New lungs, new life

New lungs, new life

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A transplant survivor's struggle to keep her smile
28 Nov 2016 - General
Only transplant survivors will ever know what they are going through. In the Philippines, lung transplants are uncommon. The most common indication for lung transplant is cystic fibrosis, which we luckily do not have here. As for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, I am not sure of our region's incidence, but during my entire medical life, I have never seen a single case of such. Apart from Voriconazole, other anti-rejection medications, such as tacrolimus (a calcineurin inhibitor), and mycophenolat...
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