Published in Hepatitis Weekly, October 20th, 2003
According to published research from the United States, "it is not known whether the outcome of liver retransplantation (re-LT) is dependent on the indication for re-LT or cause of liver disease. In this study, our aim is to compare the outcome of re-LT in adults with that of primary liver transplantation (PLT) and determine whether the outcome of re-LT is dependent on its indication. United Network for Organ Sharing data from 1988 to 2001 were used for the study."
"Of 34,267 patients who met our inclusion criteria, 761 patients underwent re-LT for primary graft nonfunction...
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