K(ICG) value, a reliable real-time estimator of graft function, accurately predicts outcomes in adult living-donor liver transplantation.

@article{Hori2006KICGVA,
  title={K(ICG) value, a reliable real-time estimator of graft function, accurately predicts outcomes in adult living-donor liver transplantation.},
  author={Tomohide Hori and Taku Iida and Shintaro Yagi and Kentaro Taniguchi and Chiduru Yamamoto and Shugo Mizuno and Kentaro Yamagiwa and Shuji Isaji and Shinji Uemoto},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={605-13}
}
Reliable monitoring enabling evaluation of graft function is crucial after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT). A method to identify poor graft function at an early postoperative period would allow opportune intensive clinical management to bring about further improvements in LDLT outcomes. This study assessed the reliability of the indocyanine green (ICG) elimination rate constant (K(ICG)) value as an estimator of graft function and determined the actual temporal changes of K(ICG) after… CONTINUE READING

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