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Lung Transplant

May 3, 2019
The US FDA approved the Xvivo device for maintaining or resuscitating donor lungs prior to transplant. Interesting very high survival is reported in the control group at one year.
April 28, 2019
The authors of this single-center open-label pilot trial evaluated the intermediate-term outcomes of patients undergoing either heart (n=8) or lung (n=36) transplantation from donors that had evidence of active hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. All patients underwent treatment of HCV antiviral treatment for 4 weeks after transplantation.
April 26, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest Uruguay’s fight against tobacco and Phillip Morris was highlighted at the recent Annual Meeting of the American College of Cardiology, and one physician shares her thoughts.
April 5, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest In this brief video, an oncologist shares some thoughts on the value of tumor board discussions and the importance of having them early in a patient’s care.   Drugs and Devices
March 28, 2019
Joel Dunning interviews Joel Cooper about Dr Cooper’s innovation in lung transplantation.
February 15, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest The Donor Alliance observes National Donor Day on February 14th in the US, encouraging people to #StartTheConversation about being an organ donor with their families.
February 1, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chimes in to the #10YearChallenge with a focus on his heart surgery.
November 19, 2018
This video demonstrates the Toronto Lung Transplant Program's technique for donor lung retrieval.

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