Postoperative care of the lung-transplant patient

Wickii T. Vigneswaran*, Sangeeta M. Bhorade

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Abstract

The early postoperative care in the management of the lung-transplant patient has significantly changed over the past two decades. The advances in donor preservation, improved surgical techniques, better understanding of immunosuppression and nosocomial infection along with multidisciplinary care have contributed to these changes. Although management of the lung-transplant patient is similar in many aspects to that of a critically ill postsurgical patient, care of some of these patients is challenging, and a multidisciplinary team familiar with their care makes a difference. With this approach, the postoperative mortality rate is kept below 10% and the morbidity is minimized in many centers. Preoperative recipient preparation plays a key role in postoperative management and cannot be taken lightly. There are no major randomized clinical trials to draw conclusions or provide guidelines; therefore, the recommendations are made from large-volume lung-transplant centers and personal experiences, as well as experiences with major thoracic surgical procedures. This chapter summarizes the early postoperative management of patients undergoing isolated lung transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgical Intensive Care Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer US
Pages621-628
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780387778921
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

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Postoperative Care
Transplants
Lung
Thoracic Surgical Procedures
Lung Transplantation
Cross Infection
Critical Illness
Immunosuppression
Patient Care
Randomized Controlled Trials
Tissue Donors
Guidelines
Morbidity
Mortality

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Vigneswaran, W. T., & Bhorade, S. M. (2010). Postoperative care of the lung-transplant patient. In Surgical Intensive Care Medicine: Second Edition (pp. 621-628). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-77893-8_52
Vigneswaran, Wickii T. ; Bhorade, Sangeeta M. / Postoperative care of the lung-transplant patient. Surgical Intensive Care Medicine: Second Edition. Springer US, 2010. pp. 621-628
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