Static cold storage preservation of ischemically damaged kidneys. A comparison between IGL-1 and UW solution

Maathuis, M-H. J., Ottens, P. J., van Goor, H., Zwaagstra, J. J., Wiersema-Buist, J., Schuurs, T. A., Ploeg, R. J. & Leuvenink, H. G. D., May-2008, In : Transplant International. 21, 5, p. 473-482 10 p.

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Especially in damaged organs, adequate organ preservation is critically important to maintain viability. Institut Georges Lopez-1 (IGL-1) is a new preservation solution, with an extracellular sodium/potassium ratio and polyethylene glycol as a colloid. The influence of warm and cold ischemia was evaluated in a rat Lewis-Lewis transplant model with a follow up of 14 days. Eight groups of donation after cardiac death donor kidneys were studied with warm ischemia of 0 and 15 min followed by 0- or 24-h cold storage (CS) preservation in IGL-1 or UW-CSS. Blood was collected daily during the first week and at day 14. Recipients were placed in metabolic cages at day 4 and 14 after transplantation allowing urine collection and adequate measurement of glomerular filtration rate. Focussing on inflammation, reactive oxygen species production, proximal tubule damage, proteinuria, histology, and renal function after transplantation we could not show any relevant difference between IGL-1 and UWCSS. Furthermore, the combination of 15-min warm ischemia and by 24-h cold ischernia did not result in life sustaining kidney function after transplantation, irrespective of the used solution. In the present experiment, static CS preservation of ischemically damaged rat kidneys in either IGL-1 or UW-CSS rendered equal results after transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-482
Number of pages10
JournalTransplant International
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May-2008


  • IGL-1, organ preservation, rat model, static cold storage, University of Wisconsin cold storage solution, PERFUSED RAT-KIDNEY, POLYETHYLENE-GLYCOL, ORGAN-PRESERVATION, REPERFUSION INJURY, GRAFT, CELLS, LIVER, PROCUREMENT, MECHANISMS, MODEL

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