Chinese surgeons perform first double-lung transplantation in coronavirus patients to find new treatments
A team of Chinese doctors successfully conducted the world’s first double-lung transplant for a coronavirus-infected patient hoping to explore new treatments for the virus.
Dr. Chen Jingyu, a leading lung transplant expert, and his team performed the five-hour operation at the People’s Hospital of Wuxi in Jiangsu province in eastern China on Saturday.
The male patient, 59, is in a stable state and his transplanted lungs functioned well after surgery, Dr. Dr. Chen the press.
The CT scans of the patient’s lungs before (left) and after the transplant (right) on Saturday
The male patient, 59, is in a stable state and his transplanted lungs function well after surgery, according to Dr. Chen Jingyu, one of the surgeons of the operation.
The Chinese resident was confirmed on January 26 with the new corona virus.
After a series of treatments, the patient tested negative – but his lung functions were severely impaired and suffered irreversible damage.
The hospital decided to perform the transplant because the patient’s condition had been life threatening, the surgeon said the newspaper.
The photo shows the team of doctors after successfully performing the first double-lung transplant in coronavirus patients hoping to find a new way to treat the deadly disease
The transplanted lungs were from a donor who was declared brain dead and was transported by high-speed train to Wuxi within seven hours. Global Times.
The patient had tested negative for five consecutive days before undergoing surgery to ensure that it was relatively unlikely that the surgeons would become infected.
Dr. Chen said the transplant was extremely risky because “the death rate from critical coronavirus cases was very high.”
The coronavirus has claimed at least 3,048 deaths and infected more than 89,000 people worldwide
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“It was a big guess because we weren’t sure if there were any viruses in the patient’s lung or if it was contagious.
‘But [the operation] was critical for all patients to give them hope, “he continued.
The team also hoped to better understand the corona virus from transplant surgery and to find new ways to treat the deadly disease.
South Korea is struggling with the worst outbreak outside China, with a total of more than 4,000 cases. A group of employees is seen as a disinfectant as a precaution against the corona virus
The number of people infected with the deadly virus in the UK rose on Sunday from 23 to 36. People are pictured with protective masks on the streets of London, UK
A man is shown wearing a mask and glasses while waiting in line to buy face masks from a post office near the Daegu branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in Daegu, South Korea
“If we perform more successful cases, I would recommend the National Health Commission to put together a medical team to treat critical patients in Wuhan with lung transplants,” Chen said.
The new coronavirus has claimed at least 3,048 deaths and infected more than 89,000 people worldwide, most of them in China.
Elsewhere, South Korea faces the worst outbreak after a 61-year-old woman got a fever on February 10, but attended at least four church services in Daegu before being diagnosed.
Airport officials are shown to check the body temperature of passengers in Krakow, Poland
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted that the virus was a “major challenge.” He tours in a laboratory at the National Infection Service of Public Health England in London
More than half of South Korea’s 4,000 cases have been linked to the church and the number is expected to increase further, since 260,000 people associated with Shincheonji are being tested for the virus.
The number of people infected with the deadly virus in the UK jumped from 23 to 36 on Sunday, marking the largest increase in one day after 12 new cases were registered in England and Scotland announced its first patient.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted that the virus – which infected nearly 90,000 people worldwide and killed more than 3,000 – was a “major challenge.”
WHAT DO WE KNOW OF THE LATEST 16 CASES IN THE UK?
On Saturday, February 29, the Department of Health confirmed three more cases of the corona virus in England.
What do we know about them?
One of them was an employee of St Mary’s Primary School in Tetbury in Gloucestershire. They caught the deadly infection in Italy.
Another was a woman who worked at Willow Bank Infant School Woodley, Berkshire. She also got the virus in northern Italy.
It is believed that the third case was an employee at the Mount Vernon Cancer Center in Northwood, Hertfordshire. They contracted the infection in Asia.
Health heads then confirmed 13 more cases of the fatal infection on Sunday, March 1 – including the first case in Scotland.
What do we know about them?
Health chiefs said there was one thing Essex, warning that they had not traveled to a country that fought an outbreak – suggesting it had spread in the UK.
Three of the patients were contacts of a man in Haslemere, Surrey, who caught the virus in Great Britain. One is from Surrey and two are from West Sussex and are part of an ‘adult family cluster’.
Of the other eight cases in England, six were infected in Italy and two were knocked down in Iran.
The DoH said the cases were spread over London, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Hertfordshire and Gloucestershire.
The Gloucestershire case was one of the six who got infected in Italy, and they are thought to have gone on the same journey as the first case of the province.
The Greater Manchester case was thought to be a man To bury, who also caught the virus in Italy and flew home from Milan.
There were two things inside Leeds and one was in it Bradford. The Leeds couple caught the virus in Iran, while the Bradford patient in northern Italy was infected.
One case was an employee of Wimbledon College that tested positive after traveling to Italy.
The other two cases are divided between London and Hertfordshire and the virus will have contracted in Italy.
Scotland also confirmed its first case with a patient Tayside who contracted the infection in northern Italy.