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Lung transplantation after COVID-19-associated ARDS

Presented By
Prof. G.R. Scott Budinger, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
Conference
ATS 2022
The international results of the first series of patients indicate that when lung transplantation is the only option for survival in patients with severe, unresolving, COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), the procedure can be done successfully, with good early post-transplantation outcomes, in carefully selected patients. Prof. G.R. Scott Budinger (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA) presented current data concerning COVID-19 patients at imminent risk of dying due to ARDS who had received lung transplantations [1–4]. He started off by saying that “patients with COVID-19-associated ARDS who received lung transplants had similar outcomes compared with transplant patients without COVID-19, despite modestly increased early post-op complications.” In the retrospective study, Prof. Budinger mostly focused on the case series including 102 patients who underwent a lung transplant at Northwestern ...


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