A comparative prospective study of two available solutions for kidney and liver preservation

Paola Pedotti, Massimo Cardillo, Paolo Rigotti, Giorgio Gerunda, Roberto Merenda, Umberto Cillo, Giacomo Zanus, Umberto Baccarani, Maria Luisa Berardinelli, Luigi Boschiero, Lucio Caccamo, Gilberto Calconi, Stefano Chiaramonte, Antonio Dal Canton, Luciano De Carlis, Valerio Di Carlo, Donato Donati, Andrea Pulvirenti, Guiseppe Remuzzi, Silvio SandriniUmberto Valente, Mario Scalamogna

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Background. Viaspan (University of Wisconsin [UW]) solution is the gold standard for abdominal organ preservation. Celsior (CEL) is an extracellular-type, low-potassium, low-viscosity solution, initially used for heart and lung preservation. We have performed a prospective multicenter study to compare the role of these cold-storage solutions on kidney and liver recovery after transplantation. Patients and Methods. From March 15, 2000 to December 31, 2001, 441 (172 CEL and 269 UW) renal transplants (RT) and 175 (79 CEL and 96 UW) liver transplants (LT) were included in the study. Results. Perfusate volume used was significantly lower in the UW group, being 4,732±796 mL versus 5,826+834 mL in the CEL group (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1540-1545
Number of pages6
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - May 27 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Immunology


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