Machine perfusion versus cold storage for the preservation of kidneys from donors ≥65 years allocated in the Eurotransplant Senior Programme
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 07/27/2012
Gallinat A et al. – Continuous pulsatile hypothermic machine perfusion (MP) for kidneys from donors aged ≥65 years can reduce the rate of never–functioning kidneys and improve the 1–year graft survival rate of kidneys with delayed graft function (DGF). In this small cohort, the known advantage of MP for the reduction of DGF could not be confirmed, possibly due to relatively short cold ischaemia times.