A review of the role of GERD-induced aspiration after lung transplantation Journal Article


Authors: Fisichella, P. M.; Davis, C. S.; Kovacs, E. J.
Article Title: A review of the role of GERD-induced aspiration after lung transplantation
Abstract: The increased prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in lung transplantation patients has been established; however, many questions persist regarding the relationship of GERD to aspiration and its potential to induce pulmonary allograft failure. Moreover, the biological implications of aspiration in lung transplantation have yet to be fully elucidated. The goal of this review was to assess the relationship between GERD and aspiration, focusing on the role of these events in the development of allograft injury after lung transplantation.
Keywords: Humans; Surgery; Postoperative Complications; Lung transplantation; Gastroesophageal Reflux; Laparoscopy; Lung Diseases; Respiratory Aspiration
Journal Title: Surgical endoscopy
Volume: 26
Issue: 5
ISSN: 1432-2218; 0930-2794
Publisher: Unknown  
Journal Place: Germany
Date Published: 2012
Start Page: 1201
End Page: 1204
Language: English
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Notes: ID: 12453; Record Owner: From MEDLINE, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.; Status: MEDLINE; [Review]; Publishing Model: Journal available in: Print-Electronic Citation processed from: Internet; NLM Journal Code: vbf, 8806653; Electronic Date of Publication: 20111115; Entry Date: 20120709