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Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions
Machine diagnoses of deadly lung disease prove highly accurate in tests, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 25, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pulmonology, Radiology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions
Machine diagnoses of deadly lung disease prove highly accurate in tests, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Tuberculosis, X-Rays (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man initially denied lung transplant for pot use dies
Riley Hancey received a double lung transplant last month, after first being denied the life-saving procedure last year when he tested positive for marijuana (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Common is α -1-Antitrypsin Deficiency?
Discussion α-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AT) is a common single-gene mutation disease that is homozygous recessive. The normal allele is called M and the most common abnormal allele is Z. There are other alleles though. The gene codes for one of the primary protease inhibitors in the serum, thus those who are homozygous for the Z gene are sometimes referred to as “PIZZ” or “PIZ.” α-1-Antitrypsin is found in all body tissues but is especially important in the serum and lung. As noted it is one of the primary neutrophil protease inhibitors in the serum, and acts to neutralize these enzymes...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Persistence propels patient through double-lung transplant
Steve Shank knows what it's like to face an uphill climb. Despite being legally blind and affected by albinism, he has been an avid bicyclist for years, competing in 100-mile rides on the rolling hills of Iowa. The arduous contests challenged Steve physically and mentally, giving the Iowa City native an ability to endure difficult [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Reported link between diet drinks and dementia and stroke is weak
Conclusion The researchers used data from a large ongoing cohort study to look for links between consumption of sugary and artificially sweetened drinks and risk of stroke or dementia. This cohort study benefits from the large overall sample size, long period of data collection, careful and valid diagnostic assessments, and adjustments for a number of confounders. However, care must be taken when interpreting these results – particularly if latching on to the maximal tripled risk figures reported in the media. There are several points to consider: Small numbers The new number of strokes and dementia in this study was...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Neurology Source Type: news

He lost his sight to cancer, but not his vision of a full life
When Tim Conners collected his wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2012 at the age of 18, he was blind from childhood leukemia that had spread to his optic nerve and craving inspiration to transcend his disability. A football player and wrestler who’d never been an outdoorsman, he asked to meet Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to climb the Seven Summits, the highest mountains on seven continents. Tim’s wish came true. He had 2½ terrifying but transformative days of outdoor adventures in Colorado with Erik, who lost his sight to a degenerative eye disorder at 13. Now Tim is training to cl...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center stem cell transplant Source Type: news

Teen denied lung transplant after smoking pot, family says
19-year-old needed double lung transplant ​, but his family says because he tested positive for chief intoxicant in marijuana​ he was denied spot on list (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smithfield Makes Move On Market For Pig-Human Transplants
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig parts for medical uses, with the ultimate goal of selling pig organs for transplantation into humans. Routine pig-human organ transplants are years away, but recent scientific advances are breaking down barriers that frustrated prior attempts to use pigs as a ready supply of replacement parts for sick or injured people, making it an attractive new market. “Our bread and butter has always been the bacon, sausage, fresh pork - very much a food-focused operation,” Courtney Stant...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smithfield Makes Move On Market For Pig-Human Transplants
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig parts for medical uses, with the ultimate goal of selling pig organs for transplantation into humans. Routine pig-human organ transplants are years away, but recent scientific advances are breaking down barriers that frustrated prior attempts to use pigs as a ready supply of replacement parts for sick or injured people, making it an attractive new market. “Our bread and butter has always been the bacon, sausage, fresh pork - very much a food-focused operation,” Courtney Stant...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

ALung closes $36m Series C
Artificial lung-like device developer ALung Technologies said today it closed a $36 million Series C financing round, with funds slated to support a US pivotal trial of its Hemolung respiratory assist system as it pursues FDA approval. The Pittsburgh, Penn.-based company is developing the Hemolung device, an extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal system that works by removing carbon dioxide and delivering oxygen directly to a patient’s blood via a small catheter inserted into the jugular or femoral vein. The funding round was led by Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) and UPMC and joined by Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD), The Acc...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory Abiomed Inc. ALung Technologies Inc. Royal Philips Source Type: news

Local biotech firm raises $36M in round led by Philips, UPMC
ALung Technologies Inc., a Pittsburgh-based developer of an artificial lung device, has closed on $36 million in a Series C financing round led by Philips and UPMC, its largest capital raise to date. The money will support a U.S.-based pivotal trial for Food and Drug Administration approval of ALung’s Hemolung Respiratory Assist System. Both UPMC, which invested through its innovation and commercialization arm UPMC Enterprises, and Philips will offer resources and expertise to support ALung ’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patty Tascarella Source Type: news

Local biotech firm raises $36M in round led by Philips, UPMC
ALung Technologies Inc., a Pittsburgh-based developer of an artificial lung device, has closed on $36 million in a Series C financing round led by Philips and UPMC, its largest capital raise to date. The money will support a U.S.-based pivotal trial for Food and Drug Administration approval of ALung’s Hemolung Respiratory Assist System. Both UPMC, which invested through its innovation and commercialization arm UPMC Enterprises, and Philips will offer resources and expertise to support ALung ’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patty Tascarella Source Type: news

Donor-Derived DNA Predicts Lung Transplant Rejection Donor-Derived DNA Predicts Lung Transplant Rejection
Before any clinical signs of graft failure are evident in patients who undergo lung transplant, experimental research suggests that donor-derived cell-free DNA could help predict a poor outcome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

The Boston Marathon: Brave and beyond
Brave. It’s the word inscribed on the simple band Mary Tremper wears on her left wrist. The band is a reminder from her son Shane that she possesses the strength and courage to bravely face the future. When Mary, a Boston Children’s Hospital Miles for Miracles runner, found the band in the hospital gift shop she knew it was from Shane. And as Mary has shared her son’s story with her teammates and listened to theirs, they have redefined brave, together. A few of their stories, including the Tremper’s, follow. Brave: Remembering Shane Shane in the Boston Children’s NICU. “I run for Shane. ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Liver transplant NICU RSV Source Type: news

'When I met Chloe she was dead': one girl, four hearts and an NHS miracle
Chloe Narbonne ’s heart failed when she was 11, starting a near-hopeless fight for survival. A year on from groundbreaking surgery, she is alive and this is her storyRevealed: girl of 13 is first child in Britain to receive artificial heart“By the time I met Chloe she was dead,” André Simon says matter-of-factly. “I told her parents clearly that she didn’t really have a chance to survive. What I was proposing gave her a theoretical chance.” He pauses. “But I also said that the operation might just prolong her agony and su ffering – I didn’t even know if she would...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Organ donation Health Medical research Society Children NHS Science Source Type: news

Revealed: girl of 13 is first child in Britain to receive artificial heart
Daring operation saved Chloe Narbonne after a failed transplant meant the device was the only way to keep her aliveChloe ’s story: one girl, four hearts and an NHS miracleA 13-year-old girl from Worcester is the first child in Britain to have received an artificial heart, the Guardian can reveal, after doctors decided it was the only way to save her life.Chloe Narbonne had the device installed in a complex nine-hour operation that involved 30 NHS staff at the Royal Brompton, a specialist heart and lung hospital in London. The artificial heart kept the then 12-year-old girl alive until a human heart became available a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Organ donation NHS Health Society Children Science UK news Medical research Source Type: news

The Time is Now to Move Far Beyond the Pill
There has been a lot of talk about ‘beyond the pill'strategies for many years, as companies create services and solutions that are complementary to their drugs. More recently, with the many changes affecting healthcare, pharma companies are adjusting their business models and looking at strategies to improve patient outcomes and diversify revenue sources that go far beyond the pill.Wellness programs and chronic disease management are common approaches, offering opportunities for companies to increase customer engagement leading to improved outcomes. For example, Biogen has used Fitbits to monitor the walking activity...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr Andree Bates Source Type: news

ISHLT 2017: Medtronic HVAD trial misses primary endpoint, reports lowered stroke rates
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that results from the Endurance supplemental trial of its HVAD heart pump system did not meet its primary endpoint, but did report  lowered stroke rates compared to standard treatment. The trial aimed to evaluate the use of the HVAD system, which it picked up along with HeartWare last year, as a destination therapy for patients who require a left ventricular assist device and received improved blood pressure management, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. Data from the study was presented at the 2017 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Scientific Meeting in ...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials HeartWare International Inc. Medtronic Source Type: news

Mechanical Circulatory Support Trials to Star at ISHLT 2017 Mechanical Circulatory Support Trials to Star at ISHLT 2017
Highly anticipated findings from the latest trials of new left ventricular assist devices will be presented at the heart and lung transplantation meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Samsung NeuroLogica, MedyMatch to collaborate
Samsung NeuroLogica and artificial intelligence (AI) developer MedyMatch have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NeuroLogica launches mobile lung CT unit IBM Watson deal puts MedyMatch on the map Samsung lands HealthTrust deal MedyMatch debuts AI for detecting intracranial bleeding Samsung NeuroLogica adds Fla. CT installation AI developer adds to scientific, medical advisory board (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Samsung NeuroLogica, MedyMatch to partner
Samsung NeuroLogica and artificial intelligence (AI) developer MedyMatch have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NeuroLogica launches mobile lung CT unit IBM Watson deal puts MedyMatch on the map Samsung lands HealthTrust deal MedyMatch debuts AI for detecting intracranial bleeding Samsung NeuroLogica adds Fla. CT installation AI developer adds to scientific, medical advisory board (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Duke ’s short lung transplant list saves CF patient
Treatment TermsCystic fibrosisPulmonary rehabilitationLung transplant CategoriesAdvanced treatments SEO Meta Description Cystic fibrosis patient Aimee Driscoll was given just hours to live. With no donor lungs available near her home in Maine, she was flown to Duke. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Cystic fibrosis patient Aimee Driscoll was given just hours to live. With no donor lungs available near her home in Maine, she was flown to Duke. Hero Imageaimee_driscoll_blog.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Section Header Image/Videoaimee_driscoll_blog2b.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header Hig...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ISHLT 2017.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Pioneering stem cell gene therapy cures infants with bubble baby disease
FINDINGSUCLA researchers have developed a stem cell gene therapy cure for babies born with adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency, a rare and life-threatening condition that can be fatal within the first year of life if left untreated.In a phase 2 clinical trial led by Dr. Donald Kohn of the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA, all nine babies were cured. A 10th trial participant was a teenager at the time of treatment and showed no signs of immune system recovery. Kohn’s treatment method, a stem cell gene therapy that safely restores ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Clinical Laboratories Could Soon Diagnose 17 Diseases with a Single Breath Analyzer Test from Israel ’s Institute of Technology
The Technion breathalyzer would give pathology groups and medical laboratories unprecedented ability to support physicians in diagnosing and treating cancers, chronic diseases, and other illnesses Readers of Dark Daily know that several pathology research teams in America and the UK are developing breath analyzer tests that can detect everything from lung cancer to early-stage infections. Clinical […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 24, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing ACS Nano AI american chemical society artificial i Source Type: news

Artificial Lungs in a Backpack?
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:58News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Cryogenic preservation: from single cells to whole organs – Science Weekly podcast
Hannah Devlin looks at recent advances in the field ofcryopreservation and asks how close we are to applying these technologies to whole organsSubscribe& Review oniTunes,Soundcloud,Audioboom,Mixcloud&Acast, and join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterLast year, around 3,500 organs were transplanted into patients in the UK alone. That said, a large number of organs were also discarded because the moment a donor dies, doctors have only eight or so hours to find a patient on the organ register who is a match and can be almost immediately ready for surgery. One recent estimate suggested that as many as 60% of the hear...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Hannah Devlin and produced by Max Sanderson Tags: Science Organ donation Health Society Source Type: news

UCLA performed most heart and lung transplants in the United States in 2016
Amanda GriswoldUCLA heart and lung transplants teams. UCLA performed the highest combined number of heart and lung transplants among all U.S. medical centers in 2016, according to United Network for Organ Sharing data, a nonprofit that manages the nation ’s organ transplant system.UCLA ’s thoracic transplant program performed 170 transplants during the 12-month period: 103 adult lung transplants, 58 adult heart transplants and nine pediatric heart transplants, according to UNOS.“This accomplishment is a tribute to our dedicated surgeons, physicians, nurses and allied health care professionals who are...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S.
Canadians with the lung disease live about 10 years longer on average, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Nutrition, Organ Transplants, News, Source Type: news

Cystic fibrosis patients live 10 years longer in Canada
Although the neighboring countries have the same proportion of cystic fibrosis patients, Canadians are far more likely to receive a lung transplant than Americans with the same incurable disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New method rescues donor organs to save lives
Researchers have -- for the first time -- maintained a fully functional lung outside the body for several days. They designed the cross-circulation platform that maintained the viability and function of the donor lung and the stability of the recipient over 36-56 hours, used the advanced support system to fully recover the functionality of lungs injured by ischemia and made them suitable for transplant. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New method rescues donor organs to save lives
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Researchers from Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Medical Center have -- for the first time -- maintained a fully functional lung outside the body for several days. They designed the cross-circulation platform that maintained the viability and function of the donor lung and the stability of the recipient over 36-56 hours, used the advanced support system to fully recover the functionality of lungs injured by ischemia and made them suitable for transplant. (Nature Biomedical Engineering 3/6) (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Researchers successfully thaw cryopreserved tissue with no damage
A group of US scientists have successfully thawed cryopreserved tissue without damage to the sample, a huge step towards being able to use frozen or preserved tissues in transplantation, according to a new study. Researchers out of the University of Minnesota have developed a new heating method, using iron oxide nanoparticles which surround frozen tissues, to uniformly warm frozen animal heart valves without causing harm to the tissue. While cryopreservation of tissue and organs has been possible for some time, thawing the organs and tissue without cracks and fissures forming has been a more difficult task. “This pap...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Transplants Source Type: news

Exploring the cause of chronic lung transplant rejection, in a quest to stop it
Researchers have investigated the scarring process in the lungs of recent lung transplant patients in hopes of finding novel therapies to stop this dangerous process that leads to graft failure. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Exploring the cause of chronic lung transplant rejection, in a quest to stop it
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new paper from Michigan Medicine researchers examined the scarring process in transplanted lungs in hopes of identifying novel therapies to stop scarring before it starts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Chicago teen receives rare heart-lung transplant
Spencer Kolman, 15, from Chicago, Illinois, was the only child in the United States to receive a rare heart-lung transplant that year. His lungs had severe scarring due to long ago chemotherapy as a baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US teen,15, receives rare heart-lung transplant
Spencer Kolman, 15, from Chicago, Illinois, was the only child in the United States to receive a rare heart-lung transplant that year. His lungs had severe scarring due to long ago chemotherapy as a baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US teen undergoes rare heart-lung transplant
"I want to do more stuff," says Spencer Kolman. His voice is a whisper, a painful-to-hear rasp as it comes across the telephone line. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen: 'I want to do more stuff'
Spencer Kolman, 15, is the only US patient to undergo a heart/lung transplant in 2016. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ALung raises $2.6m
Artificial lung-like device developer ALung Technologies raised $2.6 million in a new round of debt and options financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The Pittsburgh, Penn.-based company is developing the Hemolung device, an extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal system that works by removing carbon dioxide and delivering oxygen directly to a patient’s blood via a small catheter inserted into the jugular or femoral vein. ALung Technologies has not yet stated how it plans to spend money raised in the round. Money in the round came from 37 unnamed sources, with the company seeking another $1.4 mill...
Source: Mass Device - February 17, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory ALung Technologies Inc. Source Type: news

The Island of Dr. Moreau For Real
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog, Medical Discovery News H.G. Wells was a writer of fantastic science fiction during the 1890s. He is considered one of the fathers of science fiction and wrote novels whose stories remain popular today. He wrote about time travel in "The Time Machine", about interplanetary conflict originally made popular by the Orson Wells' "The War of the Worlds" and in "The Island of Dr. Moreau" he described beings that were part human and part animal. Two of the three remain pure science fiction but one is on the verge of becoming a reality. Do you know which one? ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dignity Health St. Joseph's forges heart relationship with Los Angeles institute
Dignity Health St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is teaming up with Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute to provide complex heart procedures at the Phoenix hospital. Under the arrangement, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute staff will act as mentors so the St. Joseph's transplant team — which includes lung, liver and kidney — can begin offering ventricular assist devices, or VADs. The VAD procedure, which is an extremely complex heart procedure that doctors use at Cedars-Sinai, is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Lung disease symptoms could be eased with tiny metal coils
In the past, Peter Fuller from Southampton could smoke 40 cigarettes a day. The habit caused his lungs to deteriorate, and as it spared him waiting for a lung transplant, the new procedure saved his life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pitt receives NIH grant to develop children's artificial lung
A team of researchers and engineers led by the University of Pittsburgh has received a $2.35 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a compact, wearable artificial lung for children. Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering will lead the effort to develop the "Pittsburgh Pediatric Ambulatory Lung," a self-contained, minimally invasive breathing assistance device that will allow children to remain mobile while awaiting lung transplant, according to the school. “Standard existing … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

A bridge to breathing
(University of Pittsburgh) To safely bridge the time between diagnosis and transplant for pediatric patients with lung disease, a research team led by the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering is developing a compact respiratory assist device for children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Women's Health / Research News
This study analyzed data on U.S. immigrants in the 2010–2014 National Health Interview Surveys and examined the association between length of U.S. residence and cardiometabolic risk factors.     Read more   Violence ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Woman kept alive for six days with no lungs
A woman was kept alive with no lungs for six days while she waited for a transplant in April last year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news