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Table 1 Demographic and Clinical characteristics of the study patients.

From: Removal of metallic tracheobronchial stents in lung transplantation with flexible bronchoscopy

# Gender/age Indication
for lung Tx
FEV 1 before SEMS
Placement
FEV 1
after
SEMS
placement
SEMS type location and size (mm) Interval from lung Tx to SEMS
insertion
(months)
Interval from insertion to retrieval
(months)
Outcome
1 M/64 IPF 45% 58% Wallstent; RMSB 12/40 6 m 16 m Complete removal/replacement with new SEMS
2 M/62 IPF 43% 66% Wallstent; LMSB 12/40 1 m 18 m Partial removal/replacement with new SEMS
3 F/46 LAM 53% 71% Wallstent; LMSB 12/40 5 m 48 m Complete removal/replacement with new SEMS
4 M/64 IPF 66% 71% Wallstent; RMSB 12/40 5 m 33 m Complete removal/replacement with new SEMS
5 M/70 COPD 56% 78% Luminex; LMSB 35/9 2 m 39 m Complete removal/replacement with new SEMS
6 M/57 COPD 68% 72% Smart; RMSB 14/40 13 m 24 m Complete removal/replacement with new SEMS
  1. Abbreviations: FEV1: Forced expiratory volume in first second percent of predicted; RMSB: right main stem bronchus;LMSB: left main stem bronchus; LAM: lymphangioleiomyomatosis; IPF: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Lung Tx: lung transplantation