Effect of donor age on survival of liver transplant recipients with hepatitis C virus infection.

@article{Condron2005EffectOD,
  title={Effect of donor age on survival of liver transplant recipients with hepatitis C virus infection.},
  author={Steven L. Condron and Michael A. Heneghan and Keyur A. Patel and Anouk T Dev and John McHutchison and Andrew J. Muir},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2005},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={145-8}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most common indication for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in the United States. Recent studies from selected centers have suggested that older donor age is associated with worse outcomes after transplantation for HCV. METHODS We analyzed the United Network for Organ Sharing Liver Transplant Registry database from April 1987 to March 2003 to examine predictors of death or retransplantation in patients with HCV. Univariate… CONTINUE READING
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