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Incidence and severity of primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation using rejected grafts reconditioned with ex vivo lung perfusion

Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Massimo Boffini, Davide Ricci, Riccardo Bonato, Vito Fanelli, Matteo Attisani, Marco Ribezzo, Paolo Solidoro, Lorenzo Del Sorbo, Vito Marco Ranieri, and Mauro Rinaldi


Ex-vivo lung reperfusion was employed to recondition marginal or rejected lung grafts. Eight out of 11 lungs were deemed suitable for transplantation after treatment. Results with regard to primary graft dysfunction were comparable to those of 28 regular transplantations. 

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