Published in Hepatitis Weekly, May 2nd, 2005
Study 1: Livers from older donors may harm transplant recipients with hepatitis C.
According to a study from the United States, "since 1998, our institution has routinely accepted livers from deceased donors older than 70 years for transplantation. The aim of this study was to determine whether these older donor livers should be used in a routine manner. Twenty-five patients received livers from older donors between 1998 and 2002."
"Older donor liver recipients' actuarial survival was 95.4% at 1 year and 89.8% at 3 years. Graft survivals were...
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