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The purpose of the Community is to allow healthcare professionals to engage with peers, share resources and experiences.

  • Current COVID-19 recommendations
  • Prevention of COVID-19 infection in transplant recipients
  • Management of transplant recipients COVID-19 infection, including decisions regarding immunosuppression
  • Donor evaluation and selection strategies, including donor testing algorithms
  • Waitlist management for transplant candidates including the safety of desensitization protocols and temporary inactivation

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  • This discussion is intended to be a place to collect links to COVID-19 web resources, publications and advisories with relevance to transplant.  It will be updated periodically.  Please post recommendations to edit or add to this list. Guidance Documents ...

  • Dear colleagues, The ISHLT COVID-19 Taskforce has updated the Society's guidance document. This update includes:  - physical distancing and masking recommendation - updated PCR and serological testing section - updated donor and recipient selection ...

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    RE: COVID-19 LuTx

    We have had one case in a lung transplant recipient thus far. The patient had bilateral lung txp in 2005 with chronic rejection. He was diagnosed about a week ago and thus far is asymptomatic (has unchanged baseline SOB). He was diagnosed as his wife ...

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    RE: COVID-19 LuTx

    To date, we have had 3 COVID-19 infections in our lung transplant patients. Our first was 1 week post-transplant and developed severe respiratory and renal failure. We tried HCQ and azithro without much improvement. She eventually improved with supportive ...