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[Abdominal organ retrieval: strategies to improve quality].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23532484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The blatant problem of organ shortage leads to an increasing acceptance of organs from extended criteria donors. This increases the importance of the process of organ donation and retrieval. A working group of representatives of Bavarian retrieval surgeons and the procurement organization German Foundation of Organ Transplantation (DSO) was initiated to develop consensus-based recommendations for quality improvements in the field of organ retrieval on the basis of regional data. The main aim was to professionalize retrieval teams by specified training standards and to define objective qualifications for retrieval surgeons. Initial measures of the working group included agreement on standardized retrieval techniques and improvement of documentation in terms of quality forms and the return rate of the forms. Quality data are being analyzed prospectively with a new categorization of complications. Communication among centers and teams and complication reporting has already been improved and initial structural changes have been set up.
M Loss; C Bald; T Breidenbach; D Engehausen; M Guba; I Klein; E Matevossian; V Müller; D Vergho; A Kleespies
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift für alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1433-0385     ISO Abbreviation:  Chirurg     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-27     Completed Date:  2013-09-30     Revised Date:  2013-10-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  16140410R     Medline TA:  Chirurg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  263-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Klinik und Poliklinik für Chirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauß-Allee 11, 93053, Regensburg, Deutschland.
Vernacular Title:
Viszerale Organexplantation: Maßnahmen zur Verbesserung der Qualität.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Documentation / standards
Organ Transplantation / methods,  standards*
Postoperative Complications / classification,  etiology
Prospective Studies
Quality Improvement / standards*
Tissue Donors / supply & distribution
Tissue and Organ Harvesting / methods,  standards*
Tissue and Organ Procurement / standards
Comment In:
Chirurg. 2013 Sep;84(9):794-7   [PMID:  23974851 ]
Erratum In:
Chirurg. 2013 May;84(5):425

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