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Better ventilation strategy saves lungs for transplant

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – After brain death in potential lung donors, a “lung protective” strategy can increase the odds that the lungs will be viable for transplant, according to preliminary research released today by the Journal of the American Medical Association. In the randomized controlled...

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Starting dialysis too early has risks: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Putting patients on dialysis before they're symptomatic offers no survival benefit; on the contrary, it may increase their risk of death, according to a study published online today in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Rather than timing the start of dialysis on the...

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Sirolimus does not decrease rejection risk in lung transplantation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Rates of acute rejection of lung transplants are not improved when sirolimus is added to the immunosuppressive regimen instead of azathioprine, a multicenter team reports. “These results differ from previous results in cardiac and renal transplantation,” they say, “and...