Jan 28 2017
Since then her strength has steadily improved.
"I still don't believe what happened".
A Canadian woman's bout with influenza has turned her into a medical pioneer.
She was on maximum doses of three medications to maintain her blood pressure, the most advanced respiratory support, and on last-line powerful antibiotics.
Benoit's husband, Chris, gave doctors the go-ahead, thinking of their three-year-old daughter. She then entered septic shock and her organs began to shut down.
She was dying - and so were her chances of receiving a lung transplant that could save her life: Too sick, she was dropped from the transplant list.
In April, Melissa Benoit arrived at a Toronto hospital with a severe lung infection. "We had to make a decision because Melissa was going to die that night". "There was nothing we could do to keep her alive".
"Having this transplant saved my life", Mrs Benoit said.
Sunny the Red Panda: Missing Since Tuesday From Zoo in Norfolk
Thank you to staff & volunteers who worked diligently today searching for Sunny, our missing Red Panda. The World Wildlife Fund estimates fewer than 10,000 red pandas are left in the world.
Trump blames intel community feud on 'dishonest media'
President Trump disputed a TV network's report Saturday that he said underestimated the size of the crowd at his inauguration. Trump also asserted his oft-stated belief that the United States bungled its exit from the country by not taking Iraq's oil.
'Star Trek: Discovery' Delayed Again as Spock's Father Is Cast
The casting would seem to lock in the fact that the new series is set in the decade prior to the original series of Star Trek . We don't yet know what part Sarek will play in Discovery's overall narrative, but he's described as a "key character".
Dr Marcelo Cypel, the thoracic surgeon on call, kept weighing the risk of her death versus the risk of removing both of her lungs. Two machines were used to keep the Canadian nurse alive - a Novalung, an advanced piece of equipment whose goal is to infuse the blood with oxygen and to remove the carbon dioxide, and another apparatus called the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Machine (EMCO) whose duty was to help the woman's heart pump blood to vital areas of the body.
"It was a hard discussion because when we're talking about something that had never, to our knowledge, been done before, there were a lot of unknowns", Dr Niall Ferguson of the University Health Network, the health authority responsible for the Toronto General Hospital, stated in a news conference on Wednesday. At that point, they didn't even know when donor lungs might become available.
So they went to the family and explained the risky procedure.
Doctors had been contemplating the removal of lungs in a drastic approach to save patients like Benoit, but had never attempted it before.
The infection eventually spread to her entire body, since the bacteria in her lungs was resistant to medication. "This new procedure was the first piece of good news in a long time".
Dr Keshavjee said: "In fact, she technically was on an artificial lung, an artificial heart and an artificial kidney for six days". But she still has a way to go in her medical journey. "That told us that the concept is right". Amanda Spriel, a perfusionist, said the team could no longer perform a lung transplant.
Melissa remains on kidney dialysis, but is now able to play with her young daughter "for whole days" without getting exhausted and his not needed a walker or cane for a month.
"For the first time in my life, I can actually say that I feel like I'm living, despite the little consequences of the surgery".
Jan 27 2017
Madeleine Albright, and Mayim Bialik Stand Up to Muslim Ban
At the Women's Global March last weekend, Albright declared: "If you force Muslims to register, we will all register as Muslims". Trump's answer was indirect and focused mainly on building a wall along the Mexican border.
Jan 27 2017
Abbott to seek laws to remove sheriff after ICE detainer policy announcement
Abbott did not provide details on how legislation would boot Sheriff Hernandez or other elected officials from office. On the same day President Donald Trump is expected to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities and Gov.
Jan 26 2017
1984 tops Amazon's charts as Trump continues to lie
Challenged on whether this was the case, Conway defended her colleague saying that he was presenting the " alternative facts ". That's what's happening here", political historian Allan Lichtman added.
Jan 25 2017
Cab driver raves about John Elway while he sits in back seat
He then goes on to talk about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger . While he was there, he hopped in a cab with his wife, Paige Green, friend Glenn Stearns and cab driver Sam Snow.
Jan 24 2017
Body cam footage shows Washington officer rescuing woman from burning auto
I was coming out", Novak said . "It was like a baby going through the birth canal". The flames were so intense and close to him. "I'm just grateful and blessed.
Jan 24 2017
Bernie Ecclestone removed as CEO of Formula 1
The Liberty Media Group will be renamed the Formula One Group following the takeover. And I have enough money to me to visit a race to afford to.
Jan 23 2017
Several killed in school bus accident in Verona
Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto holds a news conference on the bus accident of Hungarian students. The government said flags would fly at half-mast outside parliament on Monday as part of the day of mourning.
Jan 23 2017
South Georgia residents grow concerned with storms
Southern portions of Louisiana and MS have the greatest chance of strong storms initially, the National Weather Service said. This is particularly hazardous situation, as most people will be sleeping or resting when these early-morning storms occur.
Jan 22 2017
4 dead after tornado rips through south Mississippi
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Jan 21 2017
Amazon and Apple will now allow third-party audiobook sales in EU
On Thursday, the German Federal Cartel Office said it has officially closed its investigation because "there was no further reason to continue".
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