A randomized trial of normothermic preservation in liver transplantation

@article{Nasralla2018ART,
  title={A randomized trial of normothermic preservation in liver transplantation},
  author={David Nasralla and Constantin C Coussios and Hynek Mergental and M Zeeshan Akhtar and Andrew J. Butler and Carlo D. L. Ceresa and Virginia Chiocchia and Susan J Dutton and Juan Carlos Garc{\'i}a-Valdecasas and Nigel Heaton and Charles J. Imber and Wayel Jassem and Ina Jochmans and John B. Karani and Simon R. Knight and Peri Kocabayoglu and Massimo Malago' and Darius F. Mirza and Peter J. Morris and Arvind Pallan and Andreas Paul and Mihai-Calin Pavel and M Thamara P R Perera and Jacques Pirenne and R. Ravikumar and Les Russell and Sara S. Upponi and Christopher J. E. Watson and Annemarie Weissenbacher and Rutger J Ploeg and Peter J. Friend and For Europe},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2018},
  volume={557},
  pages={50-56}
}
Liver transplantation is a highly successful treatment, but is severely limited by the shortage in donor organs. However, many potential donor organs cannot be used; this is because sub-optimal livers do not tolerate conventional cold storage and there is no reliable way to assess organ viability preoperatively. Normothermic machine perfusion maintains the liver in a physiological state, avoids cooling and allows recovery and functional testing. Here we show that, in a randomized trial with 220… 

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