Risk factors for primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation.

  title={Risk factors for primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation.},
  author={Bryan Whitson and Dilip Sri Nath and Adam C. Johnson and Adam R Walker and Matthew E. Prekker and David M. Radosevich and Cynthia S Herrington and Peter S Dahlberg},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={131 1},
OBJECTIVE The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation has proposed a new grading system for primary graft dysfunction based on the ratio of arterial oxygen to fraction of inspired oxygen measured within 48 hours after lung transplantation. Worsening primary graft dysfunction grade is associated with increased operative mortality rates and decreased long-term survival. This study evaluated donor and recipient risk factors for postoperative International Society for Heart and… CONTINUE READING


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