Comparison of HTK and hypertonic citrate to intraarterial cooling in human non-heart-beating kidney donors.

@article{Wilson2007ComparisonOH,
  title={Comparison of HTK and hypertonic citrate to intraarterial cooling in human non-heart-beating kidney donors.},
  author={Colin H. Wilson and John F Asher and Ajay Gupta and Dhakshinamoorthy Vijayanand and Hugh Wyrley-Birch and Susan Stamp and David A. Rix and N. A. Soomro and Derek M D Manas and Bryon C Jaques and Robert T Peaston and David Talbot},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={351-2}
}
Intraarterial cooling (IAC) of non-heart-beating donors (NHBD) for renal donation requires a cheap, low-viscosity solution. HTK contains a high hydrogen ion buffer level that theoretically should reduce the observable acidosis associated with ongoing anaerobic metabolism. A retrospective comparison of all retrieved NHBD kidneys as well as of viability on the Organ Recovery Systems Lifeporter machine perfusion circuit was performed with respect to the preservation solution HTK or Marshall's HOC… CONTINUE READING