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What is the survival rate for lung transplant recipients?

What is the survival rate for lung transplant recipients?

Declines over time: It is 80-90% at 1 year and at 5 years about 50-60 % are still functioning. At 10 years 20-25%. Depends on the circumstances of the recipients co-morbidity and the original disease. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Transplant (Definition)

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


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What diseases caused organ transplant surgey to develop?

What diseases caused organ transplant surgey to develop?

Desperation: In 1954, kidney failure was uniformly fatal.- dialysis was experimental. The first successful transplants were between identical twins who were genetically the same. There was no rejection of the transplanted kidney from the healthy twin to the dying twin. The next steps were early efforts to prevent rejection. It was only 13 years later that heart + liver transplants were first successful in 1967. ...Read more

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What causes depression in kidney transplant recipients ?

What causes depression in kidney transplant recipients ?

May be: From fear from the fact of possible body rejection to the kidney as well as from the meds taken to reduce immune system reactions.. ...Read more

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Survival chance of patient with 99% TB infected?

Survival chance of patient with 99% TB infected?

Very high: Pulmonary TB is curable 100 percent as long as it is not mdrtb ie multidrug resistant. ...Read more

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Double lung trabsplant kidney and lung failure is it terminal?

Unknown: It sounds like you a reporting lung failure after a double-lung transplant? Lung failure (or respiratory failure as commonly known in the field) can have many causes, some reversible, some not. Check with your doctor about what is causing the lung failure and if the cause is reversible or not. ...Read more

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Is sepsis common with people that have organ transplants?

Is sepsis common with people that have organ transplants?

No: Sepsis meaning infection in the blood can occur in any surgical patient; and certainly immunosuppressed transplant recipients, but it is not common. It can derive from tubes, drains, IV sites, the lungs, or other infected organs, etc. It is reported in 1-5% of transplant patients. ...Read more

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Could depression affect organ transplants?

Stress and healing: I feel that depression would adversely affect the healing process from an organ transplant. Severe depression can impair your ability to take care of yourself. You might miss medical appointments and/or medication, neglect your hygiene which then puts you at risk for infection. The added mental stress can also slow down the wound healing process. ...Read more

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Disseminated adehocarcinoma this along with immunosuppressed + renal transplant is on my fathers death certificate?

Disseminated adehocarcinoma  this along with immunosuppressed + renal transplant is on my fathers death certificate?

Was this a surprise?: I am going to assume this was completed by his physician and that this physician was reasonably competent. If some or all of this was news to you, then probably dad had health issues that he concealed from you, probably because he cared and wanted you to go on with your life untroubled. Now that he is gone, set up a conference with his physician. I wish you comfort. ...Read more

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What causes rejection with kidney transplants?

What causes rejection with kidney transplants?

Transplant rejection: Ideally, transplanted kidneys come from a twin or close relative to minimize rejection. Otherwise, the body does not recognize the transplant as "self" & attacks the "foreigner". Thus the use of immunosuppressant drugs to suppress the recipient's immune system to prevent rejection of the transplanted kidney. ...Read more

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What are the survival rates for cll cancer after donor stem cell transplant?

What are the survival rates for cll cancer after donor stem cell transplant?

Select patients: Allogeneic (donor) stem cell transplants can be conducted using less intensive (non-ablative) regimens with excellent results for patients with CLL. It is not the first line of therapy, since patients can have remissions of several years with simpler therapies. Fatal complications still may occur in 25% of patients, but unlike other treatments, the remainder have a good chance of being cured. ...Read more

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Could a live-donor liver transplant happen in someone with acute liver failure?

Could a live-donor liver transplant happen in someone with acute liver failure?

Yes: Living donor liver transplantation provides a liver for someone that has chronic or acute end-stage liver disease. There is often time to work up the donor over weeks and go through a thoughtful process in chronic liver disease, however in acute fulminant liver failure, there is life threatening complications measured in days, the whole process is sped up but should never compromise donor safety. ...Read more

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Can a cancer patient donate blood?Are metastases transfered to recipient ?

Can a cancer patient donate blood?Are metastases transfered to recipient ?

No: It would be very unlikely for cancer to be transferred to a recipient, but we don't take donations from people known to have cancer. ...Read more

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Failure kidney transplant because recurrence of focal glomerulosclerosis also has global hypokinesia on dialysis no diabetics or heart disease . ?

Failure kidney transplant because recurrence of focal glomerulosclerosis also has global hypokinesia on dialysis no diabetics or heart disease . ?

Transplant: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis or fsgs has recurrence rate of 10 % after transplant. You can get another transplant and decrease rate of recurrence by getting plasmapheresis and galactose therapy before next surgery. These therapies have been shown to reduce risk in selected group of patients. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival If someone has hepatitis C, meningitis, liver and kidney failure?

What are the chances of survival If someone has hepatitis C, meningitis, liver and kidney failure?

Difficult to answer: is there liver cirrhosis? what type of meningitis? did it spread to the blood? how bad is the kidney failure? ...Read more

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Why people with transplanted organ need immunosuppressive drugs?

Why people with transplanted organ need immunosuppressive drugs?

Rejection: Your immune system sees any transplant as a foreign object. It treats the cells of the transplant just like bacteria cells it works to destroy them. This would cause the transplant to be destroyed or rejected. The immunosuppression runs down the volume of the immune system so it cannot kill off the transplant so easily. ...Read more

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We have a patient suffering from secondary myelofibrosis requiring bone marrow transplant. Donor is refusing on accounts of side effects ?

We have a patient  suffering from secondary myelofibrosis requiring bone marrow transplant. Donor is refusing on accounts of side effects ?

What is the question: Can you rephrase your question? What kind of side effects that the donor is afraid of. Perhaps, better understanding and communication about the procedure, the possible aes to the donor and answering the question will help the donor understand the situation. However, if the donor does not want to help- then nobody can force the donor. Other option is to use mud (matched unrelated donor) or cord blood.. Meanwhile, jakafi (ruxolitinib) can be considered for symptoms relief. ...Read more

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Is it possible for transplant organ rejection to be treated with bone marrow or stem cells from the donor?

Is it possible for transplant organ rejection to be treated with bone marrow or stem cells from the donor?

A research question: No one knows! Theoretically if one can isolate particular immune cells from the donor that can help make the recipient tolerant to the donor's tissues, this kind of transplant may help. However, the vast majority of solid organ transplants have cadavers as donors and thus, it may be difficult to obtain stem cells from the original donor! ...Read more

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Are lung transplants risky?

Are lung transplants risky?

Some risks include..: Organ transplants (lungs and others) do have risks associated with the actual surgical procedures, possible rejection of the grafted organ(s), side effects of anti-rejection drugs, and possible infections... In general, patients are only considered for transplantation if the risk of receiving an organ are less than the risks of not receiving one. Hope that this helps... ...Read more

Dr. W. James Chon
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Organ Transplant (Definition)

In practical terms it means removing an organ (kidney, heart, lung, liver, pancreas, intestine, etc.) from someone from the same species (allotransplant) and placing it in another ...Read more


Dr. Amy Friedman
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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more