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Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2008 Apr;133(16):836-9. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1075657.

[Complications after lung transplantation: gastroenterological, hematological and cardiovascular involvement].

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  • 1Abteilung Pneumologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, 30625 Hannover.


Intestinal perforation after lung transplantation is common in elderly patients with diverticulitis. The distal intestinal obstruction syndrome (DIOS) is a current complication in patients with cystic fibrosis. Myelosuppressive drugs as in most immunosuppressive regimens can cause cytopenia. Thrombotic microangiopathy is often caused by immunosuppressive regimen with a calcineurin-inhibitor in combination with a proliferation signal-inhibitor. Although renal failure and neurological symptoms are often additional side effects of the immunosuppressive therapy there are no reliable data on CNI-free protocols. Studies have shown that administration of statins is associated with improved function and survival of lung allografts.

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