Indore: Giving a fresh lease of life to three patients, two ‘green corridors’ on Tuesday helped in rapid transportation of organs taken from a brain-dead patient in an Indore hospital in Madhya Pradesh.
A resident of Mahidpur in Ujjain district, Vishwas Joshi, 40, was declared brain-dead in Choithram Hospital here on Monday evening.
After his kin expressed their wish to donate his organs, a liver patient in Delhi and two kidney patients in Indore were shortlisted for transplantation on the basis of their blood group.
On Tuesday morning, after the needed organs were harvested, two corridors — one from the hospital to Indore airport and another to a nursing home in Greater Kailash area of the city — were created for their transportation.
Traffic on both routes was disrupted for only eight minutes during the whole process.
Corneal lens harvested from Vishwas have been preserved at the Choithram Hospital for future transplantation. (IANS)(Photo: Youtube)
Researchers have found that fatty tissues accumulate in the airway walls, particularly in people who are overweight or obese.
The study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, suggested that the fatty tissue alters the structure of people’s airways and this could be one reason behind the increased risk of asthma.
“Our research team studies the structure of the airways within our lungs and how these are altered in people with respiratory disease,” said the study’s author John Elliot from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Australia.
“Looking at the samples of lungs, we spotted fatty tissue that had built up in the airway walls. We wanted to see if this accumulation was correlated with body weight,” Elliot said.
The researchers examined post-mortem samples of the lungs that had been donated for the research and stored in the Airway Tissue Biobank.
They studied samples from 52 people, including 15 who had no asthma, 21 who had the disease but died of other causes and 16 who died of asthma.
Using dyes to help visualise the structures of 1373 airways under a microscope, they identified and quantified any fatty tissue present.
They compared this data with each person’s body mass index (BMI).
The study showed that fatty tissue accumulates in the walls of the airways. The analysis revealed that the amount of fat present increases in line with increasing BMI.
“We’ve found that excess fat accumulates in the airway walls where it takes up space and seems to increase inflammation within the lungs,” said the study’s co-author Peter Noble.