The trade-off of using positive-smoking donor lungs.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The existing donor supply is unable to meet the demand of patients waiting for lung transplantation. A recent article explores the consequences of donor smoking on post-transplant survival as well as the potential effect of excluding such donors from contributing to the organ pool for lung transplantation. We review the intricacies of this study and potential implications for transplant centers and patients with end-stage lung disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Castleberry, AW; Hartwig, MG

Published Date

  • 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 151 - 152

PubMed ID

  • 23200068

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-9488

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2012.10.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States