Impact of U.S. Lung Allocation Score on survival after lung transplantation.

@article{Merlo2009ImpactOU,
  title={Impact of U.S. Lung Allocation Score on survival after lung transplantation.},
  author={Christian A. Merlo and Eric S. Weiss and Jonathan B. Orens and Marvin C Borja and Marie Diener-West and John V. Conte and Ashish S Shah},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={769-75}
}
BACKGROUND The Lung Allocation Score (LAS) dramatically changed organ allocation in lung transplantation. The impact of this change on patient outcomes is unknown. The purpose of the study was to examine early mortality after lung transplantation under the LAS system. METHODS All patients undergoing first-time lung transplantation during the period from May 1, 2005 through April 30, 2008 were included in the study. The cohort was divided into quintiles by LAS. A high-risk group (LAS >46) was… CONTINUE READING

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