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First Experience With Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion for Initially Discarded Donor Lungs in the Netherlands: A Single-Centre Study

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Zhang L. Zhang, Vincent van Suylen, Judith E van Zanden, Caroline Van De Wauwer, Erik A. M. Verschuuren, Wim van der Bij, Michiel E. Erasmus

Zhang and colleagues retrospectively compared outcomes for 27 patients who underwent lung transplantation either with or without ex vivo lung perfusion at their center. The ex vivo lung perfusion group consisted of recipients who received initially-discarded donor lungs that were reconditioned using ex vivo perfusion. Similar outcomes were observed between the two groups, including primary graft dysfunction, pulmonary function, chronic lung allograft dysfunction, and survival.

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