Rsv in transplant patients

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Avatar m tn Can Rsv cause cardiac arrest in a child who has past myocarditis? My son had viral myocarditis at 7 months and got rsv at 2 two weeks later passed away. And with his passed medical history should they have done something different like check his heart?
Avatar m tn it proves nicely that even high doses of RSV are unlikely to have any effect on HCV replication in vivo in man. How so? On page 187 Fig 2 you will see the effect of increasing micromols of RSV on fold replication of the HCV construct, readout by the luciferase assay. On page 188 similarlily in fig 4 the effect on the subgenomic replicon cells. RSV in micromols/Liter vs fold replication enhancement. Good work, we assume.
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Avatar m tn His gastroenterologist is totally ignorant of the basic facts of liver transplantation. Most centers transplant to age 70 normally. Most of us liver transplant patients are in our 50s-60s when we get our transplants. I would not trust anything that gastro has to say if he is so misinformed about the basics of liver transplant. I would get copies of all my records and never see him again. His opinions are not based on any knowledge. Gastros are not liver specialist first of all.
Avatar n tn Why would our pediatrician prescribe him xopenex, pulmicort, and amoxicillin all in the first visit and BEFORE the mucus sample lab test results even came back?
Avatar m tn Hi Doctor, what is your opinion of when Incivek will be approved for transplant patients? Are they running or planning trials for post transplant patients or how does it normally work to get the process approved in this case?
Avatar n tn what i want to know is has anyone heard of the interferion treatment causing liver failure in post liver transplant patients?
Avatar m tn The transplant coordinator also reviews the in-depth Consent for Evaluation for Liver Transplant, which patients must understand and sign before they can proceed with a transplant evaluation. Finally, the transplant coordinator outlines the medical tests and consultations that must be performed as part of the evaluation process.
Avatar n tn Could be a relapse of lymphoma he said, although odd he never had lymphoma in the mediastinal nodes; However he had RSV and a resistant pneumonia in January that was near fatal; chest tubes and laproscopic surgery to remove all the pockets of infection that would not drain. The pneumonia was resistant to most drugs and he had to be on IV meds for 5 or 6 weeks.
Avatar m tn Prescribing Medications in Patients With Cirrhosis Conclusions The safe use of medications in patients with CLD(chronic liver disease) is an ongoing challenge for prescribers and patients alike. This becomes especially true in patients with cirrhosis, in whom significant changes can occur in the metabolism and handling of various agents, specifically those medications which undergo first-pass metabolism or are metabolised by the CYP3A enzymatic pathway.
Avatar m tn New more gentle treatment should be available in a year and even better treatments are coming in 2-3 years. I had a transplant 10 years ago, still have Hep C and need to make a similar decision of doing triple tx now or wait. I did double tx immediately after tx, the results were not very good. Better results were 5 years when I did it again, I became UND, but relapsed. I haven't tried triple tx. Here is the information on new coming drugs from Gilead. Discuss it with you doctor.
Avatar n tn I would still question the advisability of steroids in an HCV setting. I know that the trend in liver transplant patients with HCV is to wean them off steroids soon post transplant and in more and more transplant facilities steroids are not being administered at all because HCV damage accelerates in patients who take steroids. The most definitive test of the condition of the liver is liver biopsy where a sample of the liver tissue is removed and examined with state of the art equipment.
446474 tn?1446347682 She said with the rapid fall of my hemoglobin it makes sense that I would feel differently, on top of my usually cirrhosis complications such as encephalopathy which I experience to varies degrees daily. The good new is she said my body should adjust to the change in Hgb in time and I should start to feel like my old sick self (ha ha) again if my hemoglobin doesn't continue to drop.
Avatar f tn If we are around people at risk for severe consequences of the flu (infants, elderly, weakened, compromised lungs or heart, transplant recipients, chemo patients) then we owe it to them to reduce our own risk of contracting the flu. Yes, this is another urging for everyone to get the flu vaccine. Also, in general, the relapse that you MIGHT get from the vaccine will be far milder than the relapse from the infection itself.
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 m tn When a person applies at a transplant center to be listed for transplant they agree that all changes in meds, vitamins, supplements, diet and any medical procedures are first approved by the hepatologist first before they make any change. People can and have been removed temporarily and permanently from waiting lists for not being compliant with these rules. Good luck to her.
Avatar f tn Must of the patients we see waiting for transplant at our center are in their 50s and early 60s with cirrhosis from hepatitis C. Good luck to your husband!
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179856 tn?1333547362 The final treatment option is a liver transplant. A person whose primary tumor is less than 5 centimeters in diameter, or who has no more than three small tumors (each less than 3 cm), can get on the transplant list. However, only about 7,000 livers become available for transplant each year, and there are about 55,000 people on the waiting list in the United States. Preference is given to people who will have the best prognosis after transplantation.
Avatar m tn The lives of two Arizonans - a tiny baby and a full-grown man - have been saved by the first split-liver transplant ever performed at University Medical Center. The rare transplant surgery gave one-third of a donor liver to 6-month-old Maria Lara-Neri of Phoenix and the remaining two-thirds to Rocky Steely, 51, of Sierra Vista.
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Avatar m tn To review the outcomes of HCV patients who have received IFN products before liver transplant compared with HCV patients those who have never received IFN. METHOD.: Single-center, retrospective review of patients transplanted for HCV since December 1998 (n=131). Primary endpoint is the effect of IFN exposure before transplant on posttransplant outcomes. RESULTS.: Patients receiving before transplant (pre-IFN group; n=45) had a more aggressive recurrence of HCV with earlier recurrence (181.
Avatar f tn 8 percent of the patients in the control group had experienced at least one outcome. Patients in the treated group had significantly lower blood levels of the hepatitis C virus and less liver inflammation. However, there was no major difference in rates of any of the primary outcomes between groups." Take care and let us know how your dad is doing and what you learn from getting a second opinion. Best of luck to you and your family.