Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

Lung transplant


Pune hospital performs heart-lung transplant on UK-based doctor suffering from rare autoimmune disease

November 29, 2022 8:29 am

The 46-year-old woman doctor had multiple episodes of Raynaud’s phenomenon and she developed an interstitial lung disease, which was diagnosed in 2016, followed by severe pulmonary hypertension in 2017. She also had esophageal dysmotility and reflux disease.

Why can a lung transplant give you a second lease of life? What you need to know

August 14, 2022 10:37 am

As opposed to kidney and liver, which are located much deeper within the body, the lung is exposed to outside air 25,000 times per day when you breathe. As a result, a recipient should ensure that they breathe clean air, avoid polluted areas and smoking, follow a healthy diet and regular exercise at home, says Professor Dr Arvind Kumar, Founder & Trustee of the Lung Care Foundation

Chennai man spends 109 days on ECMO, ventilator, recovers sans lung transplant

August 20, 2021 9:34 am

After almost 50 days into ECMO, Mudijja slowly started improving, with enhancing lung performance. The clinical team decided to proceed with the treatment plan but without a transplant.

Licence in hand, AIIMS ready for lung transplants

July 07, 2019 9:03 am

In 2017, PGIMER in Chandigarh performed its first lung transplant and became the first in North India and the first government hospital in the country to perform such transplants.

New model may help regenerate severely damaged lungs

May 09, 2019 10:51 am

Currently, up to 80 per cent of donor lungs are rejected for serious but potentially reversible injuries, according to the study published in Nature Communications.

Woman gets a fresh start after lung transplant surgery in Chennai

November 24, 2017 4:09 pm

The woman had developed breathlessness in 2011 and soon her condition aggravated with severe bouts of coughing.

Donor lungs over age 60 safe for transplantation

November 10, 2017 10:33 pm

Younger patients who received a single lung transplant using organs from older versus younger donors, there was a lower five-year survival. However, with a double lung transplant, there was no significant difference in five-year survival.

Doctors identify recipient, gear up for first lung transplant at PGIMER

May 30, 2017 3:42 am

The PGI has witnessed an increase in the cadaver donation cases for the last few years. But the institute is yet to begin conducting the lung and live liver transplant at the institute