Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.
Skip to main content

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) is a preservation method that is generating increasing interest. The aim of this review is to summarise the current status of NMP in regards of kidney viability assessment, reducing organ damage and improving transplant logistics. RECENT FINDINGS: The results of recent large animal experiments and clinical trials show that continuous prolonged normothermic ex-vivo kidney perfusion appears better than a brief period of NMP after static cold storage in terms of renal injury and function. A recently developed clinical scoring system appears to correlate with renal and tubular function. A prospective clinical phase II trial to investigate the initial graft function after 1 h of NMP or static cold storage in kidneys from donors after circulatory death has been initiated in the United Kingdom. SUMMARY: Progress has been made in normothermic kidney perfusion, mainly in experimental settings. These results need to be translated into clinical trials to evaluate long-term NMP and its impact in human organs. Future investigations of optimal perfusion parameters are needed.

Original publication

DOI

10.1097/MOT.0000000000000470

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Opin Organ Transplant

Publication Date

12/2017

Volume

22

Pages

571 - 576

Keywords

Animals, Humans, Kidney, Kidney Transplantation, Organ Preservation, Perfusion, Prospective Studies