Lung transplantation

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Lung Transplantation

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease caused by a genetic malfunction of chromosome seven. It is a multi-system disorder that causes thick, sticky secretions to be produced due to the defective transport of sodium and chloride within the cells. As the lung disease progresses to get worse, one option for treatment is a double lung transplantation. Lung transplantation sounds great and can be very beneficial, but it has its risks and there are ethical issues involved. The ethical issues that are involved include: what the criteria is for lung transplants, how lung transplants work, and what the mental aspect of lung transplant is. The ten literature reviews indicate and contraindicate these ethical issues involved with lung transplantation in CF…

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  • Lung Transplantation

    Lung transplantation is a complex surgical procedure that a diseased lung is removed and replaced with a donor lung through anastomosis. In context of transplantation, a patient will receive either a single or bilateral lung transplant from a deceased donor. The current concern for lung transplantation is the shortage of lungs donor. Fortunately, some cases could be relieved by receiving donation from living donors. This procedure involved the removal of one lower lobes of lungs each from two…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The Lung Transplantation System

    The lung allocation system is what determines the ranking of individuals on the transplant list. The material included is their lung allocation score, blood type, distance between the hospital where the donor is located and recipient, lab values, test results, and disease diagnoses (“Organ Procurement”, n.d.). Disease severity and chances of survival post transplant are factors that estimate an individuals lung allocation score. However, children under the age of 12 are not prioritized by a…

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  • United Network For Organ Sharing: A Case Study

    UNOS stands United Network for Organ Sharing is a private organization that's not for any profit what so ever manages the organ transplant system in service for the federal government. UNOS help many people get these organs they need to save their lives. They help match people with organs at first with their factors they do match up against what they don't. Those factors being blood type, height, weight and other medical relevance things connected to organ transplantation. Geography figures…

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  • Case Study Of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) – the most common form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia – is a chronic, progressive fibrotic lung disease that affects older adults. IPF is characterized by a continuing decline in lung function, poor survival, and limited therapeutic options. The invasive proliferation of fibrous tissue and scarring of the interstitium lead to a decline in forced vital capacity (FVC) (Richeldi et al. 2014). IPF has a poor prognosis; the median survival for the disease is…

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  • Chronic Kidney Disease: A Case Study

    kidneys. Currently, kidney transplantation is the preferred treatment for this condition. Compared to the alternative of long-term dialysis, transplantation offers a better quality of life, is more than twice as effective at improving the long-term prognosis of the patient, and is cheaper. However, there is a significant shortage of available kidneys in the United States. Of the approximately 110,000 people in the United States currently on the kidney transplant waiting list, only 15% ever…

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  • Mandatory Organ Donation Research Paper

    topic of organ donation is a hotbed issue that generates opposing opinions from the medical community, religious organizations, and people’s personal beliefs. Making organ donation mandatory will save lives, decrease illegal organ harvesting, and increase advancements in scientific research. In the United States, there are currently 90,000 people on the waiting list for organ transplants. Each day roughly twenty people die waiting in vain for organ transplants that will save their lives.…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Kidney Failure

    number of people willing to donate for free.” (qtd in Kline, par. 9) This shows that the access to free organs is still available to those in need, with shorter waitlists than before because some could choose to pay. Some have voiced concerns that the price of kidneys will be too expensive, leaving them in the same predicament as before. Admittedly, yes you would have to pay for the transplant in lieu of it being donated. However when compared with the price of continual dialysis, $60,000…

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  • Persuasive Speech: How To Become An Organ Donor

    The gift of life, these simple words may have different meanings to all of us in our class, but there is a special type of gift that each and every one of us can give. This gift is being an organ donor, an opportunity to give someone another chance at life once yours is completed. In this speech; I hope to persuade you, my COM 101 class, to become an organ donor. According to Donate Life America as of May of 2015, there are nearly 124,000 people on the waiting lists in the United States…

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  • Organ Transplantation Ethical Dilemma

    Healthcare professionals are often times faced with challenging ethical dilemma, and the decisions made during these difficult instances affect the patient, the patient’s family members, and those involved in the care. Organ transplantation has many ethically controversial debates from all points of view, including the recipient, the donor and the caregivers involved, and these predicaments forecast life or death on the patients implicated. Mr. Mann and Mrs. Bay have serious illnesses that…

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