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.
How busy is one of the world’s largest cardiothoracic surgical groups in various specialty areas, and what kinds of patient outcomes result? Get a quick glimpse in this dynamic infographic.
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With drug-resistant bacterial infections on the rise, experts are reexamining a century-old therapy as a possible intervention. Despite some limitations, experts say it’s time to define its utility in difficult-to-treat infections. A Cleveland Clinic infectious disease physician shares a recent case study.
This short video post profiles how we assess lungs for transplantation with the XVIVO Perfusion System and how the system has impacted our transplant volume to date.
Inclusion of clinical data points could improve access to lung transplant for some cystic fibrosis and COPD patients.
The overall number of lung transplant and short-term survival rates are up, while long-term survival rates trend downward.
Guidelines for referral and transplantation timing for patients with CF are lacking, so Cleveland Clinic has formed a CF lung transplant transition collaborative that includes Cleveland Clinic and referring providers, as well as patients, to address these and other issues.
As lung transplants become more common, clinicians should be aware of post-transplant dermatologic complications including various herpes virus infections.