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Extended preservation of human liver grafts with UW solution.

Todo, S and Nery, J and Yanaga, K and Podesta, L and Gordon, RD and Starzl, TE (1989) Extended preservation of human liver grafts with UW solution. JAMA, 261 (5). 711 - 714. ISSN 0098-7484

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The fate of 185 cadaveric liver homografts preserved for four to 24 hours with University of Wisconsin (UW) solution was compared with that of 180 grafts preserved for three to 9 1/2 hours with conventional Euro-Collins solution. Although the average preservation time of the UW-preserved livers was almost twice as long as that of the Euro-Collins-preserved livers, the UW-preserved grafts survived at a higher rate; permitted equal patient survival; and had a lower rate of primary nonfunction, a reduced need for retransplantation, and a lower rate of hepatic artery thrombosis. There was no correlation between the time of preservation of UW-preserved grafts up to 24 hours and liver function abnormalities in the first postoperative week. In contrast, livers preserved with Euro-Collins solution for more than five hours had significantly increased perturbations of hepatic function tests. The potential revolutionary effect of the UW solution on liver transplantation is described herein.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Todo, S
Nery, J
Yanaga, K
Podesta, L
Gordon, RD
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 3 February 1989
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: JAMA
Volume: 261
Number: 5
Page Range: 711 - 714
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cause of Death, Graft Survival, Humans, Liver, Liver Transplantation, Male, Solutions, Time Factors, Tissue Preservation
ISSN: 0098-7484
Funders: NIDDK NIH HHS (R01 DK029961-19), NIADDK NIH HHS (AM 29961)
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062130855, Starzl CV No. 935
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:15
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 23:56


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