A 36-year-old member asked:
Does a double lung transplant completely eliminate lung problems for cystic fibrosis patients?
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Thoracic Surgery 41 years experience
It should: Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition causing significant lung dysfunction. A double lung transplantation replaces the native lungs with supposedly normal lungs, eliminating the problem, but replacing it with problems directly related to transplanted lungs, i.e. Chronic rejection or bronchiolitis obliterans.
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Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
CF Transplantation: A double lung transplantation for CF does treat CF lung disease, but the patient still has cystic fibrosis, affecting other organs, including the GI tract and sinuses. There are a number of lung problems that can develop after surgery, including infections. The treatment regimen will be very different from your usual CF regimen and will include medications to prevent rejection.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
How much can a lung transplant help with cystic fibrosis?
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Possibly a lot: Lung transplants have variable outcomes. However if you are a person who does well it can dramatically change your life. Look up info on jerry cahill.
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