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Prioritization and Organ Distribution for Liver Transplantation

Bronsther, O and Fung, JJ and Izakis, A and Van Thiel, D and Starzl, TE (1994) Prioritization and Organ Distribution for Liver Transplantation. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 271 (2). 140 - 143. ISSN 0098-7484

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THE CURRENT policies for cadaver kidney distribution were recently discussed in The Journal Questions about liver allocation are even more important, because there is not the option of artificial organ support.2 Two principles of liver deployment have been advocated: efficiency of organ use and urgency of need. —Patients with this disease have been stratified retrospectively into low-, medium-, and high-risk categories, and their actual survival after liver transplantation has been compared with the outcome expected without such intervention.3 This comparison depended on a Mayo hazard prediction model of the natural history of primary biliary cirrhosis (Table 1).4 Before the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference of 1983,5 we reserved liver transplantation candidacy for patients with chronic disease whose life expectancy was a few months.6 The effect of this restrictive policy could be seen in. © 1994, JAMA. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bronsther, O
Fung, JJ
Izakis, A
Van Thiel, D
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 12 January 1994
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume: 271
Number: 2
Page Range: 140 - 143
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1001/jama.1994.03510260072031
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0098-7484
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062113828, Starzl CV No. 1593
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:27
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2019 12:55


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