Banked Blood for Normothermic Machine Perfusion of the Donor Heart: A Clinical Perspective

We present two cases of circulatory death donor (DCD) hearts recovered using NMP.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Anecdotes, Comments and Opinions Source Type: research

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Because of the high demand of organs, the usage of marginal grafts has increased. These marginal organs have a higher risk of developing ischemia-reperfusion injury, which can lead to posttransplant complications. Ex situ machine perfusion (MP), compared with the traditional static cold storage, may better protect these organs from ischemia-reperfusion injury. In addition, MP can also act as a platform for dynamic administration of pharmacological agents or gene therapy to further improve transplant outcomes. Numerous therapeutic agents have been studied under both hypothermic (1–8°C) and normothermic settings. H...
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
This review article focuses on current clinical outcomes with novel perfusion strategies in organ transplantation. Broadly, these approaches can be divided into in situ regional perfusion in the donor and ex situ machine perfusion of individual organs. In both settings, hypothermic and normothermic techniques are in clinical use. Evidence from full text articles, abstracts, and data presented at scientific meetings has been considered. Animal studies have been excluded. The review focuses on kidney, liver, pancreas, heart, and lungs. The level of evidence ranges from quasi-experimental work in human pancreas to multiple me...
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
Organ transplantation is undergoing profound changes. Contraindications for donation have been revised in order to better meet the organ demand. The use of lower-quality organs and organs with greater preoperative damage, including those from donation after cardiac death (DCD), has become an established routine but increases the risk of graft malfunction. This risk is further aggravated by ischemia and reperfusion injury (IRI) in the process of transplantation. These circumstances demand a preservation technology that ameliorates IRI and allows for assessment of viability and function prior to transplantation. Oxygenated h...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewEscalating end-organ disease coupled with stagnant donor pools has begotten global organ shortages. Ex vivo organ perfusion, used briefly in the early days of clinical transplant and then sidelined for decades by static cold storage, has resurged to address this organ paucity. Given the recent prolific application of machine perfusion as a platform for assessment, preservation, and treatment of marginal grafts, this review summarizes salient results from the past 2 –3 years in kidney, liver, lung, heart, pancreas, vascularized composite allograft, and xenograft transplantation.Recent Fin...
Source: Current Transplantation Reports - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
In this study, we intravenously administrated the young mitochondria into aged mice to evaluate whether energy production increase in aged tissues or age-related behaviors improved after the mitochondrial transplantation. The results showed that heterozygous mitochondrial DNA of both aged and young mouse coexisted in tissues of aged mice after mitochondrial administration, and meanwhile, ATP content in tissues increased while reactive oxygen species (ROS) level reduced. Besides, the mitotherapy significantly improved cognitive and motor performance of aged mice. Our study, at the first report in aged animals, not only prov...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Giuseppe Ristagno1*, Francesca Fumagalli1, Barbara Bottazzi2, Alberto Mantovani2,3,4, Davide Olivari1, Deborah Novelli1 and Roberto Latini1 1Department of Cardiovascular Research, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research IRCCS, Milan, Italy 2Humanitas Clinical and Research Center-IRCCS, Milan, Italy 3Humanitas University, Milan, Italy 4The William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom The long pentraxin PTX3 is a member of the pentraxin family produced locally by stromal and myeloid cells in response to proinflammatory signals and microbial moieties. The p...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the effects of various perfusion temperatures on lung graft preservation during ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP).
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: 583 Source Type: research
Human body is intertwined collection of lives of Individual organs.We believe death occurs when brain dies , respiration stops and circulation ceases . Curiously ,when life ends , these organs  don’t die as a single unit . These three events can happen in any of the six possible permutations.Each organ takes different times to die after loss of life.It is like a crashed computer , where the mother board /RAM memory may be transferred to another and be functional . Out of these three , heart function appears to be supreme as it can function without the need of brain (Science of brain-death) and keep the body...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Heart transplantation donor heart transport transmedics Source Type: blogs
Abstract Donors after brain death (DBD) have been the major source of organ donation due to good perfusion of the organs. However, owing to the mismatch in demand and supply of the organ donors and recipients, donors after circulatory death (DCDDs) has increased recently all over the world. Kidneys, liver, and lungs are being used for transplantation from DCDDs. Recently, heart transplantation from DCDDs has been started, which is under the firestorm of scrutiny by the ethicists. The ethical dilemma revolves around the question whether the donors are actually dead when they are declared dead by cardiocirculatory d...
Source: Indian Heart J - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Indian Heart J Source Type: research
Authors: Salehi S, Tran K, Grayson WL Abstract In the past, a diagnosis of organ failure would essentially be a death sentence for patients. With improved techniques for organ procurement and surgical procedures, transplantations to treat organ failure have become standard medical practice. However, while the demand for organs has skyrocketed, the donor pool has not kept pace leading to long recipient waiting lists. Organ preservation provides a means to increase the number of available transplantable organs. However, there are significant drawbacks associated with cold storage, the current gold standard. To addres...
Source: The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale J Biol Med Source Type: research
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