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2014-01-28 09:29:14

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 transplanted organs came from donors whose blood-type was identical or compatible to their own.

2014-01-15 16:23:36

CINCINNATI, Jan.

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

2011-12-13 11:57:27

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 for transplant.

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.

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.

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.

2006-01-12 22:29:03

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Use of inhaled cyclos


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