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Custodiol HTK noted under Best Practices

Englesbe-Reducing Ped Liver Tx Complications Improvement Initiatives 9-12 Check out Step 3b: Best Practice Report: Biliary Complications Liver flush with histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK) solution. American Journal of Transplantation 2012; 12: 2301–2306 Reducing Pediatric Liver Transplant Complications: A Potential Roadmap for Transplant Quality Improvement Initiatives Within North America  M. J. Englesbea,∗, B. Kellyb , J. Gossc , A. Fecteaud , J. Mitchelle , W. Andrewsf , G. Krapohla , J. C. Mageea , G. Mazariegosg , S. Horslenh and J. Bucuvalasi a Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, b Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, c Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX,
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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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