Successful extended lung preservation with UW solution.

  title={Successful extended lung preservation with UW solution.},
  author={M A Bresticker and Joseph L. LoCicero and Junichi Oba and R. Greene Greene},
  volume={54 5},
Maximum preservation times of 4-6 hr continue to plague lung transplantation. The high-potassium colloid University of Wisconsin solution (UWS) has proved superior to the crystalloid modified Eurocollins' solution (ECS) for preservation of the liver, kidney, and pancreas. The purpose of this study was to compare UWS and ECS for extended lung preservation using a technique of combined pulmonary and bronchial artery perfusion. Simultaneous pulmonary artery and bronchial artery (via a closed… CONTINUE READING