Mortality in candidates waiting for combined liver-intestine transplants exceeds that for other candidates waiting for liver transplants.

@article{Fryer2003MortalityIC,
  title={Mortality in candidates waiting for combined liver-intestine transplants exceeds that for other candidates waiting for liver transplants.},
  author={Jonathan P. Fryer and Suzanne Pellar and Debra B Ormond and Allan Koffron and Michael M I Abecassis},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 7},
  pages={748-53}
}
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) reports indicate that mortality on the intestine transplant waiting list is higher than on other transplant waiting lists. The goals of this study were (1) to determine whether most of the intestinal transplant candidate deaths have occurred in those who also need liver transplants, and (2) to compare the waiting list mortality in the liver-intestine candidate subset with the overall liver transplant candidate population. We found that 90% of… CONTINUE READING

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