Cary rallies around Georgia teen who needs double lung transplant – WTVD-TV


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Cary rallies around Georgia teen who needs double lung transplant
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The Cary community is rallying around a sick teenager from Georgia battling end stage cystic fibrosis. Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App. Toby Stacy, 15, was diagnosed with the disease when he was just 2 months old.

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In a first, Okayama hospital combines healthy parts of donor’s lungs to make one for transplant – The Japan Times

This was originally published on this site The Japan Times In a first, Okayama hospital combines healthy parts of donor’s lungs to make one for transplant The Japan Times OKAYAMA – In a world first, Okayama University Hospital has succeeded in combining parts of a brain-dead donor’s lungs to make one lung and transplanted it Read more about In a first, Okayama hospital combines healthy parts of donor’s lungs to make one for transplant – The Japan Times[…]

Cold-Warm-Cold Lung Preservation Extends Transplant Window | Medpage Today

by Salynn Boyles, Contributing Writer November 20, 2016 When harvested donor lungs were chilled, then warmed with ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), and then chilled again, the average preservation time prior to transplant was more than doubled with no impact on recipient outcomes, researchers said. Roughly 100 patients transplanted at Toronto General Hospital have received Read more about Cold-Warm-Cold Lung Preservation Extends Transplant Window | Medpage Today[…]

Link found between donor, infection in heart, lung transplant recipients – Science Daily

This was originally published on this siteThe way in which heart and lung transplant recipients acquired a specific species of bacteria, Mycoplasma hominis, had been previously undefined, and the bacterium was difficult to test. Originally, this bacterium was considered to reside exclusively in, and be a potential pathogen of, the area of the reproductive and Read more about Link found between donor, infection in heart, lung transplant recipients – Science Daily[…]

Researcher examines scarring process in hope of preventing chronic lung transplant rejection – News-Medical.net

This was originally published on this siteMarch 2, 2017 at 8:35 PM For patients affected by lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis and others, cures for their diseases are incredibly rare, if not nonexistent. “We really have no option, but to offer them a lung transplantation,” says Vibha Lama, Read more about Researcher examines scarring process in hope of preventing chronic lung transplant rejection – News-Medical.net[…]

‘He was on death’s door’: US teen, 15, who survived cancer makes incredible recovery after rare and risky heart-lung … – Daily Mail

This was originally published on this site Spencer Kolman, 15, underwent a rare and risky heart-lung transplant in 2016 The Chicago boy was diagnosed with a disease that causes scarring in the lungs  Doctors said if Spencer didn’t receive a transplant, he would die within a year Only five hospitals perform the surgery but many Read more about ‘He was on death’s door’: US teen, 15, who survived cancer makes incredible recovery after rare and risky heart-lung … – Daily Mail[…]

Lung Transplant – Pulmonary Fibrosis News

This was originally published on this site Pulmonary Fibrosis News Lung Transplant Pulmonary Fibrosis News For pulmonary fibrosis patients, lung transplant is often the best choice for extending life and improving quality of life. Because PF is a progressive disease with no current cure, the lungs eventually become too scarred to function. A lung transplant Read more about Lung Transplant – Pulmonary Fibrosis News[…]