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Personal experience with the procurement of 132 liver allografts

Yanaga, K and Tzakis, AG and Starzl, TE (1989) Personal experience with the procurement of 132 liver allografts. Transplant International, 2 (3). 137 - 142. ISSN 0934-0874

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A single donor surgeon's experience procuring the livers from 132 donors is described. Thirty-seven grafts (28.9%) had hepatic arterial anomalies, 19 (14.4%) of which required arterial reconstruction prior to transplantation. Of the 121 grafts evaluated for early function, 103 grafts (85.2%) functioned well, whereas 14 grafts (11.6%) functioned poorly and 4 grafts (3.3%) failed to function at all. The variables associated with less than optimal function of the graft consisted of donor age (P<0.05), duration of donor's stay in the intensive care unit (P<0.005), abnormal graft appearance (P<0.05), and such recipient problems as vascular thromboses during or immediately following transplantation (P<0.005). A new preservation fluid, University of Wisconsin solution, allowed safe and longer cold storage of the liver allograft than did Euro-Collins' solution (P<0.0001). A parameter of liver allograft viability, which is simple and predictive of allograft function prior to the actual transplant procedure, is urgently needed. © 1989 Springer-Verlag.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Yanaga, K
Tzakis, AG
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 October 1989
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Transplant International
Volume: 2
Number: 3
Page Range: 137 - 142
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/bf02414600
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0934-0874
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062110626, Starzl CV No. 1021
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:17
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2019 14:55


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