Abdominal Organ Transplantation: Noteworthy Literature in 2023

Akira Katayama, Patrick Maffucci, Alex Domanski, Ryan Wang, Tetsuro Sakai

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This review highlights noteworthy literature published in 2023 and pertinent to anesthesiologists and critical care physicians caring for patients undergoing abdominal organ transplantation. We feature 9 studies from 593 peer-reviewed papers on pancreatic transplantation, 3 from 194 on intestinal transplantation, and 28 from over 4513 on kidney transplantation. The liver transplantation section includes a special focus on 20 studies from 5666 clinical trial publications. We explore a broad range of topics, including donor management, perioperative recipient management, and innovative pharmacologic and mechanical interventions tested for the improvement of patient and graft outcomes and survival.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-126
Number of pages14
JournalSeminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2024


  • anesthesiology
  • intestine
  • kidney
  • liver
  • pancreas
  • review
  • transplantation


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