Lung Transplantation: Past, Present, and Future

Posted On 2021-11-18 13:49:06

Lung transplantation is the most viable option for many pulmonary diseases in appropriate candidates when medical therapy has failed. This series of manuscripts in this issue was planned prior to the pandemic. Donors remain rate-limiting and the field has been rapidly evolving with innovative approaches resulting in improved outcomes for recipients receiving grafts. The number of lung transplants for patients with COVID-related lung failure is increasing since the first one being performed in 2020. Since the planning of this issue we have been burdened with the COVID-19 pandemic and lung failure has become first and foremost in our lives. When one contemplates to potential magnitude of lung failure upon us, it is quite concerning. At the time this was written, over 220 million people worldwide and 40 million in the United States alone have been afflicted with COVID-19. Approximately 10–15% of these patients will have severe illness.

Editorial on Lung Transplantation: Past, Present, and Future
Lung transplantation: a comprehensive journey
Jonathan D’Cunha

Review Article on Lung Transplantation: Past, Present, and Future
The new allocation era and policy
Luke J. Benvenuto, Selim M. Arcasoy

Current trends in candidate selection, contraindications, and indications for lung transplantation
Ashwini Arjuna, Michael T. Olson, Rajat Walia

Advanced considerations in organ donors
Hailey M. Shepherd, Jason M. Gauthier, Varun Puri, Daniel Kreisel, Ruben G. Nava

Donation after circulatory death donors in lung transplantation
Thomas M. Egan, Benjamin E. Haithcock, Jason Lobo, Gita Mody, Robert B. Love, John Jacob Requard III, John Espey, Mir Hasnain Ali

Anesthetic considerations in lung transplantation: past, present and future
Andrew W. Murray, Michael L. Boisen, Ashley Fritz, J. Ross Renew, Archer Kilbourne Martin

Bilateral sequential lung transplantation: technical aspects
Haytham Elgharably, Michael J. Javorski, Kenneth R. McCurry

Intraoperative support during lung transplantation
Pedro Reck dos Santos, Jonathan D’Cunha

Lung retransplantation in the modern era
A. Justin Rucker, Joseph R. Nellis, Jacob A. Klapper, Matthew G. Hartwig

Living-donor lobar lung transplantation
Daisuke Nakajima, Hiroshi Date

Ex vivo lung perfusion
Tatsuaki Watanabe, Marcelo Cypel, Shaf Keshavjee

Primary graft dysfunction: what we know
Emily Clausen, Edward Cantu

Review: immunosuppression for the lung transplant patient
Sakhee Kotecha, Steven Ivulich, Gregory Snell

Management of chronic rejection after lung transplantation
Bahaa Bedair, Ramsey R. Hachem

Bacterial infections in lung transplantation
Margaret McCort, Erica MacKenzie, Kenneth Pursell, David Pitrak

Viral infections in lung transplantation
Aline Munting, Oriol Manuel

Fungal infections in lung transplantation
Palash Samanta, Cornelius J. Clancy, M. Hong Nguyen

Lung transplantation for pulmonary hypertension
Ann Hwalek, Justin P. Rosenheck, Bryan A. Whitson

Airway complications in lung transplantation
Maria M. Crespo

Approaching the sensitized lung patient: risk assessment for donor acceptance
Massimo Mangiola, Marilyn Marrari, Qingyong Xu, Pablo G. Sanchez, Adriana Zeevi

The role of palliative care in lung transplantation
Eric Nolley, Matt Morrell

Critical care considerations in the post-operative period for the lung transplant patient
Josna Padiyar