Surveillance transbronchial biopsies in infant lung and heart-lung transplant recipients.

@article{Hayes2013SurveillanceTB,
  title={Surveillance transbronchial biopsies in infant lung and heart-lung transplant recipients.},
  author={Don Hayes and Peter B. Baker and Benjamin T Kopp and Stephen Kirkby and Mark E. Galantowicz and Patrick I. McConnell and Todd L. Astor},
  journal={Pediatric transplantation},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 7},
  pages={670-5}
}
There are limited published data on surveillance TBB for the identification of allograft rejection in infants after lung or heart-lung transplantation. We performed a retrospective review of children under one yr of age who underwent lung or heart-lung transplant at our institution. Since 2005, four infants were transplanted (three heart-lung and one lung). The mean age (±s.d.) at the time of transplant was 5.5 ± 2.4 (range 3-8) months. A total of 16 surveillance TBB procedures were completed… CONTINUE READING