Tag: lung transplant

1. HCV-naive patients in need of heart or lung transplants who received organs from HCV-positive donors and were treated with sofobuvir-velpatasvir demonstrated intact graft function with undetectable viral loads during post-surgical follow up. 2. No treatment-related serious adverse effects were noted in the study population. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown:...
1. High percentages of cell-free donor DNA (cfdDNA) in the plasma of lung transplant recipients correlated with transplant rejection, as measured by transbronchial biopsy scores. 2. High levels of viral cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in the plasma of transplant recipients correlated with clinical reports of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and suggested mis-...
1. Double-lung transplant is associated with lower 5-year mortality rates than single-lung transplant in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). 2. There is no difference in 5-year mortality and median graft survival between single and double-lung transplants in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  ...

Patient Basics: Lung Transplant

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? In lung transplant surgery, someone with life-threatening respiratory problems is given one or two healthy lungs taken from a person who has died. If one lung is transplanted, the procedure is called a single-lung transplant. If both lungs are transplanted, it is a...
1. Paclitaxel-coated balloon (PCB) treatment of refractory symptomatic airway stenosis following lung transplantation resulted in 50% of lesions remaining open and intervention-free after 180 days.  2. The mean number of required interventions for refractory stenosis was significantly reduced after PCB therapy.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: Bronchial stenosis, or the...