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I wonder if you have any knowledge about lunges transplant

I have heard about a hospital in Virginia  

Any knowledge?

Tnx Nili Tal, Israel

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    nili,

    I live in Virginia and as far as I can say the hospitals connected with the University of Virginia (located in Charlottesville, Va.) and Virginia Commonwealth University (located in Richmond, Va.) are World class. Both are highly respected and both teach Dr's and Nurses their professions. 

    I recommend that you research both and possibly contact each for more personal service. 

    Best of Luck

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    @larry49033  Lung transplants are performed in the UK but   they are rare  Good luck;
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      Dear MaryLip. Many thanks for your clarity on this subject and as you rightly point out transplants are very rare and only available if you have dependents. Sending you kind and thoughtful wishes Mark X
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    Hi Nili

    ​I know lung transplants are carried out here in the UK, but only as a last resort, when all other treatments have failed. In the UK there is a shortage of donar organs.

    ​If anyone was going to offer such treatments I am sure the US would be at the forefront.

    ​There are the Lung institute  which offers stem cell treatment and the Lung association. You could try these first. Good luck . Love Sue.

     

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      Sue,

      I asked my Pulmonary Specialist about stem cell treatment and was told that it is a medical scam that no insurance co or government medical plans will support. He said that they are defrauding people out of their money. 

      As for lung transplants, it must be a decision that a patient and his/her Dr. make and is not subject to outside opinions. The important thing is each of us to live as best we can with COPD.

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      I ave Bronchiectasis and know of a few people who have had stem cell treatment and even their GPs cant believe how much better they are with sputum and exercise tolerance. I prefer to make up my own mind. Some people want to  take a chance and if they can afford it that's up to them.

      I am still considering it. All these treatments add to the research data.

      ?There are studies in China which have shown that both alveoli and the bronchial tubes have new disease free tissue growth after stem cell transplants. Each person has to weigh up the research for themselves, but if nobody tried new therapies we wouldnt have half the new treatments available now.

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      Sue,

      I stated what my Dr. said about stem cell treatment. If it is a patient's choice to receive that treatment, then I say good luck and reports on that treatment would be most interesting. 

      Another example in the same vein is how US Dr's don't like Chiropractors, but some years ago I got help from a Chiropractor that proved to relieve me of an upper back condition that was quite painful. 

      I just would like to know who is presenting the Stem Cell research reports and what independent respected authority is/is not supporting the research presented.   

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      Hi Larry. I don't want to give the patients name, but if you log onto Health unlocked under stem cell therapy for bronchiectasis you will see her post.

      ?its good that you received relief for your back.

      ?The results of the Chinese study and studies taking place in the university of Miami point to positive results.

      ?I am not saying this treatment will immediately cure all lung conditions, but it is where the interest is being focussed for many diseases and surely these results are promising.

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      @sue00942  Hi Larry,  I am in favour of new treatments, after all if these weren't tried and tested, there would never be any progress and it is thanks to these brave people who are willing to be used as "guinea pigs" for any new treatment.  I was discussing with my husband, only a few days ago, how much progress has been made in the introduction of  these  treatments.  I am all in favour of these pioneering treatments and we owe a great debt of gratitude to these people who are willing to give their time and especially those people who are prepared to give their time and take the risks  which these tests present.  My grateful thanks to all of you.  <3

       

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      Hi. I have bronchiectasis which is a form of COPD. The latest news today from bronchiectasis weekly suggests that transplants should be used for those with end stage bronchiectasis, and gives the results of the research. The problem is that those at end stage are usually so ill that their recovery can be compromised. Log onto Bronchiectasis weekly to see research results.

       

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    No knowledge of hospital in Virginia.

    In UK only patients that are suitable for the procedure are referred for assessment and those patients must be of a certain fitness level before any surgery would be carried out.  Usually a specialising respiratory consultant would refer if he or she thought their patient is a suitable candidate for the procedure and if it would benefit.

    Speak with your pulmonologist for advice on your suitability for such a procedure. 

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    Hi I totally agree with Vee.  It is normally your consultant who would decide whether you could be suitable for a lung transplant and would put your forward for tests to determine it.  Most people aren't suitable for various reasons but if you are then you would go on the waiting list though I believe this can be long.  

    There are other procedures which might help too such as Lung volume reduction, or coils or valves inserted into your lungs.  Again your consultant is the one to ask about this.  Good luck.  x

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    Hi nili50312, ive heard of lung transplant yes, though one has to have independents ie; children and have no idea of costs and how much longer life one would expect to live after?
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