Decortication for pleural space management, especially when performed early after transplantation, can help salvage pleural space and improve graft function. So concludes a Cleveland Clinic study.
Ex vivo lung perfusion is a major reason why Cleveland Clinic was among just four U.S. centers to surpass 100 lung transplants in 2020. We share learnings from our burgeoning perfusion program.
While pleural effusions and other complications compromised some outcomes, they were not associated with acute rejection, finds a large cohort analysis from Cleveland Clinic.
With a new $3 million NIH grant, researchers plan to develop an improved risk-modeling approach to prioritizing patients for lung transplant.
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This infographic shares a milestone in our lung transplant services, three-star achievements in thoracic surgery and distinctive statistics in caregiving for HOCM and cardio-oncology.
We share details and learnings from one of the very few double-lung transplants performed to date in this highly challenging clinical context.
In the U.S., approximately 35% of individuals with cystic fibrosis who are eligible for a lung transplant are not referred for one. Researchers set out to understand if a candidate’s socioeconomic position plays a role in their access to lung transplant. Study authors Carli Lehr, MD, MS, and Maryam Valapour, MD, MPP, add their insights.
There are several measures that can be taken in order to reduce risk for lung transplant patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
At Cleveland Clinic, geriatricians “pre-rehabilitate” older patients in preparation for a lung transplant, as the number of geriatric patients needing the procedure has grown.
Dermatologic complications are common in lung transplant recipients, and early treatment for suspicious lesions is crucial in this population. Learn more about five different types of cutaneous complications.