Active CMV infection before lung transplantation: risk factors and clinical implications.

@article{Milstone2000ActiveCI,
  title={Active CMV infection before lung transplantation: risk factors and clinical implications.},
  author={Aaron P. Milstone and Lisa M. Brumble and James E Loyd and Eugene Wesley Ely and Jefferson R. Roberts and Richard N Pierson and J. Stephen Dummer},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={744-50}
}
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a major cause of morbidity following lung transplantation, but active CMV infection has not been described before transplantation. Since 1990, we have screened all lung-transplant recipients for CMV infection with viral urine cultures on the day of transplantation. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all 102 lung-allograft recipients transplanted between March 1990 and September 1998. Patients with positive urine cultures for CMV were… CONTINUE READING