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HTK-preserved livers have significantly less risk of biliary leak

Richard S. Mangus, Chekar Kubal, Ray A. Chihara, Jonathan A. 
Fridell, Rodrigo M. Vianna, Timothy C. Borup, A. Joseph Tector. Transplant
 Division, Dept of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis,
 IN Objective: Histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate 
(HTK) and University of Wisconsin (UW) preservation solutions are the two
 solutions used primarily in abdominal organ procurement in the U.S. Bile duct
 complications are common in the post liver transplant (LT) period and may be
 related to the arterial blood supply for the biliary system. Because HTK is much 
less viscous than UW, it has been hypothesized that this solution provides a 
better flush of
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