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  • This is how a woman reacted after breathing for the 1st time after her lung transplant

    02/18/2018 7:19:44 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 21 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 14 2018 - 8:33pm | Lena
    <p>Jennifer Jones looks incredulously around her. She does understand what is going on; she seems to be in a trance. Lying on a bed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, surrounded by machines that keep her balanced and with wires going in and out of her body, she will experience something new. And she is nervous. For the first time, she can breathe on her own after a lung transplant surgery.</p>
  • Survivor of mold outbreak sues UPMC claiming negligence

    01/04/2016 9:45:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 01/04/2016 | Sean D. Hamill
    A double-lung transplant patient who contracted a mold infection during his stay at UPMC Presbyterian, sued the hospital for negligence today, claiming the hospital could have prevented the infection. Che DuVall, 70, of Perryopolis, joined by his wife, Karen, sued the hospital in Allegheny Count Common Pleas Court, in a 21-page lawsuit that outlines a series of what his attorneys claim are missteps that led to him contracting rhizopus mucormycosis because of UPMC's own policies. They ask for damages for pain, suffering, inconvenience, loss of wages, and loss of companionship for Mrs. DuVall. Mr. DuVall, who is still an inpatient...
  • Lungs from pack-a-day smokers safe for transplant, study finds

    11/11/2013 7:31:11 PM PST · by carlo3b · 54 replies
    NBC NEWS, HEALTH ^ | JoNel Aleccia, Staff Writer, NBC News
    Lungs from pack-a-day smokers safe for transplant, study finds JoNel Aleccia, Staff Writer, NBC News Jan. 29, 2013 at 4:35 AM ET About 13 percent of double-lung transplants in the U.S. came from donors who were heavy smokers, a new study finds. Using lung transplants from heavy smokers may sound like a cruel joke, but a new study finds that organs taken from people who puffed a pack a day for more than 20 years are likely safe. What’s more, the analysis of lung transplant data from the U.S. between 2005 and 2011 confirms what transplant experts say they already...
  • 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.
  • The Sarah Murnaghan Case Previews Obamacare: Cronyism, Corruption and Political Bias Will Rule

    06/06/2013 3:06:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 6/6/13 | Rush Limbaugh
    Now, I mentioned earlier in the program that "A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the US Health and Human Services Secretary to suspend existing organ allocation rules to give a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl a better chance at a life-saving lung transplant." The judge is Michael Baylson. He´s a Bush, George W. Bush appointee. Judge Baylson "told Kathleen Sebelius to direct the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, or OPTN, to make an exception to the so-called ´Under-12´ rule as it applies to Sarah Murnaghan, who has end-stage cystic fibrosis, for at least 10 days, until a hearing on June 14.
  • Sarah Murnaghan lung transplant case: Sebelius ordered to make exception on transplant

    06/06/2013 10:02:47 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/6/13 | BRETT NORMAN and JASON MILLMAN
    A federal judge on Wednesday ordered HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan to be moved to the adult lung transplant list, giving her a better chance of receiving a potentially life-saving transplant. The quick and unusual ruling, made after a hastily scheduled emergency hearing, follows a campaign by the family and some members of Congress to pressure the Obama administration to change a federal policy that puts children under age 12 at the bottom of the list of those who can receive donated adult lungs. Read more:
  • Sarah Murnaghan to be added to transplant list (Sebelius slapped)

    06/05/2013 4:54:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    WPVI-TV ^ | June 5, 2013
    A federal judge in Philadelphia has made a dying 10-year-old eligible to seek donor lungs from an adult transplant list. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson says he is granting the temporary request because of the severity of Sarah Murnaghan's condition. Her mother, Janet Murnaghan, says the family is thrilled by the ruling. It's in effect until a June 14 court hearing. The family is challenging organ transplant rules that say children under age 12 must wait for pediatric lungs to become available. The Murnaghans say that rarely happens. Sarah's doctors believe they can perform a successful transplant with adult lungs....
  • Everything You Need To Know About Big Government Liberal Compassion in Two Panels

    06/05/2013 4:00:15 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-5-13 | The Looking Spoon
    If anyone needs an example of how big government literally kills people they need go no further than HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius's refusal to waive a federal regulation (or rather a ban) on lung transplants for children under 10, even though doctors say this particular 10 year old would survive the procedure. The answer she gave is particularly galling...“I would suggest, sir, that, again, this is an incredibly agonizing situation where someone lives and someone dies...”We should expect nothing less from the party of moral bankruptcy. Whether or not her hands are truly tied is not the point, the regulation...
  • The rules are the rules and it doesn't matter if ‘Someone lives and someone dies’

    06/05/2013 8:53:15 AM PDT · by STJPII · 24 replies
    This is a death panel of one. Google Sebelius’s death words and you will find NO coverage in the MSM. Obama, Sebelius and Obamacare will needlessly sacrifice this child because of the “policy”. Their actions are damnable. This really hit home with me because I have a ten year old daughter.
  • Sebelius: I can’t suspend the lung-transplant rules for a dying 10-year-old

    06/04/2013 6:35:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 164 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2013 | AllahPundit
    Portrait of a bureaucratic nightmare: A little girl’s dying from cystic fibrosis and has three to five weeks to live unless she gets a lung transplant before then. The good news is that adult lungs can be modified for a child her age in a way that’ll save her life — except that, because she’s only 10, she’s not eligible for them. The “adult” list starts at 12; everyone younger than that goes to the children’s list, where lungs are much harder to come by. The question is, does Sebelius have the authority to suspend those age limitations and make...
  • Sebelius won’t waive regulation for girl with five weeks to live: ‘Someone lives and someone dies’

    06/04/2013 11:16:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 4, 2013 | 1:07 pm | Joel Gehrke
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rebuffed an appeal from Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., on behalf of a girl who needs a lung transplant but can’t get one because of a federal regulation that prevents her from qualifying for a transplant. … “I would suggest, sir, that, again, this is an incredibly agonizing situation where someone lives and someone dies,” Sebelius replied. “The medical evidence and the transplant doctors who are making the rule—and have had the rule in place since 2005 making a delineation between pediatric and adult lungs, because lungs are different than other organs—that it’s based...
  • Stem Cell Finding Could Help Reduce Transplant Rejection

    03/08/2007 6:44:22 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 119+ views
    Newswise ^ | 03.08.07
    A new study involving a type of stem cells from the lungs of transplant patients demonstrates for the first time that these progenitor cells reside in adult organs and are not derived from bone marrow, which leads to the possibility that the cells may be able to help with the rejection of donated organs and with various kinds of lung disease. The study by University of Michigan Health System researchers is significant because of the large number of lung transplant patients who experience chronic rejection of donated lungs, with rejection rates of about 60 percent during the first five years...
  • Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood Has Died

    02/13/2007 11:05:48 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 100 replies · 6,280+ views
    CNN ^ | February 13, 2007
    Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood of Georgia has died after a long battle with cancer, his office announced today. He was 65.