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 patient who waited two years for donor says ‘I was lucky, but many of my friends died’ – Mirror.co.uk

This was originally published on this siteA woman was able to celebrate Christmas after a two-year wait for a double lung transplant . Kim Hodge had spent all that time needing an oxygen tank to breathe during the day and a ventilator at night. And even when her long wait for new lungs finally came Read more about Lung transplant patient who waited two years for donor says ‘I was lucky, but many of my friends died’ – Mirror.co.uk[…]

Morgan Yoney recovering after double-lung transplant – Observer-Reporter

This was originally published on this site Morgan Yoney For the first time since her double-lung transplant Thursday, doctors allowed Morgan Yoney to wake up a little Monday. “She’s aware that she’s had the lung transplant and she is very happy,” Morgan’s mother, Tammy Yoney, said Monday afternoon. “She told us last night that she Read more about Morgan Yoney recovering after double-lung transplant – Observer-Reporter[…]

Massena Make-A-Wish teen who had lung transplant surprised with trip to Hawaii – Syracuse.com

This was originally published on this siteSYRACUSE, N.Y. — Shoppers passed through the department store wearing bemused expressions as dancers with pom-poms lined up, singers practiced Christmas carols and Otto the Orange pleaded for high-fives. A few more minutes ticked by before Stephanie McKeel, 19, of Massena, walked up to the entrance of the Macy’s Read more about Massena Make-A-Wish teen who had lung transplant surprised with trip to Hawaii – Syracuse.com[…]