Dr. Litvin was part of the expert panel developing Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s recommendations on the care of patients with cystic fibrosis after lung transplantation. The results of the committee’s recommendations were published online April 22 in the Journal for Heart and Lung Transplantation.
The committee of experts formulated 32 recommendation statements in the topics related to infectious disease, endocrine, gastroenterology, pharmacology, mental health and family planning. Broadly, the committee recommends close coordination of care between the lung transplant team, the cystic fibrosis care center, and specialists in other disciplines with experience in the care of CF and lung transplant recipients.
These consensus statements will help lung transplant providers care for CFLTRs in order to improve post-transplant outcomes in this population. The goal of these consensus statements is to provide practical recommendations to lung transplant clinicians on topics important for the care of CFLTRs immediately prior to and after transplantation.