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Living related donor liver transplantation in Iranian children: a 12- year experience.

Haseli N, Hassanzade J, Dehghani SM, Bahador A, Ali Malek-Hosseini S - Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench (2013)

Bottom Line: In the univariate analysis, age, weight at transplantation, PELD/MELD score, existence of post-transplant complications were found to be effective factors on the patients' survival.LRDLT is now well established with satisfactory results in our center.Although the survival rate of the patients is lower than the survival rate reported in other studies, but the survival of the patients who had survived 1 month after the transplantation was comparable to other studies.

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Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, School of Health and Nutrition, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe our results and investigate the survival of below-18-year-old patients undergoing LRDLT and the factors affecting this.

Background: Living Related Donor Liver Transplantation (LRDLT) has become a good option to provide suitable grafts for children with liver diseases. Using this method, children who have no chance for life can live a much longer life.

Patients and methods: The present study is a historical cohort study carried on 191 patients below-18-year-sold who had undergone LRDLT for the first time in the Namazi hospital liver transplantation center. Survival rate of the patients was assessed using Kaplan-Meier method. The effect of factors related to the recipients, donors, and the transplantation process on the patients' survival was also investigated.

Results: 1, 3, 5 and 11-year survival of patients was 71%, 66%, 65%, and 65%, respectively. In the univariate analysis, age, weight at transplantation, PELD/MELD score, existence of post-transplant complications were found to be effective factors on the patients' survival. In the multivariate analysis, weight at transplantation, PELD/MELD score, and existence of post-transplant complications were the prognostic variables.

Conclusion: LRDLT is now well established with satisfactory results in our center. Although the survival rate of the patients is lower than the survival rate reported in other studies, but the survival of the patients who had survived 1 month after the transplantation was comparable to other studies.

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The 11-year survival curve of the below-18-year-old patients based on MELD/PELD
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Figure 0002: The 11-year survival curve of the below-18-year-old patients based on MELD/PELD

Mentions: As shown in Figures 2 and 3, existence of post-transplant complications and PELD/MELD scores > 20 decreased the patients’ survival rate (p < 0.05).


Living related donor liver transplantation in Iranian children: a 12- year experience.

Haseli N, Hassanzade J, Dehghani SM, Bahador A, Ali Malek-Hosseini S - Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench (2013)

The 11-year survival curve of the below-18-year-old patients based on MELD/PELD
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0002: The 11-year survival curve of the below-18-year-old patients based on MELD/PELD
Mentions: As shown in Figures 2 and 3, existence of post-transplant complications and PELD/MELD scores > 20 decreased the patients’ survival rate (p < 0.05).

Bottom Line: In the univariate analysis, age, weight at transplantation, PELD/MELD score, existence of post-transplant complications were found to be effective factors on the patients' survival.LRDLT is now well established with satisfactory results in our center.Although the survival rate of the patients is lower than the survival rate reported in other studies, but the survival of the patients who had survived 1 month after the transplantation was comparable to other studies.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, School of Health and Nutrition, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe our results and investigate the survival of below-18-year-old patients undergoing LRDLT and the factors affecting this.

Background: Living Related Donor Liver Transplantation (LRDLT) has become a good option to provide suitable grafts for children with liver diseases. Using this method, children who have no chance for life can live a much longer life.

Patients and methods: The present study is a historical cohort study carried on 191 patients below-18-year-sold who had undergone LRDLT for the first time in the Namazi hospital liver transplantation center. Survival rate of the patients was assessed using Kaplan-Meier method. The effect of factors related to the recipients, donors, and the transplantation process on the patients' survival was also investigated.

Results: 1, 3, 5 and 11-year survival of patients was 71%, 66%, 65%, and 65%, respectively. In the univariate analysis, age, weight at transplantation, PELD/MELD score, existence of post-transplant complications were found to be effective factors on the patients' survival. In the multivariate analysis, weight at transplantation, PELD/MELD score, and existence of post-transplant complications were the prognostic variables.

Conclusion: LRDLT is now well established with satisfactory results in our center. Although the survival rate of the patients is lower than the survival rate reported in other studies, but the survival of the patients who had survived 1 month after the transplantation was comparable to other studies.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus