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U.S. trial tests machine that 'reconditions' lungs outside of the body

U.S. trial tests machine that 'reconditions' lungs outside of the body | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A machine that 'reconditions' a donor's lungs outside the body before they are transplanted into a recipient is undergoing tests in the United States in the hope that it can radically improve survival rates for people with lung disease.

The XVIVO machine preservation device will be used to recondition marginal deceased donor lungs in 16 centers lead to an increase in the number of donor lungs that can be successfully transplanted.

In another recent article posted online a short video also contains information on the XPS XVIVO device-


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The results of this important prospective clinical trial are now awaited with interest.
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Free database of drugs associated with liver injury available from NIH - Scope (blog)

Free database of drugs associated with liver injury available from NIH - Scope (blog) | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This report via Scope (a blog) is about the free database of drugs associated with liver injury that is now available online via the NIH in the United States.

 

As drug-induced liver injury is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States, accounting for at least half of all cases, this is an important addition to online resources. Of note in the severe forms of acute liver injury liver transplantation may be required.

 

The link to the Livertox web site-

http://www.livertox.nih.gov

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