Trends in waiting list registration for liver transplantation for viral hepatitis in the United States.

@article{Kim2009TrendsIW,
  title={Trends in waiting list registration for liver transplantation for viral hepatitis in the United States.},
  author={Woong Kim and Norah A. Terrault and Rachel A Pedersen and Terry M. Therneau and Erick B Edwards and Andrew A Hindman and Carol L. Brosgart},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={137 5},
  pages={1680-6}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS In the last decade, significant progress has been made in the treatment of liver disease associated with chronic hepatitis, especially in patients infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). To investigate whether the population-wide application of antiviral therapies has impacted liver transplant waiting list registration, we analyzed longitudinal trends in waiting list registration for patients with hepatitis B and C and those with nonviral liver disease. METHODS This study… CONTINUE READING