Seyed Shahabedin Mohammad Makki

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Concomitant pulmonary infections with Cryptococcus neoformans and Burkholderia cepacia in lung transplant recipients are very rare and create unique diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas. Herein, we present a double lung transplant patient with cystic fibrosis who was found to have coinfection with these two rare organisms, though he was completely(More)
BACKGROUND Halotherapy is a treatment modality suggested for patients with chronic pulmonary diseases. In this technique, inhalation of crystal salt stones extracted from mines improves patients' pulmonary function tests and symptoms by facilitating the secretion or expulsion of phlegm and mucus and reducing the risk of bacterial infections. Bronchiectasis(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cultures of brain dead donors seeking to achieve better donor management and decrease transplant complications. Determining the most common source of some postoperative infections causing morbidity and mortality among lung recipients would help to reach this goal. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Because of the shortage of lungs for transplantation, finding the suitable lungs in brain-dead donors is an important issue. Recruitment maneuver is a strategy aimed at re-expanding collapsed and edematous lung tissue. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of this maneuver on improving marginal lungs for transplantation. METHODS From(More)
OBJECTIVE Lung transplantation is the last treatment option for end-stage pulmonary diseases. Reviewing the characteristics of patients on the lung transplant waiting list is a helpful way to evaluate and prioritize the patients in need of special care. Because we have no information about mortality on the lung transplantation waiting list in Iran, the aim(More)
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