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Tag: Lung Transplant

New Technique To Regenerate Severely Damaged Lungs Makes Transplant Possible

About 80 percent of donated lungs are damaged, making it unviable for organ transplantation. A new technique showed that donor lungs can be rehabilitated and repaired outside the human body for at least 36 hours prior to the operation.

Biotech May 8, 2019

Woman Suffers 3 Years Of Chronic Pain After Getting Tattoo: Here's What Happened

A woman suffered from three years of chronic pain, which doctors said was caused by a tattoo that she got on her left thigh. What happened in the bizarre medical case, and does it mean that people should avoid tattoos?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2018

Old Donor Lungs May Be Good For Transplant: Study

Five-year survival rate of patients who received double-lung transplantation from older lung donors do not differ much from younger donors. Scientists urge the use of older lungs to increase lung donor pool.

Medicine November 11, 2017

Hospital Denies Life-Saving Lung Transplant To Utah Teen: Here's What Happened

A teen was denied treatment by the University of Utah Hospital after being diagnosed with severe pneumonia. Riley Hancey was left untreated as he tested positive for Tetrahydrocannabinol, a chief intoxicant in marijuana.

April 13, 2017

Cystic Fibrosis Outcomes Better In Canada Than The US: Study

Study reveals cystic fibrosis patients live 10 years longer in Canada than in the United States. Easier access to lung transplants as well as healthier diet and better health insurance could be the cause.

Public Health March 14, 2017

Real-Life ‘Fault In Our Stars’: Couple With Cystic Fibrosis Fighting Odds To Be Together

Let a real-life 'Fault in Our Stars' couple show you how loving is done. They may be sick but the couple, who have cystic fibrosis, are fighting with all they’ve got to stay together.

Life & Style September 12, 2016

FDA approves use of donor lung preservation system

Thanks to the approval of the FDA, a new device now allows donated or donor lungs to be preserved for future use in transplantation following the standard criteria set by the transplant surgeon.

Life August 13, 2014

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