Lung Transplantation in Germany Since the Introduction of the Lung Allocation Score.

@article{Gottlieb2017LungTI,
  title={Lung Transplantation in Germany Since the Introduction of the Lung Allocation Score.},
  author={Jens Gottlieb and Jacqueline M. Smits and Ren{\'e} Schramm and Frank Langer and Roland Buhl and Christian Witt and Martin Strueber and Hermann Reichenspurner},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  year={2017},
  volume={114 11},
  pages={
          179-185
        }
}
BACKGROUND The allocation of donor lungs for transplantation in Germany was changed on 10 December 2011 to a system based on the Lung Allocation Score (LAS). The aim of the present study is to determine whether this change has prolonged the survival of patients on the transplant waiting list and of those who have undergone lung transplantation (LTx). METHODS We retrospectively compared data from the three-year periods before and after the change to an LAS-based allocation system (2009-2011 vs… 

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