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Ex vivo kidney machine perfusion: meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials

Kang M, Kim S, Choi JY, Kim KS, Jung YK, Park B et al. 

Br J Surg 2024; 111: znae102.

This meta-analysis of machine perfusion included 19 RCTs. The risk of delayed graft function was lowest after hypothermic machine perfusion: relative risk 0.77, 95 per cent confidence interval 0.69 to 0.86). Partial hypothermic perfusion was not effective.

Comment: Soon to be the standard of care?


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