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After A Lung Transplant, Patients May Suffer Dangerous Blood Ammonia Levels

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February 15, 2000
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A small percentage of patients who receive lung transplantation develop a deadly increase of blood ammonia levels, according to a collaborative study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE -- February 14, 2000, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Philadelphia, Pa. -- A small percentage of patients who receive lung transplantation develop a deadly increase of blood ammonia levels, according to a collaborative study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. A report on the findings will appear in the February 15 issue of The Annals of Internal Medicine.


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