lung transplant

lung transplant

Surgery Transplant of a lung allograft into a Pt with failing lungs; 90 US centers perform LT; 35 centers perform ≥ 10/yr Mean wait time 18 months Indications COPD–eg, emphysema due to α1-AT deficiency, cystic fibrosis–CF, bronchiectasis, emphysema, Eisenmenger syndrome, end-stage heart disease Immunosuppression Cyclosporine, tacrolimus, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil, prednisone Prognosis 1/3/5 yrs–71%/55%/43%  Cost $240,000, $47,000 annual maintenance. See Cyclosporin, Domino-donor transplantation, Tacrolimus, UNOS.
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The 29-year-old, from Cardiff, had a life-saving lung transplant in June.
14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --A Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist from Chicago who received a life-saving double lung transplant at Dignity Health St.
Since 1985, 2,000 heart and lung transplants have been performed at the Freeman, in both children and adults, including the first successful single lung transplant in Europe, and the first successful surviving baby heart transplant, Kaylee Davidson-Olley, who has just celebrated her 28th birthday.
Leona, from Newbridge, Co Kildare, was at death's door before her lung transplant last July.
This column will concentrate on the post operative management of the most common lung transplant procedures of single lung transplant and double lung transplant.
New Marske mum-of-one Vicky Pettersen, 43, had a double lung transplant 15 years ago - but this did not stop her from returning from the British Transplant Games in Bolton with two medals.
In May 2010 I was told I needed a double lung transplant and my health was rapidly declining.
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai has successfully performed a combined heart and double lung transplant on the oldest recipient recorded in the country's medical history.
FOR year running, Mark Allen returned from the European Heart and Lung Transplant Games in Lithuania a champion in every sense.
Almost half of lung transplant patients who received the lungs of heavy smokers were just as likely to be alive up to three years after transplantation as those who had organs from non-smokers and in some cases they had improved survival rates,.
Walid Saleh, a thoracic surgery consultant and surgical director of the lung transplant program at the KFSHRC, said the technique has recently allowed doctors to replace both lungs of a 17-year-old Saudi teenager.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A 10-year-old American girl whose dire need for a lung transplant catapulted her into the political spotlight has undergone potentially life-saving surgery, reports said.