Lung Transplant News and Research

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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:
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

New treatment approach could improve outcomes for people with cystic fibrosis

New treatment approach could improve outcomes for people with cystic fibrosis

For artist inspired by illness, ‘gratitude outweighs pain’

For artist inspired by illness, ‘gratitude outweighs pain’

New research case report describes lung injury related to e-cigarette use

New research case report describes lung injury related to e-cigarette use

Vaping could cause life-threatening effects

Vaping could cause life-threatening effects

Inhaled immunosuppressant could improve prognosis of lung transplant patients

Inhaled immunosuppressant could improve prognosis of lung transplant patients

Combination therapy shows promise for transplanting HCV-infected organs

Combination therapy shows promise for transplanting HCV-infected organs

The air ambulance billed more than his surgeon did for a lung transplant

The air ambulance billed more than his surgeon did for a lung transplant

Penn researcher-led study aims to improve long-term outcomes of lung transplants

Penn researcher-led study aims to improve long-term outcomes of lung transplants

Drug combination could improve survival of lung transplant patients

Drug combination could improve survival of lung transplant patients

UW Medicine achieves milestone of 1,000 lung transplants

UW Medicine achieves milestone of 1,000 lung transplants

TFLH, BHF and NHSBT highlight the need for heart and lung emojis

TFLH, BHF and NHSBT highlight the need for heart and lung emojis

Orlando Health ORMC offers new lung valve treatment for patients with severe emphysema

Orlando Health ORMC offers new lung valve treatment for patients with severe emphysema

UVA launches Fibrosis Initiative to fight the growing cause of death

UVA launches Fibrosis Initiative to fight the growing cause of death

Scientists pinpoint cause of fatal respiratory disorder that turns babies' lips and skin blue

Scientists pinpoint cause of fatal respiratory disorder that turns babies' lips and skin blue

Miracle machine makes heroic rescues — and leaves patients in limbo

Miracle machine makes heroic rescues — and leaves patients in limbo

Mini-biographies help clinicians connect with patients

Mini-biographies help clinicians connect with patients

Manuka honey could be useful in treating cystic fibrosis lung infection

Manuka honey could be useful in treating cystic fibrosis lung infection

British teenager with life-threatening infection successfully treated with phage therapy

British teenager with life-threatening infection successfully treated with phage therapy

NIH-funded trial demonstrates safety of potential treatment in lung transplant patients

NIH-funded trial demonstrates safety of potential treatment in lung transplant patients