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Lung Transplants (INACTIVE)

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  • Lung disease leads two men in Hampton Roads to different life choices

    Lung disease leads two men in Hampton Roads to different life choices
    A diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis amounts to a death sentence. A progressive disease in which damaged lungs continue to scar over, it causes difficulty breathing, particularly with the intake of air. There is no cure. Doctors for Bill Millan and Jim...
  • Fighting for air

    Fighting for air
    For brief moments, Cassie Stanley can forget her precarious relationship with death. She forgot on Christmas morning when her family opened presents. At other times, she forgets by immersing herself in watching the Bulls or Cubs on TV in her family's...
  • 5-Week-Old Baby With Rare Condition Needs a Lung Transplant

    5-Week-Old Baby With Rare Condition Needs a Lung Transplant
    CAMARILLO (KTLA) -- It is very much a life or death situation for one baby girl in desperate need of a lung transplant. Katelyn Policastro, just 5-weeks-old, suffers from alveolar capillary dysplasia, an extremely rare condition that affects less than...
  • List Of Transplant Facilities Not Meeting Standards

    To qualify for Medicare funding, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires transplant centers to perform a certain number of transplants annually and achieve a specific unadjusted survival rate for patients one year after surgery....
  • Report: Michael Jackson Needs Lung Transplant

    Michael Jackson is ailing from a rare lung condition and needs to undergo a transplant, according to the author of a new biography on the King of Pop. Author Ian Halperin said Jackson, 50, suffers from Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, a condition that...
  • Gene therapy may boost success of lung transplants

    Gene therapy may boost success of lung transplants
    A new gene therapy procedure to restore function in lungs damaged during harvesting from donors could make more of the organs available for transplanting, Canadian researchers reported Wednesday. Currently, only about 15% of potential donor lungs are...
  • Girl's Heart Heals Itself After Transplant

    Girl's Heart Heals Itself After Transplant
    LONDON -- British doctors designed a radical solution to save a girl with major heart problems in 1995: they implanted a donor heart directly onto her own failing heart. After 10 years with two blood pumping organs, Hannah Clark's faulty one did what...