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Does A Lung Transplant Cure Pulmonary Fibrosis
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
I'm suffering from pulmonary fibrosis advanced stage, looking up for doctors contact whom i could contact for lung transplant !
Pulmonologist : Get in touch with a good pulmonologist in your area and he could help you further. ...Read more
My father is diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, copd, polycythemia and cronic asthmatic bronchitis. Is he a candidate for lung transplant?
Lung transplant: Other factors are considered too, as age, general health, other chronic diseases, the original lung disease and whether it can recur in the transplanted lung, your father needs to be evaluated in a tertiary care hospital, either a university or a teaching hospital, better if they have a transplant program, wish you wellness ...Read more
If I have cystic fibrosis and get a lung transplant, will the disease eventually invade my new lungs?
Diagnosed with acute pulmonary fibrosis in 09. Currently 75% each lung scarred, how much time could be left?
Yes: A lung transplant will help with the pulmonary problems of cf, but not with the other systemic problems of cf. Lung tx can increase the longevity and quality of life, but at the expense of many medications and visits to the doctor. As the lungs get damage from cf, one may need a lung transplant. Your doctors will be able to guide you on the timing for a lung transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: Ild/pulm fibrosis is a progressive destruction of lung architecture resulting in progressive shortness of breath. All therapy tried to date has not provided much improvement. Oxygen and exercise while awaiting lung transplant is a current management option. The mortality of ipf is on the order of less than 5 yr after dx. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Removing the entire lung (or both) from a deceased individual, taking out the diseased lungs of another, and replacing them with the transplanted lung (s). In rare cases a small piece of a lung has been used from a living person to transplant to another such as a ...Read more
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