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Lung Transplantation for COPD FREE TO VIEW

Elbert P. Trulock, III
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From the Washington University School of Medicine and the Lung Transplantation Program, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis

1998 by the American College of Chest Physicians

Chest. 1998;113(4_Supplement):269S-276S. doi:10.1378/chest.113.4_Supplement.269S
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In appropriately selected patients with COPD and α-antitrypsin deficiency emphysema, lung transplantation prolongs life, improves functional capacity, and enhances quality of life. However, rejection remains an obstacle to better medium-term results, and lung transplantation is a treatment, not a cure and not a panacea.




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