Highly urgent liver transplantation: possible impact of donor-recipient ABO matching on the outcome after transplantation.

@article{Bjro2003HighlyUL,
  title={Highly urgent liver transplantation: possible impact of donor-recipient ABO matching on the outcome after transplantation.},
  author={Kristian Bj\oro and Bo G{\"o}ran Ericzon and Preben Kirkegaard and Krister V A H{\"o}ckerstedt and Gunnar S{\"o}derdahl and Michael Olausson and Aksel Foss and Lars Ebbe Schmidt and Helena M Isoniemi and Bjorn J Brandsaeter and Styrbj{\"o}rn Friman},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2003},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={347-53}
}
BACKGROUND Survival after liver transplantation for fulminant hepatic failure has been reported to be less favorable than survival for patients with chronic liver diseases. METHODS We have studied all patients (n=229) undergoing highly urgent liver transplantation from 1990 to 2001 in the Nordic countries. The impact of patient and donor characteristics, with emphasis on donor-recipient ABO matching (identical, compatible, incompatible), has been studied. RESULTS One-year and 3-year patient… CONTINUE READING

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