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CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Acute Transplant Issues

Reviewed and revised 5/5/12 LUNG TRANSPLANT right ventricular failure hyperacute rejection bilateral infiltrates: hyperacute rejection, LVF, aspiration, fluid overload immunosuppression: steroids, calcineurin antagonists, anti-proliferatives anastamosis breakdown: air leak PAC care iNO weaning extubate early bleeding HEPATIC TRANSPLANT transplant characteristics: alive/deceased…

CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Post-transplantation infection

Transplant patients are treated with immunosuppressants to prevent rejection, which makes them susceptible to infection; risk of infection depends on epidemiological factors (determines exposure) and overall state of immunosuppression (determines susceptibility)
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Pneumonia in Heart-Lung Transplant

pulmonary infections = most frequent complication with high mortality; requires aggressive, early, broad spectrum antimicrobial therapy; close consultation and even transport to transplant unit may be indicated