Lung transplantation in India: A possible treatment option Journal Article


Authors: Parekh, K. R.; Adusumilli, P. S.; Patterson, G. A.
Article Title: Lung transplantation in India: A possible treatment option
Abstract: The burden of chronic respiratory diseases in India is on the rise, accounting for nearly 1 in 10 deaths. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is highly prevalent in India and is projected to be the third leading cause of deaths worldwide by 2020. Improved access to healthcare and better imaging modalities have led to an increase in the diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis and cystic fibrosis in India. For these end-stage lung diseases, lung transplantation is an effective and established treatment option in North America and Europe. The indications, techniques, outcomes and complications of lung transplantation are well documented. The criteria for recipient/donor selection are now better defined and the surgical technique has improved over the past 2 decades. Based on our experience of setting up a lung transplantation programme, we have outlined the resources required for the perioperative and postoperative management of such patients. © The National Medical Journal of India 2008.
Keywords: surgical technique; survival rate; overall survival; prednisone; review; united states; postoperative care; outcome assessment; treatment indication; medical decision making; quality of life; postoperative complication; cost effectiveness analysis; health program; survival time; cystic fibrosis; patient safety; interstitial lung disease; azathioprine; perioperative period; india; clinical effectiveness; graft rejection; tacrolimus; donor selection; treatment contraindication; certification; pulmonary fibrosis; cyclosporin; chronic obstructive lung disease; pulmonary disease, chronic obstructive; thymocyte antibody; lung transplantation; pulmonary hypertension; graft dysfunction; bronchiectasis; bronchiolitis obliterans; interleukin 2 receptor antibody; mycophenolic acid; acute graft rejection; chronic graft rejection; eisenmenger complex; heart lung transplantation; lung insufficiency
Journal Title: National Medical Journal of India
Volume: 21
Issue: 5
ISSN: 0970-258X
Publisher: All India Institute of Medical Sciences  
Date Published: 2008-09-01
Start Page: 228
End Page: 233
Language: English
PUBMED: 19320322
PROVIDER: scopus
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