Contemporary Lung Transplantation: The UCLA Experience.
Sherman W, Rabkin D, Ross D, Ardehali A.
Clinical Transplants 2008, Chapter 16
Lung transplantation has evolved considerably over the past decade and is now considered an effective form of therapy for end-stage lung diseases. Several factors have contributed to the improved survival of lung transplant recipients including better donor management/ preservation, less waiting list deaths due to the new allocation system, improved surgical/peri-operative care, and improved immunosuppression. Despite these advances, the discipline of lung transplantation faces several challenges in the next decade: donor shortage, acute rejection, and chronic allograft dysfunction. Despite improvements in donor management and routine use of \non-standard\" lungs