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Liver Transplantation in Older Patients

Starzl, TE and Todo, S and Gordon, R and Makowka, L and Tzakis, A and Iwatsuki, S and Marsh, W and Esquivel, C and Thiel, DV (1987) Liver Transplantation in Older Patients. New England Journal of Medicine, 316 (8). 484 - 485. ISSN 0028-4793

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To the Editor: The impact of liver transplantation on public health policy has not been delineated, partly because of uncertainty about the upper age limit for candidacy. We have compared the outlook in 363 adult recipients of livers who were less than 50 years old (mean +SD, 35.8+8.5) and 92 recipients who were 50 to 77 years old (mean +SD, 55.7+4.8). Cyclosporine and steroids1,2 were used for immunosuppression, and monoclonal antilymphocyte globulin3 and azathioprine were added as needed. The techniques of liver transplantation4 were not influenced by the age of the patient. The indications for transplantation are shown in Figure 1…., No extract is available for articles shorter than 400 words. © 1987, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Todo, S
Gordon, R
Makowka, L
Tzakis, A
Iwatsuki, S
Marsh, W
Esquivel, C
Thiel, DV
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 19 February 1987
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: New England Journal of Medicine
Volume: 316
Number: 8
Page Range: 484 - 485
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1056/nejm198702193160814
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: No
ISSN: 0028-4793
Article Type: Correspondence/Letter
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062119429, Starzl CV No. 748
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:12
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 10:55


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