An enthusiastic yet balanced and succinct editorial on the occasion of a small series with short follow-up and absolute survival of ECMO-supported recipients of pulmonary transplantation (mostly with interstitial fibrosis) with short waiting time after ECMO (less than 16 days).
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November 16, 2017
October 6, 2017
Patient Care An opera singer talks about receiving a double-lung transplant.
August 4, 2017
Patient Care An Iraqi boy from Mosul went from Jordan to Australia for surgery to correct the blood flow through his heart and repair a hole between his ventricles.
July 31, 2017
This video explains a technique for closure of a tracheocutaneous fistula, an infrequent complication of a prolonged tracheostomy.
July 7, 2017
Patient Care A boy’s growth had fallen well behind that of his twin brother, leading doctors in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to discover and surgically treat a congenital heart condition.
Mid-term results of bilateral lung transplant with postoperatively extended intraoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe pulmonary hypertension
June 28, 2017
The authors report on 38 patients who underwent bilateral lung transplantation for severe pulmonary hypertension with routine application of prophylactic postoperative veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
May 13, 2016
Walter Kleptko of Vienna Medical University, Vienna, Austria, gives an exciting talk on the current state and future of lung transplantation.
February 20, 2016
A succinct editorial from a British academic transplant surgeon. It discusses the need for stratifying the utilization of donor lungs based on recent and previous retrospective papers from North American and European databases. Professor Dark also briefly debates the needs for research on assessing and optimizing the organs.
Unilateral chronic lung allograft dysfunction is a characteristic of bilateral living-donor lobar lung transplantation
September 17, 2015
This single-center study analyses outcomes of living-donor lobar lung transplantations. Eight out of 38 patients who survived more than three months developed chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD). Six of these eight patients had undergone bilateral transplantation.
Association Between Prolonged Graft Ischemia and Primary Graft Failure or Survival Following Lung Transplantation
June 18, 2015
Using UNOS data, the authors evaluated long-term survival and primary graft failure (PGF) comparing cohorts with less than and more than 6 hours of graft ischemia. 31% of patients had prolonged ischemia. There was no association between prolonged ischemia and PGF or survival at 1 and 5 years.