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Mother pleads for child's lung transplant
The case of Millie Martinez's son Javier, who has cystic fibrosis, highlights the issue of organ donor policy when it comes to children (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: The fight for a life-saving lung transplant
Two terminally-ill children in Philadelphia, whose lives could be saved by a lung transplant, are at risk of not receiving it in time if a court order is allowed to expire. Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom lost one son, fights to save other
Milagros Martinez endured losing one of her sons to cystic fibrosis before he could get a lung transplant. Now she's hoping her younger boy, Javier Acosta, 11, will get such an operation in time. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Not Fighting For Just Sarah': Rating Transplant Priorities
Sarah Murnaghan's family took up a legal fight to push the 10-year-old higher on the adult organ waitlist. In addition to trying to secure new lungs, mother Janet Murnaghan says the system needs to change.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children added to adult lung transplant list amid outcry a dilemma for doctors
10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan and 11-year-old Javier Acosta successfully sued to get added to adult lung waiting list (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: The difficulties of getting a lung transplant
The case of two young patients waiting for lung transplants at the Children's hospital of Philadelphia has many experts debating the rules for organ donation in the United States. A federal judge has granted that both children are to be added to the adult waiting list. Marlie Hall reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge: 2nd child eligible for adult lungs
A judge's ruling Thursday makes another child waiting for a lung transplant in Philadelphia more quickly eligible for adult lungs. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamins: stop taking the pills
This article was corrected on 7 June 2013. During editing, a line in the fifth from last paragraph, beginning 'Another example is St John's wort…' was accidentally transposed, leading to the suggestion that serotonin was a medicine rather than a brain chemical.Alternative medicineHealth & wellbeingHealthCancerCancerMedical researchPharmaceuticals industryDepressionguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds     (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Depression Pharmaceuticals industry Health Medical research & wellbeing Society Extracts Features Cancer Life and style Alternative medicine Science Source Type: news

Diacetyl Lung Injury Suit Closed By Appellate Mandate To Washington Federal Court
SPOKANE, Wash. - A mandate issued March 25 to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington from the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirms a September 2012 order dismissing for lack of jurisdiction the appeal of an expert excluded from a personal injury lawsuit filed by a microwave popcorn consumer who alleges a link between artificial butter flavoring and his lung disease (Larry I. Newkirk, et uxor v. ConAgra Foods Inc., et al., No. 10-35667, E.D. Wash.; See 9/18/12, Page 26). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 7, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Girl in need of lung highlights transplant rules' favoritism
Rules about children receiving organ donations in the spotlight amid the case of 10-year-old girl who needs a life-saving lung transplant (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Experts say it's time to fix transplant rules
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wants review of rules to make children eligible for adult organ transplants. Last year, there were 20 lung donors under the age of 12, while there were more than 1,700 donors for adults. Dr. Jon LaPook shares the story of another child waiting for a transplant. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ruling puts 2nd child in line for adult lungs
A judge's ruling Thursday makes another child waiting for a lung transplant in Philadelphia more quickly eligible for adult lungs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dying girl added to adult lung transplant waiting list, boy also sues to be added
Ruling doesn't guarantee Sarah a new set of lungs, since matches are based on blood type, risk of dying (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who Belongs To Which List?: Debate Over Organ Allocation
A judge's ruling puts a 10-year-old girl on the transplant waiting list for adult lungs, setting off an ethical debate over organ allocation.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl's Need Breathes Life Into Debate Over Organ Allocation
Sarah Murnaghan, 10, has been moved to the adult waiting list for lung transplants. Murnaghan's parents are thrilled for their daughter, who's clinging to life. But a federal judge's ruling is also raising a number of concerns.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New chance for a transplant
A judge's ruling may help a 10-yr-old Pennsylvania girl get the lung transplant she desperately needs to save her life. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dying girl wins transplant ruling
The father of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who desperately needs new lungs told CNN on Wednesday night the family was "very excited" after a judge's ruling that could help his daughter get a transplant. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Judge grants exception for 10-year-old's lung transplant
A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis that desperately needs a lung transplant now has a better chance of getting one, thanks to a judge's decision. CBS News' Terrell Brown reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ruling could mean new lungs for 10-year-old
The father of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who desperately needs new lungs told CNN on Wednesday night the family was "very excited" after a judge's ruling that could help his daughter get a transplant. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pennsylvania girl eligible for adult organ transplant after ruling
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis who had been kept off an adult organ transplant list due to an age restriction will now be eligible for an adult lung transplant, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Judge's ruling enables girl to get life-saving lung transplant
10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, who has stage-end cystic fibrosis, had been deemed ineligible to get a lung from an adult donor (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pennsylvania girl eligible for adult organ donation after ruling
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 10-year old girl with cystic fibrosis who had been kept off an adult organ transplant list due to an age-restriction rule will now be eligible for an adult lung transplant, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pa. girl's parents sue over lung transplant policy
The parents of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is waiting for a lung transplant asked a federal judge Wednesday to order officials to waive a rule that prevents her from getting lungs from an adult. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child's lung transplant need presents complex ethical dilemma
10-year-old fights for life as parents battle for her access to adult lungs; she's barred on transplant policy that kids must receive lungs from child donors (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Parents want exception for a child's lung transplant
Organ transplant rules prevent children from receiving lungs from adults. CBS News' Elaine Quijano reports on a Pennsylvania girl whose parents are fighting to change that rule. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hematopoietic Allograft Impacts Lung Function, InflammationHematopoietic Allograft Impacts Lung Function, Inflammation
A new study reports that allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients may experience decreased lung function and increased pulmonary inflammation. BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Video: Lung in a Box
LOS ANGELES, Cali. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than 1,600 people in the U.S. are currently on the waiting list for a lung transplant. Each year, hundreds of those patients miss the opportunity to receive an organ transplant because the donor lungs are either too far away or too damaged to be used. However, now a medical breakthrough is offering new hope. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - June 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kathleen Sebelius won't intervene in girl's lung transplant case
Sarah Murnaghan, 10, has end-stage cystic fibrosis and is waiting for a lung transplant; her family is petitioning the gov't for help (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health and Human Services calls for lung transplant policy review after petition from girl's family
Adult transplant rules rank those 12 and up in order of need, pushing younger kids like Sarah Murnaghan, 10, to bottom of list (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rules keep girl from transplant
10-year-old denied lung transplant because of her age - CNN's Susan Candiotti Reports (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents of girl needing lungs ask feds to intervene
The parents of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl waiting for a lung transplant say they have formally asked U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to change rules that keep children under 12 from being prioritized for donated adult organs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplant seeker's parents want fed action
The parents of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl waiting for a lung transplant say they have formally asked U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to change rules that keep children under 12 from being prioritized for donated adult ... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplant policy means girl, 10, may die before lungs are available
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., June 3 (UPI) -- A young Pennsylvania girl most likely will die before the federal policy prohibiting her lung transplant can be changed, her family said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug boosts bone density in cystic fibrosis
Current treatments not enough to stave off osteoporosis and fracturesRelated items from OnMedicaAntibiotic fails to improve lung function in children with CFMacrolide antibiotics improve symptoms in bronchiectasisBetter use should be made of current cystic fibrosis treatments Lung transplantation leads to good outcome for cystic fibrosis Cystic fibrosis bug spreads from patient to patient (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 3, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Family: Girl with failing lungs 'left to die'
The family of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who's been waiting more than a year for a lung transplant says the girl has essentially been "left to die." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl's family wants transplant policy change
The family of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who's been waiting more than a year for a lung transplant says the girl has essentially been "left to die." (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. lung transplant policy to be reviewed
U.S. officials will review the nation's lung transplant policy for children, but any change could take up to two years, not enough time to save the life of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who's already been waiting 18 months for new lungs. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feds step in as girl fights for lungs, life
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asked the nation's transplant system Friday to review its lung allocation policy as a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl in need of a lung fights for her life. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feds step in; girl fights for lungs
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asked the nation's transplant system Friday to review its lung allocation policy as a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl in need of a lung fights for her life. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dying girl's plight sparks organ fight
The plight of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who could die within weeks without a lung transplant has sparked a fight for new rules governing organ donations. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dying girl's plight sparks fight over organ transplants
The plight of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who could die within weeks without a lung transplant has sparked a fight for new rules governing organ donations. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overcoming Drew’s blood disorder, together
When Jen’s son Drew was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a blood disorder, their entire lives changed. In this blog, Jen describes how she and Drew coped with the disease, treatment and recovery, as well as the care they both received at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. (Click the link to see the center’s new website.) By Jen D’Auteuil Jen and her son Drew When my son Drew was diagnosed with aplastic anemia (AA) at 10 years old, our lives turned upside down. His bone marrow had stopped producing the cells that he needed for iron and oxygen transfers, for blood clo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 29, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts Cancer Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) Aplastic anemia blood disorders Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center our patients' stories Source Type: news

Molecule limits heart attack damage in mice
Conclusion This laboratory-based research in mice, which used a simulation designed to mimic the effects of a heart attack, appears to show that the molecule MitoSNO can prevent some of the heart tissue damage of a heart attack and the consequences of the return of blood to the heart (reperfusion). It is important to remember this was a small, early study in mice. Further studies in rodents would be needed to confirm these initial findings as true and accurate. Furthermore, this study was carried out in mice and the results may not be the same for people. Research in humans would be needed to understand fully the human bio...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

New Role For ECMO In Treating Patients With Cardiac Arrest And Profound Shock
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a procedure traditionally used during cardiac surgeries and in the ICU that functions as an artificial replacement for a patient's heart and lungs, has also been used to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. Now, a novel study of this technique in the U.S. has been completed by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, indicating a potential role for this intervention to save patients who are unable to be resuscitated through conventional measures... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Pumpless Paracorporeal Assist Device Helps Infants With Severe Respiratory Failure Survive Until Lung Transplantation
Adults with end-stage respiratory failure and pulmonary hypertension requiring ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) have been "bridged" toward lung transplantation with novel lung assist devices such as the Novalung. This and related devices work based on pumpless application of oxygenators. A presentation by David M. Hoganson, MD, and colleagues from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis at the Congenital Heart Disease Session of the 93rd AATS Annual Meeting described the first time application of this technology to newborns and small children... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplants / Organ Donations Source Type: news

Lung Transplant: Jump to Top of List May Carry Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- An acute increase in lung allocation score (LAS) of more than 5 units in the month before lung transplant is a strong and independent predictor of post-transplant death, according to a new study. (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 7, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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 2, 2013 Category: Chemistry Source Type: news

Preemptive treatment with voriconazole in lung transplant recipients
Neoh CF, Snell GI, Levvey B, Kotsimbos T, Morrissey CO, Slavin MA, Stewart K, Kong DC (Source: The Aspergillus Website - articles)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - articles - April 15, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

'Lab-grown' rat kidney successfully transplanted
Conclusion This early stage research has developed a new way of growing a bioengineered rat kidney in the laboratory that can produce urine when implanted into a living rat. The researchers have also shown that at least the first stage of this process (removing the cells from a donor kidney) can be achieved with a human kidney. Due to limited availability of donor kidneys for people with kidney disease, researchers and doctors would like to be able to grow human kidneys in the laboratory. This research could be an early step towards developing a potential method for ‘growing’ kidneys in the laboratory that co...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

Kidney grown in lab successfully transplanted into animal
Functioning kidney built from newborn rat cells is a major step towards personalised transplant organs for peopleScientists have grown a kidney in a laboratory and shown that it works when implanted into a living animal. The work is an important step towards the longer-term goal of growing personalised replacement organs that could be transplanted into people with kidney failure.More than 51,000 people are treated every year in the UK for end-stage kidney failure and 90% of those are on the waiting list for organs are waiting for kidneys. A shortage of organs means that every year fewer than 3,000 transplants are carried o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Alok Jha Tags: Tissue engineering World news Health guardian.co.uk Medical research Society UK news Science Source Type: news