Comparison of intracellular flushing and cold storage to machine perfusion for human kidney preservation

J. M. Barry, J. B. Metcalfe, M. A. Farnsworth, W. M. Bennett, C. V. Hodges

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Abstract

Transplant teams have been reluctant to accept kidneys preserved with intracellular electrolyte flushing followed by simple cold storage, especially when retrieved by non-transplant surgeons or when preservation time exceeded 24 hours. This study from 1 center is a comparison of 40 primary cadaver kidney grafts preserved with Collins' C2 flushing followed by simple cold storage to 37 primary cadaver kidney grafts preserved with cryoprecipitated plasma on the MOX-100 machine. Cold storage time was 10 to 44.5 hours in the C2 group and 3.5 to 39 hours in the machine-perfused group, with a mean of 23 hours in each group. There was no significant difference between the 2 preservation methods no matter who removed the kidney with respect to 1) the incidence of acute tubular necrosis, 2) the 1-month serum creatinine nadir of surviving grafts and 3) the actuarial graft survivals up to 2 years. Among the 40 C2-preserved kidneys 17 were retrieved by community surgeons and 23 were retrieved by transplant surgeons. Human kidneys removed from beating-heart cadaver donors can be preserved satisfactorily with either Collins' 2 flushing followed by simple cold storage or pulsatile machine perfusion, even when preservation times exceed 24 hours.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-16
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume123
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

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  • Urology

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