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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:
Alcohol may promote scarring and airway injury after transplantation

Alcohol may promote scarring and airway injury after transplantation

Pediatric pediatric pulmonary expert comments on study of lung transplants for cystic fibrosis

Pediatric pediatric pulmonary expert comments on study of lung transplants for cystic fibrosis

Lung transplants do more harm than good to children with cystic fibrosis

Lung transplants do more harm than good to children with cystic fibrosis

Broncus Technologies reports positive results for airway bypass procedure for the treatment of emphysema

Broncus Technologies reports positive results for airway bypass procedure for the treatment of emphysema

First mouse model of lung transplantation

First mouse model of lung transplantation

Pepsin associated with acute rejection of a lung transplant

Pepsin associated with acute rejection of a lung transplant

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