Older donor lungs should be considered for transplantation

(Elsevier) With a scarcity of lungs available for transplantation, the use of lungs from donors older than age 60 has been shown to achieve reasonable outcomes and should be considered as a viable option, according to research published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
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Authors: Tissot A, Foureau A, Brosseau C, Danger R, Roux A, Bernasconi E, Gomez C, Durand M, Picard BR, Le Pavec J, Claustre J, Lacoste P, Benmerad M, Pain M, Siroux V, Royer PJ, Mordant P, Reynaud-Gaubert M, Kessler R, Brugière O, Mornex JF, Dromer C, Dahan M, Knoop C, Boussaud V, Koutsokera A, Botturi-Cavaillès K, Durand E, Loy J, Nicod L, Pison C, Brouard S, Blanc FX, Magnan A, consortium COLT PMID: 30100530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Clinical Science Source Type: research
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