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CONTEXT Effective lung transplant education helps ensure informed decision making by patients and better transplant outcomes. OBJECTIVE To understand the educational needs and experiences of lung transplant patients. DESIGN Mixed-method study employing focus groups and patient surveys. SETTING Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St Louis, Missouri. PATIENTS(More)
Transplant surgeons have historically traveled to donor hospitals, performing complex, time-sensitive procedures with unfamiliar personnel. This often involves air travel, significant delays, and frequently occurs overnight.In 2001, we established the nation's first organ recovery center. The goal was to increase efficiency,reduce costs and reduce surgeon(More)
The authors investigated the real contribution of low-field MR imaging in the follow-up of pneumonectomized patients. Literature on the subject is surprisingly poor, even though MR diagnostic capabilities seem to be great in these patients. Because of the peculiar anatomical features of pneumonectomized patients, low-field MR imaging yields high-quality(More)
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