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Impact of portable normothermic blood-based machine perfusion on outcomes of liver transplant. The OCS Liver PROTECT randomized clinical trial.

Markmann JF, Aboulijoud MS, Ghobrial RM, Bhati CS, Pelletier SJ, Lu AD et al.

JAMA SurgĀ 2022; 157: 189-198.

Of 293 patients included, machine perfusion reduced the rate of early graft dysfunction (18 versus 31 per cent, P=0.01), and improved use of the liver from donors after cardiac death (51 versus 26 per cent, P=0.007).

Comment: Increasing evidence of the value of this technology.

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