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Donor risk factors in orthotopic liver transplant: analysis of the OPTN/UNOS registry.
This study of the United Network for Organ Sharing registry data analyzed reputed donor factors using the post-MELD data and evaluated them further in HCV positive and HCV negative recipients with hepatic cirrhosis to develop a modified DRI (mDRI). We found that HCV negative cirrhotic recipients have generally higher tolerance against inferior qualities of donors than HCV positive cirrhotic patients. In addition, the results revealed the post-MELD prognostic factors that should be considered in the donor procurement processes. The group of "all recipients" and the subset of HCV positive cirrhotic recipients showed a simila...
Source: Clinical Transplants - November 20, 2015 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Clin Transpl Source Type: research

Frequency of Cardiovascular Events and Effect on Survival in Liver Transplant Recipients for Cirrhosis Due to Alcoholic or Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis.
CONCLUSIONS: Cardiovascular events occurred with similar frequency in transplant recipients for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or alcoholic cirrhosis. Patient survival was affected in both groups, but male patients with concomitant hepatitis C virus infection remained at higher risk for a cardiovascular event after liver transplant. Development of a cardiac evaluation protocol for liver transplant recipients could help monitor these patients. PMID: 26581602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - November 17, 2015 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Piazza NA, Singal AK Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

Framingham score, renal dysfunction, and cardiovascular risk in liver transplant patients
Cardiovascular (CV) events represent major impediments to the long‐term survival of liver transplantation (LT) patients. The aim of this study was to assess whether the Framingham risk score (FRS) at transplantation can predict the development of post‐LT cardiovascular events (CVEs). Patients transplanted between 2006 and 2008 were included. Baseline features, CV risk factors, and CVEs occurring after LT (ischemic heart disease, stroke, heart failure, de novo arrhythmias, and peripheral arterial disease) were recorded. In total, 250 patients (69.6% men) with a median age of 56 years (range, 18‐68 years) were included...
Source: Liver Transplantation - May 26, 2015 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tommaso Di Maira, Angel Rubin, Lorena Puchades, Victoria Aguilera, Carmen Vinaixa, Maria Garcia, Nicola De Maria, Erica Villa, Rafael Lopez‐Andujar, Fernando San Juan, Eva Montalva, Judith Perez, Martin Prieto, Marina Berenguer Tags: Original Article Source Type: research