Logo Annals of Transplantation Logo Annals of Transplantation Logo Annals of Transplantation

27 December 2019 : Review article  

The Conversional Efficacy of Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion and Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Transplantation of Donor Lungs by Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion: A Meta-Analysis

Qiuping Luo1ACE, Linhai Zhu2ACE*, Yiqing Wang2BD, Luming Wang2BF, Wang Lv2BG, Jian Hu2AG

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.919242

Ann Transplant 2019; 24:647-660


Background: Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) is a relatively new technique that can be used to assess and repair the donor lungs, increasing the utilization of high-risk lungs. However, its effect on outcomes of lung transplantation patients is uncertainty. This meta-analysis is conducted to assess the impact of EVLP on donor lungs and outcomes of recipients compared with the standard lung transplantation. Material/Methods: We systematically searched for studies comparatively analyzing the efficacy of EVLP and standard cold storage in lung transplantation. The hazard ratio (HR), relative risk (RR), and weighted mean difference (WMD) were used as the effect size (ES) to evaluate the survival outcomes, categorical variables, and continuous variables respectively. Results: A total of 20 published articles (including 2574 donors and 2567 recipients) were eligible. The chest x-ray manifestations and PaO₂/FiO₂ 100% were more deficient in the EVLP group than the standard group. EVLP improved the function of high-risk donor lungs with the conversion rate ranging from 34% to 100%. The EVLP group had a lower incidence of primary graft dysfunction 3, but longer intensive care unit stay. Other clinical outcomes between the 2 groups were similar. Conclusions: The pooled results indicated that EVLP could be used to assess and improve high-risk donor lungs and had non-inferior postoperative outcomes compared with the standard cold storage. EVLP not only increased the utilization of marginal donors, but also could extend preservation time and reduce the total ischemia time of donors.

Keywords: Donor Selection, Lung Transplantation, Perfusion, Extracorporeal Circulation, In Vitro Techniques, Lung, Organ Preservation, Tissue and Organ Procurement

Add Comment 0 Comments

In Press

Original article  

Post-Donation Regret and Anxiety Among Family Living Liver Donors: The Mediating Roles of Family Relationsh...

Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.944176  

Original article  

Effect of the Organ Donation Quality System on Donation Activity of Warsaw Hospitals

Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.943520  

Original article  

Clonal Hematopoiesis-Associated Gene Mutations Affect Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease After Hematopoietic S...

Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.943688  

Original article  

Impact of Recipient and Donor Body Mass Index on Survival Outcomes After Intestinal Transplantation: A Unit...

Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.943994  

Most Viewed Current Articles

05 Apr 2022 : Original article   12,171

Impact of Statins on Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence After Living-Donor Liver Transplantation

DOI :10.12659/AOT.935604

Ann Transplant 2022; 27:e935604

12 Jan 2022 : Original article   8,611

Risk Factors for Developing BK Virus-Associated Nephropathy: A Single-Center Retrospective Cohort Study of ...

DOI :10.12659/AOT.934738

Ann Transplant 2022; 27:e934738

22 Nov 2022 : Original article   8,587

Long-Term Effects of Everolimus-Facilitated Tacrolimus Reduction in Living-Donor Liver Transplant Recipient...

DOI :10.12659/AOT.937988

Ann Transplant 2022; 27:e937988

15 Mar 2022 : Case report   6,458

Combined Liver, Pancreas-Duodenum, and Kidney Transplantation for Patients with Hepatitis B Cirrhosis, Urem...

DOI :10.12659/AOT.935860

Ann Transplant 2022; 27:e935860

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358
Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358