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[Current status of lung transplantation in Hungary in adults based on gudelines]

LANG György, VADÁSZ Pál, AGÓCS László, CSISZÉR Eszter, CZEBE Krisztina, KLEPETKO Walter

AUGUST 20, 2003

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2003;13(06)

[During the last decade lung transplantation became an accepted treatment option for endstage lung disease of different origin. Technical problems of the early period have been solved completely during the course of time and the operation has found its place as a routine procedure. The shortage of donor lungs has stimulated the development of new operative techniques. Parallel to achievements in surgical treatment, significant progress in immunosuppressive therapy was obtained. Long-term survival following lung transplantation however remains limited by the onset of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. Since Vienna serves as a leading centre for lung transplantation in Middle-Europe, between 05/03/1996 and 17/01/2003 21 Hungarian patients underwent lung transplantation here. In close co-operation with the Vienna Lung Transplant Group, the Hungarian specialists prepare for introduction of lung transplantation in Hungary.]

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