The results raise questions about individual lung donors with a brief history of alcohol abuse.
Lung transplantation treats the end stage of several diseases, including emphysema and cystic fibrosis. About 1,000 patients receive lung transplants yearly in the United States and are selected from a waiting list of around 4,000. Due to the lack of suitable donors, hundreds of people die waiting for a transplant annually. Although nearly three-quarters of lung transplant recipients survive the first year after medical procedures, obliterative bronchiolitis affects almost all after five years, Dr. Guidot says. To examine the consequences of alcoholic beverages on lung transplantation, a model was utilized by the researchers in which they transplanted a trachea in one strain of rat to another.Figure 2Figure 2Hazard Ratios for Death from Any Cause in Selected Subgroups of Patients. Displays the hazard ratios for subgroups of interest. As for the overall study inhabitants, a neutral aftereffect of the ICD on general mortality is seen in all three prespecified subgroups . Figure 3Figure 3Cumulative Threat of Cardiac Death, According to Study Group. And Table 2Table 2Causes of Loss of life in the Study Groups. Show the relationship between ICD therapy and the reason for death. There were fewer sudden cardiac deaths in the ICD group than in the control group . However, this lower is paralleled by an increase in nonsudden cardiac death in the ICD group as compared with the control group .