TRANSPLANT ADVANCES: FIRST DRUG TRIAL FOR LUNG TRANSPLANT REJECTION

I am cautiously optimistic.  I admit I was very excited when I came across this press release that was posted to The Lung Transplant Foundation‘s Facebook page.  As usual, I try to temper my excitement with the reality we won’t know what’s possible for awhile or if this is just a step in the right direction.

I realize the drug is only in Phase II trials now, but it does show promise.  Continue reading

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Someone Needs To Get Their House In Order: A Follow-Up

One of my friends from Twitter passed me this link this morning.  I do not cry easily but after I read it I was in tears because I was so upset for Che Duvall  (& his family) whose trust & care was violated by this center.

Transplant is hard enough without dying from preventable risks like this & suffering needlessly for months. His center did wrong by him (& by the three other patients whose trust was so flagrantly violated).

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Transplants & Cancer Risk: Can Sirolimus Help?

Another complication I’ve been seeing frequently occur in some transplant recipients is the increased risk of Cancer (especially skin cancer).

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Changes to Lung Transplant Scoring – Will It Impact Me?

This may or may not pertain to my situation, I don’t think ultimately it will. Yet, the more successful attempts & changes to level the playing field in scoring for transplant, all the better. So maybe indirectly, rather than directly.

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