Posts Tagged ‘lung transplant’

June 21, 2013

Simultaneous Thoracic and Abdominal Transplantation: Can We Justify Two Organs for One Recipient?


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This paper reviews the outcomes documented in the UNOS database for recipients of simulataneous thoracic and abdominal transplants. An interesting ethical discussion concludes the article.

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November 26, 2012

Long-term follow-up of lung and heart transplant recipients with pre-transplant malignancies


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This retrospective study identified all pre lung or heart transplant patients with pre-Tx malignancies. The patients were divided into 3 groups by pre-Tx cancer-free interval: Group I,

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October 30, 2012

Emergence of Aspergillus calidoustus Infection in the Era of Posttransplantation Azole Prophylaxis.


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Invasive aspergillosis is an important cause of morbidity after lung transplant. The majority of lung transplant centers use universal anti-mould prophylaxis for 3-6 months after transplant. This may be extended further depending on the patient’s level of immunosuppression. Resistant fungi can emerge with such prolonged prophylaxis. This paper reports a series of lung transplant patients […]

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October 30, 2012

Impact of expanded-criteria donors on patient survival after heart, lung, liver and combined organ transplantation


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A contemporary and Canadian perspective is presented on the outcomes following extended use donor criteria for solid organ transplant recipients. This Quebec based study analyzes outcomes in nonrenal organ groups.

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July 9, 2012

Exercise training after lung transplantation improves participation in daily activity: a randomized controlled trial


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Best practice management of lung transplantation recipients includes both pre- and post-transplantation rehabilitation programs. However, the impact of a specific exercise intervention on recovery and post-transplant outcomes has not been rigorously studied. This randomized controlled trial studied the impact of a 3-month supervised exercise training program in lung transplant recipients with an uncomplicated post-transplant course. […]

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July 9, 2012

Hypoalbuminemia and early mortality after lung transplantation: a cohort study


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Hypoalbuminemia is frequently associated with morbidity and mortality in illness and aging patients. This study used Cox proportional hazard models to examine associations between serum albumin and rate of death after lung transplantation in 6808 adult patients with interstitial lung disease, COPD, or cystic fibrosis. Hypoalbuminemia was independently associated with increased risk of death in […]

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July 9, 2012

Lung transplantation in patients with prior cardiothoracic surgical procedures


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This retrospective analysis of 554 lung transplant recipients compared the outcomes of patients with previous cardiothoracic surgical procedures (prior to lung transplant) to outcomes of patients without prior procedures. There was no difference in survival between the two groups, but allograft dysfunction and the incidence of major complications was higher in the patients with previous […]

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July 9, 2012

One-year experience with high-emergency lung transplantation in France


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In 2007, France implemented a high emergency lung allocation system to prioritize candidates with immediately life-threatening conditions, such as mechanical ventilation and ECMO. This survival analysis assessed survival outcomes in patients undergoing transplant via the high emergency lung allocation system during the first two years. The study is limited by small patient numbers, but indicates […]

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April 14, 2012

Spirometric obstructive lung function pattern early after lung transplantation


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Airflow obstruction on spirometry after lung transplantation is a common finding, with several potential causes. This study of 122 double lung transplant recipients examined the outcomes of this pattern on early post-transplant outcomes. Fourteen percent of recipients demonstrated an obstructive spirometry pattern, and these recipients had significantly lower FEV1, increased total lung capacity, and lower […]

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December 19, 2011

Incidence of impaired renal function after lung transplantation


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As the field of lung transplantation advances, the eligibility criteria have evolved and patients with more risk factors for impaired renal function are now receiving lung transplants.  This cohort study examined baseline characteristics of lung transplant recipients and the incidence of renal function impairment in consecutive series of transplants.   Although there was a higher prevalence […]

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