Pretransplantation prognostic testing on damaged kidneys during ex vivo warm perfusion.

@article{Stubenitsky2001PretransplantationPT,
  title={Pretransplantation prognostic testing on damaged kidneys during ex vivo warm perfusion.},
  author={Bart M Stubenitsky and Maurits H Booster and Lauren Brasile and Dorian Araneda and Carl E Haisch and Gauke Kootstra},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2001},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={716-20}
}
BACKGROUND Further expansion of the donor pool with ischemically damaged kidneys will be predicated on the ability to develop prognostic testing. Using a well-established canine autotransplantation injury model, we assessed whether actual restoration of renal metabolism by ex vivo warm perfusion could be used to predict the status of an organ before transplantation. METHODS Kidneys were subjected to 30 min of warm ischemia followed by 24 hr of static storage in ViaSpan at 4 degrees C. After… CONTINUE READING