November 18, 2011

Is It Time to Extend Liver Acceptance Criteria for Controlled Donors After Cardiac Death?


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Donation after cardiac death (DCD) liver transplantation is a rapidly growing source of organs. However the outcomes have been shown to be inferior compared to donation after brain death grafts. Selection of DCD recipients is crucial in order to obtain good outcomes. In this article the authors describe results using carefully selected donors beyond the standard criteria for DCD. Outcomes were similar to a group of standard criteria DCD.

Liver Transplantation

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