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Samsung NeuroLogica, MedyMatch to partner

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 06:00
Samsung NeuroLogica and artificial intelligence (AI) developer MedyMatch have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NeuroLogica launches mobile lung CT unit IBM Watson deal puts MedyMatch on the map Samsung lands HealthTrust deal MedyMatch debuts AI for detecting intracranial bleeding Samsung NeuroLogica adds Fla. CT installation AI developer adds to scientific, medical advisory board (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
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Duke ’s short lung transplant list saves CF patient

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 19:29
Treatment TermsCystic fibrosisPulmonary rehabilitationLung transplant CategoriesAdvanced treatments SEO Meta Description Cystic fibrosis patient Aimee Driscoll was given just hours to live. With no donor lungs available near her home in Maine, she was flown to Duke. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Cystic fibrosis patient Aimee Driscoll was given just hours to live. With no donor lungs available near her home in Maine, she was flown to Duke. Hero Imageaimee_driscoll_blog.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Section Header Image/Videoaimee_driscoll_blog2b.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header High-volume lung transplant center, shorter wait times ContentDuke ’slung transplant center, the highest-volume center in the Southeast, generally has shorter wait times ...
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International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 16:53
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ISHLT 2017.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Pioneering stem cell gene therapy cures infants with bubble baby disease

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 19:18
FINDINGSUCLA researchers have developed a stem cell gene therapy cure for babies born with adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency, a rare and life-threatening condition that can be fatal within the first year of life if left untreated.In a phase 2 clinical trial led by Dr. Donald Kohn of the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA, all nine babies were cured. A 10th trial participant was a teenager at the time of treatment and showed no signs of immune system recovery. Kohn’s treatment method, a stem cell gene therapy that safely restores immune systems in babies with the immunodeficiency using the child’s own c ells, has cured 30 out of 30 babies during the course of several clinical trials.BACKGROUNDAdenosine deam...
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Clinical Laboratories Could Soon Diagnose 17 Diseases with a Single Breath Analyzer Test from Israel ’s Institute of Technology

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:00
The Technion breathalyzer would give pathology groups and medical laboratories unprecedented ability to support physicians in diagnosing and treating cancers, chronic diseases, and other illnesses Readers of Dark Daily know that several pathology research teams in America and the UK are developing breath analyzer tests that can detect everything from lung cancer to early-stage infections. Clinical […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Artificial Lungs in a Backpack?

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:58
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:58News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
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Cryogenic preservation: from single cells to whole organs – Science Weekly podcast

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:59
Hannah Devlin looks at recent advances in the field ofcryopreservation and asks how close we are to applying these technologies to whole organsSubscribe& Review oniTunes,Soundcloud,Audioboom,Mixcloud&Acast, and join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterLast year, around 3,500 organs were transplanted into patients in the UK alone. That said, a large number of organs were also discarded because the moment a donor dies, doctors have only eight or so hours to find a patient on the organ register who is a match and can be almost immediately ready for surgery. One recent estimate suggested that as many as 60% of the hearts and lungs donated for transplantation are discarded each year. But a new technology could be about to change this: whole-organ cryopreservation.Continue reading... (So...
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UCLA performed most heart and lung transplants in the United States in 2016

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 16:00
Amanda GriswoldUCLA heart and lung transplants teams. UCLA performed the highest combined number of heart and lung transplants among all U.S. medical centers in 2016, according to United Network for Organ Sharing data, a nonprofit that manages the nation ’s organ transplant system.UCLA ’s thoracic transplant program performed 170 transplants during the 12-month period: 103 adult lung transplants, 58 adult heart transplants and nine pediatric heart transplants, according to UNOS.“This accomplishment is a tribute to our dedicated surgeons, physicians, nurses and allied health care professionals who are open to new challenges,” said Dr. Abbas Ardehali, the program’s surgical director. “We take pride in the innovative nature of our program and look forward to setting n ew standard...

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Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S.

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 23:00
Canadians with the lung disease live about 10 years longer on average, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
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Cystic fibrosis patients live 10 years longer in Canada

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 21:02
Although the neighboring countries have the same proportion of cystic fibrosis patients, Canadians are far more likely to receive a lung transplant than Americans with the same incurable disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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New method rescues donor organs to save lives

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:42
Researchers have -- for the first time -- maintained a fully functional lung outside the body for several days. They designed the cross-circulation platform that maintained the viability and function of the donor lung and the stability of the recipient over 36-56 hours, used the advanced support system to fully recover the functionality of lungs injured by ischemia and made them suitable for transplant. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
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Researchers successfully thaw cryopreserved tissue with no damage

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 22:17
A group of US scientists have successfully thawed cryopreserved tissue without damage to the sample, a huge step towards being able to use frozen or preserved tissues in transplantation, according to a new study. Researchers out of the University of Minnesota have developed a new heating method, using iron oxide nanoparticles which surround frozen tissues, to uniformly warm frozen animal heart valves without causing harm to the tissue. While cryopreservation of tissue and organs has been possible for some time, thawing the organs and tissue without cracks and fissures forming has been a more difficult task. “This paper takes the first practical step towards making tissue banking a reality,” Science Translational Medicine editor Caitlin Czajka said. Results from the study were ...
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Exploring the cause of chronic lung transplant rejection, in a quest to stop it

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 14:54
Researchers have investigated the scarring process in the lungs of recent lung transplant patients in hopes of finding novel therapies to stop this dangerous process that leads to graft failure. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
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Chicago teen receives rare heart-lung transplant

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 04:15
Spencer Kolman, 15, from Chicago, Illinois, was the only child in the United States to receive a rare heart-lung transplant that year. His lungs had severe scarring due to long ago chemotherapy as a baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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US teen,15, receives rare heart-lung transplant

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:43
Spencer Kolman, 15, from Chicago, Illinois, was the only child in the United States to receive a rare heart-lung transplant that year. His lungs had severe scarring due to long ago chemotherapy as a baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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US teen undergoes rare heart-lung transplant

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:41
"I want to do more stuff," says Spencer Kolman. His voice is a whisper, a painful-to-hear rasp as it comes across the telephone line. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Teen: 'I want to do more stuff'

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 14:22
Spencer Kolman, 15, is the only US patient to undergo a heart/lung transplant in 2016. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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ALung raises $2.6m

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 21:32
Artificial lung-like device developer ALung Technologies raised $2.6 million in a new round of debt and options financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The Pittsburgh, Penn.-based company is developing the Hemolung device, an extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal system that works by removing carbon dioxide and delivering oxygen directly to a patient’s blood via a small catheter inserted into the jugular or femoral vein. ALung Technologies has not yet stated how it plans to spend money raised in the round. Money in the round came from 37 unnamed sources, with the company seeking another $1.4 million before closing the round. The 1st sale in the round was reported on Dec. 27, according to the SEC filing. Last month, ALung Technologies said it raised $2.6 million in a new ...
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The Island of Dr. Moreau For Real

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:01
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog, Medical Discovery News H.G. Wells was a writer of fantastic science fiction during the 1890s. He is considered one of the fathers of science fiction and wrote novels whose stories remain popular today. He wrote about time travel in "The Time Machine", about interplanetary conflict originally made popular by the Orson Wells' "The War of the Worlds" and in "The Island of Dr. Moreau" he described beings that were part human and part animal. Two of the three remain pure science fiction but one is on the verge of becoming a reality. Do you know which one? In August, 2016, the National Institutes of Health announced that it was lifting its ban on research that introduces stem cells from humans into animal embryos. Stem cells have the ability to evolve i...
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Dignity Health St. Joseph's forges heart relationship with Los Angeles institute

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 19:23
Dignity Health St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is teaming up with Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute to provide complex heart procedures at the Phoenix hospital. Under the arrangement, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute staff will act as mentors so the St. Joseph's transplant team — which includes lung, liver and kidney — can begin offering ventricular assist devices, or VADs. The VAD procedure, which is an extremely complex heart procedure that doctors use at Cedars-Sinai, is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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