"Swiss Medical Weekly", which began publication in 1871, is an international peer-reviewed medical journal.
SMW is an open access publication. All accepted original articles are published immediately in full text in the Internet.
Impact factor 2011: 1.895
Reporting and publication bias is a well-known problem in meta-analysis and healthcare research.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a global health challenge and a leading cause of death worldwide. The GOLD strategy makes therapeutic recommendations taking into account the grade, symptomatic assessment and future risk of exacerbations. This review focuses on the therapeutic options for COPD, in accordance with the GOLD strategy.
This article intends to communicate the practical aspects and principles of the patient management used at the authors’ centre on a daily basis by a multi-disciplinary transplant team, having at its core both a transplant pulmonologist and a thoracic surgeon. It focuses on the first month after lung transplantation, but does not cover surgical techniques, rare complications or long-term management issues of lung transplant recipients.