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Lung ultrasound as a monitoring tool in lung transplantation in rodents: a feasibility study

By Paolo Diana, Davide Zampieri, Elisa Furlani, Emanuele Pivetta, Fiorella Calabrese, Federica Pezzuto, Giuseppe Marulli, Federico Rea, Carlo Ori and Paolo Persona


Orthotopic lung transplantation in rats has been developed as a model to study organ dysfunction, but available tools for monitoring the graft function are limited. In this study, lung ultrasound (LUS) is proposed as a new non-invasive monitoring tool in awake rodents

Topics: Models, animal, graft rejection, postoperative complications, transplant, ultrasonography
Publisher: 'AME Publishing Company'
Year: 2018
DOI identifier: 10.21037/jtd.2018.06.52
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