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Outcomes in lung transplantation after previous lung volume reduction surgery in a contemporary cohort

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Leah Backhus, Jonathon Sargent, Aaron Cheng, Steven Zeliadt, Douglas Wood, Michael Mulligan

Outcomes of patients undergoing lung transplant after LVRS were compared to those of patients undergoing LVRS or transplant alone.  OR time and LOS were longer in the combined group.  Morbidity and mortality were similar among the groups.  Post-transplant survival was substantially lower in the combined group.  However, if time from LVRS to transplant was added to transplant survival, long-term survival was similar among the 3 groups.

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