Pediatric lung transplant is a viable option for treatment of end-stage lung disease in children, with > 100 pediatric lung transplants reported to the Registry of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation each year. Early referral to a transplant center is necessary and encouraged. Long-term success is limited by availability of donor organs, debilitation as a result of chronic disease, impaired mucus clearance resulting from both surgical and pharmacologic interventions, increased risk for infection resulting from immunosuppression, and most importantly late complications, such as chronic lung allograft dysfunction.
- Understand when to refer patients to a transplant center for evaluation for lung transplant
- Understand the indications for pediatric lung transplantation
- Understand the outcomes and survival after pediatric lung transplantation
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Approval of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) for this lecture is pending. If approved, physicians can claim CME credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity for free.
Related specialties: pulmonology, transplant