Development of a reliable ex-vivo circuit for extended donor lung repair

Sabine Wipper, Anna Duprée, Eike Sebastian Debus, Hermann Reichenspurner, Axel Larena-Avellaneda, Johannes Schirmer & Florian Mathias Wagner
Introduction: To develop an artificial reperfusion circuit for reconditioning of damaged donor lungs based on cell containing solutions to expand the donor-pool. Material and methods: Basic circuit consisted of rotary blood-pump, heparin-coated deoxygenator, reservoir and tubing. Pig lungs were harvested[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]