What are the risk factors for lung transplantation mortality?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Aliya N Husain, MBBS, MD; Chief Editor: Philip T Cagle, MD  more...
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The presence of elevated epithelial and erythrocyte microvesicles in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid are associated with outcome in chronic lung allograft dysfunction, [11] and donor bronchial hypoxia appears to be a driver for posttransplantation airway complications. [12]

According to the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 2018 report, risk factors for 1-year mortality are related to the indication for transplantation. [1, 2] Poor prognostic factors include older recipient  and donor ages, recipient's creatinine and bilirubin levels, lower transplant-center volume,recipient's lower predicted forced vital capacity, and the ischemic time. [1, 2]


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