Pulmonary

January 26, 2012

‘Chasing Moonlight’

By Mystery User

Dr. Bob Reising is still chasing Moonlight…Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams’ Doc Graham” came out in paperback last year. But there is much more to the story, as Reising has discovered.  Since the book’s publication, he’s continued his research, helped by feedback from readers. He’s now involved in two Graham-related projects […]

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Tags: Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams, Dave Madden, Doc Graham, Dr. Bob Reising, Dr. Paul S. Mueller


September 30, 2011

Death raises questions about how Illinois charity hospital’s last patients were transferred

By Mystery User

A bedridden patient who predicted he wouldn’t survive a move from a now-closed Illinois charity hospital has died three weeks after his transfer to a nursing home, family and friends said Thursday… Transferring ventilator patients requires detailed planning, including making sure the new facility has similar equipment, said Steven Sittig, a respiratory therapist and pediatric […]

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September 29, 2011

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Twice as Likely to Have COPD

By Mystery User

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are twice as likely as individuals without RA to suffer from comorbid chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), even in the absence of cigarette smoking, according to findings from a large case–control study. Eric Matteson, MD, an expert not involved in the study, said these and other data establish a correlation […]

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February 19, 2010

Mayo Clinic Reports its First Lung Transplantation by Donation After Cardiac Death

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Lung transplantation is a well-known therapy for patients with end-stage lung disease, but, as with other patients waiting for organs for transplantation, there are more recipients waiting than donors available. A potential solution for patients with end-stage lung disease is donation after cardiac death (DCD).   Mayo Clinic reports its — and Minnesota’s — first […]

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Tags: Donation after cardiac death, lung transplant


February 19, 2010

Mayo doctor to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to understand his patients’ symptoms

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Dr. Robert Frantz has been training to climb of the tallest mountain in Africa — Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro at a summit of a little over 19,300 feet — and now it’s time to go. Frantz leaves for Tanzania on Wednesday, starts climbing on Friday and expects to summit on Feb. 26…   It’s a fundraiser […]

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Tags: Dr. Robert Frantz, Mount Kilimanjaro, pulmonary arterial hypertension


February 9, 2010

Moorhead woman receives double lung transplant

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Holly Bergo was running out of time. The Moorhead nurse waited for new lungs for more than a year as an incurable disease relentlessly claimed her own pair and landed her at the top of the Mayo Clinic’s transplant list. Her rare blood type and petite frame stretched out the wait…   The Mayo team […]

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Tags: lung transplant


November 2, 2009

Tom Lehman’s father, Jim, passes away

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Jim Lehman, Sr., father of PGA TOUR and Champions Tour golfer Tom Lehman, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28 after complications during lung surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Lehman was 75.   Lehman was a football standout at St. John’s University in Minnesota where he was a four-year letterman for the legendary coach […]

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Tags: Jim Lehman, lung surgery


October 21, 2009

ACR: Rituximab Equals Standard Treatment for Vasculitis

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Rituximab (Rituxan) and cyclophosphamide were equally effective in inducing remission in patients with severe ANCA-associated vasculitis, researchers reported here. After six months of treatment, 63.6% of patients randomized to receive rituximab and 53.1% of those who received cyclophosphamide achieved disease remission (P=0.089), according to Ulrich Specks, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.   […]

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Tags: Rituximab, vasculitis


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