Decreased incidence of DGF in a high-DGF population

A recent paper published in Brazil by Tedesco-Silva et al. sought to determine the impact of hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) on kidneys with a high incidence of delayed graft function (DGF). They performed a paired kidney analysis of 80 kidney pairs and evaluated DGF as the primary outcome, as well as secondary outcomes such as duration of DGF and hospital stay.   

They found that: 

  • The incidence of DGF was lower in the continuous machine perfusion group (45% vs 61%) 
  • Renal function recovery occurred earlier in the machine perfusion group  
  • There were similar outcomes in terms of duration of DGF and length of hospital stay 

Overall, they concluded that in a cohort of recipients with high incidence of DGF, the use of continuous machine perfusion is associated with a reduced risk of DGF compared to static cold storage.

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DGF, HMP, Kidney

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