Prospective analysis of 1,235 transbronchial lung biopsies in lung transplant recipients

Hopkins, PM, Aboyoun, CL, Chhajed, PN, Malouf, MA, Plit, ML, Rainer, SP and Glanville, AR (2002) Prospective analysis of 1,235 transbronchial lung biopsies in lung transplant recipients. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 21 10: 1062-1067. doi:10.1016/S1053-2498(02)00442-4


Author Hopkins, PM
Aboyoun, CL
Chhajed, PN
Malouf, MA
Plit, ML
Rainer, SP
Glanville, AR
Title Prospective analysis of 1,235 transbronchial lung biopsies in lung transplant recipients
Journal name Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1053-2498
Publication date 2002-10-01
Year available 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S1053-2498(02)00442-4
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 21
Issue 10
Start page 1062
End page 1067
Total pages 6
Place of publication NEW YORK
Publisher ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
Language eng
Abstract Objective:. Fiber-optic bronchoscopy with multiple transbronchial lung biopsies (TBB) is the gold standard of evaluation of the pulmonary allograft post-lung transplantation (LT). However controversy exists regarding the need for surveillance procedures and number. of biopsy specimens required for satisfactory yield. The potential morbidity in obtaining multiple TBB specimens remains poorly described. We report the largest series of TBB in LT recipients to date, highlighting the occurrence of acute rejection and infection for surveillance and diagnostic procedures. The safety of TBB is analyzed and a biopsy schedule proposed.
Keyword Heart-Lung
Rejection
Bronchiolitis
Allografts
Management
Diagnosis
Yield
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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