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Mechanical ventilatory support in potential lung donor patients.
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PMID:  25010965     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Lung transplantation reduces mortality in patients with end-stage lung disease; however, only approximately 21% of lungs from potential donor patients undergo transplantation. A large number of donor lungs become categorized as unsuitable for lung transplantation as a result of lung injury around the time of brain death. Limiting this injury is key to increasing the number of successful lung procurements and subsequent transplants. This narrative review by a working group of pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, and lung transplant specialists elucidates principles of mechanical ventilatory support that can be used to limit lung injury in potential lung donor patients and examines the implementation of protocolized strategies in enhancing the procurement of donor lungs for transplantation.
Ruchi Bansal; Adebayo Esan; Dean Hess; Luis F Angel; Stephanie M Levine; Tony George; Suhail Raoof
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  146     ISSN:  1931-3543     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-07-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  220-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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