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[Lung transplantation in Reunion Island, current situation from January 2005 till May 2015].

Authors
  • Simon, C1
  • Allou, N2
  • Schlossmacher, P3
  • Gendry, T4
  • Delay, L5
  • Gazaille, V6
  • 1 Centre hospitalier Félix-Guyon, CHU de la Réunion, allée des Topazes, 97400 Saint-Denis, Réunion. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Réunion)
  • 2 Centre hospitalier Félix-Guyon, CHU de la Réunion, allée des Topazes, 97400 Saint-Denis, Réunion. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Réunion)
  • 3 Centre hospitalier Félix-Guyon, CHU de la Réunion, allée des Topazes, 97400 Saint-Denis, Réunion. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Réunion)
  • 4 Groupe hospitalier sud Réunion, CHU de la Réunion, avenue du président Miterrand, 97410 Saint-Pierre, Réunion. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Réunion)
  • 5 Centre hospitalier Louis-Pradel, 28, avenue du Doyen-Jean-Lépine, 69500 Lyon, France. Electronic address: [email protected] , (France)
  • 6 Centre hospitalier Félix-Guyon, CHU de la Réunion, allée des Topazes, 97400 Saint-Denis, Réunion. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Réunion)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue de pneumologie clinique
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2017
Volume
73
Issue
2
Pages
75–80
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.pneumo.2016.10.003
PMID: 27993493
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
French
License
Unknown

Abstract

Lung transplantation (LT) is a therapeutic option for patients with terminal respiratory failure and high risk of mortality in two years. Until now, this activity is not performed in Reunion Island. The candidate potential are thus directed to the metropolitan reference centres causing logistics and financials constraints. This work presents a current situation of the pulmonary transplantation in Reunion Island. This retrospective study includes patients from Reunion Island with respiratory insufficiency who have been transferred to metropolitan centres to apply to LT. The selection was made from January, 2005 till May, 2015. Twenty-nine patients included, aged from 14 to 64 years, were transferred to metropolitan France: 13 patients with cystic fibrosis, 13 patients with pulmonary fibrosis, 1 patients with bronchiectasis, 1 patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and 1 patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Fifteen patients underwent LT (4 live in Reunion Island, 5 live in metropolitan France and 6 are dead), 1 patient is alive on waiting list, 3 died on the waiting list, 7 patients were refused for transplantation and 3 patients are lost to follow-up. The number of patients transferred for LT increases over 10 years with a maximal incidence in 2013 of 7 repatriated patients including 3 transplanted patients. LT could be performed in half of our patients with possible come back and follow-up on Reunion Island. Indications follow the current trends except an under representation of COPD. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

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