Effect of donor smoking on survival after lung transplantation: a cohort study of a prospective registry

Robert S Bonser, Rhiannon Taylor, David Collett, Helen L Thomas, John H Dark, James Neuberger, Cardiothoracic Advisory Group to NHS Blood and Transplant and the Association of Lung Transplant Physicians (UK)

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Abstract

The risk that a positive smoking history in lung donors could adversely affect survival of transplant recipients causes concern. Conversely, reduction of the donor pool by exclusion of donors with positive smoking histories could compromise survival of patients waiting to receive a transplant. We examined the consequences of donor smoking on post-transplantation survival, and the potential effect of not transplanting lungs from such donors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-55
Number of pages9
JournalLancet
Volume380
Issue number9843
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2012

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kaplan-Meier Estimate
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Prospective Studies
  • Registries
  • Risk Factors
  • Smoking
  • Tissue Donors

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