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Minerva Pneumologica 2003 September;42(3):139-200

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Twenty years of lung transplantation: areas of improvements and challenges

Weill D.


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Lung transplantation has continued to evolve as a therapeutic alternative for patients with end-stage lung disease. Advances in surgical technique, immunosuppression, and postoperative management have led to improvements in postoperative survival over the last 20 years. Despite these advances, significant challenges still remain, such as prevention and treatment of the bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome as well as expansion of the lung donor pool. As active research in these areas continues, consistent improvements in survival after lung transplant will likely occur.

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