Gastroenterology

Older donor livers still discarded despite improving mortality outcomes



Between 2003 and 2016, liver graft loss and mortality rates among recipients of grafts from older donors improved; however, discard rates of older donor grafts continued to increase and use of older donor grafts decreased, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery.
“Our findings of improved posttransplant mortality and all-cause graft loss may be associated with several factors, including patient care, surgical technique, or improved donor to recipient matching,” Christine E. Haugen, MD, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and

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