Lung transplantation after long-term mechanical ventilation : results and 1-year follow-up.

@article{Baz2001LungTA,
  title={Lung transplantation after long-term mechanical ventilation : results and 1-year follow-up.},
  author={Maher A. Baz and Scott M. Palmer and Edward Denmark Staples and Duncan G. Greer and Victor F. Tapson and D. Denton Davis},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2001},
  volume={119 1},
  pages={224-7}
}
BACKGROUND Long-term mechanical ventilation is considered as a relative or absolute contraindication for lung transplantation by most centers. We report on the results of transplantation in nine patients requiring long-term mechanical ventilation at two lung transplant centers. METHODS The study group (group 1) consisted of nine patients receiving mechanical ventilation who underwent lung transplantation at either Duke University Medical Center or the University of Florida between 1992 and… CONTINUE READING

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