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Lung transplantation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: patient selection and special considerations

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, October 2015
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Title
Lung transplantation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: patient selection and special considerations
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, October 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s78677
Pubmed ID
Authors

Adriano Tonelli, C. Randall Lane

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity. Lung transplantation is one of the few treatments available for end-stage COPD with the potential to improve survival and quality of life. The selection of candidates and timing of listing present challenges, as COPD tends to progress fairly slowly, and survival after lung transplantation remains limited. Though the natural course of COPD is difficult to predict, the use of assessments of functional status and multivariable indices such as the BODE index can help identify which patients with COPD are at increased risk for mortality, and hence which are more likely to benefit from lung transplantation. Patients with COPD can undergo either single or bilateral lung transplantation. Although many studies suggest better long-term survival with bilateral lung transplant, especially in younger patients, this continues to be debated, and definitive recommendations about this cannot be made. Patients may be more susceptible to particular complications of transplant for COPD, including native lung hyperinflation, and development of lung cancer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 43 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 20%
Student > Master 7 16%
Researcher 5 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 7%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 8 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 41%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 11%
Computer Science 2 5%
Psychology 1 2%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 2%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 12 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 July 2016.
All research outputs
#8,780,469
of 16,035,799 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#921
of 1,864 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#104,765
of 255,149 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#48
of 88 outputs
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