Prevalence and severity of hepatopulmonary syndrome and its influence on survival in cirrhotic patients evaluated for liver transplantation.

@article{Pascasio2014PrevalenceAS,
  title={Prevalence and severity of hepatopulmonary syndrome and its influence on survival in cirrhotic patients evaluated for liver transplantation.},
  author={Juan Manuel Pascasio and Israel Grilo and Francisco J L{\'o}pez-Pardo and Francisco Ortega-Ruiz and Juan Luis Tirado and Jos{\'e} Esteves Sousa and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Rodr{\'i}guez-Puras and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Ferrer and Mariana Sayago and Miguel {\'A}ngel G{\'o}mez-Bravo and Ana Grilo},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={1391-9}
}
The prevalence of hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and its influence on survival before and after liver transplantation (LT) remain controversial. Additionally, the chronology of post-LT reversibility is unclear. This study prospectively analyzed 316 patients with cirrhosis who were evaluated for LT in 2002-2007; 177 underwent LT at a single reference hospital. HPS was defined by a partial pressure of arterial oxygen (PaO2 ) <70 mmHg and/or an alveolar-arterial oxygen gradient (A-a PO2 ) ≥20 mmHg… CONTINUE READING
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