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:
Study of airway bypass treatment for emphysema

Study of airway bypass treatment for emphysema

Gene expression patterns predict rapid decline in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

Gene expression patterns predict rapid decline in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients

EASE - Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema - trial

EASE - Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema - trial

First ever lung transplant on HIV patient performed in Italy

First ever lung transplant on HIV patient performed in Italy

RNA analysis can identify rejection in lung transplant patients

RNA analysis can identify rejection in lung transplant patients

New hope for emphysema sufferers

New hope for emphysema sufferers

Discovery of mechanism that may explain post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder

Discovery of mechanism that may explain post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder

UK's first 'beating heart' transplant a success

UK's first 'beating heart' transplant a success

Local clinical quality monitoring for detection of excess operative deaths

Local clinical quality monitoring for detection of excess operative deaths

Lung transplant survival extended by Cyclosporine

Lung transplant survival extended by Cyclosporine

Nitric oxide may  help sickle cell patients

Nitric oxide may help sickle cell patients

Two proteins for the diagnosis of lung diseases

Two proteins for the diagnosis of lung diseases

Carbon monoxide could turn out to be a life-saver for patients recovering from organ transplants

Carbon monoxide could turn out to be a life-saver for patients recovering from organ transplants

Researchers identify six genes associated with lymphocytic bronchitis - could mean new test, treatments

Researchers identify six genes associated with lymphocytic bronchitis - could mean new test, treatments

Researchers have identified a highly specific pathway that causes inflammation in lung tissue

Researchers have identified a highly specific pathway that causes inflammation in lung tissue

Chiron back in the news - deadlock over new lung transplant drug

Chiron back in the news - deadlock over new lung transplant drug

Female lung transplant recipients more likely to suffer from primary graft dysfunction

Female lung transplant recipients more likely to suffer from primary graft dysfunction

Cyclosporine inhalation solution (CyIS) significantly improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients

Cyclosporine inhalation solution (CyIS) significantly improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients

New technology and treatments for heart and lung patients drive revisions

New technology and treatments for heart and lung patients drive revisions

Heart transplant patients benefit from new technology

Heart transplant patients benefit from new technology