Correlation between sinus and lung cultures in lung transplant patients with cystic fibrosis.

@article{Choi2018CorrelationBS,
  title={Correlation between sinus and lung cultures in lung transplant patients with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Kevin Jae Choi and Tracy Z Cheng and Adam L Honeybrook and Alice L Gray and Laurie D Snyder and Scott MacKeen Palmer and Ralph N Abi Hachem and David Woojin Jang},
  journal={International forum of allergy & rhinology},
  year={2018},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={
          389-393
        }
}
BACKGROUND Lung transplantation has revolutionized the treatment of end-stage pulmonary disease due to cystic fibrosis. However, infection of the transplanted lungs can lead to serious complications, including graft failure and death. Although many of these patients have concurrent sinusitis, it is unclear whether bacteria from the sinuses can infect the allograft. METHODS This is a single-institution retrospective study of all patients who underwent lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis… CONTINUE READING
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