Viability testing of kidneys from non-heart-beating donors

David Talbot

in Organ Donation and Transplantation after Cardiac Death

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Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199217335
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191768538 | DOI:
Viability testing of kidneys from non-heart-beating donors

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Chapter 4 discusses viability testing of kidneys from non-heart-beating donors, and covers machine perfusion benefits over static storage with regards to varying types of solution used, including information on systems that have been used successfully clinically with non-heart-beating donor kidneys using cold solutions, and further information about lungs, liver, and the pancreas (for islet isolation but the islets have not subsequently been transplanted).

Chapter.  6370 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Transplant Surgery ; Peri-operative Care

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