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Volume: 6 Issue: 4 November 2008 - Supplement - 1



Successful lung transplantation is more the yield of proper management than the techniques. The specialists who manage the patients should have proper access to required resources to meet the patients need. Therefore, all transplantation specialists should have a true knowledge of the lung transplantation requirements. The aim of the current study is to investigate what the lung-transplanted patients required during their hospital stay for the transplantation surgery. Our data come from the lung transplantation center at Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran. We reviewed all hospitalization documents and extracted the medical resources the patients utilized during their hospitalization for lung transplantation surgery. We described the data as frequencies, percents and mean where appropriate. The mean duration of hospitalization was 38.5 ± 35.3 days. The mean ICU stay duration was 32.8 ± 30.2 days. Physicians made 87.9 ± 77.1 visits to the transplanted patients (pulmonologists: 51.97%, surgeons: 29.13%, anesthesiologists: 14.96%, other visits: 3.94%). Nursing care visits was 646.2 ± 818. During their stay 37.1 ± 25.8 diagnostic imagings were performed (radiography: 79.5%, CT Scan: 10%, echocardiography: 7%, sonography: 3.5%). The number of laboratory and pathology tests performed was 533.5 ± 401.1 and 14.5 ± 14.2, respectively. Physiotherapy visits were 106.3 ± 89.9. As our results show, lung transplantation surgery and post-operation cares are highly resource taking. We conclude that hospitals should be highly prepared, if they want to put lung transplantation in prospect.

Volume : 6
Issue : 4
Pages : 195

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Transplant Research Center, Massih Daneshvari Hospital, Darabad-Niavaran, Tehran, Iran