Vivek Ahya, Author at Pulmonology Advisor

Vivek Ahya

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Pulmonary Complications of Hematologic Diseases, Including Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplantation

What every physician needs to know: Introduction Pulmonary complications of hematologic diseases like leukemia or after bone marrow or hematopoietic stem cell transplantations (HSCT) are common. Making the correct diagnosis and implementing an appropriate treatment plan require an understanding of the underlying malignancy, the potential toxicities of current or prior chemotherapy and radiation, the immunosuppressive…

Critical Care of the Lung Transplant Patient

1. Description of the problem Lung transplantation is an acceptable treatment option for patients with a variety of end-stage pulmonary and cardiopulmonary vascular disorders. While there have been advances in surgical techniques and medical management of lung transplant recipients, complications occurring during the immediate perioperative time period still have great impact on morbidity and mortality…

Respiratory failure in organ (non-lung) transplant

Respiratory Failure after solid organ (non-lung) transplantation Related Conditions Immunosuppression, TRALI, ARDS, pulmonary edema, hospital-acquired pneumonia, nosocomial pneumonia, aspiration pneumonitis, viral pneumonia, CMV disease, pneumonitis associated with mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) inhibitors, cardiac rejection, renal failure 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Respiratory failure is an important cause of…

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