Lung transplantation in COVID-19 patients with end-stage lung disease has proven to improve quality of life and be a viable treatment option. This study confirmed that by comparing a group of COVID-associated transplant patients with a group of patients needing transplants for other reasons.
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Lung - Transplantation
1-Year Outcomes of Lung Transplantation for Coronavirus Disease 2019-Associated End-Stage Lung Disease in the United States
March 23, 2023
March 16, 2023
A surgical team at Northwestern Medicine has successfully performed two double lung transplants in patients with stage 4 lung cancer. Their method evolved from treatment of COVID-19 patients who needed double lung transplants.
March 10, 2023
After pioneering the development of minimally invasive lung transplant surgery, a team at Cedars-Sinai hospital has now performed a groundbreaking robotic-assisted lung transplant. This technique allows for a shorter recovery time for the patient and better visualization and precision for the surgeons.
October 24, 2022
This video describes each step of a lung donor retrieval for lung transplant.
July 15, 2022
In this article, the authors provide an expert opinion on the developments, current landscape, and direction in which ex vivo lung perfusion will undertake.
July 14, 2020
A small histopathological study of SARS and influenza autopsies compared to rejected for transplantation lungs. There is some speculation on the popular procoagulopathic nature of the panvirus, based on expression of angiotensin converting enzyme 2.There might be a collateral stimulus for lung preservation in organ retrieval.
December 19, 2019
Donor lungs undergoing EVLP were more injured, but long-term outcomes of transplant were similar between EVLP and non-EVLP lungs, including the incidence of graft dysfunction and survival.
Evaluation of the INSPIRE Trial and Its Implications for Lung Transplantation With Normothermic Portable Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion
October 30, 2019
A balanced appraisal of last year's manuscript from the Lancet Group on a relatively novel portable Organ Care System for donor lungs. The analysis of the technical complications, especially organ damage from overenthusiastic revving of the pump, is particularly sobering.
October 9, 2019
Ex vivo lung perfusion was used in 25% of transplanted lungs in the Toronto program since 2008. This resulted in an increase in the number of transplanted patients without any degradation of long-term outcomes, including survival and freedom from chronic dysfunction.
Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults: Update of the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report
September 5, 2019
The January update of an expert panel from the American College of Chest Physicians on the expanding clinical entity of pulmonary hypertension, especially pertinent to the transplant community.