Processing of cardiovascular allografts: effectiveness of European Homograft Bank (EHB) antimicrobial treatment (cool decontamination protocol with low concentration of antibiotics)

@article{Tabaku2004ProcessingOC,
  title={Processing of cardiovascular allografts: effectiveness of European Homograft Bank (EHB) antimicrobial treatment (cool decontamination protocol with low concentration of antibiotics)},
  author={M. Tabaku and Ramadan Jashari and Herwig Carton and Antoine Verger and B{\'e}atrice Van Hoeck and Alain Vanderkelen},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Banking},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={261-266}
}
To assess the effectiveness of antimicrobial treatment by using cool decontamination protocol with low concentration of antibiotics during processing of cardiovascular allografts, 948 allografts processed during a 2-year period were analysed. Five hundred and fourty one donors aged <62 years were classified in: multiorgan donors (MOD) with non-transplantable hearts; recipients of cardiac transplantation (RHT); and non-beating heart cadavers with a warm ischemic time of less than 6 h (NBHD… CONTINUE READING

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