Lung transplantation is a well-established treatment for selected patients with advanced chronic respiratory insufficiency. Recognizing those patients with end-stage lung disease who might benefit from lung transplantation is a crucial task. Considering the presence of inadequate evidence-based practice, international and national scientific societies providedÂ consensus opinions regarding the appropriate timing of listing. The Study GroupÂ for Thoracic Organs Transplantation (branch of the Italian Society for Organs Transplantation) promoted and realized a Delphi conference among the Italian lung transplantation centers to provide guidance to clinical practice based on internationalÂ recommendations. The experts from the nine Italian centers completed two rounds of standardized questionnaires (answer rate, 100%): 42 statements received a consensusÂ â¥80%. The selected statements presented in this article are intended to assist Italian clinicians in selecting patients for lung transplantation.
|Titolo:||Selection of Candidates for Lung Transplantation: The First Italian Consensus Statement|
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