Title

Ex vivo lung perfusion review of a revolutionary technology

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Palliative Care Division

Publication Date

9-1-2017

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Respiratory System | Surgical Procedures, Operative | Translational Medical Research

Abstract

Donor lung shortage has been the main reason to the increasing number of patients waiting for lung transplant. Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) is widely expanding technology to assess and prepare the lungs who are considered marginal for transplantation. the outcomes are encouraging and comparable to the lungs transplanted according to the standard criteria. in this article, we will discuss the history of development, the techniques and protocols of ex vivo, and the logics and rationales for ex vivo use.

Keywords

Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), ex vivo, lung reconditioning, lung transplant

DOI of Published Version

10.21037/atm.2017.07.17

Source

Ann Transl Med. 2017 Sep;5(17):343. doi: 10.21037/atm.2017.07.17. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Annals of translational medicine

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

28936437

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