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Jakubauskas, M; Jakubauskiene, L; Leber, B; Strupas, K; Stiegler, P; Schemmer, P.
Machine Perfusion in Liver Transplantation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
VISC MED. 2021; Doi: 10.1159/000519788
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Leading authors Med Uni Graz
Stiegler Philipp
Co-authors Med Uni Graz
Leber Bettina
Schemmer Peter

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Background: Liver transplantation (LTx) is the only treatment option for patients with end-stage liver disease. Novel organ preservation techniques such as hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) or normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) are under investigation in order to improve organ quality from extended criteria donors and donors after circulatory death. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature reporting LTx outcomes using NMP or HMP compared to static cold storage (SCS). Methods: The following data were retrieved: graft primary nonfunction rate, early allograft dysfunction (EAD) rate, biliary complication rate, and 12-month graft and patient survival. A total of 15 studies were included (6 NMP and 9 HMP studies), and meta-analysis was performed only for HMP studies because NMP had considerable differences. Results: The systematic review showed the potential of NMP to reduce graft injury and lower the liver graft discard rate. The performed quantitative analyses showed that the use of HMP reduces the rate of EAD (odds ratio [OR] 0.51; 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.34-0.76; p = 0.001; I-2 = 0%) and non-anastomotic biliary strictures (OR 0.34; 95% CI 0.17-0.67; p = 0.002; I-2 = 0%) compared to SCS. Conclusion: Our systematic review and meta-analysis revealed that the use of HMP reduces the rate of EAD and non-anastomotic biliary strictures compared to SCS.

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