elsevier is a leading publisher of health science books and journals helping to advance medicine by delivering superior education reference information and decision support tools to doctors nurses health practitioners and students. Among patients with end stage lung disease awaiting lung transplantation pediatric and small adult patients have a significantly lower chance of getting size matched pulmonary grafts in time because of the severe scarcity of small donors. A lung transplant is surgery to remove a persons diseased lung and replace it with a healthy lung from a deceased donor lung transplants are used for people who are likely to die from lung disease within 1 to 2 years. Surgery for copd 2016 english last reviewed april 2017 the american thoracic society improves global health by advancing research patient care and public health in pulmonary disease critical illness and sleep disorders. Lung transplant is the most advanced treatment for patients with severe diseases of the lung such as emphysema cystic fibrosis pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension to name a few us news world report named ucsf medical centers lung transplant program a specialized center of excellence for treating cystic fibrosis and pulmonary
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