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Dr. Geoffrey Kurland discusses the advances, controversies, and conundrums of pediatric lung transplantation.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the major contraindications to pediatric lung transplantation
  • List chronic immunosuppressive medications used to prevent acute rejection following pediatric lung transplantation
  • Describe the major limitations of long-term survival following pediatric lung transplantation

Reading Resources:

  1. Benden C.  Specific aspects of children and adolescents undergoing lung transplantation.  Curr Opinion Organ Transpl 2012; 17: 509-514 Wood KJ and Goto, R.  Mechanisms of Rejection: Current Perspectives.  Transplantation 2013; 93 (1): 1-10.
  2. Weber DJ and Wilkes DS. The role of autoimmunity in obliterative bronchiolitis after lung transplantation.  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2013; 304: L307-L311. 
  3. Hartwig MG and Davis RD. Gastroesophageal reflux disease-induced aspiration injury following lung transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transpl   2012; 17:474-478
  4. Robbins HY and Arcasoy SM. Malignancies following lung transplantation.  Clin Chest Med 2011 32: 343-355.
  5. Liou TG, Adler FR, Cox DR, Cahill BC. Lung Transplantation and Survival in Children with Cystic Fibrosis.  N. Eng. J. Med.  2007; 357: 2143-2152.
  6. Kurland G and Orenstein DM. Lung Transplantation and Cystic Fibrosis: The Psychosocial Toll. Pediatrics 2001; 107: 1419-1421


Dr. Kurland has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 2/11/2014 | Last Modified On: 7/15/2016 | Expires: 7/17/2017

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