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.
A bone marrow transplant recipient receives a lung transplant to treat idiopathic pneumonia syndrome. This complex case illustrates close collaboration among Cleveland Clinic’s transplant, critical care and consultant teams.
Dehiscence, stenosis and malacia are common airway complications following lung transplantation. A consensus statement by the ISHLT is helping standardize definitions and grading, one step closer to standardizing treatments.
Identifying patients that are likely to benefit from a lung transplant is essential to positive outcomes and to maximizing life expectancy for each patient.
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Cleveland Clinic’s Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Program has gained significant expertise in the management and successful transplantation of recipients who are older than 65, have concomitant CAD or may need liver-lung or heart-lung transplantation. Here we share some recent experiences with these nonconventional transplant recipient cohorts.
Probe-based confocal light endomicroscopy offers real-time microscopic images of lung parenchyma without the traditional biopsy risks.