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Little-Used Drug Combination May Extend the Lives of Lung Transplant Patients

August 28, 2019

To see what might help lung transplant recipients live longer, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) developed a novel epidemiological analysis of lung transplant data in the United States focused on regimens that prevent the body’s immune system from attacking the transplanted lung. The study has identified a drug combination that appears to significantly extend patient survival.