Posts Tagged ‘lung allocation score’

July 5, 2013

Disparities in lung transplantation before and after introduction of the lung allocation score


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The lung allocation score (LAS) was implemented in the USA in 2005 to ensure a more objective process for allocation of donor lungs and to minimize the effects of geography. This study examines the association between race, gender, and lung transplantation before and after introduction of the LAS, using data from the UNOS database. In […]

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November 18, 2011

The Impact of Pretransplant Mechanical Ventilation on Short- and Long-Term Survival After Lung Transplantation


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Mechanical ventilation remains a strong relative contraindication to lung transplant in most centres.  Patients requiring ongoing mechanical ventilation prior to lung transplant are likely to receive a high Lung Allocation Score to reflect the higher urgency and worse expected outcome of lung transplant.  Analyzing adult lung transplants in the United States from 2005-2010 (LAS era) […]

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