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Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Autumn;24(3):151-2. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2012.10.001.

The trade-off of using positive-smoking donor lungs.

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Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.

Abstract

The existing donor supply is unable to meet the demand of patients waiting for lung transplantation. A recent article explores the consequences of donor smoking on post-transplant survival as well as the potential effect of excluding such donors from contributing to the organ pool for lung transplantation. We review the intricacies of this study and potential implications for transplant centers and patients with end-stage lung disease.

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23200068
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10.1053/j.semtcvs.2012.10.001
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