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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:
Researchers identify promising solution for improving cystic fibrosis treatments

Researchers identify promising solution for improving cystic fibrosis treatments

ATS and JRS publish new guidelines for diagnosis and management of LAM

ATS and JRS publish new guidelines for diagnosis and management of LAM

Researchers find rare genetic variants that may help explain longevity in some CF patients

Researchers find rare genetic variants that may help explain longevity in some CF patients

Antibody therapy found effective in subgroup of patients with treatment-resistant COPD

Antibody therapy found effective in subgroup of patients with treatment-resistant COPD

Loyola Medicine reaches another major milestone with successful first pancreas transplant

Loyola Medicine reaches another major milestone with successful first pancreas transplant

Scientists discover novel therapeutic strategy to treat aggressive subgroup of lung cancer

Scientists discover novel therapeutic strategy to treat aggressive subgroup of lung cancer

Researchers develop potential stem cell treatment for several lung conditions

Researchers develop potential stem cell treatment for several lung conditions

Loyola Medicine participates in major study of rare lung disease that affects Puerto Ricans

Loyola Medicine participates in major study of rare lung disease that affects Puerto Ricans

Researchers receive $8.6 million NIH grant for efforts to improve lung transplantation

Researchers receive $8.6 million NIH grant for efforts to improve lung transplantation

Hidden immune cells play key role in driving primary graft dysfunction

Hidden immune cells play key role in driving primary graft dysfunction

Study highlights need to monitor transplant donor and recipient for identifying M. hominis infection

Study highlights need to monitor transplant donor and recipient for identifying M. hominis infection

CUMC researchers create new organoids that mimic features of full-sized lung

CUMC researchers create new organoids that mimic features of full-sized lung

Scientists grow and purify earliest lung progenitors from human stem cells

Scientists grow and purify earliest lung progenitors from human stem cells

New UBC research reveals clues to how bacteria proliferates in lungs of cystic fibrosis patients

New UBC research reveals clues to how bacteria proliferates in lungs of cystic fibrosis patients

Researcher examines scarring process in hope of preventing chronic lung transplant rejection

Researcher examines scarring process in hope of preventing chronic lung transplant rejection

Researchers developing compact respiratory assist device for children with lung failure

Researchers developing compact respiratory assist device for children with lung failure

New technique could increase availability of donor lungs by increasing preservation time

New technique could increase availability of donor lungs by increasing preservation time

Preserving donor lungs for longer time may provide greater flexibility during transplants

Preserving donor lungs for longer time may provide greater flexibility during transplants

Ancient remedy to treat severe diarrhea becomes effective therapy for multiple recurrent CDI

Ancient remedy to treat severe diarrhea becomes effective therapy for multiple recurrent CDI

Study looks at positive link between high-volume transplant centers and improved patient outcomes

Study looks at positive link between high-volume transplant centers and improved patient outcomes