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Six minute walk distance is a useful predictor of survival in lung transplant recipients
  1. V Ganagaram
  1. Dr V Ganagaram, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire, UK; venkatgangaram{at}doctors.net.uk

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Six minute walk distance (6MWD) is routinely used as part of the assessment process for lung transplant recipients. However, there is a paucity of data supporting the impact of baseline 6MWD on transplant outcomes in advanced lung diseases.

In this study, clinical information was prospectively collected over a 28-month period from 376 patients with diverse lung diseases …

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