Despite the success of liver transplantation as a treatment for patients with end-stage liver disease, the shortage of suitable donor livers means not enough operations can be carried out. Injuries associated with processes of ischemia and reperfusion affect the quality of organs and many suboptimal organs are rejected for fear of poorer outcomes. Bote Bruinsma’s research focuses on developing new strategies that would make it possible to use such organs for transplantation.
B.G. Bruinsma: Preservation of the Liver for Transplantation. Machine Perfusion-Based Strategies for Extended Preservation and Recovery.
Prof. T.M. van Gulik
Dr M.K. Uygun (Harvard University)
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