New data from a single-center study indicate that not only was the rate of mortality high among patients with advanced pulmonary sarcoidosis who were awaiting lung transplant, but the lung allocation score did not predict death on the waitlist in this patient population.
Among 28 patients with advanced pulmonary sarcoidosis listed for lung transplant from March 2012 to February 2019 at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, 18.2% of patients died while awaiting transplant — a proportion that exceeded that of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (12.3%) and patients with COPD (8.7%) who were also on the transplant list, according to the researchers.
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