This study investigates the use of EuroCollins (EC) and University of Wisconsin (UW) solution, two major preservation fluids, for small bowel preservation. After in situ flushing, grafts were cold-stored at 4°C with either EC for 30 min (group 1a), 6 h (group 1b) and 12 h (group 1c) or with UW for 30 min (group 2a), 6 h (group 2b) and 12 h (group 2c). Using UW, cold ischemia was extended to up to 18 h (group 2d). As a control, small intestines were flushed and stored for the same time periods in cold saline (group 3a–c). Survival in group 1b was 66 % versus 100% in group 2b. After 12 h 80% survived in group 2c, but there were no survivors in group 1 c. After 18 h of cold storage, survival was only observed in group 2d (25%). Saline was ineffective after 6 h of preservation. Histology at the end of preservation revealed characteristic changes for EC (intracellular vacuoles) and UW (amorphic granules). We conclude that with UW small bowel can be preserved for up to 12 h.

This content is only available via PDF.
Copyright / Drug Dosage / Disclaimer
Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.
Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug.
Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.
You do not currently have access to this content.