Sinus Surgery Best if Within Few Years of Lung Transplant: Study

Sinus Surgery Best if Within Few Years of Lung Transplant: Study

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Sinus Surgery Best if Within Few Years of Lung Transplant: Study

An endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is best performed within a few years of a lung transplant in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, as longer wait times are associated with worse lung function and more antibiotic use, a small study reported. This finding could be relevant because “lung transplant recipients with CF have a greater susceptibility to allograft [donor organ] recolonization with Pseudomonas compared to non-CF transplant patients, which may underly graft rejection and accelerate transplant failure,” its researchers wrote. Pseudomonas…

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