Transplant 'boosts survival' in acute exacerbation of interstitial lung disease

Stable disease is not necessarily a prerequisite for lung transplantation, an observational study suggests

Patients with an acute exacerbation of interstitial lung disease (ILD) fare as well with a lung transplant as those who have stable disease, US researchers say.

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Their findings suggest that clinicians should consider lung transplant as a potential life-saving procedure for patients with an exacerbation, they write in Thorax.

Respiratory physicians and lung transplant surgeons from a US hospital retrospectively compared transplant outcomes in 25 patients admitted

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