New approach to treating CF reduces inflammation
‘First step’ to better outcomes for cystic fibrosis Related items fromOnMedica Lung experts call for ‘national plan for lung cancer’ Smokers ’ lungs should remain as transplant option COPD patients need better tailored care Antibiotic fails to improve lung function in children with CF Sweet and fruity e-cigs linked to prolonged teenage vaping (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mother of teen left with a ruined lung from vaping slams the FDA for failing to regulate the devices
Walker McKnight, 20, from Orlando, Florida, is currently on dialysis and oxygen after his four-month vaping destroyed both of his kidneys and his left lung and will need transplants in the future. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using artificial intelligence to determine whether immunotherapy is working
(Case Western Reserve University) Currently, only about 20% of all cancer patients will actually benefit from costly immunotherapy. New research can now determine which ones are in that category, simply by analyzing previously unseen changes in patterns in CT scans taken when the lung cancer is first diagnosed compared to scans taken after the first 2-3 cycles of immunotherapy treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Popcorn lung’ may have brought teen close to death after vaping for months, doctors say
The teen was hospitalized for 47 days and narrowly avoided a double lung transplant, his doctors said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brittany Shammas Source Type: news

Multiple AI algorithms work better together
Employing multiple artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to attack a task...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Practical Considerations of AI: Part 6 -- Ready, fire, aim Deep-learning algorithm bolsters lung cancer detection AI needs robust clinical evaluation in healthcare Deep-learning model characterizes PET/CT findings Can AI find brain hemorrhage as well as radiologists? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Michigan Boy, 17, Gets Double Lung Transplant After Damage From Vaping Michigan Boy, 17, Gets Double Lung Transplant After Damage From Vaping
A 17-year-old Michigan boy facing"imminent death" from vaping injuries has undergone a double lung transplant, the first in a patient suffering from the effects of e-cigarettes, a Detroit hospital said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

$20 million fundraising effort will support efforts to improve treatment for lung disease
UCLA Health has launched a $20 million fundraising initiative to create a new center for advanced lung disease at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. To date, the initiative has secured $4.37 million for the Lung Health Research Accelerator Fund, including three gifts of $1 million each from Michael and Linda Keston, William Pierpoint, and Jeffrey and Robin Raich, and a total of $1.37 million from nine other donors.The fund will support the work of Dr. John Belperio and Dr. Joseph Lynch III in the medical school ’s division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Belperio’s research is focused on ident...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

$20 million fundraising initiative will support efforts to improve treatment for lung disease
UCLA Health has launched a $20 million fundraising initiative to create a new center for advanced lung disease at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. To date, the initiative has secured $4.37 million for the Lung Health Research Accelerator Fund, including three gifts of $1 million each from Michael and Linda Keston, William Pierpoint, and Jeffrey and Robin Raich, and a total of $1.37 million from nine other donors.The fund will support the work of Dr. John Belperio and Dr. Joseph Lynch III in the medical school ’s division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Belperio’s research is focused on ident...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

U.S. teen gets double lung transplant after 'enormous' vaping damage
A Michigan teenager was the recipient of what could be the first double lung transplant on a person whose lungs were severely damaged from vaping, health officials said Tuesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Teen receives double lung transplant after vaping-related illness
Doctors at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit performed what they believe is the United States' first double lung transplant on a patient whose lungs were damaged after vaping, according to the hospital. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen receives double lung transplant for vaping-related injuries
Surgeons at a Detroit hospital recently performed what ’s believed to be the first double lung transplant on a 17-year-old patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged due to vaping. Doctors at Henry Ford Health System say he’s slowly recovering. They are pleading with everyone to stop using e-cigarettes. Dean Reynolds reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michigan Teen Receives Double Lung Transplant After ‘Enormous’ Damage From Vaping
(DETROIT) — A Michigan teenager was the recipient of what could be the first double lung transplant on a person whose lungs were severely damaged from vaping, health officials said Tuesday. Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit described to reporters Tuesday the procedure that saved the 17-year-old’s life and pleaded for the public to understand the dangers of vaping. The teen was admitted in early September to a Detroit-area hospital with what appeared to be pneumonia. He was transferred to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and taken Oct. 3 to Henry Ford Hospital where the transplant was per...
Source: TIME: Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: COREY WILLIAMS Tags: Uncategorized health Michigan onetime vaping Source Type: news

First Double Lung Transplant Performed for Patient With Vaping-Related Illness
Title: First Double Lung Transplant Performed for Patient With Vaping-Related IllnessCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Inhaled immunosuppressant may increase survival, pulmonary function after lung transplant
(University of Maryland Medical Center) University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers found that lung transplant recipients who had early signs of organ rejection could increase their chances of survival by inhaling a liposomal form of the immunosuppression drug cyclosporine through an investigational nebulizer. This is the first randomized, controlled study to demonstrate increased survival and improved lung function with this drug-device combination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A young athlete just received what doctors say is first double lung transplant due to vaping
“What I saw in his lungs was nothing that I’ve ever seen before, and I’ve been doing lung transplants for 20 years,” the hospital's surgical director said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Derek Hawkins Source Type: news

Michigan boy, 17, gets double lung transplant after damage from vaping
A 17-year-old Michigan boy facing "imminent death" from vaping injuries has undergone a double lung transplant, the first in a patient suffering from the effects of e-cigarettes, a Detroit hospital said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teen hospitalized after vaping gets rare double-lung transplant
A Michigan teenager is recovering after a rare double-lung transplant. He's one of 2,000 Americans who have been treated for severe lung damage linked to vaping. Dean Reynolds reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen hospitalized after vaping gets double-lung transplant
The six-hour operation is believed to be the first double-lung transplant for a victim of vaping (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen vaping victim undergoes double lung transplant
A 17-year-old male sickened by a THC-containing e-cigarette, one of scores across the U.S. diagnosed with respiratory illness, underwent a successful double lung transplant in October, doctors announced today. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facing ‘Certain Death,’ Teenager With Vaping Injury Gets Double Lung Transplant
The surgery on the 17-year-old was the first transplant reported in the recent nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Transplants Source Type: news

Vaping-related lung transplant performed at Detroit hospital
Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed what could be the first double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Double Lung Transplant in Vaping Case a Success
The first double lung transplant performed as a result of vaping injury was a success, with the 17-year-old high school athlete on the road to recovery, doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit said today. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Double Lung Transplant Performed for Vaping-Related Illness
TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 -- What is believed to be the first double lung transplant in the United States for a patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged after vaping was performed by doctors at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Doctors... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaping-related lung transplant performed at Detroit hospital
Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

Double lung transplant needed after vaping related injury
Doctors at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit performed what they believe is the first double lung transplant in the US for a male patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged after vaping, according to the hospital. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping-related lung transplant performed at Detroit hospital
Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Stem cell transplants used to grow fully functional lungs in mice
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) Researchers at Columbia University used transplanted stem cells to grow lungs in mice. Findings could lead to new options for lung transplant patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three UCLA scientists receive grants totaling more than $18 million
Three researchers at the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have received awards totaling more than $18 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state’s stem cell agency. The recipients areDr. Sophie Deng, professor of ophthalmology at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute;  Yvonne Chen, a UCLA associate professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics; andDr. Caroline Kuo, a UCLA assistant clinical professor of pediatrics. The awards were announced at a CIRM meeting today.Deng ’s four-year, $10.3 million award ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 31, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

12 Innovations That Will Change Health Care and Medicine in the 2020s
Pocket-size ultrasound devices that cost 50 times less than the machines in hospitals (and connect to your phone). Virtual reality that speeds healing in rehab. Artificial intelligence that’s better than medical experts at spotting lung tumors. These are just some of the innovations now transforming medicine at a remarkable pace. No one can predict the future, but it can at least be glimpsed in the dozen inventions and concepts below. Like the people behind them, they stand at the vanguard of health care. Neither exhaustive nor exclusive, the list is, rather, representative of the recasting of public health and medic...
Source: TIME: Health - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized HealthSummit19 technology Source Type: news

He ’s the First African American to Receive a Face Transplant. His Story Could Change Health Care
Robert Chelsea turned down the first face he was offered. It was a fine face, one that could have taken him off the transplant waiting list after just a couple months. But Chelsea—severely disfigured after a catastrophic car accident five years earlier—was in no hurry. He’d gotten used to tilting his head back so food and water wouldn’t fall out of his nearly lipless mouth. He knew how to respond compassionately to children who stared in shock and fear. The face, offered in May 2018, had belonged to a man with skin that was much fairer than what remained of Chelsea’s—so light that Chelse...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare Source Type: news

Geisel Computer Scientist Receives $1.5M to Build New AI Approaches to Lung Cancer
A $1.5M National Cancer Institute grant to Saeed Hassanpour of Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center will be used to build new artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for precision cancer care in lung cancer management. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - October 23, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Press Release Research cancer lung cancer Saeed Hassanpour Source Type: news

Lung Transplant With Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Feasible
Method increases number of available lungs with comparable patient outcomes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pathology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Lung Transplant With Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Feasible
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 -- Use of ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP)-treated lungs increases the number of patients undergoing transplantation with comparable long-term outcomes, according to a study published online Oct. 9 in JAMA Surgery. Chandima... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is the Stethoscope Dying? High-Tech Rivals Pose a Threat to the Symbol of the Medical Profession
CHICAGO (AP) — Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope — the very symbol of the medical profession — is facing an uncertain prognosis. It is threatened by hand-held devices that are also pressed against the chest but rely on ultrasound technology, artificial intelligence and smartphone apps instead of doctors’ ears to help detect leaks, murmurs, abnormal rhythms and other problems in the heart, lungs and elsewhere. Some of these instruments can yield images of the beating heart or create electrocardiogram graphs. Dr. Eric Topol, a world-renowned cardiologist, considers the stethoscope obs...
Source: TIME: Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LINDSEY TANNER / AP Tags: Uncategorized technology Source Type: news

New transplant research aims to salvage infected donated organs
Retired subway and bus driver Stanley De Freitas had just celebrated his 70th birthday when he started coughing, tiring easily and feeling short of breath. He was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a severe scarring of the lungs, and put on the wait list for a transplant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Blood Filter Fights Deadly Inflammatory Response
A new blood filtration technology may prove to be life-saving for patients whose normally healthy inflammatory response to injury or illness has gone into overdrive, resulting in fatally high levels of cytokines in their blood. In an interview with MD+DI, Dr. Phillip Chan, MD, PhD, CEO of CytoSorbents Corp., explained that inflammation, and the production of substances called cytokines that drive inflammation, are the body’s natural response to heal injury or infection. But sometimes, the inflammatory response is so severe in such conditions as sepsis and infection, burn injuries, trauma, pancreatitis, li...
Source: MDDI - October 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

AI model could speed up pneumonia diagnosis in ED
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for chest x-rays that was tested...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIIM: AI can detect, classify TB on chest x-rays CAD software helps stratify risk in lung cancer patients AI outperforms physicians for interpreting chest x-rays Stanford launches huge dataset of chest x-rays for AI Canada-U.S. duo wins RSNA pneumonia AI challenge (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study identifies therapeutic target for high blood pressure in the lungs
This study was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association; and by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Research breathes new air into donor lungs
Four hundred: That's the number of U.S. patients who die each year awaiting a lung transplant, or are removed from the wait list when they become too ill. Now, cutting-edge research underway on Mayo Clinic's Florida campus aims to save as many of those lives as possible. "We're hoping to wipe out the wait list and get that [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 21, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

AI detects pulmonary nodules on chest x-rays
A computer-aided detection software application based on artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIIM: AI exploits CT sinogram data to find lung nodules AI enhances detection of pulmonary nodules AI reliably characterizes pulmonary nodules on CT AI can't replace radiologists for chest x-ray reads AI detects more malignant lung nodules on x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Underused Drug Combo May Up Survival in Lung Transplant
THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 -- A little used immunosuppression regimen may substantially improve survival following lung transplant, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in JAMA Network Open. Marniker Wijesinha, Ph.D., from University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Immunosuppressive drug combo keeps lung transplant patients alive longer
Lung transplant patients in a recent study who took a mix of two immunosuppressive drugs, sirolimus and tacrolimus, had a median survival rate of nearly nine years -- two more than the most commonly used combination. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

P.E.I. woman spending life savings waiting for lung transplant in Toronto
Lorraine MacKenzie from P.E.I. is currently living in one of the most expensive cities in Canada, desperately waiting for a lung transplant. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Elimination of the DSA From Lung Allocation: No Turning Back Elimination of the DSA From Lung Allocation: No Turning Back
The elimination of the donation service area due to recent changes to the lung allocation policy could have unintended consequences.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 26, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Lung transplant cost almost ended her life, now she's home with new lungs
A Nova Scotian woman is celebrating her second chance at life after nearly choosing to die because of money. Natalie Jarvis received a double lung transplant in April. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

The use of aerosolized amphotericin B for fungal infection prophylaxis post-lung transplantation
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 17, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

New Storage Systems Could Expand Donor-Organ Availability New Storage Systems Could Expand Donor-Organ Availability
Two new organ preservation systems could improve the availability of donor hearts and lungs, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Drug accelerates blood system ’s recovery after chemotherapy, radiation
A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem cells after exposure to radiation. If the results can be replicated in humans, the compound could help people recover quicker from chemotherapy, radiation and bone marrow transplants.The study, published in Nature Communications,also sheds light on the basic biology behind blood stem cell regeneration and the role of a specific molecular process that is blocked by the new drug. Blood stem cells reside in the bone marrow and produce all of the body ’s blood and immune cells.“We’re very excite...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Menlo Park rare lung condition startup lands big deal with Italian biopharma
A small Menlo Park startup focused on a drug-device to treat a condition that arises in some lung and stem cell transplant patients scored a potential half-billion-dollar buyout by an Italy-based drug company. Breath Therapeutics Inc., which also has offices and labs in Munich, Germany, will receive an initial $156 million — or 140 million euros — so Zambon S.p.A. can get control of an inhaled form of a common transplant rejection drug and the nebulizer that delivers it. The ultimate payout… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 26, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Menlo Park rare lung condition startup lands big deal with Italian biopharma
A small Menlo Park startup focused on a drug-device to treat a condition that arises in some lung and stem cell transplant patients scored a potential half-billion-dollar buyout by an Italy-based drug company. Breath Therapeutics Inc., which also has offices and labs in Munich, Germany, will receive an initial $156 million — or 140 million euros — so Zambon S.p.A. can get control of an inhaled form of a common transplant rejection drug and the nebulizer that delivers it. The ultimate payout… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news