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  • Advice: Methadone and Lorazepam (Ativan) for dying lady

    01/04/2016 6:11:39 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 66 replies
    daniel1212 ^ | 1-4-16 | daniel1212
    My landlord's mother lives downstairs, and has advanced lung disease and has been on oxygen 24/7 for many years, to the point that she spent many weeks in a nursing home before coming back home. However, mentally she is by nature a feisty (Jewish) 77 year-old lady and with a devoted son but who lives 30 min away. The daughter lives upstairs and tries to help but has limitations in helping her mother. I told her to call me anytime if she needed help (for free, no strings) and daily this has been the case (make coffee, take trash out,...
  • Planned Parenthood Defends Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies: “But We’re Not Making a Profit”

    07/29/2015 8:30:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Sarah Zagorski Jul 29, 2015 |
    Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) has responded to the video released by the Center for Medical Progress showing their abortionist negotiating the price of aborted babies’ body parts. The footage features Dr. Savita Ginde, the Vice President and Medical Director of PPRM in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ginde tells actors posing as buyers from a fake human biologics company known as Biomax that payment per organ will be the most financially beneficial for Planned Parenthood. She said, “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”...
  • UMN surgeons perform region's first 'breathing lung' transplant

    11/21/2013 4:54:16 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-20-13 | Chris Snowbeck
    In most lung transplants, organs from a cadaver donor are placed on ice and thawed at the site of the transplantation surgery. But with the new technology, doctors use a device that pumps blood and oxygen through the lungs during transportation to simulate conditions of the human body. "It seemed in this case that it did" make a difference, Loor said. "The oxygen levels that we got back from our recipient when we were done with the procedure were the best that I'd ever seen." The device -- called the TransMedics Organ Care System -- is being studied as part...
  • Dying Girl to Receive Lung Transplant After Sebelius Denied It

    06/12/2013 9:50:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 100 replies
    A dying girl who needs a lung transplant and only has weeks to live has will receive the long-awaited lung transplant she so desperately needs. Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl dying of cystic fibrosis, received national attention after HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius refused to help.
  • Girl dying of cystic fibrosis to receive lung transplant (Update at 74, Successful)

    06/12/2013 8:47:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12, 2013
    Sarah Murgnahan, the 10-year-old girl dying of cystic fibrosis, is getting a brand new pair of lungs.
  • Judge orders girl added to adult lung transplant list

    06/05/2013 2:34:10 PM PDT · by blueyon · 295 replies
    NBC ^ | 6/5/13 | JoNel Aleccia
  • FDA approves genetic test for lung cancer drug

    05/14/2013 1:33:18 PM PDT · by oxcart · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | None Cited
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration says it approved a genetic test from Roche to help doctors identify patients who can benefit from a lung cancer drug made by Genentech. The diagnostic test is the first approved to detect genetic mutations found in roughly 10 percent of patients with the most prevalent form of lung cancer, known as non-small cell lung cancer. Patients who test positive for the mutation are more likely to respond to Genentech's drug Tarceva as a first-choice treatment, and the FDA expanded the drug's approval for that use in an announcement Tuesday. The drug...
  • Protesters Coming Down With the "Zuccotti Lung"

    11/11/2011 9:59:39 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 14 replies · 1+ views
    NBCNewYork.com ^ | November 11, 2011 | Unattributed
    With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it may not be long before more campers catch what's being called "Zuccotti lung." That's what demonstrators have dubbed the sickness that seems to be spreading among them at an unpleasantly high rate these days: "It's a real thing," Willie Carey, 28, told the New York Times.
  • Protesters Coming Down With the "Zuccotti Lung"

    11/11/2011 9:56:23 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 11/11/11 | Staff
    With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it may not be long before more campers catch what's being called "Zuccotti lung." That's what demonstrators have dubbed the sickness that seems to be spreading among them at an unpleasantly high rate these days: "It's a real thing," Willie Carey, 28, told the New York Times. With little sleep in cold conditions, cigarettes and drinks being passed from mouth to mouth, and few opportunities to wash hands, Zuccotti Park may now just be the best place to catch respiratory viruses, norovirus (also known...
  • EPA Is Now Using Taxpayer Dollars to Pay Lung Association to Attack Republicans

    03/23/2011 5:24:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    big government ^ | 3/23/11 | Jim Hoft
    Your tax dollars at work… The EPA is now paying the American Lung Association to attack Republicans The ALA put up four billboards like this one near Rep. Fred Upton’s office in Michigan. Upton is the House Energy and Commerce Chairman. (PlowShareGroup) The Environmental Protection Agency is paying the American Lung Association to run attack ads against Republican members of Congress. JunkScience.com reported: “The American Lung Association has targeted House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton for his efforts to stop U.S. EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions by placing billboards within sight of his district offices linking climate change...
  • Artificial lung "breathes" in rats: study

    07/14/2010 1:29:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/14/10 | Nature Medicine
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. researchers have created a primitive artificial lung that rats used to breathe for several hours and said on Tuesday it may be a step in the development of new organs grown from a patient's own cells. The finding, reported in the journal Nature Medicine, is the second in a month from researchers seeking ways to regenerate lungs from ordinary cells. In the latest study, Harald Ott and colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston removed the cells from rat lungs to leave a scaffolding or matrix. They soaked these in a bioreactor...
  • Drug used to treat high blood pressure in lungs improves lung damage in former smokers

    05/19/2010 10:29:36 AM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 12 replies · 498+ views
    Iloprost, a drug used regularly to treat high blood pressure in the lungs, significantly improves lung damage in former smokers. The researchers examined lung biopsies of 152 people who had smoked at least 20 pack-years—equivalent to 1-pack a day for 20 years—before & after 6 months of treatment w/either oral iloprost or placebo. None of the 82 current smokers in trial saw significant improvement in the signs of lung disease, but FORMER SMOKERS treated with iloprost showed SIGNIFCANT improvement. “These results are exciting because they show we can actually keep former smokers from developing lung cancer with a drug used...
  • Naturally occurring lipid blocks RSV infection in lungs

    12/26/2009 8:25:43 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 641+ views
    Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered that a naturally occurring lipid in the lung can prevent RSV infection and inhibit spread of the virus after an infection is established. RSV is the major cause of hospitalization for children in the first two years of life, and is increasingly recognized as a dangerous pathogen in adults with chronic lung diseases, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals. Currently, there is no effective vaccine for the virus. The findings, published in the December 21, 2009, issue of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also help explain how the lipid, known as...
  • NIH Bulletin says New York swine flu victim autopsies show lung damage similar to 1918 Spanish flu

    12/08/2009 11:45:25 AM PST · by autumnraine · 14 replies · 766+ views
    Examiner ^ | 12/07/2009 | Victoria Nicks
    Results from 34 swine flu victims in New York were released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a December 7 bulletin. The swine flu symptoms and effects on the lungs of the victims were similar to the effects of the 1918 Spanish flu, which had an extremely high mortality rate around the world. Other reports of H1N1 infections deep in the lungs have been reported around the world, including Ukraine, China, Brazil, Norway, and the United States, in Iowa and Utah. These infections have been linked to a change in the receptor binding domain of the virus. Swine...
  • Over 100,000 People Infected By Ukrainian Black Lung In Just Two Days!

    12/04/2009 12:34:39 PM PST · by FromLori · 23 replies · 2,018+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 12/4/09 | Vince Veneziani
    The panic over the mutated H1N1 flu strain in the Ukraine has reached epic proportions. Over 450 people have died from the strain and nearly 2 million people have been infected: FTO: The new statistics and numbers show that 41 659 people got infected since the day before yesterday. That means that almost 100 000 people got infected in two days. Today's statistics are not there yet but looking at what happened from the 2nd to the 3rd we see that 452 people have now died in the Ukraine because of this plague / H1N1 spreading there. The total of...
  • Ukraine Black Lung Epidemic Kills 12 In A Single Day

    11/18/2009 4:25:32 PM PST · by FromLori · 24 replies · 1,790+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/18/09 | Vince Veneziani
    The mysterious Ukrainian mutant flu we reported on earlier is now in full swing as eastern Europe buckles down for its potential spread into neighboring countries. Over 1.4 million people are now infected. 12 people have died in the past 24 hours even. Ria: The death toll from the flu epidemic in Ukraine has reached 328, with 12 deaths registered over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Last week, Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) chief, Raisa Bohatyryova, said there were "constitutional prerequisites" for a state of emergency amid the flu epidemic, which has left...
  • ‘3,000 die’ in cancer shambles (thanks to socialized medicine)

    11/02/2009 4:31:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 593+ views
    The Sun ^ | Nov. 2, 2009 | EMMA MORTON
    THREE thousand Britons a year die because of a lack of lung cancer treatment, it emerged yesterday. Vital areas of care are "woefully inadequate" and there are shortages of key surgical staff, according to new research. A review has revealed a shambolic postcode lottery where treatment varies from one part of Britain to another. In some areas, fewer than one in TEN patients get any kind of treatment at all and there are "huge variations and vast inequalities" in others, the UK Lung Cancer Coalition reported after a review of services. There are only 44 thoracic surgeons - specialists in...
  • Marijuana Smokers Face Rapid Lung Destruction -- As Much As 20 Years Ahead Of Tobacco Smokers

    10/19/2009 10:48:08 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 128 replies · 4,875+ views
    sciencedaily.com ^ | 01/27/08 | sciencedaily
    A new study finds that the development of bullous lung disease occurs in marijuana smokers approximately 20 years earlier than tobacco smokers. A condition often caused by exposure to toxic chemicals or long-term exposure to tobacco smoke, bullous lung disease (also known as bullae) is a condition where air trapped in the lungs causes obstruction to breathing and eventual destruction of the lungs.
  • NC Doctor Removes Plastic Fragment Lodged in Lung

    09/18/2009 4:17:34 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies · 1,486+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/18/2009 | Yahoo News
    RALEIGH, N.C. – Doctors say a North Carolina man who was plagued with coughing fits should be OK now that they have removed a 1-inch piece of plastic from his lung, where it had rested since he apparently inhaled it nearly two years ago while sucking down a soft drink at a Wendy's restaurant. Doctors at Duke University Medical Center say the plastic fragment of an eating utensil — with the Wendy's logo still legible on the side — was likely to blame for the coughing, fatigue and pneumonia spells that plagued John Manley for almost two years.
  • WHO Warns Of Severe Form Of Swine Flu [This Is Very Scary: Directly Attacks The Lungs]

    08/28/2009 10:37:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies · 1,708+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 28, 2009
    WHO warns of severe form of swine flu By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Doctors are reporting a severe form of swine flu that goes straight to the lungs, causing severe illness in otherwise healthy young people and requiring expensive hospital treatment, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Some countries are reporting that as many as 15 percent of patients infected with the new H1N1 pandemic virus need hospital care, further straining already overburdened healthcare systems, WHO said in an update on the pandemic. "During the winter season in the southern hemisphere, several countries have...