Which of the following statements about lung transplantation is true:
In the majority of circumstances, distinguishing rejection from infection
in lung transplant patients can be done on the basis of symptoms, physical
examination, chest x-ray, and routine laboratory evaluation.
Operative 30-day mortality for the transplant itself is approximately 50%.
Once a patient requires supplemental oxygen they are no longer considered
candidates for lung transplantation.
Most patients post lung transplant require indefinite ongoing immunosuppression, commonly a combination of azathioprine, cyclosporine/FK506, and prednisone.