Horizon Scanning Technology. Prioritising Summary. LifePort. ® kidney transporter: A portable donor kidney transporter/ perfuser. November 24 – What to do after pumping begins. 28 – Removing a kidney from LifePort Kidney Transporter; removing used Perfusion Circuit after a case. 34 – 45 . The LifePort Kidney Transporter is a revolutionary method of transporting kidneys for transplantation: it is a portable, insulated perfusion transporter with.

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Assessment for the liver during HMP at 0, 3 and 6 h.

The isolated perfused rat liver: Compared with these results, the levels of OC in our experiment were lower but constant over the 6-h time period of HMP Fig. Finally, the samples were observed under a ikdney microscope. The differences between the dynamic perfusion parameters at three analyzed time points 0, 3 and 6 h were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance and the Least Significant Difference test for multiple comparisons.

In previous studies, the HMP system for rat livers typically contained a roller pump, liver container, a bubbler to deliver air, a flowmeter to measure flow, a nylon filter to prevent the recirculation of cellular debris and blood clots, a water column to measure the perfusion pressure, and a cooling system to maintain the hypothermic condition for perfusion 1221 An intravenous injection of 2 ml saline with U heparin Nanjing Jiancheng Bioengineering Institute, Nanjing, China via the right iliac vein was performed for heparinization Can Urol Assoc J.

Prevention of functional and ultrastructural impairments by venous oxygen persufflation. However, continuous perfusion under hypothermic conditions using the perfusion mode of LifePort was not able to be performed.

China Find articles by Cheng Zeng. Representative histological findings and morphometric analysis of pre- and post-HMP samples. Open in a separate window. How did this design improve life?

In addition, the maintained hepatic OC levels, and ATP and bile production observed transporrter the present study, which were consistent with a previous study using a similar HMP system 12suggested that the cellular metabolic activity was effectively preserved following HMP preservation for 6 h. The solubility of oxygen in physiological salines.


Every point was recorded for the incidence of sinusoidal dilatation, sinusoidal endothelial cell detachment, vacuolization, and the percentage in each observation was calculated, as described previously Transportwr, ATP production and bile production were markers to assess cellular metabolic activity.

A total of 10 rat livers underwent 6 h of HMP using histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate solution enriched with acridine orange AO and propidium iodide PI. It has been reported that OC of the normal rat liver during warm reperfusion was 1. Although the automation of this system requires further modification, the present results suggest that, using the modified system, the demands of flow and pressure during continuous HMP via the rat portal vein can be met, while the dependability and portability of the LifePort are retained.

Bile was collected from the tube placed in the common bile duct at the end of HMP.

LifePort kidney transporter: a portable donor kidney transporter/ perfuser

This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Licensewhich permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made. By contrast, according to the preliminary results lifepoft the present study, the prime mode of Lifeport could achieve continuous perfusion, which was lifepport by the oscillogram with a high frequency and small wave range.

IR was calculated according to the following formula: During HMP, although a significant decrease was observed between 0 0.

Reviewing transportwr impact of determining factors. China Find articles by Ling Li. Abstract The protective mechanisms for liver preservation associated with hypothermic machine perfusion HMP remain unclear.

The Lifeport Kidney Transporter – INDEX: Design to Improve Life®

During HMP, the cells in different areas of the rat liver were stained along with the perfusate distribution viable cells were stained by AO, dead cells were stained by PI as previously described An electronic scale was installed under the liver container to calculate the portal inflow according to the association with weight, density and volume of the perfusate.


Liver samples were analyzed using hematoxylin and eosin staining Fig. Enzymatic activities were detected using alanine aminotransferase assay kit cat no. Effects on hepatic function in an ex vivo model. The levels of sinusoidal dilatation, endothelial cell detachment and vacuolization were determined by two independent operators.

Joint impact of donor and recipient parameters on the outcome of liver transplantation in Germany. Support Center Support Center. The final problem needed to be solved was the measurement of portal inflow. These findings were in accordance with other previous studies 122125 and indicated that the modified HMP system with the LifePort Kidney Transporter worked effectively. At the end of hypothermic machine perfusion, samples at points a, b, c and d of CR transportrr a’, b’, c’ and d’ points of PR were obtained.

The Lifeport Kidney Transporter

These findings were in accordance with those observed previously in similar recirculating perfusion devices 1225 and indicated the shear stress and pressure injury of the present HMP system was minimal, and that the increased ALT and LDH release was likely due to cold ischemia injury.

When creating this portable device it was vital that the extensive engineering complexities were solved, and it had to be easily transported by a wide variety of hospital personnel and air and other transport personnel. B-side was the shunt side for decreasing the portal inflow and avoiding termination of LifePort due to excessive pressure gransporter Prime mode. Cold preservation of fatty liver grafts: Cold ischemia liveport physical injury due to HMP are major cellular damages that occur during the perfusion period The lack of effective integration of these equipment was the major obstacle associated with the portability of HMP, leading to restriction for its implementation.

Rapid assessment of islet viability with acridine orange and propidium iodide.