December 19, 2011

Survival benefit of lung transplantation in individuals with severe α1-anti-trypsin deficiency (PiZZ) and emphysema


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This retrospective case-control study assessed survival of patients with α1-anti-trypsin deficiency PiZZ and severe emphysema in Sweden between 1990 and 2010, comparing survival of those who underwent lung transplantation to those who were treated with usual medical care.  The transplanted group had a median survival of 11 years, as compared to median survival of 5 years in the medically treated group.

Lung Transplantation

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