Operative start times and complications after liver transplantation.

  title={Operative start times and complications after liver transplantation.},
  author={Bonnie E Lonze and Afshin Parsikia and Eyob L Feyssa and Khamran Khanmoradi and Victor R Araya and Radi F Zaki and Dorry L Segev and Jorge Mauricio Areiza Ortiz},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  volume={10 8},
The recent national focus on patient safety has led to a re-examination of the risks and benefits of nighttime surgery. In liver transplantation, the hypothetical risks of nighttime operation must be weighed against either the well-established risks of prolonging cold ischemia or the potential risks of strategies to manipulate operative start times. A retrospective review was conducted of 578 liver transplants performed at a single institution between 1995 and 2008 to determine whether the… CONTINUE READING
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