Hepatic resuscitation after warm anoxia: one approach for increasing the donor pool for liver transplantation.


The deleterious effects of warm anoxia on the liver are seen to be irreversible if cooling and transplantation (LT) follow immediately after. The aim of our study is to demonstrate that livers subjected to anoxia may be suitable for LT if a period of resuscitation is interposed before the cooling process. Forty female Large White pigs were used… (More)