Long-term Outcomes After Hypothermic Oxygenated Machine Perfusion of Donor Livers Using Real-world Data
End-ischemic hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion (HOPE) of human donor livers mitigates ischemia-reperfusion injury, resulting in a reduction of post-reperfusion syndrome, early allograft dysfunction and biliary complications, when compared with static cold storage. According to IDEAL-D (Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long term study-Framework for Devices), with several published randomized controlled trials on short-to-medium term outcomes, scientific evidence for HOPE has currently reached stage 3. Assessment of long-term outcomes after HOPE preservation based on real-world data (i.e., IDEAL-D stage 4) is currently still lacking. Therefore, we aim to conduct an international, multi-center, retrospective, observational cohort study to assess long-term outcomes after transplantation of donor livers preserved by hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion (HOPE).
Observationeel retrospectief cohort studie