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Lung Transplant

April 25, 2024
The authors discuss the challenges of creating a successful transplant system in Colombia, where surgeons tackle socioeconomic and technological hurdles with creative solutions.
October 20, 2023
The authors performed a structured review of the evidence surrounding the effect of donor age in lung transplantation. They examined whether or not lungs from donors over sixty years old had equivalent outcomes to lungs from younger donors. Twelve articles supplied the best evidence to answer this question.
October 12, 2023
Lung transplantation remains the best option for patients with end-stage lung disease. Despite improving outcomes, the procedure confers significant morbidity risk. This paper presents a single right-sided lung transplant in a sixty-nine-year-old recipient utilizing the Da Vinci robotic system.
July 20, 2023
This study aimed to determine if socioeconomic status and region had any effect on post-transplant outcomes across different races and ethnicities. After another study found that transplant outcomes varied greatly based on multiple factors, researchers wanted to know if socioeconomic factors played into differences based on race.
March 23, 2023
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.
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.
February 9, 2023
The "Contemporary Approaches to Transplantation and Mechanical Life Support" program was led by chairpersons Anna Reed, Abbas Ardehali, Ankit Bharat, and Espeed Khoshbin. View the recording of this session!
October 24, 2022
This video describes each step of a lung donor retrieval for lung transplant.