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  • 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...
  • WHO Warns Of Severe Form Of Swine Flu

    08/28/2009 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 73 replies · 1,683+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 28, 2009 | Staff
    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 Organisation said on Friday.
  • Hormone pills may make lung cancer more deadly

    05/30/2009 12:50:06 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 15 replies · 826+ views
    ORLANDO, Fla. – There's more troubling news about hormone therapy for menopause symptoms: Lung cancer seems more likely to prove fatal in women who are taking estrogen-progestin pills, a study suggests. Hormone users who developed lung cancer were 60 percent more likely to die from the disease as women who weren't taking hormones, according to results reported Saturday. The new findings mean that smokers should stop taking hormones, and those who have not yet started hormones should give it careful thought, said Dr. Rowan Chlebowski of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. He led the analysis and presented results at...
  • Thailand tourist's lung tissue 'gone' after mysterious death

    05/29/2009 9:40:11 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 13 replies · 1,895+ views
    CNN ^ | May 29 | Patrick Oppmann
    A pathologist hired by the family of one of two women whose mysterious deaths in Thailand drew worldwide attention says her "lungs were 100 percent congested," Jill St. Onge's fiancee and brother said. Jill St. Onge died while vacationing with her fiance at a Thailand resort. "He said her lung tissue was gone," said her brother, Robert St. Onge. The pathologist has not determined what caused her lungs to fail, he said, and a final report on her May 2 death may still be weeks away. But members of St. Onge's family said they feel the pathologist's findings, though preliminary,...
  • Study links cigarette changes to rising lung risk

    05/18/2009 6:59:39 AM PDT · by Reaganesque1 · 15 replies · 940+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/18/09 | Yahoo
    WASHINGTON – It may be riskier on the lungs to smoke cigarettes today than it was a few decades ago — at least in the U.S., says new research that blames changes in cigarette design for fueling a certain type of lung cancer.
  • Russian doctors find tree growing in man's lung

    04/13/2009 8:41:59 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 52 replies · 4,771+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 04/13/09
    Russian doctors find tree growing in man's lung 12:17 | 13/ 04/ 2009 MOSCOW, April 13 (RIA Novosti) - Surgeons in Russia's Urals Region were staggered to find a 5-centimeter high spruce growing inside a man's lung, the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily reported on Monday. The discovery was made while Artyom Sidorkin, 28, from the Urals city of Izhevsk, was undergoing surgery. Sidorkin had complained of extreme pain in his chest and had been coughing up blood, doctors suspected cancer. "I blinked three times and thought I was seeing things," Izhevsk surgeon Vladimir Kamashev told the paper. Medical staff believe Sidorkin...
  • Good News: Adult Stem Cells Treat Lung Disease

    06/27/2008 8:53:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 120+ views
    Citizen Link ^ | 06.25.08
    Two Canadians have been injected with a genetically modified version of their own adult stem cells in an attempt to cure pulmonary hypertension, a rare, debilitating lung disease. The procedure, which has successfully cured rats with pulmonary hypertension, has halted the progress of the disease in the patients. The first patient, who has had the disease for 13 years, is reporting no ill effects from the treatment and has seen her condition improve. Researchers are hopeful that the treatment eventually will reverse or even cure the disease. "The use of ethical stem cells to treat disease is a positive and...
  • Woman dies after life spent in iron lung

    05/29/2008 12:48:16 AM PDT · by Westlander · 60 replies · 265+ views
    AP ^ | May 28, 2008 | AP
    For almost 60 years, Dianne Odell lived inside a 7-foot-long metal tube, unable to breathe outside it but determined not to let it destroy her spirit. Odell, 61, died Wednesday when a power failure shut off electricity to the tube and stopped the pump drawing air into her lungs.
  • Vitamin E Linked To Lung Cancer

    03/01/2008 2:40:50 PM PST · by blam · 73 replies · 534+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-1-2008
    Vitamin E linked to lung cancer High vitamin E doses were found to increase risk Taking high doses of vitamin E supplements can increase the risk of lung cancer, research suggests. The US study of 77,000 people found taking 400 milligrams per day long-term increased cancer risk by 28% - with smokers at particular risk. It follows warnings about similar risks of excessive beta-carotene use. Writing in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, an expert said people should get their vitamins from fruit and veg. Dr Tim Byers, from the University of Colorado, said a healthy, balanced...
  • Knee Pain May Signal Lung Cancer (statistics are dubious, IMO)

    09/05/2007 8:07:53 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 16 replies · 661+ views
    MSN ^ | 9/3/07 | Madeline Vann
    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy smokers with knee arthritis may be experiencing an early sign of a difficult-to-treat lung cancer, research shows. Researchers at Prato Hospital in Italy reviewed the case files of 296 patients with inflammation in one knee between 2000 and 2005. In just under 2 percent of these patients, the mild knee arthritis was accompanied by non-small cell lung cancer. All patients were middle-aged men who had been heavy smokers for most of their lives. Once the cancer tissue was surgically removed, the knee pain cleared up as well. Snip..... Writing in the September issue...
  • Working In A Cotton Mill Has A Bright Side

    03/30/2007 3:38:40 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 173+ views
    Science News ^ | 3-30-2007 | Nathan Seppa
    Working in a cotton mill has bright side Nathan Seppa People who work amid bales of raw cotton are less likely to get lung cancer than are people in the general population, a study of Chinese women indicates. While past research has shown that workers in a cotton mill tend to develop shortness of breath, chronic cough, and other health problems, some scientists also noted less lung cancer than they had expected. In the first long-term study to quantify such anticancer effects, researchers tapped into a huge database of Shanghai women who worked in various textile mills. They identified 628...
  • Stung Lung: Volatile Chemical May Cut Respiratory Capacity

    08/06/2006 2:18:53 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 654+ views
    Science News ^ | 8-6-2006 | Beh Harder
    Stung Lung: Volatile chemical may cut respiratory capacity Ben Harder A chemical in some air fresheners and pest-control products may slightly impair lung function in millions of people, a nationwide study suggests. The compound, para-dichlorobenzene, is used to make mothballs, urinal deodorizers, and air-freshening blocks for household use. At room temperature, the strong-smelling chemical gradually changes from a solid to a gas. Para-dichlorobenzene was previously detected in the blood of more than 95 percent of the participants tested in a U.S. study called NHANES III. Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, N.C., looked...
  • New Canadian study links lung cancer risk to beer

    04/13/2006 2:32:27 AM PDT · by SheLion · 35 replies · 590+ views
    physorg.com ^ | April 12, 2006
    A new Canadian study found that beer drinkers are more at risk of developing lung cancer than their non-beer-drinking peers, while wine consumption has an opposite effect, scientists told AFP Wednesday. The study, which looked at two earlier large studies in the francophone province of Quebec, tried to discount the possible effects of smoking, which often goes hand-in-hand with beer consumption, to get clearer results. Researchers at McGill University in Montreal examined a study in the 1980s which looked at 699 male lung cancer patients and another in the mid-1990s involving 1,094 afflicted men and women. "The major concern...
  • HealthCheck: Lung Disease

    03/30/2006 6:32:52 PM PST · by wjersey · 31 replies · 1,269+ views
    WPVI (Philadelphia) ^ | 3/29/2006 | Staff
    3 years ago, Pat Hyde was plagued by a cough that didn't go away. A chest x-ray and a CT scan revealed spots on her lungs. Pat: "I had a big nodule over on my left lung up top, and I had quite a few nodules on my right side." With a history of lung cancer in her family, Pat thought it was cancer, and opted for surgery. After the operation, the biopsy produced a surprise - a bacterial lung infection called MAI complex. Dr. John Hansen-Flaschen of the University of Pennsylvania says very few people, including doctors, have ever...
  • WTC Morgue Worker Dies of Respiratory Illness

    03/20/2006 7:42:56 PM PST · by Calpernia · 33 replies · 1,287+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Monday, 20 March 2006 10:29PM
    NEW YORK -- A 41-year-old paramedic who worked at a morgue for months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center was buried Monday after dying of an asbestos-related cancer. Deborah Reeve, a 17-year paramedic, died on March 15 of mesothelioma, a lung cancer associated with exposure to asbestos, her family said. Reeve developed a cough in late 2003 and retired at the end of 2004 after becoming too ill to work. Her doctors and family say her cancer was caused by exposure to toxic dust from the World Trade Center site. City health officials say it's...
  • Prayer Request

    02/02/2006 6:25:33 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 115 replies · 1,713+ views
    Febuary 02,2006 | Me
    My Mother has been suffering through lung cancer for the last year and a half and it seems now that the good Lord is calling her home. Please pray for me and my family as we make the long journey to Kansas to say our goodbyes and to help ease her suffering as she joins the Heavens.
  • Nanocell's double hit on cancer

    07/28/2005 12:43:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 1,104+ views
    BBC ^ | 7/27/05
    A nanocell that can burrow into a tumour, cut off its blood supply and detonate a lethal dose of anti-cancer toxins has been developed.The double-action therapy, which comes packed in a tiny double chamber, leaves healthy cells unscathed. It has proved safe and effective against melanoma and a form of lung cancer in mice. Details of the technique, developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are published in Nature. The technique combines two methods of combating cancer - poisoning tumour cells and cutting off the blood supply to the tumour. Previously, the dual strategy has proved difficult as chemotherapy could...
  • One breath at a time(woman sleeps in iron lung)

    02/20/2005 9:23:48 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 1 replies · 608+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-20-05 | TOM MAJESKI
    Reliant on an antiquated machine to breathe, and live, polio sufferer Marilyn Rogers and her iron lung are icons of one of the most frightening times in America's public health system. But she has no regrets. Marilyn Rogers was destined to dance. The girl with reddish-blond curls used her muscular legs and gift for graceful moves to dance her way into winning a scholarship from the MacPhail music school. But at 9 years old, the child who couldn't sit still for more than a few seconds developed the early symptoms of polio, the notorious paralyzing disease that was sweeping the...
  • Tax credit proposed for organ donors

    02/18/2005 6:35:32 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 25 replies · 691+ views
    THE NEWS-TIMES [Danbury, CT] ^ | Febraury 18, 2005 | Fred Lucas
    HARTFORD — Besides being an incredibly selfless act, donating your kidney or bone marrow to help another can be very expensive. Two local lawmakers hope to provide some relief in the form of a tax credit. Their proposal would provide a tax credit of up to $10,000 for a taxpayer who donates an organ or partial organ, such as a kidney, pancreas, intestine, lung or bone marrow. The credit would apply to surgery-related transportation, lodging and lost wages. The bill only applies to living organ donors. The bill is being co-sponsored by state Rep. Mary Ann Carson, R-New Fairfield, and...
  • Vitamin K2 May Cut Your Risk of Cancer of the Lung

    01/15/2005 6:07:29 PM PST · by Coleus · 545+ views
    Vitamin K is absolutely essential to build strong bones -- and it is proven to prevent heart disease. For several years, compelling evidence has shown that most people don't get enough vitamin K to protect their health through the foods they eat.Green leafy vegetables supply almost half of the vitamin K for the majority of Americans. Most foods considered rich in vitamin K have shown to have less vitamin K than previously thought. Despite this vital information, the majority of multi-vitamins don't contain any vitamin K at all -- and those that do don't contain enough.Recent research supporting vitamin...
  • Find a Flu Shot

    10/15/2004 5:48:15 AM PDT · by sweetiepiezer · 11 replies · 645+ views
    Find a Flu Shot The American Lung Association is pleased to offer you this Flu Shot Locator, powered by Maxim Health, with easy access for finding flu clinics near you. In light of the vaccine shortage announcement, the Lung Association is dedicated to maintaining the clinic listings offered here. Our Flu Vaccine Shortage Guidelines have been developed to ensure that the people most at risk for complications from the flu have access to the vaccination. While the clinics offered on this site are open to the public, due to the vaccine shortage only those at high risk of developing complications...
  • Modified lung donor standards decrease mortality

    11/03/2003 6:27:43 PM PST · by lockjaw02 · 19 replies · 328+ views
    EurekaAlert ^ | Public release date: 28-Oct-2003 | American College of Chest Physicians
    'Extended' criteria increase organ donations without compromising patient health In a related study from the University of Texas Health Science Center, researchers evaluated the clinical outcomes of lung transplants in patients receiving either extended or standard donor lungs. Donors were considered "extended" if they met any of the following criteria: donor age of 55 or older, smoking history of more than 20 pack-years, having a history of pulmonary disease, chest radiographic changes, purulent sputum on bronchoscopy, or a decrease in oxygenation on 100 percent oxygen. Donors were matched with recipients, resulting in 20 patients receiving extended donor lungs and 11...
  • Man Said Insane in Mutilation of Roomate

    06/17/2003 6:27:17 AM PDT · by boris · 7 replies · 235+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06-17-2003 | Akilah Johnson
    Man Said Insane in Mutilation Killing Defense attorney says aspiring rapper was on a PCP binge when he cut open woman and ate her lung. Prosecutors say he was fully competent. By Akilah Johnson, Times Staff Writer Antron Singleton, an aspiring rapper, was insane when he cut open his female roommate, ripped out her lung and ate it, his defense attorney said Monday. Last year, Singleton was found walking naked down Figueroa Street about 2 p.m., looking at the sky, mumbling and chewing. He was covered in blood, police said.
  • Transplant girl, 17, dies

    02/23/2003 2:11:41 AM PST · by kattracks · 36 replies · 288+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 2/23/03 | News Wire Services
    DURHAM, N.C. - The teenager who was put through a second heart-lung transplant after the first was botched died yesterday. Jesica Santillan, 17, was declared brain dead at 1:25 p.m. and taken off life-support machines about 5 p.m., said Duke University Medical Center spokesman Richard Puff. She was kept on life support through the afternoon so family and friends could say goodbye, the hospital said in a statement. Medicine to keep her heart going was discontinued at 5 p.m. Her heart stopped seven minutes later and a ventilator then was turned off. Renee McCormick, a spokeswoman for a charity created...
  • Jesse Ventura Hospitalized-Blood Clot in Lung

    02/10/2003 2:17:08 PM PST · by ewing · 62 replies · 620+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Feb. 10, 2003 | Matt Drudge
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  • Vitamin 'Could Help Prevent Lung Cancer'

    02/08/2003 6:30:52 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 629+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-9-2003
    Sunday, 9 February, 2003, 00:34 GMT Vitamin 'could help prevent lung cancer' A drug derived from vitamin A could help prevent former smokers from developing lung cancer, it has been claimed. It may help restore the production of a protein which is believed to protect against the disease. Researchers from the University of Texas say their findings are not conclusive, but could point the way to the development of "chemoprevention" drugs. Stopping smoking reduces the risk of someone developing lung cancer, but the genetic damage it causes takes time to disappear - and half of all newly-diagnosed lung cancers occur...