battle, is out of a coma and responsive. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes Makes Lung Transplant Riskier (CME/CE)
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- Patients with diabetes have poorer outcomes following a lung transplant, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - June 19, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetics Have Elevated Risk for Death after Lung TransplantDiabetics Have Elevated Risk for Death after Lung Transplant
A new study shows that patients who undergo lung transplant have a 5-fold increased risk for mortality if they are also diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Video: Cancer treatments carry unique health risks for children
A new study shows many children who undergo chemo, radiation, or bone marrow transplants to treat cancer develop heart and lung problems during adulthood. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The future of robotics: in a transhuman world, the disabled will be the ones without prosthetic limbs
Bertolt Meyer's amazing bionic hand controlled by an iPhone app is a glimpse of the advances being made in prosthetics. But in years to come, will everyone want one?Bertolt Meyer is used to being viewed as not fully human. Born with a stump where his left hand should have been, he spent his childhood wearing a hook connected to an elaborate pulley and harness. "To open the hook and grasp things I had to flex my shoulders like this," he says, striking a he-man pose. "The harness was very uncomfortable. To stop it chafing my skin, I had to wear a shirt underneath it at all times. I was always sweating."Ev...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Robots Sport Disability sport Society FutureFest Drugs in sport Technology Editorial The Observer Science Source Type: news

Pennsylvania court case on organ donation guidelines put on hold
Girl at center of lawsuit over adult organ transplant rules, Sarah Murnaghan, received a set of adult lungs on Wednesday (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Needing Judge's Order, Girl Gets New LungAfter Needing Judge's Order, Girl Gets New Lung
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Are transplant policies fair?
A 10 year-old girl fought the system for her lung transplant. Do we need to reform America's transplant policies? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VIDEO: Lung transplant for ill 10-year-old
The family of a severely ill 10-year-old girl, who was given a prime spot on the adult transplant list by a US judge, says that she's doing well. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Inside parents' fight to get daughter double lung transplant
The parents of Sarah Murnaghan, 10, challenged a rule that kept her off a list for life-saving lung transplant. Terrell Brown reports on the transplant debate and how the young recipient is doing after the controversial surgery that's being called a success. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10-year-old girl gets long-awaited lung transplant
Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis whose family fought to have her prioritized for adult organs, got a new set of lungs Wednesday, her family said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl's long-awaited lung transplant complete
Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis whose family fought to have young children prioritized for adult organs, received new lungs Wednesday, her family told CNN. Her surgery took about six hours, and there were no comp... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother says Pennsylvania girl's lung transplant a success
(Reuters) - A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis who only became eligible for an adult organ transplant because of a federal judge's order is out of surgery after a double-lung transplant on Wednesday and doing well, her mother said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Girl Gets Adult Lungs
Sarah Murnaghan, 10, who has cystic fibrosis, underwent successful surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a family spokeswoman said.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tags: Murnaghan, Sarah Pennsylvania Transplants Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Lungs Source Type: news