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Table 2 Survival following single vs. bilateral lung transplantation among IPF patients

From: Lung transplantation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review of the literature

Data source Yr. of transplant No. of IPF patients Survival (% IPF patients alive)
Median survival 1 yr. 3 yr. 5 yr. 10 yr.
ISHLT, OPTN, and Eurotransplant data
ISHLT data [12] 1990 - 2011 8,528 NR SLT: 75 BLT: 74 SLT: 57 BLT: 63 SLT: 43 BLT: 49 SLT: 20 BLT: 35
Analysis of OPTN data (Force, et al) [51] 1987 - 2008 3,830 NR NR NR SLT ~53a SLT ~30a;
BLT: 60a BLT: ~48a
Analysis of OPTN data (Thabut et al) [21] 1987 - 2009 3,327 SLT: 5.2 years (4.3–6.7); BLT: 3.8 years (3.6–4.1) NR NR NR NR
Analysis of OPTN data (Nwakanma, et al) [52] 1998 - 2004 429 30-day SLT: 94 SLT: 69 SLT: 52 SLT: 33 NR
BLT: 95 BLT: 72 BLT: 54 BLT: 54
Eurotransplant (Smits et al) [53] 1997 - 1999 104 NR NR SLT: 63 NR NR
BLT: 47
Single center studies
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (De Oliveira, et al) [49, 50] 1993 - 2009 79 NR SLT: 82 SLT: 65 SLT: 65 SLT: 49
BLT: 86 BLT: 55 BLT: 55 BLT: 55
Cleveland Clinic, US (Mason, et al) [48] 1990 - 2005 82 NR SLT: 67 NR SLT: 34 NR
BLT: 81 BLT: 55
Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (Keating, et al) [37] 1990 - 2008 67 NR SLT: 78 NR SLT: 49 SLT: 29
BLT: 68 BLT: 50 BLT: 50
University of Munich, Germany (Neurohr, et al) [34] 1997 - 2008 76 SLT: 83 SLT: 70 SLT: 55 SLT: 42 NR
BLT: 93 BLT: 80 BLT: 74 BLT: 67
  1. aPercent is estimated based on graphical display of data.