Early post-transplant neopterin associated with one year survival and bacteremia in liver transplant recipients.

@article{Oweira2016EarlyPN,
  title={Early post-transplant neopterin associated with one year survival and bacteremia in liver transplant recipients.},
  author={Hani Oweira and Imad Lahdou and Volker Daniel and Stefan Hofer and Markus Mieth and Jan Schmidt and Peter Schemmer and Gerhard Opelz and Arianeb Mehrabi and Mahmoud Sadeghi},
  journal={Human immunology},
  year={2016},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={115-20}
}
Bacterial infections are the most common complications, and the major cause of mortality after liver transplantation (Tx). Neopterin, a marker of immune activation, is produced in monocyte/macrophages in response to inflammation. The aim of our study was to investigate whether early post-operation serum levels of neopterin were associated with post-transplant bacteremia and mortality in liver transplant recipients. We studied 162 of 262 liver Tx patients between January 2008 and February 2011… CONTINUE READING