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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:
Melatonin may increase survival chances among intubated COVID-19 patients

Melatonin may increase survival chances among intubated COVID-19 patients

Researchers develop new PET imaging agent that spotlights inflammation

Researchers develop new PET imaging agent that spotlights inflammation

Highly expressed protein in lung cancer cells drives resistance to targeted therapies

Highly expressed protein in lung cancer cells drives resistance to targeted therapies

Back to life: COVID lung transplant survivor tells her story

Back to life: COVID lung transplant survivor tells her story

American Lung Association launches first monthly pulmonary podcast series

American Lung Association launches first monthly pulmonary podcast series

New pilot study to monitor lung transplant recipients post-discharge

New pilot study to monitor lung transplant recipients post-discharge

Human lungs rejected for transplant can be recovered using cross-circulation with pigs

Human lungs rejected for transplant can be recovered using cross-circulation with pigs

Severely injured donor lungs can be successfully recovered outside the body

Severely injured donor lungs can be successfully recovered outside the body

Groundbreaking study identifies unique lung cells that may drive pulmonary fibrosis

Groundbreaking study identifies unique lung cells that may drive pulmonary fibrosis

Methotrexate is not an additional risk factor for interstitial lung disease in RA patients

Methotrexate is not an additional risk factor for interstitial lung disease in RA patients

Clinical-grade wearables provide continuous on-body sensing for COVID-19

Clinical-grade wearables provide continuous on-body sensing for COVID-19

Novel disease may lead to a better understanding of cystic fibrosis

Novel disease may lead to a better understanding of cystic fibrosis

UChicago Medicine launches clinical trial to explore plasma transfusions for COVID-19 patients

UChicago Medicine launches clinical trial to explore plasma transfusions for COVID-19 patients

Deadly infection in cystic fibrosis could be curbed with combination medication

Deadly infection in cystic fibrosis could be curbed with combination medication

New drug combination destroys bacterial infection that can be fatal to cystic fibrosis patients

New drug combination destroys bacterial infection that can be fatal to cystic fibrosis patients

Study may lead to increased use of donor hearts for transplantation

Study may lead to increased use of donor hearts for transplantation

In campaign to stop teen vaping, states turn to tried-and-true remedy: taxes

In campaign to stop teen vaping, states turn to tried-and-true remedy: taxes

No differences found in survival, acute rejection in patients receiving lungs from increased-risk donors

No differences found in survival, acute rejection in patients receiving lungs from increased-risk donors

California surprise-billing law protects patients but aggravates many doctors

California surprise-billing law protects patients but aggravates many doctors

New treatment approach could improve outcomes for people with cystic fibrosis

New treatment approach could improve outcomes for people with cystic fibrosis