Posts Tagged 'warm perfusion'

UW Transplant Study Uses Livers Preserved at Body Temperature Instead of in Cold Solution

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A liver transplant patient at UW Hospital is the first in the country to receive a liver preserved at body temperature instead of in a cold solution, in a study comparing the two methods.

For decades, surgeons around the country have kept donor organs healthy while transporting them to recipients by storing them in a cold solution, called “UW Solution” because it was developed at UW-Madison.

In recent years, doctors have studied an alternative called warm perfusion — pumping organs with blood ...

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In Organ Transplants, Cooling Things Down May Not Be The Way To Go

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Last year, tens of thousands of organs were removed from dead or dying patients, packed in ice, and raced to an operating room so a very sick patient could get a life-saving transplant. On average, 22 people die every day in the U.S. because they couldn’t get one of those organs. Now, a company and hospital in Massachusetts are teaming up to figure out if there might be a better way to do those transplants, and to save more lives.

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Warm Perfusion May Ease the Transplant Shortage

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Lloyd Matsumoto awoke from his liver transplant last month to find his surgeon more than pleased with the results. The new organ had begun producing bile almost immediately, a welcome signal that it had quickly started to function well.

That may be partly because of the way Matsumoto’s liver traveled from Tufts Medical Center across Boston to Massachusetts General Hospital. Instead of being packed in ice for the 4½ hours it was outside the abdomens of donor and recipient, the liver ...

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