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Indikation zur Lungentransplantation bei fortgeschrittener zystischer Fibrose [Indications for lung transplantation in advanced cystic fibrosis]
Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
Lung transplantation has become a valid therapeutic option for cystic fibrosis patients with end-stage lung disease. The indication for transplantation does not rely on strict criteria only but must be evaluated case by case. In particular, the dynamics of the clinical course need to be considered with regard to impaired physical performance, recurrent infections, decline in pulmonary function and weight loss. Important risk factors are a poor nutritional status, osteoporosis, liver involvement, previous pleurodesis and the occurrence of multiresistant bacteria. Management and assessment of cystic fibrosis patients for lung transplantation is complex. Therefore patients should be referred to specialised centres at an early stage.
Bacterial Infections/etiology, Cystic Fibrosis/complications, Cystic Fibrosis/physiopathology, Humans, Lung Transplantation, Respiratory Function Tests
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