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    Default Teen who received double lung transplant for vaping illness was ‘days’ from death

    Abby Haplage
    November 12, 2019

    In a press conference on Tuesday, doctors at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital revealed that they have performed the first double lung transplant on a teenage patient with a vaping-related illness — a major development in the growing EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury) crisis.

    “Our teenage patient would have faced certain death if it weren’t for the lung transplant,” Hassan Nemeh, MD, a thoracic surgery specialist in Detroit who participated in the transplant, told reporters. Nemeh and other doctors from Henry Ford described the patient as a 16-year-old male who was admitted to a Detroit-area local hospital in early September for what appeared to be pneumonia.

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    Default Re: Teen who received double lung transplant for vaping illness was ‘days’ from death

    Hats off to the thoracic surgeons who saved this young man's life. The docs and the CDC suspect that "synthetic vitamin E acetate" is the culprit that's harming these kids' lungs via vaping. As a health site, we should make it clear that synthetic vitamin E acetate used in e-cigarettes is very different from the healthy natural tocopherol and tocotrienol vitamin E that's consumed to promote health. I wish the media would do more to differentiate between the two.

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    Default Re: Teen who received double lung transplant for vaping illness was ‘days’ from death

    As in the confusion between ingestion and injection, even true vitamin E is meant for ingestion and would not be meant for inhalation.

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    Default Re: Teen who received double lung transplant for vaping illness was ‘days’ from death

    I like your use of the word "ingestion" of vit. E. I used the word consume, but ingestion is much more accurate. You do have a way with words!!!

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