Primary nonfunction (PNF) in the MELD Era: An SRTR database analysis.

@article{Johnson2007PrimaryN,
  title={Primary nonfunction (PNF) in the MELD Era: An SRTR database analysis.},
  author={Scott Johnson and Sophoclis Alexopoulos and Michael A. Curry and Douglas W. Hanto},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={1003-9}
}
PNF following liver transplantation (LT) is an infrequent but life-threatening complication. Liver allocation under MELD is based upon recipient severity of illness, a known risk factor for the occurrence of PNF. The incidence of PNF since the application of MELD has not previously been reported. The SRTR database was studied since inception of MELD until September 2004 for all adult recipients of deceased donor LT. PNF was defined as graft loss or death within 14 days of LT secondary to PNF or… CONTINUE READING

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