Postoperative hyperbilirubinemia and graft outcome in living donor liver transplantation.

  title={Postoperative hyperbilirubinemia and graft outcome in living donor liver transplantation.},
  author={Shigeru Marubashi and Keizo Dono and Hiroaki Nagano and Tadafumi Asaoka and Naoki Hama and Shogo Kobayashi and Atsushi Miyamoto and Yutaka Takeda and Koji Umeshita and Morito Monden},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  volume={13 11},
Little information is available on the characteristics and clinical significance of serum bilirubin level early after liver transplantation. The aim of this study was to clarify the risk factors for early graft loss and to assess the significance of postoperative hyperbilirubinemia as a predictor of graft outcome in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). We retrospectively analyzed perioperative parameters in 68 patients who underwent LDLT. Graft loss within 1 year post-LDLT was confirmed… CONTINUE READING

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