Flush at room temperature followed by storage on ice creates the best lung graft preservation in ratsMunneke, A. J., Rakhorst, G., Petersen, A. H., van Oeveren, W., Prop, J. & Erasmus, M. E., Jul-2013, In : Transplant International. 26, 7, p. 751-760 10 p.
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Current clinical lung preservation techniques have not eliminated ischaemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury, despite many improvements. The optimal combination of flush and storage temperatures remain unclear in lung preservation. This is the first study to investigate a range of temperatures with 24-h inflated storage using consistent state-of-the-art preservation techniques. A rat lung transplant model was used to investigate the optimal combination of flush and storage temperatures. In six groups, rat lungs were flushed at 4 degrees C, 10 degrees C or room temperature (F4/F10/FRt) with Perfadex and stored inflated for 24h in Perfadex on melting ice or at 10 degrees C (Sice/S10). Left donor lungs were transplanted for analysis. During 2-h reperfusion, the lung graft function was measured (blood gases, maximum ventilation pressure and static compliance) and lung graft injury was also assessed (W/D ratio, total lung protein, Tryptase, Myeloperoxidase). Right donor lungs were assessed for W/D ratio only after flush and storage. For baseline measurements, left lungs without intervention were used. The combination of FRt-Sice showed a significantly higher pO2, lower Pmax, low W/D ratios and total protein levels of left lungs after reperfusion when compared with F4-Sice and baseline. Storage at 10 degrees C did not improve preservation. We conclude that FRt-Sice creates the best lung graft preservation.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Jul-2013|
- flush, lung, preservation, rat, storage, temperature, LOW-POTASSIUM DEXTRAN, REIMPLANTATION RESPONSE, ELECTRON-MICROSCOPY, RETROGRADE FLUSH, INDUCED INJURY, EURO-COLLINS, RABBIT LUNG, IN-VIVO, REPERFUSION, TRANSPLANTATION