What is it about?
Machine perfusion of the liver is a promising tool to expand the organ pool to attend to the increased demand for transplantation. Its utilisation for allowing the safe transplantation of an extended criteria donor allograft after brain death into an acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF)-2 patient with high MELD-Na
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Why is it important?
ACLF is a major cause of mortality in patients with cirrhosis, and the time window for transplantation in these critically ill patients is narrow.
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This page is a summary of: Hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion as a tool to facilitate liver transplantation in the acute‐on‐chronic liver failure scenario, Liver Transplantation, June 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/lt.26513.
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