Response to "Past, Present, and Future of Dynamic Kidney and Liver Preservation and Resuscitation"

12 Sep 2017

We are writing in response to the article written by Jochmans et al [1]. The article is a comprehensive review on the status of preservation and resuscitation techniques in kidney and liver transplantation. It highlights the need for dynamic techniques of preservation for higher-risk kidney and liver grafts, detailing hypothermic and normothermic perfusion technologies. The review also documents a list of registered clinical trials of these novel techniques in kidney transplantation. The supporting information (S1) also lists the planned or ongoing trials that are unregistered. The authors state that, currently, there are no registered ongoing clinical trials comparing preimplantation normothermic machine perfusion with static cold storage.