Prevalence of gastroparesis before and after lung transplantation and its association with lung allograft outcomes.

@article{Raviv2012PrevalenceOG,
  title={Prevalence of gastroparesis before and after lung transplantation and its association with lung allograft outcomes.},
  author={Yael Raviv and Frank D'ovidio and Andrew Pierre and Cecilia Chaparro and Marc A Freeman and Shaf H Keshavjee and Lianne G Singer},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={133-42}
}
The main cause of late morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation is bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). This study assesses the prevalence of gastroparesis among lung-transplant recipients and its association with BOS. The files of 139 patients who underwent nuclear gastric emptying studies before and/or three and 12 months after lung transplantation were reviewed, and the correlation of gastric emptying time (GET) at each time point with the occurrence of acute rejection or BOS… CONTINUE READING
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