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Technology May Help Increase Number of Kidneys Transplanted

Many deceased donor kidneys are declined for transplantation because of concerns over their quality, but a new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study found that a technique called normothermic machine perfusion can assess the quality of a kidney and determine its suitability for transplantation.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:01 am EST
"Of five kidneys that would normally be discarded but were found suitable by the technique, four functioned immediately after transplantation"

Many deceased donor kidneys are declined for transplantation because of concerns over their quality, but a new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study found that a technique called normothermic machine perfusion can assess the quality of a kidney and determine its suitability for transplantation.

“Of five kidneys that would normally be discarded but were found suitable by the technique, four functioned immediately after transplantation,” said lead author Dr. Sarah Hosgood, of the University of Cambridge, in the UK.


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Link to Study: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bjs.10733/full

About Journal

With an impact factor of 4.839, BJS is the premier surgical journal in Europe and one of the top six surgical periodicals in the world. Its international readership is reflected in the prestigious international Editorial Board, supported by a panel of over 1200 reviewers worldwide.

BJS features the very best in clinical and laboratory-based research on all aspects of general surgery and related topics. Developing areas such as minimally invasive therapy and interventional radiology are strongly represented.

The inclusion of Leading articles, Reviews and Original Articles means that the BJS offers an appropriate format for any length or type of submission. In addition there are abstracts from key meetings and correspondence.

BJS will be of interest not only to general surgeons, but also to specialty surgeons and those working in related fields.



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