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No proof that lung transplantation improves survival in cystic fibrosis
  1. Iain Drummond
  1. I Drummond, Specialist Trainee, Intensive Care, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, UK; iaindrummond81{at}

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Lung transplantation is a common procedure with significant risks undertaken in children with cystic fibrosis. This retrospective study investigates the effect of lung transplantation on survival.

Five hundred and fourteen of 602 children (85%) aged <18 years with cystic fibrosis placed on the lung transplantation waiting list in the USA between 1992 and 2002 were …

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