Webinar: Interstitial Lung Disease and Lung Transplant: What Patients Need to Know

Wed, Sep 30
12:00pm to 1:00pm ET

Description

In this webinar on interstitial lung disease, Cassie Kennedy, M.D., Transplant Pulmonologist, and Teng Moua, M.D., Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic Director, discuss interstitial lung disease symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, including lung transplantation. Questions were answered following the presentation.

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Online
@bys999

female patient age 71, advanced idl, good health otherwise, what is your opinion of transplant survival?

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From Dr. Kennedy: There is some published evidence that the average survival of a patient that is 71 would be less than that of patients under 40 following lung transplant. However, if the patient is in otherwise good health transplant may still be considered a good option for those with an otherwise low life expectancy or poor quality of life.

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@bys999

What immuno. supp. drugs are prescribed after a transplant?

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From Dr. Kennedy: Medications differ by program, but the standard regimen usually includes one of each of three classes of medications:
1) Calcineurin inhibitors (cyclosporine or tacrolimus) or mTor inhibitor (sirolimus)
2) Steroid (Prednisone)
3) Antimetabolite (azathioprine or mycophenolate mofetil)

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@baz10

Can the beta blocker Corgard (nadalol) cause lung scarring? Diagnosed with chronic bronchitis (copd) and have taken Corgard 30 years for LGL heart syndrome. Can’t take many of the bronchodilators due to the syndrome and meds.

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***URGENT*** My 55 year cousin is battling her second bout with BOOP. She was put on hospice about a week ago. Is this disease in the same category as Interstitial Lung Disease. Are patients with BOOP good candidate for heart/lung transplant? Is it too late to try to get her an appointment at Mayo?

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@Tinapass

***URGENT*** My 55 year cousin is battling her second bout with BOOP. She was put on hospice about a week ago. Is this disease in the same category as Interstitial Lung Disease. Are patients with BOOP good candidate for heart/lung transplant? Is it too late to try to get her an appointment at Mayo?

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Hi Tina, I’m so sorry to hear about your cousin. You may find this link helpful: http://www.mayoclinic.org/cryptogenic-organizing-pneumonia-cop/expert-answers/faq-20057840. You can contact our Transplant Center to ask about transplantation: http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/transplant-center/contact-us. You can visit our appointment page to learn about scheduling an appointment: http://www.mayoclinic.org/appointments. Hope this helps!

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