Is It Time to Extend Liver Acceptance Criteria for Controlled Donors After Cardiac Death?

L Tariciotti, C Rocha, Mapatunage Thamara Perera, Bridget Gunson, Simon Bramhall, J Isaac, John Buckels, AD Mayer, Paolo Muiesan, DF Mirza

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Abstract

BACKGROUND.: Donation after cardiac death (DCD) has reemerged as potential way to increase donor liver availability. Earlier, programs with DCD liver transplantation used conservative donor criteria to allow safe results. Successful initial outcomes allowed extended DCD criteria to address transplant demand. METHODS.: A total of 63 DCD liver grafts were used during the study period in carefully selected recipients. These were divided into two groups: "Standard" DCD within conservative criteria (n=33; age ≤60 years, body mass index
Original languageEnglish
JournalTransplantation
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Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2011

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