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Extended recipients but not extended donors are associated with poor outcomes following lung transplantation

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Paula Moreno, Antonio Alvarez, Francisco Santos, José Manuel Vaquero, Carlos Baamonde, Javier Redel, Francisco Cerezo, Francisco Javier Algar and Angel Salvatierra


365 Lung transplantions were reviewed and classified for optimal and extended both donors and recipients. Extended recipients were characterized by pulmonary fibrosis or pulmonary hypertension, pretransplant intubation, age >60 years and bypass >2 h. They experience early graft failure more frequently and had a poorer survival than optimal donors without an influence of donor quality or length of ischemic time. 

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