An Examination of Packing Methods for Grafts to Prevent Freezing Injury during Transportation for Liver Transplantation

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術論文査読

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Background: University of Wisconsin solution (UW) may freeze at temperatures below −0.7 °C, damaging the graft. The present study assessed the effectiveness of the liver graft package protocol, which recommends filling a package with sufficient liquid to prevent grafts from sustaining freezing injury. Methods: We filled ice cubes at two temperatures (−80 and −20 °C) around packages and performed a comparative study with four groups based on the temperature and filling of the second layer with lactated Ringer’s solution (LR) (A: −80 °C, LR−; B: −80 °C, LR+; C: −20 °C, LR−; D: −20 °C, LR+). The bovine liver was used as a graft and preserved for 6 h in the first isolation bag filled with UW. Results: While temperatures dropped below −0.7 °C at some points for 6 h in groups A, B, C, they never dropped to −0.7 °C in group D. The macroscopic findings in groups A, B, C showed freezing of the UW and grafts, but no such results in group D. A pathological study including electron microscopy showed freezing injury in groups A, B, and C but no significant changes in group D. Conclusions: The graft package protocol prevents freezing of the UW and liver grafts.

本文言語英語
論文番号4703
ジャーナルJournal of Clinical Medicine
12
14
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 07-2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 医学一般

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