Timing and Frequency of Unplanned Readmissions After Lung Transplantation Impact Long-Term Survival.

@article{Lushaj2016TimingAF,
  title={Timing and Frequency of Unplanned Readmissions After Lung Transplantation Impact Long-Term Survival.},
  author={Entela Bua Lushaj and Walker A Julliard and Shahab A. Akhter and Glen Leverson and James D. Maloney and Richard D. Cornwell and Keith C Meyer and Nilto C Deoliveira},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={
          378-84
        }
}
BACKGROUND Adverse events that require hospital readmission frequently occur long after lung transplantation (LT) that has been successfully performed. We sought to identify the causes and rate of unplanned readmissions after LT and to determine whether unplanned readmissions have a significant impact on post-LT survival. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the outcomes in 174 LT recipients who underwent LT at our center from June 2005 to May 2014. The median follow-up period was 38 months… CONTINUE READING
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