Rsv in lung transplant patients

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Avatar f tn You should ask his doctor if there is any sign of lung damage from the RSV. The good news is that, in most instances of RSV resulting in frequent bouts of croup or other respiratory infection, that frequent lung problems with fever are eventually “outgrown.” Definitely seek answers to your questions from his doctor and, if not satisfied with the responses, request consultation with a pediatric lung specialist.
Avatar n tn The issue of organ transplant in patients with hepatitis C is a complex one. Most of our experience is in patients with hepatitis C undergoing kidney transplant. Sometimes hepatitis C can become more active after organ transplant because of the immunosuppressive drugs used to prevent transplant rejection. We have to weight this against the fact that some of our patients will die without an organ transplant.
Avatar f tn (absence of her right lung) Oceanna's blood was to concentrated on on me area to go ahead with the planned six months glenn surgery. Her concentration is seemingly helping recently, because her pulmonary hypertension though, since she has had RSV they have her to recesitate her three times, and she has made it because her blood has re-concentrated and 'mixed' (concentrated) back together giving her organs blood again.
Avatar n tn Why would the esophagus affect a lung transplant and therefore prevent someone from receiving a transplant? Thank you.
Avatar n tn Since then he gets sick nearly on a monthly basis with colds that settle in his lungs and ends up with RSV and/or pnuemonia. This year so far: January 09 he had double ear infection was on antibiotics. Feb. 09 he had RSV and pnuemonia right lung spend night in ICU due low oxygen saturation and he was on antiobiotics. Mar 09 he has pnuemonia in the left lung and is on antibiotics.....AGAIN. He always has a runny nose that eventually ends in colds, bronchitis, or some form of pulmonary problem.
Avatar n tn I feel for you. We were in the hospital twice with RSV last winter with our little guy. He has NO effects and the doctors have said nothing about long term effects. It's scary seeing them on oxygen and it's true, it just has to run it's course. They will probably keep you a few days after he IS well to monitor him. They did with our little guy anyway. Our little guy does have asthma but it's a mild case and I have never been told it was related to RSV.
Avatar n tn I wish I had good news about you donating your Aunt one of your lungs. My Mother received a single lung transplant in 2007. A lung cannot be taken from a live donor though. The lung has to be harvested from a very recently deceased donor. And I so hate telling you this, but getting approved for a lung transplant is lengthy and much is involved. They put my Mother through many many tests. She had a lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Which is a terminal lung disease.
Avatar m tn The safety and efficacy of Rapamune (sirolimus) as immunosuppressive therapy have not been established in liver or lung transplant patients, and therefore, such use is not recommended [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]. Liver Transplantation – Excess Mortality, Graft Loss, and Hepatic Artery Thrombosis (HAT)" Do you think it is safe to use sirolimus?
1690584 tn?1340297472 Savannah was admitted to the hospital for RSV, Bronchitis, Ear Infection. Stayed until Saturday but was released earlier then she should have been due to Christmas. Her oxygen levels were still not staying up high but she is now doing better. She does have a partial collapse of the right lung and they want to no check her heart due to some blue around the mouth.
Avatar f tn but his recovery is not good...he has 2 drain tubes in his lung area and alot of pain...air is leaking from his lung...his heart is being controlled with medication for he is not in sinus rythmn on his own.....The doctor says it has to stop on its own [the air leak]...They have him on high dosages of pain medication which worries me....It was his left lung that they transplanted....Im worried that he may just give up....which is not like him...he is very irritable..which i can understand....
Avatar f tn I am so sorry to hear about your little one. If she still has lung infiltrates probably the RSV is still persisting. Other possibilities are localized pneumonia, croup, bronchiolitis, bronchitis and asthma. It would be good if her eosinophil status is seen. Often a high eosinophil count causes lung infiltrates and poor ability to handle colds. You will be consulting a chest specialist soon. Until then the possibility of persisting RSV and high eosinophil count should be looked into.
Avatar n tn Please check with the program coordinator at a major lung transplant center. To locate the lung transplant center closets to you please call the United Network for Organ Sharing at 1 (888) 894-6361. This would be the best resource for the answers to your questions. Lung transplantation in persons with emphysema need not be bilateral.
Avatar f tn My 3 month old daughter was diagnosed with a phnumathormax and staph in her right lung. She also tested pos for rsv. They are not sure what caused the phnumathormax, or if could reaccure. She is starting to cough again so she is on atibiotics again and has been referred to a lung doctor. The only way this was detected was from an x-ray. Her lungs gave no sign from them listening to her. What could cause these air pockets to accure again if they should, and could the staph come from the rsv?
Avatar n tn Hi I am a 28 yr old lung transplant patient. I have lots of flat warts on my legs. I have tried Aldara cream, Freezing, Lazer, Retinol and nothing is stoping the spread of them. Please let me know if there are any other forms of treatment available, or anything I can do. I am desperate to get rid of them!!!
Avatar n tn The most common cause of bronchiolitis is a virus called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), most commonly occurring in epidemics in late fall and winter each year. RSV affects almost all infants. Bronchiolitis can be a severe disease, but only about 1% of affected children require hospitalization. Premature infants and infants with underlying heart and lung disease are most at risk for severe, even life-threatening infections.
Avatar f tn the doctors in scranton pa say because of her age and her diabetes they wont give her a heart transplant. is there anywhere in the country that would be willing to give her a heart transplant and how would we get her on a heart transplant list?she had rheumatic fever as a child and had a heart condition all her life. her heart whats left of it they say the arteries are open theres no blockage but theres nothing they can do. shes in hospice right now. please help us . please email me.
Avatar m tn Felix and others are now trying to raise enough for new organs through NTAF, a nonprofit organization based in Pennsylvania formerly known as the National Transplant Assistance Fund that helps transplant patients pay for their medical costs. National coverage of their plight has already led to more than $100,000 in donations for some of the patients affected by the budget cuts. The Felix family is also planning a yard sale this weekend so he does not lose the chance to get another liver.
Avatar n tn Your question seeks specific information about the risks and benefits of pneumonectomy for severe lung infection in your mother-in-law, who received a double lung transplant for emphysema due to Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Unfortunately, this procedure is rarely necessary and therefore it is extremely unlikely that you will find any transplant center that has extensive experience performing this procedure in this setting.
765043 tn?1234583003 A cyst in his lever because of abuse from the hospital. The tube that was in his tummy got misplaced to his lever and eventually he formed a cyst. He has had to blood transfusions. One at the nicu after birth because of his anemia. One here because of the same reason. I'm hoping once he gets out of this he'll grow out of it. Like he was never sick. Im afraid he'll develope some kind of lung disease. My question to all this is that he got better. His lungs were clouded and cleared.
Avatar f tn Tom now has Hypotension which they are trying to hoping this is normal after a lung transplant.
Avatar f tn He has pneumonia every other month (since birth), he has also had bronchiolitis (without RSV), bronchitis, H1N1, and most currently RSV. When he was two we removed his tonsil and adenoids in hopes to help his asthma symptoms. While it did decrease the amount of sinus infections he had, it did nothing to help any other area. He is on Advair, 115/21 two puffs twice daily, and Allegra (for unknown allergies).
Avatar n tn It usually manifest itself as a cold in adults and older children, but can cause serious problems in infants. RSV can cause lower respitory infections, breathing problems, pneumonia or even death. According to statistics, over 125,000 infants are hospitalized annually with Respiratory Syncytial Virus, resulting in more than 500 deaths. RSV can be contracted by placing your hand in your mouth after you have come in contact with an infected person or surface.