Current State of Pediatric Lung Transplantation

Lung. 2015 Oct;193(5):629-37. doi: 10.1007/s00408-015-9765-z. Epub 2015 Aug 4.

Abstract

Cardiothoracic transplantation has significantly impacted the lives of pediatric patients with advanced cardiopulmonary failure. The current state of lung transplantation in children as well as its ongoing and future challenges are discussed.

Keywords: Children; Heart; Lung; Pediatric; Transplantation.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Graft Rejection / diagnosis
  • Graft Rejection / immunology
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppression / methods
  • Infant
  • Lung Diseases / surgery*
  • Lung Transplantation* / adverse effects
  • Resource Allocation
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / organization & administration*
  • Treatment Outcome