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Sepsis and Neurologic Deficit After Lung Transplantation*

Thomas J. Gross, MD, FCCP; Paul J. Christensen, MD
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*From the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine (Dr. Gross), University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, IA; and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care (Dr. Christensen), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Correspondence to: Thomas J. Gross, MD, FCCP, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, Room C33 GH, The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA 52242; e-mail: thomas-gross@uiowa.edu



Chest. 2000;118(3):849-851. doi:10.1378/chest.118.3.849
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A 54 -year-old woman underwent an orthotopic left lung transplant for the treatment of end-stage emphysema related to chronic cigarette smoking. She was extubated on the second postoperative day and discharged from the hospital 3 weeks after transplantation without complications. She returned from the regional transplant center to her rural Iowa home 6 weeks after surgery and did well without supplemental oxygen and without limiting dyspnea. Her medications included the following: prednisone, 15 mg/d; tacrolimus, 2 mg every morning and 3 mg at night; azathiaprine, 125 mg/d; acyclovir, 400 mg tid; itraconazole, 400 mg/d; trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, 3 days/wk; ranitidine, 150 mg at bedtime for long-standing reflux disease; use of a combination albuterol/ipatropium bromide metered-dose inhaler qid; and postmenopausal hormone replacements.

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