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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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Lung disease symptoms could be eased with tiny metal coils

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 21:43
In the past, Peter Fuller from Southampton could smoke 40 cigarettes a day. The habit caused his lungs to deteriorate, and as it spared him waiting for a lung transplant, the new procedure saved his life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Pitt receives NIH grant to develop children's artificial lung

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 16:03
A team of researchers and engineers led by the University of Pittsburgh has received a $2.35 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a compact, wearable artificial lung for children. Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering will lead the effort to develop the "Pittsburgh Pediatric Ambulatory Lung," a self-contained, minimally invasive breathing assistance device that will allow children to remain mobile while awaiting lung transplant, according to the school. “Standard existing … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
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A bridge to breathing

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 04:00
(University of Pittsburgh) To safely bridge the time between diagnosis and transplant for pediatric patients with lung disease, a research team led by the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering is developing a compact respiratory assist device for children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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Cells to Society: Women's Health / Research News

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:15
This study analyzed data on U.S. immigrants in the 2010–2014 National Health Interview Surveys and examined the association between length of U.S. residence and cardiometabolic risk factors.     Read more   Violence   ...
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Woman kept alive for six days with no lungs

Sat, 01/28/2017 - 13:23
A woman was kept alive with no lungs for six days while she waited for a transplant in April last year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

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Living without lungs for six day saves a mom ' s life

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 19:24
In a bold and very challenging move, thoracic surgeons removed severely infected lungs from a dying mom, keeping her alive without them for six days, so that she could recover enough to receive a life-saving lung transplant. This is believed to be the first such procedure in the world. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
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Meet the woman who lived for six days without lungs – video

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:50
Doctors saved a Canadian woman ’s life by removing her lungs for six days while she waited for a double lung transplant. In what is believed to be the first procedure of its kind in the world, Melissa Benoit arrived at Toronto hospital with just hours to live when staff and her family decided to take the unprecedented procedureDoctors save Canadian woman ’s life by removing her lungs for six daysContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
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