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Early mortality in liver transplantation: bilirubin as predictor of outcome

Abstract The shortage of donor organs and the long waiting lists have increased the need to better select liver transplant candidates using predictors of success. We reviewed the results of 29 liver transplantations performed from January 2002 to February 2003 analyzing the correlations with early mortality (30 days) of patient data, pretransplant laboratory data, warm ischemia time, intraoperations blood unit transfusions, and postoperative complications of prolonged mechanical ventilation, dialysis, and infection. Overall early mortality was 27.6% and 44% in fulminant hepatic

Biliary reconstruction without T-tube in liver transplantation

Biliary complications have been reported in 9% to 34% of liver transplant patients. Although most centers seem to prefer a duct-to-duct anastomosis without a T-tube when feasible, the best method of biliary reconstruction remains controversial. The aim of this study was to review our experience on reconstruction of the biliary tract without drainage. Forty-one patients underwent 45 liver transplants over two periods. Forty patients underwent 15 liver transplants from October 1992 to March 1995; and 27 underwent 30 liver transplants