Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Device helps doctors select lungs for transplant

(HealthDay)—The Xvivo Perfusion System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help doctors determine whether lungs are suitable for transplant, the agency said in a news release.

Surgery

New rules for lung transplants lead to unintended consequences

A donated lung suitable for transplant is a scarce resource. For this reason, the national policy determining which patients on the lung transplant waiting list will receive such an organ has provoked significant discussion ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common virus linked to faster disease progression in cystic fibrosis

A new study has found that cystic fibrosis patients who have a common virus may experience faster disease progression than patients who do not have the virus. Signs of faster cystic fibrosis disease progression included earlier ...

Immunology

New clues discovered to lung transplant rejection

A lung transplant often remains the only option for many patients with end-stage lung disease, a condition that can be brought on by emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and other lung disorders. However, the risk ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infinite hug mechanism may be key to lung fibrosis

Researchers have long known that fibrosis – scarred tissue and organs – is caused by a wound healing mechanism that goes awry beyond normal wound repair. Now, a group of researchers at the University of Toronto's Faculty ...

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