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Donors after cardiocirculatory death and lung transplantation


Inci, Ilhan (2017). Donors after cardiocirculatory death and lung transplantation. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 9(8):2660-2669.

Abstract

The number of patients actively awaiting lung transplantation (LTx) is more than the number of suitable donor lungs. The percentage of lung retrieval rate is lower when compared to other solid organs. The use of lungs from donation after cardiocirculatory death (DCD) donors is one of the options to avoid organ shortage in LTx. After extensive experimental research, clinical application of DCD donation is becoming wider. The results from most of the centers show at least equal survival rate compared to donors from brain death. This review paper will summarize experimental background and clinical experience from DCD donors.

Abstract

The number of patients actively awaiting lung transplantation (LTx) is more than the number of suitable donor lungs. The percentage of lung retrieval rate is lower when compared to other solid organs. The use of lungs from donation after cardiocirculatory death (DCD) donors is one of the options to avoid organ shortage in LTx. After extensive experimental research, clinical application of DCD donation is becoming wider. The results from most of the centers show at least equal survival rate compared to donors from brain death. This review paper will summarize experimental background and clinical experience from DCD donors.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Thoracic Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:August 2017
Deposited On:01 Feb 2018 08:38
Last Modified:01 Mar 2018 01:56
Publisher:Pioneer Bioscience Publishing Company
ISSN:2072-1439
OA Status:Green
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2017.07.82
PubMed ID:28932573

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