Perfluorocarbon for organ preservation before transplantation.

  title={Perfluorocarbon for organ preservation before transplantation.},
  author={Shinichi Matsumoto and Yoshikazu Kuroda},
  volume={74 12},
Perfluorocarbons (PFC) are hydrocarbons in which all or most of the hydrogen atoms have been replaced with fluorine. PFC have a very high capacity for dissolving oxygen (O2 ), and a negligible oxygen-binding constant allows them to release O2 more effectively than hemoglobin into the surrounding tissue. As a result of this unique property, PFC-based solutions have been examined as oxygen carriers. PFC was first used for organ preservation as a component of the two-layer method (TLM) (University… CONTINUE READING


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