Pediatric lung transplantation and end of life care in cystic fibrosis: Barriers and successful strategies

Elisabeth Dellon, Samuel B. Goldfarb, Don Hayes, Gregory S. Sawicki, Joanne Wolfe, Debra Boyer

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Abstract

Pediatric lung transplantation has advanced over the years, providing a potential life-prolonging therapy to patients with cystic fibrosis. Despite this, many challenges in lung transplantation remain and result in worse outcomes than other solid organ transplants. As CF lung disease progresses, children and their caregivers are often simultaneously preparing for lung transplantation and end of life. In this article, we will discuss the current barriers to success in pediatric CF lung transplantation as well as approaches to end of life care in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S61-S68
JournalPediatric pulmonology
Volume52
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • cystic fibrosis (CF)
  • lung transplantation

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