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Selected Publication:

Laufhuette, J.
Organ Preservation: Current Status and Future Aspects.
Humanmedizin; [ Diplomarbeit ] Graz Medical University; 2020. pp. 105 [OPEN ACCESS]


Authors Med Uni Graz:
Stiegler Philipp

This diploma thesis aims at presenting the current status and future aspects of the preservation of the organs liver, kidney and pancreas in the context of organ transplantation. Currently, a major problem in organ transplantation is the lack of donor organs. Organ preservation as a central component of the transplantation process plays a decisive role in this context. By improving existing preservation methods and introducing new ones, the donor pool could be expanded, complications after transplantation could be reduced and patient and graft survival could be extended. At present, central topics in this context are research on and expansion of the application of machine perfusion of grafts. Therefore, this diploma thesis focuses on the different concepts of machine perfusion. Both the current status and future aspects in this field are presented. Furthermore, future aspects in organ preservation are presented, which are even further away from a widespread application.

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