International Guidelines for the Selection of Lung Transplant Candidates: 2006 Update-A Consensus Report From the Pulmonary Scientific Council of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Jonathan B. Orens, Marc Estenne, Selim Arcasoy, John V. Conte, Paul Corris, Jim J. Egan, Thomas Egan, Shaf Keshavjee, Christiane Knoop, Robert Kotloff, Fernando J. Martinez, Steven Nathan, Scott Palmer, Alec Patterson, Lianne Singer, Gregory Snell, Sean Studer, J. L. Vachiery, Allan R. Glanville

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Abstract

Since the writing of the 1998 guidelines for the selection of candidates for lung transplantation, there has been an increased understanding of the natural history of various lung diseases as well as new treatment strategies developed that may forestall the need for transplantation for certain disorders. This has resulted in several changes to the current strategy for selecting patients for this procedure. The primary goal of this document is to provide up-to-date guidelines to help physicians in the referral and selection process of candidates for lung transplantation. With limited prospective randomized studies to support the recommendations outlined in this document, this update to the international guidelines is based primarily on a consensus of opinion rendered by experts in the field. The bulleted guidelines should therefore not be considered to be hard and fast rules. Because of the potential for long waiting times to transplantation, physicians should err on the side of early referral of their patients to a lung transplant center.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-755
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume25
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation

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    Orens, J. B., Estenne, M., Arcasoy, S., Conte, J. V., Corris, P., Egan, J. J., Egan, T., Keshavjee, S., Knoop, C., Kotloff, R., Martinez, F. J., Nathan, S., Palmer, S., Patterson, A., Singer, L., Snell, G., Studer, S., Vachiery, J. L., & Glanville, A. R. (2006). International Guidelines for the Selection of Lung Transplant Candidates: 2006 Update-A Consensus Report From the Pulmonary Scientific Council of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 25(7), 745-755. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2006.03.011