This session will address lung transplant access for patients with Medicaid, a contrast between US & Canadian policies, common complications after transplant, issues of survival prediction in patients with end-stage CF & effect of infection on transplantation outcomes. A lung transplant recipient also will share perspectives about quality of life & what to expect with transplantation.
Describe current lung allocation in the United States & issues with access to the waiting list.
List common complications in CF patients after lung transplantation.
Discuss issues with difficult to manage infections in patients with CF undergoing lung transplantation.