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What Predicts Allograft Failure in Lung Transplantation?

February 04, 2019 Share this content: Higher average donor-derived cell-free DNA correlated with pretransplant factors such as obesity, age of donor, lung allocation score, and age of recipient. Allograft failure in individuals who receive lung transplants can be predicted by measuring donor-derived cell-free DNA (%ddcfDNA) for allograft injury, according to a study recently published in… Read More »

A patient coughed up this huge blood clot that perfectly replicates the airways of his lung

A man undergoing treatment for heart failure coughed up an enormous, intact blood clot that formed a perfect cast of the air passageways of his lung. The completeness of the clot, once unfolded onto blue medical cloth, astounded doctors; they could trace the three branches of the upper lobe of the lung, the two branches… Read More »