Donation After Circulatory Death for Liver Transplantation: A Meta-Analysis on the Location of Life Support Withdrawal Affecting Outcomes.

@article{Cao2016DonationAC,
  title={Donation After Circulatory Death for Liver Transplantation: A Meta-Analysis on the Location of Life Support Withdrawal Affecting Outcomes.},
  author={Yiming Cao and S Tahereh Shahrestani and Hong Chee Chew and Michael Crawford and Peter S Macdonald and Jerome Martin Laurence and Wayne John Hawthorne and Kumud K Dhital and Henry Claud Capron Pleass},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2016},
  volume={100 7},
  pages={1513-24}
}
BACKGROUND Liver transplantation using donation after circulatory death (DCD) donors is associated with inferior outcomes compared to donation after brain death (DBD). Prolonged donor warm ischemic time has been identified as the key factor responsible for this difference. Various aspects of the donor life support withdrawal procedure, including location of… CONTINUE READING