Postoperative care of the lung-transplant patient

Wickii T. Vigneswaran*, Sangeeta Maruti Bhorade

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 in the immediate postoperative period, the care of these patients is challenging, and a multidisciplinary team familiar with transplant care is important to manage specific issues related to lung transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgical Intensive Care Medicine, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319196688
ISBN (Print)9783319196671
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Immunosuppression
  • Lung transplant
  • Lung transplant management
  • Postoperative care
  • Transplant complication
  • Transplant rejection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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