Liberalization of donor criteria in lung transplantation.

  title={Liberalization of donor criteria in lung transplantation.},
  author={David Whiting and Anamika Banerji and David D. Ross and Michael Levine and Robert B Shpiner and Stephanie Lackey and Abbas Ardehali},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={69 10},
Donor shortage remains a major obstacle to widespread application of lung transplantation. In region 5, including California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona, the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) database median waiting time for lung transplant candidates in 2000-2001 exceeded 17 months. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of liberalization of donor criteria on median waiting time and short-term outcome of lung transplantation. From September 1999 to October 2002… CONTINUE READING

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