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Douze ans de transplantation hépatique à Lausanne [Twelve years of liver transplantation in Lausanne]
Revue Médicale de la Suisse romande
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
From 1988 to June 2000 138 transplantations were performed in 129 adult patients. Actuarial patient and graft survivals have been 80.7% and 75.4% at one year and 67.8% and 63.5% at 10 years. This compares favourably with the statistics of the European Liver Transplant Registry that collected data from more than 30,000 grafts. Over the twelve years of activity, the indications have become more liberal and the techniques have been simplified. The waiting list has therefore grown and some patients are now unfortunately dying before a graft can be found because the number of brain dead donors remains stable. In order to palliate this shortage, older donors are now being accepted even with co-morbidities and/or moderate alterations of the liver function tests. The use of live donors and the split of the best cadaveric grafts for two recipients will also reduce the gap between the demand and the offer.
Actuarial Analysis, Graft Survival, Humans, Liver Function Tests, Liver Transplantation, Patient Selection, Registries, Survival Analysis, Switzerland, Tissue and Organ Procurement, Treatment Outcome, Waiting Lists
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