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    In this Sept. 14, 2010, file photo, Connie Culp, the nation€™s first partial face transplant recipient, speaks with the Associated Press at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. Jason Miller/AP Photo Connie Culp, the first patient in the US to receive a partial face transplant, died July 29 of an unrelated infection, according to the Associated Press. The ground-breaking surgery was performed in 2008 at the Cleveland Clinic — Culp had previously had more than 30 surgeries after her husband shot her in the face in 2004 in an attempted murder.  A medical team took 22 hours to replace 80% of Culp's face, after which she was able to talk, smile, and enjoy food again. The surgery was the...
    (CNN)Mayra Ramirez says she was careful about following every health precaution she could before the day she was admitted to a Chicago hospital with coronavirus symptoms.The 28-year-old arrived at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital's emergency room on April 26 and within minutes -- giving her barely enough time to call her family -- her harrowing experience began."All I remember was being put to sleep as I was being intubated and then six weeks of complete nightmares," she told CNN. "Some of the nightmares consisted a lot of drowning and I attribute that to not being able to breathe." No one is immune to coronavirus, expert says, with infections rising in both rural and urban communitiesCoronavirus had taken a deadly toll on...
    It has been revealed that Connie Culp, who became the first person in the U.S. to receive a partial face transplant after surviving a gunshot blast to the face, died from an infection.  Culp, who was 57, died almost a dozen years after the groundbreaking operation. The Cleveland Clinic, where her surgery had been performed in 2008, said on Saturday that Culp died on Wednesday at the Ohio clinic of complications from an infection that was unrelated to her transplant. A transplant can help recipients to resume basic tasks such as breathing, eating and speaking, and it can restore important non-verbal communication through smiles and frowns.  The operation, which has been performed around the world only a few dozen times, can...
    (CNN)Connie Culp, the first person in the US to receive a near-total face transplant, has died, according to the Cleveland Clinic, where the procedure was performed in 2008. She was 57 years old.Culp died Wednesday of complications from an infection unrelated to her transplant, Cleveland Clinic spokeswoman Andrea Pacetti told CNN. "Connie was an incredibly brave, vibrant woman and an inspiration to many," said Dr. Frank Papay, chair of Cleveland Clinic's Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute, who was part of Connie's surgical team. "Her strength was evident in the fact that she had been the longest-living face transplant patient to date," Papay said in a statement. "She was a great pioneer and her decision to undergo a sometimes daunting procedure...
    The first recipient of a partial face transplant in the United States has died at the age of 57, a doctor who worked on her 2008 surgery confirmed on Thursday.  Dr. Frank Papay, chair of the Cleveland Clinic's Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute, did not list Connie Culp's cause of death in his statement. Dr. Papay had been on the woman's surgery team in 2008 and had been in charge of her care since, WKYC reports. Connie Culp, the woman who was the first face transplant in the U.S., has died at the age of 57 Scripps Media, Inc. Privacy Policy RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Los Angeles considers PAYING residents who...
    A Chicago woman who last month became the country's first COVID-19 patient to undergo a double lung transplant said she woke up days later, unaware about the surgery and unable to 'recognize my body.'  Mayra Ramirez, 28, spoke to the media on Thursday alongside Brian Kuhns, 62, of Lake Zurich, Illinois, who followed her as the second U.S. coronavirus patient to undergo the procedure. Ramirez went into surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago on June 5 and didn't wake up until weeks later.  'I looked at myself and couldn't recognize my body,' she told reporters. 'I didn't have the cognitive ability to process what was going on. All I knew was that I wanted water.'  Scroll down for video  Mayra...
    Hundreds of Americans who needed new hearts took themselves off of waitlists amid the coronavirus pandemic. About 75 percent more people inactivated themselves off the organ waitlist in comparison with the period before the pandemic. What's more, there was about one-quarter fewer donor organs were collected in spring 2020 than in winter of the same year. The team, from New York– Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, says the findings are concerning because many people will never receive the new organs they so desperately and will die before undergoing a transplant. A new study found that from mid-January to mid-March, 343 people took themselves off the waitlist in comparison with 600 people who did from mid-March to mid-May, a...
    A single, red colored H9-T cell infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV.) Reuters At a virtual medical conference, researchers announced that a 36-year-old man from Brazil was HIV-free, after being given a cocktail of drugs. Their peers were skeptical, noting that HIV tended to go away and then return in patients who had been touted as cured. The researchers announced that they would send samples of the man's blood to other labs to be independently tested. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Brazilian researchers announced that a 36-year-old man in Brazil is HIV-free after receiving a cocktail of antiviral drugs. If true, this unidentified case, detailed at the medical conference AIDS 2020, would be the first instance...
    Coronavirus — Nick Cordero’s fight against Covid-19 continues. After spending 42 days in a coma, the amputation of his right leg, two mini strokes, a septic infection, fungal lungs, and wearing a temporary pacemaker, the bad news for the actor of “The Law and Order” and Blue Blods don’t end. This Thursday, his wife, Amanda Kloots, revealed during an interview for the CBS program This Morning that Nick will need a double lung transplant to heal the critical consequences that the coronavirus has left him. Also read: “Penalty is stealing.” Actress of Televisa responds to criticism for waiting in line to receive food aid “There is a 99 percent chance that I would need that transplant to live the...
    Amanda Kloots has given an emotional update on her Broadway actor husband Nick Cordero, who is currently fighting for his life in Cedars-Sinai hospital, Los Angeles, battling coronavirus-related health issues.  In an interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, Amanda said that the 'ultimate goal' is for Nick, 41, to have a double lung transplant to live the life he 'would want' but warned that a 'lot of things would have to line up' for him to be a candidate for that. The Tony-nominated actor has already had his leg amputated due to his health battle against the virus, although he is no longer in a coma and has now tested negative to COVID-19.  Update: Amanda Kloots says husband...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh’s VA hospital partnered with UPMC to perform the VA’s first-ever living donor-liver transplant. Timothy Yablonski’s liver was failing. “They said it was stage 4 cirrhosis, non-alcoholic. Like a fatty liver disease type of thing,” Yablonski said. His liver couldn’t keep up, and his belly ballooned. “I had stretch marks from how much the fluid was building up,” Yablonski said. He needed a transplant. Yablonski tried to get on the list for a deceased donor but his doctors were concerned. “They considered my case urgent,” he says. “You’re not going to be able to wait for a deceased donor.” Turns out, help was very much alive – and immediately available — from his...
    Surgeons in Chicago have given a new set of lungs to a young woman with severe lung damage from the coronavirus. Northwestern Medicine on Thursday announced the procedure, which took place last Friday. Only a few other COVID-19 survivors, in China and Europe, have received lung transplants. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans reports the procedure at Northwestern Memorial Hospital marks the first successful double lung transplant of a COVID-19 patient in the U.S. This X-ray image provided by Northwestern Medicine in June 2020 shows the chest of a COVID-19 patient before she received a new set of lungs because of severe lung damage from the coronavirus, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. AP The Chicago patient is in her...
    A desperately ill woman with COVID-19 underwent a double lung transplant last week in Chicago, which is believed to be the first of its kind performed on a patient with the virus. The New York Times reported Thursday that the woman, who is in her 20s and otherwise healthy, is still on a ventilator but she is showing signs of improvement. Surgeons at Northwestern Memorial Hospital described the terrible condition her lungs were in, saying they were “completely plastered to the tissue around them, the heart, the chest wall and diaphragm.” An x-ray of the patient's lungs before the transplant. (Northwestern Medicine) The 10-hour procedure was challenging because the virus had left her lungs full of holes. Doctors blamed their condition on...
    CHICAGO -- Surgeons in Chicago have given a new set of lungs to a young woman with severe lung damage from the coronavirus.Only a few other COVID-19 survivors, in China and Europe, have received lung transplants.The patient, who is her 20s, was on a ventilator and heart-lung machine for almost two months before her operation last Friday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.The 10-hour procedure was challenging because the virus had left her lungs full of holes and almost fused to the chest wall, Dr. Ankit Bharat, who performed the operation, said Wednesday.Doctors have kept her on both machines while her body heals but say her chances for a normal life are good."We are anticipating that she will have a full recovery,"...
    Surgeons in Chicago have given a new set of lungs to a young woman with severe lung damage from the coronavirus. Only a few other COVID-19 survivors, in China and Europe, have received lung transplants. The patient, who is her 20s, was on a ventilator and heart-lung machine for almost two months before her operation last Friday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. TOP STORIES Tom Arnold: Liberals should borrow our dads hunting rifles and confront Trumps misfit tools HBO Max pulls Gone With the Wind Mass. college deeply sorry for letting police officers use restroom: It will not happen again The 10-hour procedure was challenging because the virus had left her lungs full of holes and almost fused to...
    Khloé Kardashian is defending herself after shocking fans last week with a nearly unrecognizable new look. On a new photo posted Thursday, one fan snipped at the reality star, “Why do you look so different in all your photos?” — prompting Kardashian to shoot back, “from my weekly face transplants clearly.” Last week, the 35-year-old shared photos of her new dye job on social media in which she also looked considerably slimmer and bronzed, alongside the caption: “Location: under bitches skiiiinnnnn