extended criteria donor


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extended criteria donor

A generic term for an organ that has the potential for transplantation but which does not meet one or more of the criteria for (optimal) donation. While ECD criteria in liver transplantation is not precisely defined, steatosis, advanced donor age, donation after cardiac death, hepatitis C seropositivity or other ischaemic injuries are regarded as ECD qualities.
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These extended criteria donors (ECD) can be separated into two broad categories: those associated with risk for poor function based on physiologic stress or liver injury in the donor, and those with the risk of disease transmission (viral or malignancy) from donor to recipient11.
The patients who received extended criteria donor (ECD) kidneys had a mean age of nearly 69 years, whereas their donors died at a mean age of almost 67 years.
Extended criteria donors in liver transplantation: adapting donor quality and recipient.
The cost implications of using more extended criteria donors and donation after cardiovascular death should also be objectively explored.
A number of new authors were invited to update existing topics and take account of the problems of organ shortening with the use of extended criteria donors, new approaches and indications for liver transplantation for malignancies, a variety of infectious diseases, and other emerging matters.
These are non living donors who previously would have been rejected, but extended criteria donors may result in decreased longevity of transplanted kidneys.
extended criteria donors (ECDs), but instead are unnecessarily waiting longer for kidneys from younger donors.
Identify, recover and utilize organs from Extended Criteria Donors (ECD) and from Donation After Cardiac Death (DCD) donors nationwide
The distinction between Standard Criteria Donors (SCD) and Extended Criteria Donors (ECD) should be considered a continuum.
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