Fall 2021

Lung Transplantation and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the lung transplant landscape. Immunosuppressants, comorbidities, and lack of response to vaccines put previous lung transplant recipients at high risk if infected with coronavirus, causing great concern and need for precautions. At the same time, COVID is a catalyst for lung transplantation in a small but growing number of patients. Continue Reading >

Case Study: Bullous Emphysema

A 59-year-old man presented to the pulmonary clinic at Temple Lung Center for initial evaluation of shortness of breath. He had had minimal contact with healthcare providers over the prior 30 years. He reported a 40 pack-year smoking history and stated that he had quit smoking about one year prior to his presentation. He noted difficulty breathing with minimal exertion and was unable to do his own grocery shopping. Continue Reading >

COVID-19: Lessons from the Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in Philadelphia, Temple physicians had already been in touch with international colleagues for months and knew it was crucial to share what we had learned. We formed the Temple University COVID-19 Research Group with the aim of analyzing and broadcasting key findings coming out of both clinical experiences and pivotal clinical trials taking place at Temple Health. Continue Reading >