Demographic ageing and its influence on current lung transplant practice

Antonio Alvarez, Paula Moreno


Hall and colleagues, from the University of Florida in Gainesville (USA) report in a recent issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (1), an interesting analysis on the effect of both donor and recipient age on lung transplant outcomes. For their purpose, they reviewed the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database, recruiting all adult recipients transplanted between 2005 and 2015.