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Early results in transplantation of initially rejected donor lungs after ex vivo lung perfusion: a case–control study

Thursday, January 9, 2014

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Andreas Wallinder, Sven-Erik Ricksten, Martin Silverborn, Christoffer Hansson, Gerdt C. Riise, Hans Liden, Anders Jeppsson, and Göran Dellgren

Eleven pairs of donor lungs with inferior PaO2/FiO2 ratio, bilateral infiltrate on chest X-ray or ongoing extra corporeal membrane oxygenation were successfully reconditioned by ex vivo lung perfusion and transplanted. The early postoperative course was acceptable when compared to originally suitable donor lungs.

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