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Covid-hit doctor airlifted to Hyderabad for lung transplant

Dr Sharda was on duty in the Covid ward despite being pregnant and had tested positive for Covid in April.
Dr. Sharda Suman, resident doctor of Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS), airlifted for a lung transplant procedure to Hyderabad from Lohia hospital, in Lucknow on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Dr. Sharda Suman, resident doctor of Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS), airlifted for a lung transplant procedure to Hyderabad from Lohia hospital, in Lucknow on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2021 03:50 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Lucknow

Double-lung transplants rise after Covid-19 infection causes ‘honeycomb change’

Double-lung transplants may be the only solution for patients who experience a life-threatening constellation of lung damage inflicted by the coronavirus, a hyper-inflammatory immune response to it and the body’s failure to properly repair the injury.
Double-lung transplants rise after Covid-19 infection cause ‘honeycomb change’(Reuters)
Double-lung transplants rise after Covid-19 infection cause ‘honeycomb change’(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 18, 2021 08:04 AM IST
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Indian-origin doctor performs first lung transplant for Covid-19 patient in US

The United Network for Organ Sharing, a nonprofit that coordinates transplantation in the United States, has no record of an organ transplant into a Covid-19 patient as of May 29, spokeswoman Anne Paschke said.
The United Network for Organ Sharing, a nonprofit that coordinates transplantation in the United States, has no record of an organ transplant into a Covid-19 patient as of May 29(PTI 9Representative Image))
The United Network for Organ Sharing, a nonprofit that coordinates transplantation in the United States, has no record of an organ transplant into a Covid-19 patient as of May 29(PTI 9Representative Image))
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 01:03 AM IST
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Chicago | By Press Trust of India

Four things you need to know about vaping

Unlike tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes don’t “burn.” The devices, available in the United States since 2006, work instead by heating a liquid that turns into vapour and is inhaled.
The bulk of this research was carried out before the current outbreak of severe lung disease in the United States, with more than 450 cases currently under investigation.(Shutterstock)
The bulk of this research was carried out before the current outbreak of severe lung disease in the United States, with more than 450 cases currently under investigation.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 01:46 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Washington

Niki Lauda, three-time Formula One world champion, dies aged 70

Lauda won the Formula One drivers’ world championship three times, in 1975 and 1977 for Ferrari and in 1984 with McLaren.
File image of Niki Lauda(REUTERS)
File image of Niki Lauda(REUTERS)
Updated on May 15, 2020 06:10 PM IST
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Vienna | By AFP

Only 10 to 15% donated lungs are fit for transplant

Smoking among donors can make the lungs unfit for the transplant
Doctors call for more lung donations to save people in dire need(HT Photo)
Doctors call for more lung donations to save people in dire need(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 12:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Aayushi Pratap, Mumbai

Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

A substance called triclosan has been used for more than 40 years in soaps, makeup, and other commercial products because of its antibacterial properties. It can help combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis.
Just brushing your teeth with toothpaste that has triclosan won’t help to treat lung infections though, say researchers.(Shutterstock)
Just brushing your teeth with toothpaste that has triclosan won’t help to treat lung infections though, say researchers.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 18, 2018 12:56 PM IST
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