Elevated bronchoalveolar lavage eosinophilia correlates with poor outcome after lung transplantation.

@article{Verleden2014ElevatedBL,
  title={Elevated bronchoalveolar lavage eosinophilia correlates with poor outcome after lung transplantation.},
  author={Stijn E Verleden and David Ruttens and Elly Vandermeulen and Dirk E Van Raemdonck and Bart Vanaudenaerde and Geert M. Verleden and Robin Vos},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2014},
  volume={97 1},
  pages={83-9}
}
BACKGROUND Eosinophils are involved in the pathophysiology of many respiratory diseases, but the exact role of eosinophilia in lung transplantation has not been thoroughly investigated. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of our transplanted patients between 2001 and 2011, with a minimum follow-up of 1 year. Using a cutoff of ≥2% eosinophilia in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid, chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD)-free survival and overall survival was compared between 66… CONTINUE READING