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Donor Factors Including Donor Risk Index Predict Fibrosis Progression, Allograft Loss, and Patient Survival following Liver Transplantation for Hepatitis C Virus.

by Desale, Sameer; Maxwell, Christopher; Kallakury, Bhaskar.
Citation: Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hepatology. 6(2):109-14, 2016 Jun.Journal: Journal of clinical and experimental hepatology.Published: 2016ISSN: 0973-6883.Full author list: Jesudian A; Desale S; Julia J; Landry E; Maxwell C; Kallakury B; Laurin J; Shetty K.UI/PMID: 27493458.Subject(s): IN PROCESS -- NOT YET INDEXEDInstitution(s): MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute | MedStar Washington Hospital CenterDepartment(s): Medicine/Internal MedicineActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleDigital Object Identifier: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jceh.2015.10.005 (Click here) Abbreviated citation: J. clin. exp. hepatol.. 6(2):109-14, 2016 Jun.Abstract: BACKGROUND: The utilization of liver transplantation (LT) is limited by the availability of suitable organs. This study aimed to assess the impact of the donor risk index (DRI) and other donor characteristics on fibrosis progression, graft, and patient survival in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected LT recipients.Abstract: METHODS: HCV-infected LT recipients who had at least 2 post-LT protocol liver biopsy specimens available were included. Hazard ratio for bivariate analysis was computed using Cox proportional hazard regression analysis.Abstract: RESULTS: Of 312 recipients, 26.6% died over a median follow-up of 58.5 months (95% CI: 46.5-67.3). Fourteen patients underwent re-transplantation. Mean time to graft failure was 84.3 months, median follow-up: 59 months, 95% CI (48.2, 68.3). DRI >1.5 was significantly associated with patient and graft survival (P = 0.04). Of the subset of 104 individuals who underwent histological analysis, 67.3% progressed to >F2. On multivariate analysis, significant donor-specific predictors of fibrosis progression were: donor age >50 years and DRI >1.7.Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: (1) Fibrosis progression in HCV-infected LT recipients is strongly associated with donor characteristics, specifically donor age and DRI. (2) DRI, an objective measure of donor quality, appears to correlate both with rate of histological progression and overall patient/graft survival.

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