Lung transplantation in the most critically-III: Forging ahead

Michael S. Mulvihill, Matthew G. Hartwig, Mani A. Daneshmand

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Abstract

Lung transplantation is the gold standard therapy for patients with end-stage lung disease. The use of the lung allocation score (LAS) has permitted improved allocation of scarce pulmonary allografts. Recently, Crawford et al. examined the experience in the United States in lung transplantation in candidates with the highest LAS, demonstrating that outcomes for candidates with the highest LAS scores have improved significantly. This editorial places these data in the broader context of thoracic transplantation, and highlights the critical need for ongoing examination of this critically-ill patient population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3430-3432
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic Disease
Volume9
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Lung allocation score (LAS)
  • Lung transplantation

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