Lung Transplant News and Research

RSS
A pulmonary transplant (or lung transplant) is a surgical procedure in which a diseased lung is removed and replaced with a healthy lung from a donor. A lung transplant will often be recommended if a person has advanced lung disease that is unresponsive to other treatments and/or when a person's life expectancy is likely less than 2-3 years. A lung transplant is considered for those suffering from the following conditions:
New method of donor-lung distribution could decrease deaths of candidates on transplant waitlist

New method of donor-lung distribution could decrease deaths of candidates on transplant waitlist

Study demonstrates unexpected electrical changes in first successful transplant of genetically-modified pig heart

Study demonstrates unexpected electrical changes in first successful transplant of genetically-modified pig heart

Favorable survival outcomes among COVID-19 lung transplant recipients

Favorable survival outcomes among COVID-19 lung transplant recipients

Clinical trial to test the safety, efficacy of bacteriophages for treating P. aeruginosa infections in CF patients

Clinical trial to test the safety, efficacy of bacteriophages for treating P. aeruginosa infections in CF patients

Healthy people over 65 years of age recommended to get a heart check-up before non-cardiac surgery

Healthy people over 65 years of age recommended to get a heart check-up before non-cardiac surgery

Lung transplantation at Cedars-Sinai has outstanding success rates

Lung transplantation at Cedars-Sinai has outstanding success rates

Combination therapy regimen for cystic fibrosis is also beneficial to primary school-aged children

Combination therapy regimen for cystic fibrosis is also beneficial to primary school-aged children

Study offers insight into the basic cellular pathologies driving interstitial lung disease

Study offers insight into the basic cellular pathologies driving interstitial lung disease

Zinc may reverse lung damage, improve survival for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Zinc may reverse lung damage, improve survival for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Aston University’s new antibiotic combination forms part of a lifesaving treatment for cystic fibrosis

Aston University’s new antibiotic combination forms part of a lifesaving treatment for cystic fibrosis

A step-by-step plan to create a digital twin of the human immune system

A step-by-step plan to create a digital twin of the human immune system

Researchers use bacteriophages to treat antibiotic-resistant mycobacterial lung infection

Researchers use bacteriophages to treat antibiotic-resistant mycobacterial lung infection

Clinical characteristics of immunocompromised patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant

Clinical characteristics of immunocompromised patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant

Researchers reveal possible way to treat newborns with rare genetic lung condition

Researchers reveal possible way to treat newborns with rare genetic lung condition

Study shows the viability of lung transplants in patients with COVID-19-associated ARDS

Study shows the viability of lung transplants in patients with COVID-19-associated ARDS

Gut enzymes open a gateway to create universal blood-type donor organs

Gut enzymes open a gateway to create universal blood-type donor organs

NIH grant renewal will enable Nebraska scientist to advance research on virtual immune system

NIH grant renewal will enable Nebraska scientist to advance research on virtual immune system

Post-transplantation lung microbiome profiles can provide prognostic information

Post-transplantation lung microbiome profiles can provide prognostic information

Study shows positive outcomes in COVID-19 patients who underwent lung transplants

Study shows positive outcomes in COVID-19 patients who underwent lung transplants

Researchers identify genetic cause of rare interstitial lung disease in a young child

Researchers identify genetic cause of rare interstitial lung disease in a young child