Title

Evolving Trends in Machine Perfusion for Liver Transplantation

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Surgery, Division of Organ Transplantation

Publication Date

2019-05-01

Document Type

Response or Comment

Disciplines

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Gastroenterology | Hepatology | Surgery

Abstract

The imbalance between grafts available for transplantation and demands has moved the focus of many investigators on the search for novel strategies to rescue organs, previously considered to be unsuitable for transplantation. In this setting, machine perfusion is recognized as one of the most significant improvements in the field of transplantation over the past 20 years.Besides potentially improving organ shortage by repairing putative irreversible injuries, dynamic preservation strategies may offer an opportunity to test organ quality before implantation or to manipulate some functions; for example, by mitigating the immune response.

DOI of Published Version

10.1053/j.gastro.2018.12.037

Source

Gastroenterology. 2019 May;156(6):1542-1547. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.12.037. Epub 2019 Jan 18. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Gastroenterology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

30660724

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