Health-related quality of life following single or bilateral lung transplantation: a 7-year comparison to functional outcome.

@article{Gerbase2005HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life following single or bilateral lung transplantation: a 7-year comparison to functional outcome.},
  author={Margaret W Gerbase and Anastase Spiliopoulos and Thierry Rochat and Marc Archinard and Laurent Pierre Nicod},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={128 3},
  pages={1371-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare long-term health-related quality of life (HRQL) in single and bilateral lung transplant recipients independent of the underlying disease, and in a subset of patients with native pulmonary emphysema. METHODS Forty-four lung transplant recipients (mean [+/- SD] age, 44.8 +/- 11.6 years) were followed up for > 2 years after single lung transplantation (LTx) [14 recipients] or bilateral LTx (30 recipients). Data were prospectively collected, before undergoing LTx and… CONTINUE READING

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