Impact of Donor Age on the Growth of Young Recipient Rats After Liver Transplantation

@article{Koh2005ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of Donor Age on the Growth of Young Recipient Rats After Liver Transplantation},
  author={Motohiro Koh and Eizo Okamoto and Junichi Yamanaka and Jiro Fujimoto},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2005},
  volume={36},
  pages={457-464}
}
We studied the age-related changes in graft livers, and their impact on post-transplantation liver function and the growth of young recipient rats. Rats aged 11–68 weeks old were studied as controls to assess liver histology, liver function, and body weight. We performed orthotopic liver transplantation using Kamada's cuff technique without arterial reconstruction. Young rats aged 11 weeks were randomized to receive livers from either 11-week-old donors (YD group) or 52-week-old donors (OD… CONTINUE READING
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