Hyaluronate levels in donor organ washout effluents: a simple and predictive parameter of graft viability.

@article{Rao1996HyaluronateLI,
  title={Hyaluronate levels in donor organ washout effluents: a simple and predictive parameter of graft viability.},
  author={P. N. Suman Rao and Oscar Bronsther and Antonio Pinna and James T. Snyder and Simone Cowan and S Sankey and David Kramer and Shunichi Takaya and Thomas E. Starzl},
  journal={Liver},
  year={1996},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={48-54}
}
The principal cause of primary non-function in orthotopic liver transplantation is thought to be preservation injury to the microvasculature. We, therefore, evaluated if effluent levels of hyaluronate, whose uptake is an endothelial cell marker, could predict early graft function and ultimate graft outcome in orthotopic liver transplantation. A total of 102 cases were studied in two phases. In the first phase, we attempted to determine if a correlation existed between effluent hyaluronate… CONTINUE READING