Sarah Murnaghan struggles without breathing tube, so it’s re-inserted – CNN.com

(CNN) — Sarah Murnaghan, the Philadelphia girl who underwent a lung transplant this month after a court battle, struggled after a breathing tube was removed Wednesday, so doctors “sedated and re-intubated” the girl, her mother said through a family representative. “It’s been an excruciating day. We extubated Sarah and her body could not handle the … Continue reading “Sarah Murnaghan struggles without breathing tube, so it’s re-inserted – CNN.com”

Transplant Medications, Henry Ford Hospital

General Medication Rules for Transplant Patients Do not take any prescribed or over-the-counter drugs without making sure these will not interact with the transplant medications. Do not take any herbal medications as their interactions with the transplant medications are unknown. Patients should always check with their transplant physician before any new medicine is taken. Store … Continue reading “Transplant Medications, Henry Ford Hospital”

Girl, 10, in pain, recovering slowly after lung transplant – NBC News.com

JoNel Aleccia NBC News June 25, 2013 at 11:31 AM ET A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who underwent a high-profile double-lung transplant is recovering slowly and in “a lot more pain,” her family said Tuesday. Sarah Murnaghan, whose plight spurred changes in the nation’s organ allocation system for children, has been awakened from a medically-induced coma … Continue reading “Girl, 10, in pain, recovering slowly after lung transplant – NBC News.com”

Edmonton gets country’s first mobile lung-transplant machine

BY KEITH GEREIN, EDMONTON JOURNAL JUNE 26, 2013 EDMONTON – Edmonton has become the country’s first home of a revolutionary organ-transplant technology that holds the potential to save a long list of patients needing new lungs. The ex-vivo lung perfusion device, commonly known as “lungs in a box,” is a portable unit that gives surgeons … Continue reading “Edmonton gets country’s first mobile lung-transplant machine”

Preventing skin cancer in children begins with the right sunscreen

June 25, 2013 — It is well known that exposure to the sun is the key risk factor for developing skin cancer. And while most parents are aware that applying sunscreen to their children is important, many go wrong by not taking the time to choose the most effective sunscreen, or they don’t understand the … Continue reading “Preventing skin cancer in children begins with the right sunscreen”

First artificial lung procedure on Irish child – Health News | Irish Medical News | The Irish Times – Mon, Jun 24, 2013

Paul Cullen First published: Mon, Jun 24, 2013, 01:02 Doctors at Temple Street children’s hospital in Dublin have performed the first artificial lung procedure in Ireland on a child who later went on to have a successful lung transplant in the UK. The highly complex and risky procedure was also the first time that anyone … Continue reading “First artificial lung procedure on Irish child – Health News | Irish Medical News | The Irish Times – Mon, Jun 24, 2013”

Doctors make progress toward ‘artificial pancreas’ | abc11.com

Sunday, June 23, 2013 By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Doctors are reporting a major step toward an “artificial pancreas,” a device that would constantly monitor blood sugar in people with diabetes and automatically supply insulin as needed. A key component of such a system – an insulin pump programmed to shut down if blood-sugar dips too low … Continue reading “Doctors make progress toward ‘artificial pancreas’ | abc11.com”

Girl, 6, Struggling After Heart Transplant, Cardiac Arrest – ABC News

Teresa Bartlinski, 6, has fancied herself a princess since she was adopted in July 2010 from China, where she’d been abandoned with a congenital heart condition that rendered the left side of her heart useless. So when she went to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for her long-awaited heart transplant last Monday, the blue hospital gown … Continue reading “Girl, 6, Struggling After Heart Transplant, Cardiac Arrest – ABC News”

Teen’s transplanted heart helps another girl thrive | recordonline.com

By Michael Novinson Times Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM – 06/22/13 TOWN OF WALLKILL — Just one thought filled the minds of the two mothers as they at last laid eyes upon one another in the Hampton Inn lobby: Don’t cry. The meeting between Washingtonville’s Veronica Barker and Shannon Rouse Ruiz of North Carolina was months … Continue reading “Teen’s transplanted heart helps another girl thrive | recordonline.com”

Your next TV could monitor heart health | Fox News

By Leslie Meredith Published June 21, 2013 TechNewsDaily TVs could soon provide much more than entertainment. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a new way to measure the heart rates of people just by using ordinary video footage to track facial movements. Current video game technology already forecasts the technique. … Continue reading “Your next TV could monitor heart health | Fox News”