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Long-term outcomes for transplant patients who receive high-risk donor lungs

October 09, 2019

What The Study Did: Researchers compared long-term outcomes between transplant patients who received conventional donor lungs and those who received high-risk donor lungs that had been assessed and reconditioned outside the body through a technique known as ex vivo lung perfusion.

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Authors: Jussi M. Tikkanen, M.D., of Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.4079)

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