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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the Optimal Timing of Lung Transplantation

School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA
Medicina 2019, 55(10), 646; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina55100646
Received: 30 June 2019 / Revised: 17 September 2019 / Accepted: 23 September 2019 / Published: 26 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Case-Based Reviews in COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) accounts for the largest proportion of respiratory deaths worldwide and was historically the leading indication for lung transplantation. The success of lung transplantation procedures is measured as survival benefit, calculated as survival with transplantation minus predicted survival without transplantation. In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it is difficult to show a clear and consistent survival benefit. Increasing knowledge of the risk factors, phenotypical heterogeneity, systemic manifestations, and their management helps improve our ability to select candidates and list those that will benefit the most from the procedure. View Full-Text
Keywords: lung transplant; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; wait list; survival lung transplant; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; wait list; survival
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Vazquez Guillamet, R. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the Optimal Timing of Lung Transplantation. Medicina 2019, 55, 646.

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