Published in Hepatitis Weekly, June 13th, 2005
"Facing an increasing shortage of donor organs, donor criteria become more extended and so-called marginal organs are accepted for transplantation. For liver donation donor age above 70 years is accepted as a risk factor concerning primary dysfunction or nonfunction," scientists in Germany report.
"Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the early outcome of grafts older versus younger than 80 years of age. Between August 2002 and February 2004, 40 adult liver transplants were performed using triple immunosuppression with tacrolimus, mycophenolate mophetil (MMF), and low-dose...
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