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Living Without Lungs for 6 Days Saves a Mom’s Life

2017 31 Jan

In a challenging procedure never done before, thoracic surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network removed severely infected lungs from a dying mom, keeping her alive without lungs for six days, so that she could recover enough to receive a life-saving lung transplant. A report of this case is published online in The Journal of Thoracic... Read more

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ICU Volume 15 - Issue 1 - 2015

2015 16 Mar

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Lung Transplantation Provides Treatment Option for End-Stage Lung Disease

2014 10 Mar

The amount of patients having undergone lung transplantations has increased by roughly 20% over the past five years. For those suffering during the end stage of various lung diseases, transplantation can provide a prolongation and quality improvement of life as the last remaining treatment option.Marc Hartert and his team of colleagues have researched... Read more