Latest Artificial lung Stories
Surgeons at the University of Kentucky on Aug. 3 announced that they were among the first to use artificial-lung technology to demonstrate the feasibility of a lung transplant, using a device invented by two university faculty members, Dr. Joseph Zwischenberger and Dr. Dongfang Wang.
An artificial lung built by Cleveland researchers has reached efficiencies akin to the genuine organ, using air â€“ not pure oxygen as current man-made lungs require - for the source of the essential element.
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Doctors at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto used an external artificial lung to keep a patient alive until donor lungs were available. Last summer, 15-year-old Katie Sutherland was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension.
Researchers from academic institutions across the country who are developing and testing prototypes believe artificial lung clinical trials in humans, similar to studies already underway in Canada and Europe, may begin as early as this spring.
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