Lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis

Aurora, Paul
June 2007
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (Supplement);Jun2007, Vol. 100 Issue 47, p46
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the selection criteria of lung transplant candidates for lung transplantation (LTx) as a treatment for adults and children with end-stage cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease. Approximately 30% of 1700 lung transplantations are done for patients with CF lung disease. Among the criteria includes if the patient has a predicted life expectancy of 2 years or less without the transplant, has a poor quality of life, no specific contra-indications to transplant, and the patient is fully informed of the procedure.


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