First living donor lung transplantation in Japan

Japan has completed the first living lung transplantation for a novel coronavirus rehabilitated patient

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The Affiliated Hospital of Kyoto University announced on the 8th that the world’s first living lung transplantation for a novel coronavirus rehabilitated patient has been completed

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The organ donor is the husband and son of the female patient

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The hospital affiliated to Kyoto University’s Department of Medicine said in a statement that the patient came from Kansai and underwent surgery on the 7th

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A team of about 30 experts from the Department of respiratory and cardiovascular surgery spent nearly 11 hours transplanting part of the right lung of the patient’s son and part of the left lung of the patient’s husband to the patient’s right lung and left lung respectively

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As of the 8th, the patient was still in intensive care unit, and two donors were in good condition

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Japan’s Asahi Shimbun said that if the recovery process is smooth, the patient is expected to be discharged in about two months and return to normal life in about three months

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According to the hospital, the patient was hospitalized at the end of last year due to infection with new coronavirus, and his condition deteriorated rapidly

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He received extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ec-mo, commonly known as “artificial lung”) for more than three months

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Her new coronavirus test results are negative, but both lungs are atrophic sclerosis, loss of function and difficult to treat

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Except for the two lungs, the other organs of the patient were not injured and conscious

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Due to her family’s voluntary organ donation, she was transferred from a hospital in Kansai on May 5

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The novel coronavirus pneumonia, a professor of Department of respiration and Professor Idachi Yokotoko, said the operation had brought hope to patients suffering from severe lung damage due to novel coronavirus pneumonia

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Kyoto University said that novel coronavirus pneumonia patients have been operated on dozens of lung transplants in the United States and Europe, but lung donors have died of brain death

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On a sunny day, fushishu riyu, a micro signal of fujishu.

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