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Table 2 Cause of death according to recipient transplantation type and time after transplantation

From: Double lung, unlike single lung transplantation might provide a protective effect on mortality and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome

Tx-type; Cause of Death < 12 months > 12 months p-value
Total: 278    
SLTx (n = 97)
 Total number of deaths 17 51 0.158
 Death from Organ Rejection 2 (12%) 10 (20%)  
 Death from Infection 4 (23%) 16 (31%)  
 Death from Malignancy 1 (6%) 10 (20%)  
 Death from Other Causes 10 (59%) 15 (29%)  
DLTx (n = 172)
 Total number of deaths 16 47 0.388
 Death from Organ Rejection 4 (25%) 20 (42%)  
 Death from Infection 4 (25%) 6 (13%)  
 Death from Malignancy 1 (6%) 6 (13%)  
 Death from Other Causes 7 (44%) 15 (32%)  
HLTx (n = 9)
 Total number of deaths 1 4 0.576
 Death from Organ Rejection 0 (0%) 1 (25%)  
 Death from Infection 0 (0%) 0 (0%)  
 Death from Malignancy 0 (0%) 0 (0%)  
 Death from Other Causes 1 (100%) 3 (75%)  
  1. The group called ‘other causes’ is defined as patients with mortality caused by myocardial and cerebral ischaemia, and multiple organ failure such as renal and liver in addition to other causes related to the patient’s old age and individual health status