Cary rallies around Georgia teen who needs double lung transplant
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.
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
This was originally published on this siteST. LOUIS (AP) – Hospitals in Chicago and Boston told the family of Spencer Kolman that they didn’t have the expertise for the rare transplant surgery, and that transplanting his lungs would be too risky. But the teen was living in his bedroom, emptying oxygen tanks like they were Read more about St. Louis doctors perform rare transplant on teen – Washington Times[…]
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[…]
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[…]