Forty-eight hour liver preservation using an artificial blood substitute.


Forty-eight hour hypothermic continuous perfusion preservation was attempted using a perfusion technique with an artificial blood substitute, a pyridoxylated hemoglobin-polyoxyethylene conjugated solution (stabilized hemoglobin, PHP). After preservation each of the 10 canine livers was orthotopically transplanted. Postoperative graft function was estimated… (More)