L living related donation in lung transplantation

Mordechai R. Kramer

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Abstract

Due to the shortage in organ donation, living related lung transplantation was developed. Over 400 cases were performed worldwide with good success rates with no major morbidity or mortality to the donors. Patients who need this type of procedure are desperate young pulmonary patients waiting for cadaveric transplantation. The procedure requires 2 donors that will donate one lobe each that will replace the recipient lungs. Indications include cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis and bronhiectasis. Recently, the first procedure was performed in Israel. More experience is needed worldwide in order to recruit more donors with good results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-788
Number of pages6
JournalHarefuah
Volume147
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aromatic essential oils
  • Herbal medicine
  • Herbal plants of Israel
  • Respiratory tracks diseases
  • Traditional medicine

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