Donor lung procurement by surgical fellow with an expectation of high rate of lung utilisation

Smail, Hassiba, Saxena, Pankaj, Wallinder, Andreas, Lin, Enjarn, Snell, Gregory I., Hobson, Jamie, Zimmet, Adam D., Marasco, Silvana F., and McGiffin, David C. (2018) Donor lung procurement by surgical fellow with an expectation of high rate of lung utilisation. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 27 (8). pp. 961-966.

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Abstract

There is an ever increasing demand for donor lungs in patients waiting for transplantation. Lungs of many potential donors will be rejected if the standard criteria for donor assessment are followed.

We have expanded our donor lung pool by accepting marginal donors and establishing a donation after circulatory death program.

We have achieved comparable results using marginal donors and accepting donor lungs following donation after circulatory death. We present our assessment and technical guidelines on lung procurement taking into consideration an increasingly complex cohort of lung donors.

These guidelines form the basis of the lung procurement training program involving surgical Fellows at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

Item ID: 54878
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1444-2892
Keywords: Lung procurement, Lung donor, Surgical Fellows
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 07:46
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110323 Surgery @ 100%
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