Laparoscopic antireflux surgery in the lung transplant population

  title={Laparoscopic antireflux surgery in the lung transplant population},
  author={Christine L. Lau and Scott M. Palmer and David N. Howell and R Mcmahon and Denis Hadjiliadis and Jeffrey G. Gaca and Theodore N. Pappas and Robert Duane Davis and Steve Eubanks},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
Background: Lung transplantation has emerged as a viable therapeutic option for patients with a variety of end-stage pulmonary diseases. As immediate posttransplant surgical outcomes have improved, the greatest limitation of lung transplantation remains chronic allograft dysfunction. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with resultant aspiration has been implicated as a potential contributing factor in allograft dysfunction. GERD is prevalent in end-stage lung disease patients, and it is even… CONTINUE READING


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