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T Nakagiri, Y Shintani, M Minami, M Inoue, S Funaki, T Kawamura, M Okumura
BACKGROUND: Although late-onset complications are important factors related to inadequate outcomes of lung transplantation (LTx), little is known about them. The results of LTx for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) patients, which is a large cohort of LTx recipients in Japan, especially with late-onset complications, are reported. METHODS: Thirteen consecutive LTx cases with LAM at our institute were evaluated, and those with late-onset complications were identified...
July 2015: Transplantation Proceedings
Kamonpun Ussavarungsi, Xiaowen Hu, J P Scott, David B Erasmus, Jorge M Mallea, Francisco Alvarez, Augustine S Lee, Cesar A Keller, Jay H Ryu, Charles D Burger
OBJECTIVES: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare, cystic lung disease that generally results in progressive decline in lung function. Despite advancement of pharmacological therapy for LAM, lung transplantation remains an important option for women with end-stage LAM. METHODS: Patients with LAM undergoing lung transplantation at the Mayo Clinic campuses in Rochester, Minnesota and Jacksonville, Florida since 1995 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Overall, 12 women underwent lung transplantation...
October 2015: Respiratory Medicine
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