University of Wisconsion solution versus celsior solution in clinical pancreas transplantation

U. Boggi, S. Signori, F. Vistoli, M. Del Chiaro, A. Pietrabissa, C. Croce, M. Barsotti, T. Vanadia Bartolo, G. Amorese, E. Capocasale, R. Della Valle, M. P. Mazzoni, F. Mosca

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Introduction. This study compared the safety and efficacy of University of Wisconsin solution (UW) and Celsior solution (C) in pancreas transplantation (PTx). Methods. A retrospective review of 154 PTx performed over a 61-month period included 77 grafts preserved with UW and 77 with C. The two groups were comparable for both donor and recipient characteristics. Results. After a mean cold ischemia time of 624 minutes (range 360 to 945 minutes) for UW versus 672 minutes (range 415 to 1005 minutes) for C (P = NS), no primary endocrine nonfunction occurred. Delayed endocrine function was diagnosed in two grafts in the UW group (2.6%) versus none in the C group (P = NS). After a minimum follow-up of 4 months (mean 26.5 ± 15.2 months), 22 recipients (UW = 11 vs C = 11; P = NS) required relaparotomy. Overall, 18 pancreata were lost due to either patient death with functioning graft (UW = 4 vs C = 1; P = NS) or graft loss due to other reasons (UW = 8 vs C = 5; P = NS). Actuarial 1- and 5-year patient survival rates were 93.5% and 86.8% for UW compared with 98.7% and 98.7% for C (P = .04). Actuarial graft survival rates at the same times were 88.3% and 75.0% for UW compared with 90.4% and 90.4% for C (P = NS). Conclusions. Within the range of cold ischemia times reported in this study, UW and C show similar safety and efficacy profiles for PTx.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1262-1264
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation


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