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Toronto XVIV0 Lung Perfusion System allows high-risk lungs to be safely transplanted
Date:4/13/2011

an retrieval often occurs before the lungs can recover from their injuries.

During the study period from September 2008 to January 2010, 136 lung transplants were performed. Twenty (20) high-risk donor lungs with impaired function and chest x-ray abnormalities, which were treated and tested for four hours with the Toronto XVIVO Lung Perfusion System were transplanted, and 116 were the controls or conventional donor lungs with acceptable functioning. Recipients were chosen sequentially, via usual criteria such as blood type and size of the organ, and consented to the study protocol.

The major endpoint was primary graft dysfunction, (acute lung injury after transplantation), at 72 hours after transplant, and secondary endpoints were 30-day mortality, ICU and hospital stay and length of mechanical ventilation. The primary end point was chosen because patients who have primary graft dysfunction 72 hours after transplant have more complications, higher organ rejection and mortality rates.

Results at 72 hours showed that 15% of the lungs treated with the Toronto XVIVO System had primary graft dysfunction, in comparison to 30% in the control group. Both groups of lung transplant patients had similar results in their secondary endpoints, i.e. 30-day mortality, bronchial complications, length of hospital and ICU stay and mechanical ventilation.

The Toronto XVIVO System was associated with gradual improvement in function in most lungs and, importantly, it was also helpful in determining a small subset of donor lungs (three) that were not suitable for transplantation.

"For the first time, we can assess more precisely the function of an organ before using it. The most important finding of this study was that even donor lungs previously thought to be unusable can now be used for transplantation with excellent outcomes, if they perform with acceptable function on the XVIVO system. This will give us more lungs with more predictabl
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Contact: Alex Radkewycz
alexandra.radkewycz@uhn.on.ca
416-340-3895
University Health Network
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