Lung transplantation in children and young adults: a 20-year single-centre experience.

@article{Gruber2012LungTI,
  title={Lung transplantation in children and young adults: a 20-year single-centre experience.},
  author={Saskia Gruber and Thomas Eiwegger and Angela Alexander and Kerstin Tiringer and Clemens Aigner and P{\'e}ter Jaksch and Maya Keplinger and Walter Klepetko and Gyoergy Lang and S. Zeinakhatoun Taghavi and Alexandra Graf and Irmgard Eichler and Thomas Frischer and Zsolt Sz{\'e}pfalusi},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={
          462-9
        }
}
Lung transplantation in adults is an accepted therapeutic option, whereas there is ongoing debate on its positive impact on survival in children. We report our experience of the first 20 yrs of paediatric lung transplantation at a single centre in Austria. Patient survival, organ survival and freedom from bronchiolitis obliterans were estimated by Kaplan-Meier curves. Pre- and post-transplant parameters were assessed and their influence on patient and organ survival evaluated by univariate… CONTINUE READING
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