Intravascular Coagulopathy In Discordant Xenotransplantation

Grant number: 295600 | Funding period: 2007 - 2007

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Abstract

The successful treatment of many conditions in which the relevant organ has failed completely and irreversibly is to replace that organ with a new one ie. to perform a transplant. It is well known that there are far fewer organs available for transplantation than the number needed. This means that for those conditions where a supportive treatment is available, eg. the artificial kidney, patients must be maintained by that method, however for other organs such as hearts, lungs and livers, there is no mechanical substitute. If these patients do not receive a transplant, they die. A solution to this problem is to use organs from animals. This is called xenotransplantation. The pig is the most s..

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