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FDA Approves Tacrolimus for Lung Transplants in Adults, Kids

The first immunosuppressant approved for this population The FDA has approved tacrolimus in combination with other immunosuppressants for the prevention of organ rejection in adults and kids receiving lung transplantation. It is...

Organ Donation After Cardiac Death Has Unique Challenges

Resumption of cardiac activity following life support withdrawal not unusual Even in 2021, determining the exact moment of death is challenging and can affect not just one but many lives, as patients await life-saving organs...

Considering Lung Transplant Frailty

The goal of lung transplantation is to improve quality of life (QOL) and extend survival for patients with advanced lung disease. The degree to which individual lung transplant recipients achieve these goals is highly variable....

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