Ilhan Inci


Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland


  1. Inci I, Schuurmans M, Boehler A, Weder W. Zurich University Hospital lung transplantation programme: update 2012. Swiss Med Wkly. 2013;143:w13836 pubmed publisher
    ..The results presented here are from recipients who underwent lung transplantation up to the end of 2011. ..
  2. Inci I, Schuurmans M, Ehrsam J, Schneiter D, Hillinger S, Jungraithmayr W, et al. Lung transplantation for emphysema: impact of age on short- and long-term survival. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015;48:906-9 pubmed publisher
    ..2-71.9, P = 0.009) were independent risk factors for mortality. COPD and A1ATD recipients have similar overall long-term survival. Recipients aged ≥60 years and unilateral lung transplants were risk factors for mortality. ..
  3. Inci I, Yamada Y, Hillinger S, Jungraithmayr W, Trinkwitz M, Weder W. Successful lung transplantation after donor lung reconditioning with urokinase in ex vivo lung perfusion system. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014;98:1837-8 pubmed publisher
    ..In this report we present a case of successful bilateral lung transplant after donor lung assessment and treatment with a fibrinolytic agent, urokinase, during EVLP. ..
  4. Inci I, Arni S, Inci D, Zhai W, Hillinger S, Leskosek B, et al. Impact of topical cooling solution and prediction of pulmonary graft viability from non-heart-beating donors. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008;27:1016-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Nitrite and protein levels in BAL correlated well with PVR and may therefore be used as a non-invasive marker to predict graft function for NHBDs. ..
  5. Pecoraro Y, Tsushima Y, Opitz I, Benden C, Schüpbach R, Lenherr R, et al. Impact of time interval between donor brain death and cold preservation on long-term outcome in lung transplantation. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016;50:264-8 pubmed publisher
    ..7, (95% CI: 1.1-2.6), P = 0.01]. In our cohort, the time interval from BD to CP had no impact on long-term outcome after LTx. ..
  6. Tzafos S, Collaud S, Wilhelm M, Wieser S, Weder W, Inci I. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery on Extracorporeal Life Support. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:e115-e117 pubmed publisher
    ..He underwent lung volume reduction surgery with intent to wean from extracorporeal life support. He had complete functional recovery after 4 months. ..
  7. Inci I, Arni S, Acevedo C, Jungraithmayr W, Inci D, Vogt P, et al. Surfactant alterations following donation after cardiac death donor lungs. Transpl Int. 2011;24:78-84 pubmed publisher
    ..BAL protein, surface tension, adsorption, peak AWP and PVR increase significantly after 2 h of warm ischemia together with a significant reduction of the ratio PaO(2)/FiO(2). ..
  8. Inci I, Erne B, Arni S, Jungraithmayr W, Inci D, Hillinger S, et al. Prevention of primary graft dysfunction in lung transplantation by N-acetylcysteine after prolonged cold ischemia. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010;29:1293-301 pubmed publisher
    ..03). In this model, donor and recipient treatment with NAC effectively protected the lung from primary graft dysfunction after prolonged cold ischemia. ..
  9. Iskender I, Cosgun T, Arni S, Trinkwitz M, Fehlings S, Yamada Y, et al. Cytokine filtration modulates pulmonary metabolism and edema formation during ex vivo lung perfusion. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    ..Further studies are needed to test the beneficial effect of cytokine filtration on post-transplant lung function. ..

More Information


  1. Ehrsam J, Benden C, Seifert B, Opitz I, Schneiter D, Weder W, et al. Lung transplantation in the elderly: Influence of age, comorbidities, underlying disease, and extended criteria donor lungs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:2135-2141 pubmed publisher
    ..Older age serves as a marker for a complex constellation of factors that might be considered the relative or absolute contraindication to lung transplantation rather than age, per se. ..
  2. Yamada Y, Iskender I, Arni S, Hillinger S, Cosgun T, Yu K, et al. Ex vivo treatment with inhaled N-acetylcysteine in porcine lung transplantation. J Surg Res. 2017;218:341-347 pubmed publisher
    ..Ex vivo treatment of donor lungs with inhaled NAC reduced inflammatory response via its antioxidant activity in experimental porcine lung transplantation. ..