Pennsylvania girl who sued for lung transplants goes home
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania girl who underwent a double lung transplant after a court battle over U.S. organ donation policies waved slowly and mouthed "Hi" to well wishers on Tuesday, her first day home from the hospital. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Video: 11-year-old adult lung transplant recipient goes home
Sarah Murnaghan, the Pennsylvania girl whose family sued to get her an adult lung transplant, left the The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Tuesday. It was an emotional homecoming for the 11-year-old, who hadn't seen her home in six months. Jericka Duncan reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Family who sued for daughter's adult lung transplant speaks
Sarah Murnaghan, the 11-year-old Pennsylvania girl who won a court battle to receive an adult lung transplant, was well enough to return home from the hospital Tuesday. Sarah's parents gave an update on her condition in a press conference outside of their house. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sarah Murnaghan, girl who successfully sued for adult lung transplants, goes home
11-year-old was dying of end-stage cystic fibrosis before receiving two adult lung transplants in June (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Girl who got double lung transplant going home
Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Philadelphia girl who took on national transplant rules, is off oxygen and has been discharged from the hospital. KYW-TV's Jenn Bernstein reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplant gives Sarah chance to live dreams
Sarah Murnaghan fully understands all she's been through: her lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis that led to her deteriorating lungs, the campaign her parents waged that temporarily changed national policy surrounding organ transplants, and the fact that she came so close to death in the days leading up to her two double lung transplants. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pennsylvania girl who sued for lung transplants to leave hospital
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - An 11-year-old Pennsylvania girl, whose parents filed a lawsuit challenging national transplant policies so she could receive two lung transplants, will be released from the hospital this week, a spokeswoman for her family said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Girl who underwent 2 adult lung transplants to leave hospital
Family spokesperson says next step of Sarah Murnaghan's recovery will focus on muscle-strength so she no longer has to use breathing tube (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Mommy, I knew I was dying'
Sarah Murnaghan's lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis led to her deteriorating lungs, and a temporary national policy change on organ transplants. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Let me get on with it': Teenager, 18, refuses heart and double lung transplant so he can enjoy the time he has left outside hospital
Liam Gawthorpe, 18, from West Yorkshire, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect and pulmonary hypertension at three-months-old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should adult organs be used in pediatric patients?
Sarah Murnaghan, an 11-year-old with end-stage cystic fibrosis who was at the top of the pediatric organ donor list, took her medical battle to the courtroom to be placed at the top of the adult list so she could receive organs more quickly. After a judge ruled in her favor, she twice underwent a double lung transplant in June; she is now fighting pneumonia in her right lung. "Sound Medicine" host.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - August 25, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Children Shouldn't Automatically Receive Organ TransplantsChildren Shouldn't Automatically Receive Organ Transplants
Should a child receive lungs even if she is not the best transplant candidate? Art Caplan, PhD, says that children shouldn't automatically jump to the front of the line. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Pulmonary Rehabilitation with a Harmonica (video)
From Mayo Clinic YouTube channel: Two-time lung transplant recipient shares the power of music in his harmonica class with a Heart and Lung Transplant Support Group. He teaches his peers how music can both mentally and physically impact a patient's healing process. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - August 13, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Mayo Clinic Pulmonology Source Type: news

Kirstie Tancock Pole dancing teacher has SECOND double lung transplant
Kirstie Tancock from Honiton, Devon was told she had weeks to live without a new transplant. Doctors miraculously found a suitable donor within hours of searching. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Books Party: books received this week | @GrrlScientist
This week, I tell you about four wonderful books; one each about the human placenta, the science of champagne, New World warblers and JK Rowling's new murder mysteryBelow the jump, I mention the books that I received recently in the mail as gifts or as review copies, or that I purchased somewhere. These are the books that I may review in more depth later, either here or in print somewhere in the world. When I get new books, I like to share them with people. Unfortunately, you are all so far away, so I cannot host a book party in my crib where you can look then over, so I'll do the next best thing. I'll host a book party on...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 9, 2013 Category: Science Authors: GrrlScientist Tags: Birdwatching theguardian.com Blogposts Pregnancy Books Science Source Type: news

Bigger Lungs Improve Odds of Transplant Survival, Study Finds
New formula used in calculations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 3, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pulmonology, Organ Transplants, News, Source Type: news

Video: Pa. girl recovering from lung transplants
Ten year old double lung transplant patient recovering well, most kindergarteners up to date on vaccines and there may be a new app for people with food allergies in today's medical headlines (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute Fibrinous and Organizing Pneumonia After Lung TransplantAcute Fibrinous and Organizing Pneumonia After Lung Transplant
Get the details of the first case of acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia triggered by viral infection. Will more cases likely crop up? BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

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 9, 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 30, 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