Posts Tagged ‘animal models’

August 14, 2011

Hepatic Steatosis and Normothermic Perfusion—Preliminary Experiments in a Porcine Model


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Machine preservation in liver transplantation is widely use in several centers that study animal models. Normothermic preservation has been showing to have advantages over hypothermic preservation. This article report successful results using normothermic preservation in steatotic grafts and the potential clinical use in expanded criteria donor grafts.

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August 14, 2011

Hearts From DCD Donors Display Acceptable Biventricular Function After Heart Transplantation in Pigs


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Utilization of organs from donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors has increased over the past several years, with a significant impact on the numbers of transplants performed, particularly in liver and kidney transplantation.  Lung transplantation is on the rise as well, however DCD cardiac transplantation to date has not been validated as a viable option.  […]

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