The consumption of glucose during ex vivo lung perfusion correlates with lung edema.

@article{Valenza2011TheCO,
  title={The consumption of glucose during ex vivo lung perfusion correlates with lung edema.},
  author={Franco Valenza and Lorenzo Rosso and M Pizzocri and Valentina Salice and M Umbrello and Grazia Conte and Alessia Stanzi and Jacopo Colombo and Stefano Gatti and Luigi Santambrogio and Giacomo E Iapichino and Luciano Gattinoni},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={993-6}
}
INTRODUCTION Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) has been recently proposed to recondition organs before transplantation from donors with marginal or unacceptable features. The aim of our investigation was to explore glucose consumption during EVLP. MATERIALS AND METHODS We investigated 8 domestic pigs (mean weight, 21 ± 0.8 kg). After perfusion with Perfadex, retrieval, and back table surgery, we initiated EVLP. The lungs were perfused with Steen solution with added methylprednisolone, cefazoline… CONTINUE READING