The application of telemedicine in the follow-up of lung transplantation in a patient with cystic fibrosis

F. Murgia, B. Corona, F. Bianciardi, P. Romano, I. Tagliente, S. Bella

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Abstract

The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Unit of Children's Hospital Bambino Gesù in Rome (Italy) has more than 25 years of experience in diagnosis and treatment of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) related diseases. The CF Unit actively collaborates with the Transplantation Division for the follow-up of patients with CF who undergo lung transplantation, performed in our Unit since 1991. We present the case of a 19 year-old girl with CF, with severe respiratory failure for which it was subjected to two lung transplant. During the follow-up the remote monitoring has allowed the identification of an early episode of pulmonary relapse and graft-versus-host reaction even before the onset of symptoms, allowing an effective intervention and a complete recovery of lung function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e382-e383
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume165
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Lung transplantation
  • Telemedicine
  • Telemonitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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