Effect of adherence to home spirometry on bronchiolitis obliterans and graft survival after lung transplantation.

@article{Kugler2009EffectOA,
  title={Effect of adherence to home spirometry on bronchiolitis obliterans and graft survival after lung transplantation.},
  author={Christiane Kugler and T. F{\"u}hner and Martin Dierich and C. Nathan DeWall and Axel Haverich and Andr{\'e} Ruediger Simon and Tobias Welte and Jens Gottlieb},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={129-34}
}
BACKGROUND Patient-controlled home spirometry (HS) after lung transplantation has been shown to be valid and reliable to detect the presence of graft infection and rejection at its earliest onset. Effects of nonadherence to HS on detection of the bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) and on graft survival are unknown. METHODS A 7-year prospective cohort study assessed nonadherence longitudinally using electronic spirometry for 24 months. During follow-up, BOS, retransplantation, and… CONTINUE READING