Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome leads to a functional deterioration of the acinus post lung transplant

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Abstract

Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) limits long-term survival of lung transplant recipients, and airflow obstruction in these patients likely originates in the small airways. 61 double lung transplant recipients performed multiple breath nitrogen washouts to obtain indices of acinar and conductive ventilation heterogeneity (Sacin, Scond). There was a significant association of BOS status with Sacin (Kruskal-Wallis; p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487 - 488
Number of pages2
JournalThorax
Volume69
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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