Functional Status In Candidates For Lung Transplantation: Why It Matters
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I am currently a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Pain Care at Massachusetts General Hospital. In June of 2018, I graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. I graduated with a Major in Biology and Minor in Psychology on the Pre-Medical track, with plans to attend Medical School in the fall of 2020.

                       

Functional Status In Candidates For Lung Transplantation: Why It Matters

Transplantation is in some regards the “end of the line” therapy in medical care as transplantation specialists step in to replace entire organs after other interventions to preserve or restore function have failed. In lung transplantation, donor organs give patients with end-stage lung disease the capacity to breathe better, increase levels of physical activity and reclaim their independence. When successful, lung transplantation is life-changing in more ways than one can imagine. Unfortunately, donor organs remain a scarce resource as there...

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