The utilization of donation after circulatory death (DCD) livers has been growing over the last decade. In large-volume centers, survival outcomes have improved and are comparable to outcomes with brain death donor (DBD) liver transplantation (LT). The relatively concentrated success with DCD LT demonstrated by high-volume transplant centers has rekindled international enthusiasm. The combination of increasing expertise in DCD LT and ongoing shortage in transplantable organs has promoted expansion of the DCD donor pool with regards to donor age, body mass index and donor warm ischemia time. In this review, we focused on the practice patterns in DCD liver graft utilization in the last decade, along with the possibilities for further expansion of DCD liver graft utilization and new technologies, such as machine perfusion.

Donation after circulatory death liver transplantation : What are the limits for an acceptable DCD graft? / C. Kubal, G.R. Roll, B. Ekser, P. Muiesan. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY. - ISSN 1743-9191. - 82:suppl.(2020), pp. 36-43. [10.1016/j.ijsu.2020.04.064]

Donation after circulatory death liver transplantation : What are the limits for an acceptable DCD graft?

P. Muiesan
2020

Abstract

The utilization of donation after circulatory death (DCD) livers has been growing over the last decade. In large-volume centers, survival outcomes have improved and are comparable to outcomes with brain death donor (DBD) liver transplantation (LT). The relatively concentrated success with DCD LT demonstrated by high-volume transplant centers has rekindled international enthusiasm. The combination of increasing expertise in DCD LT and ongoing shortage in transplantable organs has promoted expansion of the DCD donor pool with regards to donor age, body mass index and donor warm ischemia time. In this review, we focused on the practice patterns in DCD liver graft utilization in the last decade, along with the possibilities for further expansion of DCD liver graft utilization and new technologies, such as machine perfusion.
Donation after circulatory death donor; Liver transplantation; Marginal donors outcome; Adult; Death; Female; Humans; Liver; Liver Transplantation; Male; Middle Aged; Patient Selection; Tissue Donors; Tissue and Organ Procurement; Transplants
Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale
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