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October 7, 2013

Single-lung transplantation can be performed with acceptable outcomes using selected donors with heavy smoking history


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A shortage of organ donors can prompts centres to use suboptimal donors. This review of the UNOS database determined that adult single-lung transplantations performed with lungs from heavy smoking donors (>20 pack years) have worse outcomes when compared to transplants from standard donors, including longer length of stay and lower peak FEV1 after transplant. Higher […]

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