This video explains a technique for closure of a tracheocutaneous fistula, an infrequent complication of a prolonged tracheostomy.
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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.
Single- vs Double-Lung Transplantation in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Since the Implementation of Lung Allocation Based on Medical Need
March 3, 2015
The impact of the new Lung Allocation Score (implemented in 2005) on outcomes of single and double lung transplants for IPF and COPD was explored. After controlling for confounders with propensity score techniques, DLT was associated with better graft survival for IPF but there was no difference in graft survival between DLT and SLT for COPD patient
March 2, 2015
This study evaluated outcomes of synchronous or delayed kidney Tx in patients with lung or heart-lung transplant. Delayed living-donor kidney Tx was associated with favorable outcomes. Synchronous cadaver kidney transplant at the time of heart-lung or lung transplant was clinically challenging.
January 26, 2015
In this retrospective study of 173 lung transplants performed at Loyola University, investigators found a correlation between heavy alcohol use in lung transplant donors and risk of developing severe primary graft dysfunction. Those recipients had an 8.7 times higher risk than patients who received lungs from donors who did not drink.