Successful extracorporeal porcine liver perfusion for 72 hr.

  title={Successful extracorporeal porcine liver perfusion for 72 hr.},
  author={Andrew J. Butler and M. Agnes van Rees and Derek G D Wight and Neil D Casey and Graeme Alexander and David J White and Peter John Friend},
  volume={73 8},
BACKGROUND Improvements in extracorporeal perfusion technology and the production of transgenic pigs resistant to hyperacute rejection have stimulated several groups to re-explore the possibility of supporting patients in hepatic failure with extracorporeal porcine livers. The success of organ transplantation has also stimulated interest in using extracorporeal perfusion as a means of organ preservation and resuscitation of organs from marginal donors. The present study describes a method by… CONTINUE READING
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