How are patients monitored in the late postoperative period following lung transplantation?

Updated: Aug 19, 2019
  • Author: Bryan A Whitson, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Mary C Mancini, MD, PhD, MMM  more...
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Late monitoring is beyond 3 months following transplantation. Chronic rejection is referred to as bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). The diagnosis of BOS is based on physiologic and pathologic criteria. A sustained decrease of greater than 20% in FEV1 or the pathologic presence of obliterans bronchiolitis are the 2 most common variables present for the diagnosis of BOS.


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