Lung transplant in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

  title={Lung transplant in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.},
  author={Timothy J George and George J. Arnaoutakis and Ashish S Shah},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={146 10},
OBJECTIVE To review the present status of lung transplant (LTx) in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). DATA SOURCES Current English-language literature review using MEDLINE. STUDY SELECTION Prospective and retrospective trials, series, reviews, databases, and editorials regarding the clinical and basic science aspects of LTx in patients with IPF. DATA EXTRACTION We analyzed results from trials and series. DATA SYNTHESIS Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is an incurable… CONTINUE READING