Ex-vivo lung perfusion: the model for the organ reconditioning hub.

@article{Yeung2017ExvivoLP,
  title={Ex-vivo lung perfusion: the model for the organ reconditioning hub.},
  author={Jonathan C Yeung and Marcelo Cypel and Shaf H Keshavjee},
  journal={Current opinion in organ transplantation},
  year={2017},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={287-289}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Lung evaluation and reconditioning by ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) is becoming increasingly established. We review strategies for broader implementation of this technology to transplant centers worldwide. RECENT FINDINGS The organ reconditioning hub model is a viable strategy for disseminating EVLP to small and large transplant centers given the well tolerated prolongation of preservation time afforded by EVLP. Regulatory and process issues remain hurdles to be overcome… CONTINUE READING