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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705279/effects-of-subnormothermic-perfusion-before-transplantation-for-liver-grafts-from-donation-after-cardiac-death-a-simplified-dripping-perfusion-method-in-pigs
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Y Kakizaki, S Miyagi, K Shimizu, H Kumata, M Matsumura, Y Miyazaki, K Fukuoka, S S Uematsu, K Tokodai, Y Hara, C Nakanishi, M Unno, T Kamei, M Goto
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation from donors after cardiac death (DCD) provides a solution to the donor shortage. However, DCD liver grafts are associated with a high incidence of primary graft nonfunction. We investigated the effectiveness of subnormothermic porcine liver perfusion, before transplantation from DCD, on graft viability. METHODS: Landrace pigs (25-30 kg) were randomly allocated to 3 groups (5 per group): heart-beating (HB) graft, transplanted after a 4-hour period of cold storage (CS); DCD graft, retrieved 20 minutes after apnea-induced cardiac arrest (respiratory withdrawal) and transplanted after a 4-hour period of CS; and subnormothermic ex vivo liver perfusion (SELP) graft, retrieved in the same manner as the DCD graft but perfused with a subnormothermic oxygenated Krebs-Henseleit buffer (21-25°C, 10-15 cm H2 O) for 30 minutes in a simplified dripping manner, without a machine perfusion system, after the 4-hour period of CS, and subsequently transplanted...
April 25, 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674604/does-ischemia-free-liver-procurement-under-normothermic-perfusion-benefit-the-outcome-of-liver-transplantation
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Qiang Zhao, Shanzhou Huang, Dongping Wang, Zhiheng Zhang, Linwei Wu, Lu Yang, Yi Ma, Fei Ji, Yunhua Tang, Linhe Wang, Zebin Zhu, Yanling Zhu, Wei Xiong, Maogen Chen, Ming Han, Jian Zhou, Anbin Hu, Guodong Wang, Xingyuan Jiao, Xiaofeng Zhu, Weiqiang Ju, Zhiyong Guo, Xiaoshun He
BACKGROUND In contrast to conventional static cold preservation, normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) provides a beneficial alternative preservation of donor livers. However, the liver still suffered cold ischemic injury before attaching to the perfusion device. MATERIAL AND METHODS To prevent cold ischemic injury during procurement, we describe a novel procedure called ischemia-free liver procurement (IFLP) under NMP. Two liver grafts were procured from brain death donor under NMP and underwent 2-hour ex vivo NMP followed by 3 and 6 hours of static cold preservation...
April 20, 2018: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673130/effects-of-gip-on-regional-blood-flow-during-normoglycemia-and-hyperglycemia-in-anesthetized-rats
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Xiang Gao, Andreas Lindqvist, Monica Sandberg, Leif Groop, Nils Wierup, Leif Jansson
The incretin hormone glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) potentiates glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, and affects β-cell turnover. This study aimed at evaluating if some of the beneficial effects of GIP on glucose homeostasis can be explained by modulation of islet blood flow. Anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats were infused intravenously with different doses of GIP (10, 20, or 60 ng/kg*min) for 30 min. Subsequent organ blood flow measurements were performed with microspheres. In separate animals, islets were perfused ex vivo with GIP (10-6 -10-12  mol/L) during normo- and hyperglycemia and arteriolar responsiveness was recorded...
April 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558716/protective-effects-of-phycocyanin-on-ischemia-reperfusion-liver-injuries
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Neyla Ben Gdara, Amel Belgacem, Ikram Khemiri, Safa Mannai, Lotfi Bitri
In this study, phycocyanin (Pc) extracted from Spirulina platensis was used to evaluate its antioxidants effects after ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) using the ex-vivo model of isolated perfused rat liver. The rats were divided into eight groups : Control group, where livers were directly perfused after their removal; Cold Ischemia group (CI), livers were treated in the same way as the control group, except that after their collection, they were stored for 12 h and 24 h in the Krebs Henseleit (KH) preservation solution at 4 °C and Treated group (PHY), livers were preserved in the same way as the preceding group except that the KH solution was enriched with phycocyanin at two different concentrations...
March 17, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457524/safety-and-effect-on-ablation-size-of-hydrochloric-acid-perfused-radiofrequency-ablation-in-animal-livers
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Tian-Qi Zhang, Sen-Miao Huang, Yang-Kui Gu, Fei Gao, Zhi-Mei Huang, Xiong-Ying Jiang, Ding-Xin Liu, Jin-Hua Huang
PURPOSE: Our objective was to determine the safety and ablation size of hydrochloric acid-perfused radiofrequency ablation (HCl-RFA) in liver tissues, prospectively using in vivo rabbit and ex vivo porcine liver models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The livers in 30 rabbits were treated in vivo with perfusions of normal saline (controls) and HCl concentrations of 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20%, during RFA at 103 °C and 30 W for 3 min. For each experimental setting, six ablations were created...
February 26, 2018: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424767/extracellular-vesicles-from-human-liver-stem-cells-reduce-injury-in-an-ex-vivo-normothermic-hypoxic-rat-liver-perfusion-model
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Federica Rigo, Nicola De Stefano, Victor Navarro-Tableros, Ezio David, Giorgia Rizza, Giorgia Catalano, Nicholas Gilbo, Francesca Maione, Federica Gonella, Dorotea Roggio, Silvia Martini, Damiano Patrono, Mauro Salizzoni, Giovanni Camussi, Renato Romagnoli
BACKGROUND: The gold standard for organ preservation before transplantation is static cold storage, which is unable to fully protect suboptimal livers from ischemia/reperfusion injury. An emerging alternative is normothermic machine perfusion (NMP), which permits organ reconditioning. Here, we aimed to explore the feasibility of a pharmacological intervention on isolated rat livers by using a combination of NMP and human liver stem cells-derived extracellular vesicles (HLSC-EV). METHODS: We established an ex vivo murine model of NMP capable to maintain liver function despite an ongoing hypoxic injury induced by hemodilution...
May 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404520/liver-tissue-engineering-from-implantable-tissue-to-whole-organ-engineering
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Giuseppe Mazza, Walid Al-Akkad, Krista Rombouts, Massimo Pinzani
The term "liver tissue engineering" summarizes one of the ultimate goals of modern biotechnology: the possibility of reproducing in total or in part the functions of the liver in order to treat acute or chronic liver disorders and, ultimately, create a fully functional organ to be transplanted or used as an extracorporeal device. All the technical approaches in the area of liver tissue engineering are based on allocating adult hepatocytes or stem cell-derived hepatocyte-like cells within a three-dimensional structure able to ensure their survival and to maintain their functional phenotype...
February 2018: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391896/perfused-hypertonic-saline-augmented-needle-enlarges-ablation-zones-in-ex-vivo-porcine-livers
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Caoye Wang, Qi Wang, Dachuan Zhang, Zhongming He, Wenhua Chen
There is a great clinical requirement to improve radiofrequency ablation (RFA) efficacy and create larger coagulation necrotic areas. The aim of the present study was to assess the ability of a hypertonic-saline (HS)-enhanced multipolar RFA technique using a perfused electrode to increase RF-created coagulation necrosis, and to compare that technique with natural saline-augmented needle and conventional multipolar RFA. A total of 18 ablations were performed in explanted porcine livers. A total of 6 thermal ablation zones were created in each of 3 groups treated with the conventional multipolar mode, the multipolar mode with 0...
January 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389820/conquering-combined-thoracic-organ-and-liver-transplantation-indications-and-outcomes-for-heart-liver-and-lung-liver-transplantation
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Stephanie G Yi, Keri E Lunsford, Courtenay Bruce, R Mark Ghobrial
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Combined thoracic organ and liver transplantation has been shown to be a viable treatment option for patients with end-stage disease lung or heart and disease. There are increasing number of cases reported in the literature, as the number of institutions utilizing this strategy is growing. Herein, we review the current literature of combined thoracic and liver transplantation. RECENT FINDINGS: A larger number of combined heart or lung and liver transplants (CHLT and CLLT) are being performed...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380302/split-liver-technique-with-middle-hepatic-vein-reconstruction-on-livers-from-transplant-hepatectomies-a-useful-tool-for-surgical-improvement
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Raffaella Sguinzi, Fabio Ferla, Riccardo De Carlis, Enzo Andorno, Paolo Aseni, Luciano De Carlis
Livers removed during transplant hepatectomies could represent a useful anatomic ex vivo resource for surgical training, since they are intact and not altered by post-mortem changes yet. The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of such kind of surgical training applied on some hepatic surgery techniques. In the present paper, we focused on split liver operation and middle hepatic vein (MHV) bipartition/reconstruction, since these procedures have a quite long learning curve. Seven native livers were submitted to split liver procedure by a senior resident assisted by a fully trained hepatic surgeon...
January 27, 2018: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324518/the-dawn-of-liver-perfusion-machines
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Danielle Detelich, James F Markmann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite high demand, a severe shortage of suitable allografts limits the use of liver transplantation for the treatment of end-stage liver disease. The transplant community is turning to the utilization of high-risk grafts to fill the void. This review summarizes the reemergence of ex-vivo machine perfusion for liver graft preservation, including results of recent clinical trials and its specific role for reconditioning DCD, steatotic and elderly grafts. RECENT FINDINGS: Several phase-1 clinical trials demonstrate the safety and feasibility of machine perfusion for liver graft preservation...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189484/comparison-of-bq123-epoprostenol-and-verapamil-as-vasodilators-during-normothermic-ex-vivo-liver-machine-perfusion
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Juan Echeverri, Nicolas Goldaracena, Johan Moritz Kaths, Ivan Linares, Roizar Roizales, Dagmar Kollmann, Matyas Hamar, Peter Urbanellis, Sujani Ganesh, Oyedele A Adeyi, Mahmood Tazari, Markus Selzner, Nazia Selzner
BACKGROUND: The optimal vasodilator to avoid hepatic artery (HA) vasospasm during normothermic ex vivo liver perfusion (NEVLP) is yet to be determined. We compared safety and efficacy of BQ123 (endothelin1 antagonist), Epoprostenol (prostacyclin analogue), and Verapamil (calcium channel antagonist). METHODS: Livers from porcine heart beating donors were perfused for 3 hours and transplanted into recipient pigs. Four groups were compared: Group 1: livers perfused with a dose of 1...
November 20, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152532/h-scan-sensitivity-to-scattering-size
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Mawia Khairalseed, Kenneth Hoyt, Juvenal Ormachea, Alberto Terrazas, Kevin J Parker
In the H-scan analysis and display, visualization of different scattering sizes and types is enabled by a matched filter approach involving different orders of Gaussian weighted Hermite functions. An important question with respect to clinical applications involves the change in H-scan outputs with respect to small changes in scatterer sizes. The sensitivity of H-scan outputs is analyzed using the theory of backscatter from a compressible sphere. Experimental corroboration is established using mono dispersed spherical scatterers in phantoms...
October 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142469/hypothermic-machine-perfusion-with-metformin-university-of-wisconsin-solution-for-ex-viv-o-preservation-of-standard-and-marginal-liver-grafts-in-a-rat-model
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Yi-Chao Chai, Guo-Xin Dang, Hai-Qi He, Jian-Hua Shi, Hong-Ke Zhang, Rui-Tao Zhang, Bo Wang, Liang-Shuo Hu, Yi Lv
AIM: To compare the effect of University of Wisconsin (UW) solution with or without metformin, an AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activator, for preserving standard and marginal liver grafts of young and aged rats ex vivo by hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP). METHODS: Eighteen young (4 mo old) and 18 aged (17 mo old) healthy male SD rats were selected and randomly divided into three groups: control group, UW solution perfusion group (UWP), and UW solution with metformin perfusion group (MUWP)...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109929/opportunities-for-therapeutic-intervention-during-machine-perfusion
#15
Negin Karimian, Heidi Yeh
Purpose of review: There is a vast discrepancy between the number of patients waiting for organ transplantation and the available donor organs. Ex vivo machine perfusion (MP) has emerged in an effort to expand the donor pool, by improving organ preservation, providing diagnostic information, and more recently, acting as a platform for organ improvement. This article reviews the current status of MP with a focus on its role in organ preconditioning and therapeutic interventions prior to transplantation...
June 2017: Current Transplantation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096566/perivascular-extension-of-microwave-ablation-zone-demonstrated-using-an-ex-vivo-porcine-perfusion-liver-model
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Saurabh Singh, Pulathis Nilantha Siriwardana, Edward William Johnston, Jennifer Watkins, Steve Bandula, Rowland Illing, Brian Ritchie Davidson
Microwave ablation (MWA) has been proposed to suffer less from the heat sink effect compared to radiofrequency ablation but has been reported to cause extension of the ablation zone along intrahepatic vessels in clinical practice. To study this effect in detail, eight fresh porcine livers were perfused in an ex-vivo organ perfusion system. Livers were perfused with oxygenated, O-positive human blood at 37°C. Perfusion was discontinued immediately before ablation in the non-perfused group (n = 4) whilst in the perfused group (n = 4) perfusion was maintained during MWA (140W X 2min)...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067741/synthetic-liver-function-is-detectable-in-transgenic-porcine-livers-perfused-with-human-blood
#17
Arielle Cimeno, Beth M French, Jessica M Powell, Carol Phelps, David Ayares, Natalie A O'Neill, Christopher T Laird, Richard N Pierson, Agnes M Azimzadeh, Rolf N Barth, John C LaMattina
In addition to immune barriers, molecular incompatibilities between species are predicted to limit pig liver survival in primate xenotransplantation models. Assessment and measurement of synthetic function of genetically modified porcine livers after ex vivo perfusion with human blood have not previously been described. Eight porcine livers from α1,3-galactosyl transferase knockout and human membrane cofactor (GalTKO.hCD46), six livers from GalTKO.hCD46 and N-glycolylneuraminic acid knockout (GalTKO.hCD46...
January 2018: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024427/combined-liver-kidney-perfusion-enhances-protective-effects-of-normothermic-perfusion-on-liver-grafts-from-donation-after-cardiac-death
#18
Xiaoshun He, Fei Ji, Zhiheng Zhang, Yunhua Tang, Lu Yang, Shanzhou Huang, Wenwen Li, Qiao Su, Wei Xiong, Zebin Zhu, Linhe Wang, Lei Lv, Jiyou Yao, Linan Zhang, Longjuan Zhang, Zhiyong Guo
It has been shown that combined liver-kidney normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) is able to better maintain the circuit's biochemical milieu. Nevertheless, whether the combined perfusion is superior to liver perfusion alone in protecting livers from donation after circulatory death (DCD) is unclear. We aimed to test the hypothesis and explored the mechanisms. Livers from 15 DCD pig donors were subjected to either static cold storage (group A), liver-alone NMP (group B), or combined liver-kidney NMP (group C)...
January 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940313/n-glycolylneuraminic-acid-knockout-reduces-erythrocyte-sequestration-and-thromboxane-elaboration-in-an-ex-vivo-pig-to-human-xenoperfusion-model
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Arielle Cimeno, Wessam Hassanein, Beth M French, Jessica M Powell, Lars Burdorf, Olga Goloubeva, Xiangfei Cheng, Dawn M Parsell, Jagdeece Ramsoondar, Kasinath Kuravi, Todd Vaught, Mehmet C Uluer, Emily Redding, Natalie O'Neill, Christopher Laird, Alena Hershfeld, Ivan Tatarov, Kathryn Thomas, David Ayares, Agnes M Azimzadeh, Richard N Pierson, Rolf N Barth, John C LaMattina
BACKGROUND: Wild-type pigs express several carbohydrate moieties on their cell surfaces that differ from those expressed by humans. This difference in profile leads to pig tissue cell recognition of human blood cells causing sequestration, in addition to antibody-mediated xenograft injury. One such carbohydrate is N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc), a sialic acid molecule synthesized in pigs but not in humans. Here, we evaluate livers with and without Neu5Gc in an ex vivo liver xeno perfusion model...
November 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922300/recent-advances-in-the-field-of-warm-ex-vivo-liver-perfusion
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Dagmar Kollmann, Markus Selzner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Organ shortage remains a major obstacle for liver transplantation, resulting in an increased mortality on the liver transplant waiting list. The usage of extended criteria donors (ECD) is a strategy to increase the number of available donor organs, however, with the risk of a higher rate of posttransplant graft dysfunction. Novel preservation strategies, such as warm ex-vivo liver perfusion, could improve the outcome of liver transplantation with ECD grafts. The present review summarizes the advances in the field of warm ex-vivo liver perfusion over the last 12 months...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
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