A common cause of donor lung unsuitability is aspiration pneumonitis. Pig lungs experimentally damaged by aspiration of gastric contents were supported using cross-circulation with a living swine donor, resulting in cellular regeneration and substantial recovery.
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May 29, 2019
May 21, 2019
Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70. Lauda, who underwent a lung transplant in August 2018 and had previously had 2 renal transplants, "passed away peacefully" on Monday, his family said. He was only days away from death 9 months ago when he underwent life-saving lung transplant surgery.
In Global News: Bioengineered Blood Vessels, an Antibiotic Antiplatelet, and Veins Versus Arteries First in Lobectomy
May 17, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest The British Heart Foundation reports that the number of premature deaths related to cardiovascular disease has risen in the UK for the first time in 50 years.
First Experience With Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion for Initially Discarded Donor Lungs in the Netherlands: A Single-Centre Study
May 16, 2019
Zhang and colleagues retrospectively compared outcomes for 27 patients who underwent lung transplantation either with or without ex vivo lung perfusion at their center. The ex vivo lung perfusion group consisted of recipients who received initially-discarded donor lungs that were reconditioned using ex vivo perfusion.
In Global News: Cardiac Regeneration in Pigs, Health Effects of Marijuana Use, and Running to Reduce Aortic Stiffness
May 10, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest
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.
In Global News: Specialized Regional Organ Recovery Teams, the Importance of Tumor Board Discussions, and Coffee and Lung Cancer
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.