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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:
Monocytes could be a key player in sarcoidosis pathogenesis, study shows

Monocytes could be a key player in sarcoidosis pathogenesis, study shows

New therapeutic strategy designed to improve kidney function after lung transplantation

New therapeutic strategy designed to improve kidney function after lung transplantation

Research examines processes of lung scarring and chronic rejection of organ after transplantation

Research examines processes of lung scarring and chronic rejection of organ after transplantation

The effects of cigarette smoke and COPD on SARS-CoV-2 infection

The effects of cigarette smoke and COPD on SARS-CoV-2 infection

UZ Leuven team performs double lung transplant with lungs of an ex-COVID-19 patient

UZ Leuven team performs double lung transplant with lungs of an ex-COVID-19 patient

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