From January to March 2021, the lung transplant program at UF Health Shands Hospital performed more lung transplants to treat patients whose lungs had been damaged by COVID-19 than anywhere else in the United States, according to data from United Network for Organ Sharing.
A successful organ transplant is the treatment for many end-stage diseases. The result? Usually, an improved quality of life and prognosis — but it is a process not without its own set of potential pitfalls to keep an eye out for.
It’s 3 a.m., and an experienced hand gently squeezes the first breath into a patient’s newly perfused lung. On lung transplant time, vigilance is the defining word for anesthesiologists. While cases can start at any time of day, preparations often begin 8 to 12 hours in advance. Myriad uncertainties from…
Today we celebrate & thank our physicians, nurses & healthcare professionals on the front lines who have helped protect the health of our state & beyond over the past year, through dedicated & compassionate care.
After providing lifesaving care to COVID-19 patients, Jill Holker, a frontline ICU nurse from Utah became a patient herself.
The UF Health Shands Hospital lung transplant program tops the list as the best in the United States for one-year risk-adjusted survival rates, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, SRTR.
Allen Korson went from a kidney stone ailment to needing a multiorgan transplant, both lungs and a liver, one of the rarest procedures performed in the United States due to its complexity.
Jun Cai, MD, PhD, was awarded the 2020 Science and Innovation Center Abstract Award by the American Thoracic Society for his abstract entitled: “Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells Ameliorate Lung Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Via Regulation of IL-17 and IL-10.” This award was bestowed during the Assembly for Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation (AII) by…