Extracorporeal support: improves donor renal graft function after cardiac death.

  title={Extracorporeal support: improves donor renal graft function after cardiac death.},
  author={A Rojas-Pena and Junewai L Reoma and Edward M. Krause and Erika L Boothman and Niru P Padiyar and Keith E. Cook and Robert H. Bartlett and J. D. Punch},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  volume={10 6},
Donors after cardiac death (DCD) could increase the organ pool. Data supports good long-term renal graft survival. However, DCDs are <10% of deceased donors in the United States, due to delayed graft function, and primary nonfunction. These complications are minimized by extracorporeal support after cardiac death (ECS-DCD). This study assesses immediate and acute renal function from different donor types. DCDs kidneys were recovered by conventional rapid recovery or by ECS, and transplanted… CONTINUE READING