Retrograde reperfusion via vena cava lowers the risk of initial nonfunction but increases the risk of ischemic-type biliary lesions in liver transplantation--a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Heidenhain2006RetrogradeRV,
  title={Retrograde reperfusion via vena cava lowers the risk of initial nonfunction but increases the risk of ischemic-type biliary lesions in liver transplantation--a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Christoph Heidenhain and Michael Heise and Sven Jonas and Manuela Ben-Asseur and Gero Puhl and Jens Mittler and Armin Thelen and Sven Christian Schmidt and Jan Michael Langrehr and Peter Neuhaus},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 9},
  pages={738-48}
}
Initial nonfunction (INF) and biliary complications such as ischemic-type biliary lesion (ITBL) remain two major complications in clinical orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). The influence of ischemia and reperfusion injury (I/R) as a significant risk factor for both complications is widely unquestioned. A new reperfusion technique that reduces I/R injury should lead to a reduction in both INF and ITBL. One hundred and thirty two OLT patients were included in this study and randomized into… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 23 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…