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Pulmonary transplantation: friend or foe?

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 55Helen Castle, BSc, RGN, is a clinician's assistant, Papworth Hospital, CambridgeFor patients with end-stage lung disease few options are available to relieve them of their increasing breathlessness and deteriorating quality of life. Transplantation is an option for some of them, but the length of time a patient must wait, once accepted on to the waiting list, before a suitable donor organ becomes available is unpredictable.

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