Split-liver procedure and inflammatory response: improvement by pharmacological preconditioning.

BACKGROUND Final outcome of split-liver (SL) transplantation is impaired due to an increased rate of vascular complications and primary non-function. Herein, we hypothesized that an in situ split-liver procedure induces an inflammatory response and a deterioration of graft quality. We further studied whether graft quality can be improved by pharmacologic… CONTINUE READING