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A pulmonary transplant (or lung transplant) is a surgical procedure in which a diseased lung is removed and replaced with a healthy lung from a donor. A lung transplant will often be recommended if a person has advanced lung disease that is unresponsive to other treatments and/or when a person's life expectancy is likely less than 2-3 years. A lung transplant is considered for those suffering from the following conditions:
Study highlights need to monitor transplant donor and recipient for identifying M. hominis infection

Study highlights need to monitor transplant donor and recipient for identifying M. hominis infection

CUMC researchers create new organoids that mimic features of full-sized lung

CUMC researchers create new organoids that mimic features of full-sized lung

Scientists grow and purify earliest lung progenitors from human stem cells

Scientists grow and purify earliest lung progenitors from human stem cells

New UBC research reveals clues to how bacteria proliferates in lungs of cystic fibrosis patients

New UBC research reveals clues to how bacteria proliferates in lungs of cystic fibrosis patients

Researcher examines scarring process in hope of preventing chronic lung transplant rejection

Researcher examines scarring process in hope of preventing chronic lung transplant rejection

Researchers developing compact respiratory assist device for children with lung failure

Researchers developing compact respiratory assist device for children with lung failure

New technique could increase availability of donor lungs by increasing preservation time

New technique could increase availability of donor lungs by increasing preservation time

Preserving donor lungs for longer time may provide greater flexibility during transplants

Preserving donor lungs for longer time may provide greater flexibility during transplants

Ancient remedy to treat severe diarrhea becomes effective therapy for multiple recurrent CDI

Ancient remedy to treat severe diarrhea becomes effective therapy for multiple recurrent CDI

Study looks at positive link between high-volume transplant centers and improved patient outcomes

Study looks at positive link between high-volume transplant centers and improved patient outcomes

Computerized model illuminates need for standardized care in heart, lung transplantations

Computerized model illuminates need for standardized care in heart, lung transplantations

New lung scanning platform holds potential to improve treatment for people with lung disease

New lung scanning platform holds potential to improve treatment for people with lung disease

New diagnostic blood test may offer hope for transplant recipients through analysis of cfDNA

New diagnostic blood test may offer hope for transplant recipients through analysis of cfDNA

New blood test could help predict severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension

New blood test could help predict severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension

UPMC study gives better understanding of cardiac arrhythmia following lung transplantation

UPMC study gives better understanding of cardiac arrhythmia following lung transplantation

New study links high-volume lung transplant centers with lower costs, readmissions

New study links high-volume lung transplant centers with lower costs, readmissions

Understanding idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: an interview with Michael Durheim, M.D.

Understanding idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: an interview with Michael Durheim, M.D.

Mayo Clinic study shows link between frailty and survival after lung transplant procedure

Mayo Clinic study shows link between frailty and survival after lung transplant procedure

Shorter patients receive lung transplants at lower rates

Shorter patients receive lung transplants at lower rates

UAB study aims to provide improved care related to reproductive health of women with CF

UAB study aims to provide improved care related to reproductive health of women with CF