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2014-01-28 09:29:14

Temple researchers find equivalent outcomes for double-lung transplants when blood type between donor and recipient is identical or compatible In the largest retrospective study to date using data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database for adult double-lung transplants, Temple University School of Medicine researchers have shown that there is no statistically significant difference between rejection and mortality rates among double-lung transplant recipients when their...

2014-01-15 16:23:36

CINCINNATI, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cincinnati Children's has launched a pediatric lung transplant program that will be one of the few in the country capable of performing transplants for infants as small as 5 kilos (about 11 pounds). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Marc Schecter, MD, who recently joined Cincinnati Children's from Texas Children's Hospital, is Medical Director. David Morales, MD, is the surgical director. Currently,...

2013-02-26 23:01:04

People with COPD, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, CF, and lung transplants are using the Spiro PD Personal Spirometer to monitor their lung health and to get “baseline” readings to compare with peak allergy season. For more information, visit http://www.SpiroPD.com. Allentown, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) February 26, 2013 The recent blizzard in the Northeast notwithstanding, many areas of the U.S. have experienced a mild winter, with unseasonably warm weather. A mild winter can signify...

2011-12-13 11:57:27

Ex vivo technique uses oxygen, nutrients and antibiotics to assess and recondition donor lungs outside the body prior to transplantation A 59-year-old woman from upstate New York and a 60-year-old woman from the New York metro area were the first patients in New York state and among the first in the United States to receive transplanted lungs that were assessed and reconditioned in the operating room -- a technique that has the potential to dramatically increase the availability of lungs...

2011-06-30 18:30:24

Four patients now have new lungs thanks to a purpose-built machine used for the first time worldwide by Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Acquired for research at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, the new machine will contribute to more lung transplants in the long term. Built by a company in Lund, the machine is used to assess and treat the function of donors' lungs before transplantation. While the lungs of many donors are of good quality, some can swell on account...

2011-02-09 01:28:22

Lung injury is a common cause of death among patients with pneumonia, sepsis or trauma and in those who have had lung transplants. The damage often occurs suddenly and can cause life-threatening breathing problems and rapid lung failure. There are no effective treatments. Patients usually are put on ventilators to give their lungs a chance to heal, but there is little else doctors can do but wait and hope for the best. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...

2009-01-27 09:15:11

The number of lung transplants performed at a hospital could mean life or death for patients seeking the surgery, new research suggests. In the first overall assessment of lung transplant success rates in the United States and Canada, researchers found institutions that perform 20 or more lung transplants every year have the best patient survival rates from the procedure. At these hospitals, over 95 percent of lung recipients survive after one month and 83 percent survive after a year....

2006-01-12 22:29:03

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Use of inhaled cyclosporine, in addition to other immune-suppressing drugs in pill form, does not help prevent the early rejection of lung transplants, but it does seem to stave off long-term rejection and improve survival, according to a report in The New England Journal of Medicine. Conventional immunosuppressive drugs do not prevent long-term rejection after lung transplantation, lead author Dr. Aldo T. Iacono, from the University of Maryland in...


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