Platelet sequestration correlates with cold ischemia time and hepatocellular injury after liver transplantation

Andrej Khandoga, Emil Iskandarov, Konstantin Mende, Karl-Walter Jauch, Markus Rentsch & Markus Guba
Introduction: Experimental studies provide evidence that i) platelets accumulate in the postischemic liver and play a critical role for ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury, ii) interventions against platelet recruitment reduce hepatocellular damage and improve postoperative survival in various models[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]