Lung transplantation in cystic fibrosis

The rate of lung transplantation, the most aggressive therapy available for end-stage lung disease, is increasing and cystic fi brosis is one of the most frequent indications for the procedure, both in children and adults. The burdens of comorbidities related to the underlying cystic fibrosis are important considerations and present unique challenges in candidates for lung transplantation. Lung transplantation is the fi nal treatment option for all patients with advanced cystic fi brosis lung disease if they meet the currently accepted inclusion criteria.
Keywords: cystic fibrosis; lung transplantation
Category: Review
Volume: Vol. 59, No 2, april - june 2015
Authors: Tješić Drinković Do.,Tješić Drinković Du.
Reference work: Paediatr Croat. 2015;59:81-7

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