Outcomes of lung transplantations since implementation of need-based allocation system

Since implementation of a medical need-based allocation system of donor lungs in 2005, double-lung transplantation has been associated with better graft survival than single-lung transplantation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; at five years, there has been no survival difference between single- and double-lung transplant recipients in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a study in the March 3 issue of JAMA. —> Read More Here


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