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Impact of time interval between donor brain death and cold preservation on long-term outcome in lung transplantation


Pecoraro, Ylenia; Tsushima, Yukio; Opitz, Isabelle; Benden, Christian; Schüpbach, Reto; Lenherr, Renato; Jungraithmayr, Wolfgang; Weder, Walter; Inci, Ilhan (2016). Impact of time interval between donor brain death and cold preservation on long-term outcome in lung transplantation. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 50(2):264-268.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Brain death (BD) is associated with various systemic responses and a cascade of inflammatory reactions. It is still unknown how the time interval from BD to cold preservation (CP) affects outcome after lung transplantation (LTx). This report investigates the impact of the time interval from BD to CP on long-term outcome in LTx.
METHODS: We reviewed 250 consecutive recipients who underwent LTx at our institution between January 2000 and December 2011. In Group I (n = 212), the time interval from BD to CP was <24 h, and in Group II (n = 38) >24 h. Cox proportional hazard regression analysis was performed to determine the risk factors affecting survival.
RESULTS: The median time from BD to CP was 18.6 h (range 9-65). The rate of postoperative complications was comparable (P = 0.8). The 30-day mortality rate was 7.5% in Group I and 0% in Group II. The 5-year survival rate was better in Group II [70% (95% CI: 48.5-83.8%)] than in Group I [66% (95% CI: 58.3-72.5%)] without statistical significance (P = 0.3). Intraoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use was identified as a significant risk factor for survival [HR = 1.7, (95% CI: 1.1-2.6), P = 0.01].
CONCLUSION: In our cohort, the time interval from BD to CP had no impact on long-term outcome after LTx.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Brain death (BD) is associated with various systemic responses and a cascade of inflammatory reactions. It is still unknown how the time interval from BD to cold preservation (CP) affects outcome after lung transplantation (LTx). This report investigates the impact of the time interval from BD to CP on long-term outcome in LTx.
METHODS: We reviewed 250 consecutive recipients who underwent LTx at our institution between January 2000 and December 2011. In Group I (n = 212), the time interval from BD to CP was <24 h, and in Group II (n = 38) >24 h. Cox proportional hazard regression analysis was performed to determine the risk factors affecting survival.
RESULTS: The median time from BD to CP was 18.6 h (range 9-65). The rate of postoperative complications was comparable (P = 0.8). The 30-day mortality rate was 7.5% in Group I and 0% in Group II. The 5-year survival rate was better in Group II [70% (95% CI: 48.5-83.8%)] than in Group I [66% (95% CI: 58.3-72.5%)] without statistical significance (P = 0.3). Intraoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use was identified as a significant risk factor for survival [HR = 1.7, (95% CI: 1.1-2.6), P = 0.01].
CONCLUSION: In our cohort, the time interval from BD to CP had no impact on long-term outcome after LTx.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Pneumology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Thoracic Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:August 2016
Deposited On:19 Jan 2017 16:33
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 22:12
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:1010-7940
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezw028
PubMed ID:26893381

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